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serendipidy

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1455 on: May 19, 2013, 06:22:10 PM »
Wilson's Phalaropes, females in this case (which tend to be flashier than the males), out at Cherry Creek State Park in Colorado:

Awesome! Great shots Sir.

Concur! Very nice.  8)
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1455 on: May 19, 2013, 06:22:10 PM »

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1456 on: May 19, 2013, 08:34:01 PM »
Great Blue Heron    Canon 7D 400mm f/5.6

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1457 on: May 19, 2013, 08:56:52 PM »
Everglades Osprey dining.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1458 on: May 19, 2013, 09:40:53 PM »
American Kestrel brunch

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1459 on: May 19, 2013, 09:50:02 PM »
I love your Osprey CTJohn.  8)

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1460 on: May 19, 2013, 11:34:35 PM »
Everglades Osprey dining.

Awesome shot! Love the sharpness and clarity of the bird...I love Ospreys, beautiful creatures!

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1461 on: May 19, 2013, 11:35:13 PM »
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Nice shot. Might want to heal/clone out the bits of the leaf that encroach on the bird...otherwise, he's a beauty.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1461 on: May 19, 2013, 11:35:13 PM »

serendipidy

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1462 on: May 21, 2013, 05:37:20 AM »
#1 Heron Bad Hair Day :)
#2 Heron trying to hide in an Octopus tree
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1463 on: May 21, 2013, 05:39:06 AM »
From today: Brazilian Cardinal and Red Northern Cardinal on a chain link fence
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1464 on: May 21, 2013, 08:32:53 AM »
Yellow Warbler - Martha's Vineyard
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A very tiny bird.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1465 on: May 24, 2013, 08:42:31 AM »
Everglades Osprey dining.


Cool shot CT
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1466 on: May 24, 2013, 12:34:59 PM »
Here are a few:

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1467 on: May 25, 2013, 02:09:10 AM »
Hi everyone!  Here's a photo I took of a baby bird in Central Park.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
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serendipidy

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1468 on: May 25, 2013, 04:39:11 AM »
Trying to learn the skill of BIF photography on my 7D and 100-400L or 70-200LII/2.8. Have been practicing on several herons that frequent here. It's a lot harder than I expected. :P Most of the shots (>90%) are totally worthless OOF blurs :'( Starting to get a few almost acceptable shots which I will post for C&C. For those that are proficient, what settings do you use? Things like (on a 7D) AV or TV mode, what autofocus settings (zone, AF point expansion, etc), metering setting, etc? I try to limit ISO to 400 but that means wide aperture (shallow DOF-blurry) and/or slow shutter speed (again, blurry shots). Maybe I need a 5D3 or 1DX ;D Thanks for any suggestions. Here are some of my better ones from past 2 days.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1469 on: May 25, 2013, 09:03:12 AM »
Trying to learn the skill of BIF photography on my 7D and 100-400L or 70-200LII/2.8. Have been practicing on several herons that frequent here. It's a lot harder than I expected. :P Most of the shots (>90%) are totally worthless OOF blurs :'( Starting to get a few almost acceptable shots which I will post for C&C. For those that are proficient, what settings do you use? Things like (on a 7D) AV or TV mode, what autofocus settings (zone, AF point expansion, etc), metering setting, etc? I try to limit ISO to 400 but that means wide aperture (shallow DOF-blurry) and/or slow shutter speed (again, blurry shots). Maybe I need a 5D3 or 1DX ;D Thanks for any suggestions. Here are some of my better ones from past 2 days.

I use a 7D TV mode,  with shutter speed set to 1/800th or faster and Auto ISO with a limit of 800.  I also use back button focusing in Servo.  I'll usually use evaluative metering, but sometimes switch to partial or spot if there's a lot of contrast in the scene.  I love the 7D's fps capability.  With a fast flying bird, (assuming I can get it in the frame!) I get around half as keepers, and probably 20% I'd consider good.  Agree, it's harder than I thought it would be.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1469 on: May 25, 2013, 09:03:12 AM »