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serendipidy

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1515 on: May 28, 2013, 03:57:01 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!
Cheers Brian

Thanks Brian. I just found out my heron is two timing me with a homeowner several houses away :'(
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1515 on: May 28, 2013, 03:57:01 PM »

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1516 on: May 28, 2013, 04:34:28 PM »
Common Raven.  5Diii, 100-400 F4-5.6 IS L @400mm, ISO 320

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1517 on: May 28, 2013, 08:35:12 PM »
Very young Thrush.
Cheers Brian
Lovely! You must be feeling like a proud grand dad ;)

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1518 on: May 28, 2013, 11:57:41 PM »
I guess this thread has developed from a 'portrait only' to include BIF.  I'm stoked to be able to contribute, up until now 95% of my shots have been in the Denver Zoo, but this month I got a 7D primarily for shooting kids sports.

It may be the most expensive $850 I've ever spent because the 70-200 f4 IS is the longest lens I have.  The last 3 were with a 1.4TC.

First one was taken a couple of years ago from a bedroom window.  The others recently at Ferril lake in Downtown Denver. 

#1.  hawk?  sorry my expertise is still minimal (EDIT: just found a picture, I think it might be a Young-ish Cooper's Hawk).   T1i, 70-200 f4 IS @ 200mm f4 1/30s ISO400 (got lots of blurry shots)
#2 BCN Heron. 7D 70-200 f4 IS + 1.4TC I @ 280mm f5.6 1/6400s ISO:800
#3 American White Pelican  f5.6 1/2500s ISO:400
#4 Snowy Egrets jostling for the prime spot, f5.6 1/1000s ISO:800 (probably had a polarizer on)

Still trying to figure out the best combination of shutter speed and ISO for BIF shots, but tending towards ISO:800 because with NR the noise is manageable and my tracking needs work.
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serendipidy

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1519 on: May 29, 2013, 04:31:29 AM »
ejenner....nice shots. I really like the last one. Looks very cool.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1520 on: May 29, 2013, 05:02:36 AM »
ejenner....nice shots. I really like the last one. Looks very cool.

+1 ... The last shot was really cool.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1521 on: May 29, 2013, 06:05:48 AM »
ejenner....nice shots. I really like the last one. Looks very cool.

Same here. I like the your last one.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1521 on: May 29, 2013, 06:05:48 AM »

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1522 on: May 29, 2013, 08:56:57 AM »
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1523 on: May 29, 2013, 09:08:46 AM »
Very young Thrush.
Cheers Brian
Lovely! You must be feeling like a proud grand dad ;)
Sure am. There's six of them though and that nest is getting very tight, so they'll be out soon.
Still, I hope they'll cost me less than my own kids did (still do).:-\
Cheers Brian

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1524 on: May 29, 2013, 09:45:50 AM »
Oyster Catchers

They have to fly real fast to catch up to an oyster :)

Seriously though, nice picture!
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1525 on: May 29, 2013, 09:47:42 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 #1526 on: May 29, 2013, 11:06:22 AM »
Oyster Catchers

Awesome. The mirror effect is perfect. Great shot.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1527 on: May 29, 2013, 11:58:23 AM »
Not exotic but we can't all have humming birds and flamingos on our doorstep!

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Pigeon with anti-gravity belt! I like it!

Yup, seems like the birds are onto something - must've borrowed it from him:



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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1527 on: May 29, 2013, 11:58:23 AM »

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1528 on: May 29, 2013, 12:56:39 PM »
Not exotic but we can't all have humming birds and flamingos on our doorstep!

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Pigeon with anti-gravity belt! I like it!

Yup, seems like the birds are onto something - must've borrowed it from him:


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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1529 on: May 29, 2013, 01:41:03 PM »
Oyster Catchers

Really nice shot! Looks like he's flying a tight formation with his wingman ;D
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1529 on: May 29, 2013, 01:41:03 PM »