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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1500 on: May 26, 2013, 07:28:44 PM »
another portrait:



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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1501 on: May 26, 2013, 10:10:27 PM »
A Bee-Eater from the looks of it. Dunno the name ... clicked with a 5D3 @ 400mm earlier this morning.

Actually, it looks like some form of blue flycatcher. The beak doesn't look right for a bee-eater, and I don't know that I've ever seen photos or illustrations of bee eaters with that kind of plumage...they almost always have green as a primary color in some form.

Thanks ... I checked this up in the field guide and found it ... finally. It is a Chestnut Bellied Rock Thrush

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1502 on: May 27, 2013, 12:04:50 AM »
another portrait:



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Nice portrait! :)
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1503 on: May 27, 2013, 08:16:24 AM »
Not the best loon picture ever, but this is the untouched image (center crop only) of a shot taken with an SX-50 p/s camera from a kayak while being bounced around in whitecaps. I am very surprised that it came out as good as it did. I'll have to play with the RAW file when I get home....
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1504 on: May 28, 2013, 04:53:18 AM »
Went out today to try and practice/learn BIF. Tried the suggestions made by this forum and I'm starting to improve and get some keepers (I hope).Best 3 out of about 60 tries (in some shots, the bird wasn't even in the frame :(). 7D, 70-200L/2.8 @100,130mm ISO100, TV 1/800s, Aperture 2.8-4.0, hand held, cropped, DPP. Comments to help me improve are welcome. Thanks. :)
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1505 on: May 28, 2013, 08:27:31 AM »
Not exotic but we can't all have humming birds and flamingos on our doorstep!

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1506 on: May 28, 2013, 09:44:32 AM »
I guess this is a Sparrow Hawk, after an unsuccessfull hunt in our garden this morning. Had to take it through the window, and its a very dull cold day here.
Cheers Brian
Cool ... looks like the bird is amongst Christmas lights.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1506 on: May 28, 2013, 09:44:32 AM »

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1507 on: May 28, 2013, 09:46:18 AM »
A Bee-Eater from the looks of it. Dunno the name ... clicked with a 5D3 @ 400mm earlier this morning.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1508 on: May 28, 2013, 10:54:56 AM »
Went out today to try and practice/learn BIF. Tried the suggestions made by this forum and I'm starting to improve and get some keepers (I hope).Best 3 out of about 60 tries (in some shots, the bird wasn't even in the frame :(). 7D, 70-200L/2.8 @100,130mm ISO100, TV 1/800s, Aperture 2.8-4.0, hand held, cropped, DPP. Comments to help me improve are welcome. Thanks. :)
Nice Job!  With my 7D I rarely shoot BIF under 1/1600th sec.  You may try that for even sharper imagery and ISO 200. 

Have you tried changing your AF to the back button instead of the shutter button?  Also, just wondering what AF mode you're using?  Once I got used to panning and getting the bird in the image more often, I found the single AF point worked better for me than the expansion point... Expansion seems to capture a few more images but I found the single AF point will give me better, sharper images when I do get them in the viewfinder... Spot AF is very difficult to use for BIF on the 7D but great for static shots...

Looking forward to seeing more of your BIF work and the progress you're making.  Looks like you're off to a wonderful start!  Congratulations! :)
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1509 on: May 28, 2013, 11:11:28 AM »
Some from a recent trip to South FL.  Enjoy!


 

 

 

 
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1510 on: May 28, 2013, 01:19:08 PM »
Very young Thrush.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1511 on: May 28, 2013, 01:21:23 PM »
Some from a recent trip to South FL.  Enjoy!


 

 

 

 

I really like the colours and sharpness of the first one.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1512 on: May 28, 2013, 01:24:35 PM »
Went out today to try and practice/learn BIF. Tried the suggestions made by this forum and I'm starting to improve and get some keepers (I hope).Best 3 out of about 60 tries (in some shots, the bird wasn't even in the frame :(). 7D, 70-200L/2.8 @100,130mm ISO100, TV 1/800s, Aperture 2.8-4.0, hand held, cropped, DPP. Comments to help me improve are welcome. Thanks. :)
Well I think you are getting there. Keep it up. And I'm jealous that you have a pet Heron!
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1513 on: May 28, 2013, 01:40:02 PM »
Some from a recent trip to South FL.  Enjoy!

Great pictures. I really like the first and the 3rd one. Nicely done!

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1514 on: May 28, 2013, 03:55:25 PM »
Went out today to try and practice/learn BIF. Tried the suggestions made by this forum and I'm starting to improve and get some keepers (I hope).Best 3 out of about 60 tries (in some shots, the bird wasn't even in the frame :(). 7D, 70-200L/2.8 @100,130mm ISO100, TV 1/800s, Aperture 2.8-4.0, hand held, cropped, DPP. Comments to help me improve are welcome. Thanks. :)
Nice Job!  With my 7D I rarely shoot BIF under 1/1600th sec.  You may try that for even sharper imagery and ISO 200. 

Have you tried changing your AF to the back button instead of the shutter button?  Also, just wondering what AF mode you're using?  Once I got used to panning and getting the bird in the image more often, I found the single AF point worked better for me than the expansion point... Expansion seems to capture a few more images but I found the single AF point will give me better, sharper images when I do get them in the viewfinder... Spot AF is very difficult to use for BIF on the 7D but great for static shots...

Looking forward to seeing more of your BIF work and the progress you're making.  Looks like you're off to a wonderful start!  Congratulations! :)

Thanks Ken.

I have been trying different settings. Those were TV priority @1/800 (I lowered the speed trying to get higher aperture for deeper DOF). Had auto ISO (thought it would get higher than 100). AI servo with manual select AF:zone AF (center zone). I was missing so many shots on expanded  point that I switched to zone. Need to practice more on panning so I can do single point AF. Had partial metering set for exposure.

I have never tried back button focus, but recently read on CR how useful it is. I will try to set my camera for that and learn how to do it. Thanks again for your advice. :)
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1514 on: May 28, 2013, 03:55:25 PM »