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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1395 on: May 11, 2013, 06:15:56 AM »
jrista.....by the power not vested in me, you are hearby awarded the photographers Purple Star for injuries sustained in the line of duty ;D

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I think this would make a cool thread..."What I had to go through to get the shot"
I would like to wade and make my way through all that stuff to get the shot but I'm always worried about these...

I saw one grab a huge Great Blue Heron a few weeks back and in one fell swoop, it was gone!
Make sure you take a macro Ken, then you can get some real close up shots...........Apparently you just need to stare them down. I've heard.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
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bjd

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1396 on: May 11, 2013, 06:19:09 AM »
Willets, Western variety, at Cherry Creek State Park:






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Great shots, I think the first two really do it for me. I think its the colours that I like, and thats spoilt a bit by the sand at the bottom of the third one.  But please don't take that as criticism.
Cheers Brian

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1397 on: May 11, 2013, 06:21:10 AM »
Click on image for full size

More on :
http://www.wildlife-photos.net
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

If you click on the image it will open the images on my website.
All exif information is underneath the image.

Greetings ,

Edward.
Edward, duuh I guess I could have though of that. Fabulous shots on your web site.
Thanks
Brian

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1398 on: May 11, 2013, 10:46:28 AM »
jrista.....by the power not vested in me, you are hearby awarded the photographers Purple Star for injuries sustained in the line of duty ;D

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I think this would make a cool thread..."What I had to go through to get the shot"

Hah! Ty! :)

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1399 on: May 11, 2013, 10:48:30 AM »
Willets, Western variety, at Cherry Creek State Park:

Great shots, I think the first two really do it for me. I think its the colours that I like, and thats spoilt a bit by the sand at the bottom of the third one.  But please don't take that as criticism.
Cheers Brian

Oh, I certainly don't take it badly. I totally agree. These little guys love mud flats, so it was rare to get a shot where it was just them and the water. I prefer the cleaner water-only shots, too. Sand in the foreground isn't quite as bad...it tends to blend in better than dark mud does...but sandy shores are rarely where they hunt.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1400 on: May 13, 2013, 01:31:34 AM »
This young BCN Heron and I are now friends. Whenever I feed bread to the fish, he swoops down out of nowhere and lands at the ditch's water's edge at my feet and waits for me to entice the tilapia towards him. Today, he did it again and finally, after 15 minutes and half loaf of bread, he caught his 2nd fish on our team. 7D, 100-400mmL, F7.1, 1/100-1/160s, ISO 400, handheld with 580EX II flash and Better Beamer. PP in DPP. 1st 2 shots @285mm, rest @400mm.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1401 on: May 13, 2013, 01:32:55 AM »
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1402 on: May 13, 2013, 02:12:28 AM »
This young BCN Heron and I are now friends. Whenever I feed bread to the fish, he swoops down out of nowhere and lands at the ditch's water's edge at my feet and waits for me to entice the tilapia towards him. Today, he did it again and finally, after 15 minutes and half loaf of bread, he caught his 2nd fish on our team. 7D, 100-400mmL, F7.1, 1/100-1/160s, ISO 400, handheld with 580EX II flash and Better Beamer. PP in DPP. 1st 2 shots @285mm, rest @400mm.
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So you finally taught him to fish! :)

Great pictures!

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« Reply #1403 on: May 13, 2013, 02:20:52 AM »
Thanks rpt for the kind words. :)
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1404 on: May 13, 2013, 11:34:47 PM »
Mexican Grackle


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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1405 on: May 14, 2013, 12:00:53 AM »
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Phenomenal shots, Serendipity. It must feel good to have a little wild friend, eh?

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1407 on: May 14, 2013, 05:01:56 AM »
Thanks jrista. It's always good to make new friends. :)
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1408 on: May 14, 2013, 07:15:39 AM »
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1409 on: May 14, 2013, 05:28:48 PM »
This morning I go out to get the paper and my Heron friend swoops down and wants me to help him fish again. So I go in and get my 7D and 100-400L and a loaf of bread. We try about 5 minutes with no luck and then this brown heron lands on the opposite canal bank. This brown heron only comes around occasionally and she usually chases off my black heron friend (so they are either enemies or married :o). After a minute, the black heron takes off soon followed by the brown heron. So I feed the 2 nesting Moorhens that have taken up residence here. They have gone through 3 different nests and have had to abandon them for one reason or another. I happen to be there when they exchange places on the current nest and discover they have 6 eggs incubating. I hope they hatch and I can get some photos of baby Moorhens. I'm worried because Herons eat baby chicks.

Some shots from this morning. Sorry, but it was 3 hours after sunrise and I was looking into the sun direction (couldn't be avoided). Thanks for looking and constructive comments welcomed. :)
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1409 on: May 14, 2013, 05:28:48 PM »