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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1545 on: May 31, 2013, 02:12:57 PM »
Common Raven.  5Diii, 100-400 F4-5.6 IS L @400mm, ISO 320
Awesome image Steve, makes me ravenous!
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1546 on: May 31, 2013, 02:14:11 PM »
I love the 4th image ejenner!  Exquisite!
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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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1547 on: May 31, 2013, 03:05:23 PM »
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Lovely picture!

Question:
What were you doing to get such a dirty look from the bird?
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1548 on: May 31, 2013, 05:33:13 PM »
Piping Plover - Martha's Vineyard
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Nice image Islander!  Are you from the Cape, Nantucket or the Vineyard?

I live on the Vineyard.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1549 on: May 31, 2013, 06:06:26 PM »
Woodpecker. Hand held 500f4 mk2.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1550 on: May 31, 2013, 10:31:27 PM »
Woodpecker. Hand held 500f4 mk2.

Nicely done Mick. 

500f4 mk2 I love that lens.  8)

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1551 on: June 01, 2013, 04:53:13 AM »
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Really nice shot! :)
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1551 on: June 01, 2013, 04:53:13 AM »

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1552 on: June 01, 2013, 05:04:31 AM »
A few more shots of my heron fishing partner from today. I've neglected him for the past several days, but today he was patiently waiting for a long while on my chain link fence, so I caved. I've wasted several loaves of bread on him in the past week or so, but today he finally caught another fish. Word about the free food is getting out. Eight ducks swam up to us and consumed another loaf of my bread and interfered so much with the heron, he finally left.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1553 on: June 01, 2013, 05:06:16 AM »
Hungry heron enjoys his tilapia dinner.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1554 on: June 01, 2013, 05:55:28 AM »
Since this thread started off as bird portraits, here's a family portrait.

Duck shots added too for the heck of it.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1555 on: June 01, 2013, 06:09:53 AM »
Since this thread started off as bird portraits, here's a family portrait.

Duck shots added too for the heck of it.

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Nice shots. The last one looks like he is water skiing ;)
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1556 on: June 01, 2013, 06:21:53 AM »
Serendipidy - thanks, maybe I'm not practised enough but I find birds in flight are so hard to do well. I wonder how many keepers the real professional guys get from a trip. No doubt they have a way higher hit rate but it would be nice to know they miss shots too!

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1557 on: June 01, 2013, 05:30:42 PM »
Serendipidy - thanks, maybe I'm not practised enough but I find birds in flight are so hard to do well. I wonder how many keepers the real professional guys get from a trip. No doubt they have a way higher hit rate but it would be nice to know they miss shots too!

BIF are difficult to master...I'm still trying to learn how to do it well. Good equipment and practice is what I have deduced from this forum. Your shots are well on the way. :)
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1557 on: June 01, 2013, 05:30:42 PM »

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1558 on: June 01, 2013, 07:15:18 PM »
Since this thread started off as bird portraits, here's a family portrait.

Duck shots added too for the heck of it.

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The lighting in the "family portrait" is exquisite.  Very intimate
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1559 on: June 02, 2013, 02:29:54 AM »
Pin-tailed Whydah (juvenile male).

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1559 on: June 02, 2013, 02:29:54 AM »