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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1380 on: May 08, 2013, 02:17:30 PM »
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Fabulously sharp and great colours,  I assume you had plenty of light. Would you mind sharing the EXIF data and which equipment you used please?
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1381 on: May 08, 2013, 02:44:47 PM »
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More on :
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http://www.birdpix.nl/album_search.php?search_type=pic_username&search=Edward+van+Altena

Fabulously sharp and great colours,  I assume you had plenty of light. Would you mind sharing the EXIF data and which equipment you used please?
Cheers Brian


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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1382 on: May 08, 2013, 11:19:47 PM »
A Common Tern landing. This is a resize from the full frame, 60D, ISO200, 1/500 sec, and 400mm at F5.6, shot from a moving canoe..... This was the last frame in a burst before the buffer filled..... my timing was off, but I got lucky.

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« Reply #1383 on: May 09, 2013, 04:21:36 AM »
Don...what a wonderful photo! Perfect timing and I really like the bird's expression. Keep posting :)
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« Reply #1384 on: May 09, 2013, 12:20:04 PM »
A Common Tern landing. This is a resize from the full frame, 60D, ISO200, 1/500 sec, and 400mm at F5.6, shot from a moving canoe..... This was the last frame in a burst before the buffer filled..... my timing was off, but I got lucky.

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I would like to thank the members of this forum for all the fantastic advice I have gotten, and the inspiration from seeing pictures from those so much better than myself.
That's a great image Don!  I love bird images with their wings in that "cloak" position!  Great job! ;D
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1385 on: May 09, 2013, 02:11:43 PM »
A Common Tern landing. This is a resize from the full frame, 60D, ISO200, 1/500 sec, and 400mm at F5.6, shot from a moving canoe..... This was the last frame in a burst before the buffer filled..... my timing was off, but I got lucky.

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That's a great image Don!  I love bird images with their wings in that "cloak" position!  Great job! ;D

Agreed, wonderful shot, Don! I love that he's in the middle of calling as well.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1386 on: May 09, 2013, 02:13:26 PM »
Willets, Western variety, at Cherry Creek State Park:






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« Reply #1387 on: May 09, 2013, 02:25:27 PM »
Willets, Western variety, at Cherry Creek State Park:

Very nice shots. I really like the first one.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1388 on: May 09, 2013, 03:12:18 PM »


Red-Winged Blackbird, taken with my 7d/600mm f6.3 - 1/800 iso 160

I didn't crop the image at all just re-sized.
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« Reply #1389 on: May 09, 2013, 03:28:57 PM »


I believe these are Golden-Eyes, but unsure. Used my wife's shoulder as my monopod. Taken with 5d2 w/600mm.
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« Reply #1390 on: May 09, 2013, 03:33:39 PM »


I believe these are Golden-Eyes, but unsure. Used my wife's shoulder as my monopod. Taken with 5d2 w/600mm.


Yes, female Common Goldeneye. Nice little brood she's got there...six strong?
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1391 on: May 09, 2013, 05:11:46 PM »
Willets, Western variety, at Cherry Creek State Park:






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I see your still having issues getting nice images with that 7D Jon!   ;)  Seriously, very nice!  Thanks for posting!
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« Reply #1392 on: May 09, 2013, 05:12:56 PM »


I believe these are Golden-Eyes, but unsure. Used my wife's shoulder as my monopod. Taken with 5d2 w/600mm.


Yes, female Common Goldeneye. Nice little brood she's got there...six strong?
Actually, she may be considered a Bi-pod, no?  Seems to work pretty well for you!  Nice image!
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« Reply #1393 on: May 09, 2013, 05:13:52 PM »


Red-Winged Blackbird, taken with my 7d/600mm f6.3 - 1/800 iso 160

I didn't crop the image at all just re-sized.
Nice image Magical, good exposure and nice and sharp!
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1394 on: May 09, 2013, 05:21:59 PM »
Willets, Western variety, at Cherry Creek State Park:






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I see your still having issues getting nice images with that 7D Jon!   ;)  Seriously, very nice!  Thanks for posting!


Ah, this was a better day. My lens is still soft...dropped it again after getting it back, so its softish (i.e. I can't resolve feather barbs anymore, regardless of the distance to the bird...where as before the drop I could.) Scaled down, and carefully processed with LR, Nik, and Topaz, I can extract every ounce of quality possible from them though. I just can't get razor sharp shots, which bugs me every time I go out.

Plus...I got these after spending about 30 minutes acting like a bush. ;) Continuing from the debate with RLPhoto...I was wearing camo, had LensCoat RealTree HD on my tripod, Jobu Pro 2 gimbal, and a LensCoat RealTree raincoat on my lens. The birds moved down shore, both directions, when I scooted up. Took a while before they were satisfied that I was just some kind of odd-looking dead bush, and were willing to get close. About another hour after that, they were comfortable enough to allow me to inch closer and closer. Most of these shots are near MFD...so, about five to eight feet out, maybe ten at the most.

Still...If I had a BETTER TOOL, I wouldn't have had to wait at all...I could have set up shop at a distance the birds were more comfortable with, and started getting good shots right off the bat! Wow, imagine that! :D  ::)
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