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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1620 on: June 09, 2013, 02:33:37 AM »
Nice Captures Serendipidy, The Eye on this Bird is just Tack Sharp, as well as a little scary, well done.
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« Reply #1621 on: June 09, 2013, 03:12:15 AM »
Nice Captures Serendipidy, The Eye on this Bird is just Tack Sharp, as well as a little scary, well done.

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Thanks for the kind remarks. :)
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« Reply #1622 on: June 09, 2013, 03:22:07 AM »
Nice Captures Serendipidy, The Eye on this Bird is just Tack Sharp, as well as a little scary, well done.
"Scary"?    Downright spooky if you ask me.
If he does leave you sometime, do you think his parting words will be

" so long, and thanks for all the fish!"  8)

Cheers Brian

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« Reply #1623 on: June 09, 2013, 03:25:23 AM »
Nice Captures Serendipidy, The Eye on this Bird is just Tack Sharp, as well as a little scary, well done.
"Scary"?    Downright spooky if you ask me.
If he does leave you sometime, do you think his parting words will be

" so long, and thanks for all the fish!"  8)

Cheers Brian

Hi Brian,
LOL...he will be hitchhiking his way across the galaxy ;D
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1624 on: June 09, 2013, 04:20:56 AM »
Eastern Spine Bill.
This ones been gorging on the Correas that are in flower in my backyard (note the yellow pollen on the beak).
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1625 on: June 09, 2013, 07:47:16 AM »
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« Reply #1626 on: June 09, 2013, 08:09:36 AM »
Eastern Spine Bill.
This ones been gorging on the Correas that are in flower in my backyard (note the yellow pollen on the beak).
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I love this bird. I don't have this species in my region. Very nice shot.

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« Reply #1627 on: June 09, 2013, 08:17:56 AM »
Eastern Spine Bill.
This ones been gorging on the Correas that are in flower in my backyard (note the yellow pollen on the beak).
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I love this bird. I don't have this species in my region. Very nice shot.
Thanks Click. They are found along the east coast of Australia. For a small bird, they have a fairly loud call. A very challenging bird to photograph, as they move like lightning (a bit like the hummingbird). But a worth while challenge when I nail a few pics :)
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« Reply #1628 on: June 09, 2013, 08:23:27 AM »
Thanks for this information, and congrats on your shot.  :)

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1629 on: June 09, 2013, 02:40:20 PM »
Nice Captures Serendipidy, The Eye on this Bird is just Tack Sharp, as well as a little scary, well done.
"Scary"?    Downright spooky if you ask me.
If he does leave you sometime, do you think his parting words will be

" so long, and thanks for all the fish!"  8)

Cheers Brian

Hi Brian,
LOL...he will be hitchhiking his way across the galaxy ;D
I suspect he will also say "I'll be back!"
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1630 on: June 09, 2013, 04:49:06 PM »
Nice Captures Serendipidy, The Eye on this Bird is just Tack Sharp, as well as a little scary, well done.
"Scary"?    Downright spooky if you ask me.
If he does leave you sometime, do you think his parting words will be

" so long, and thanks for all the fish!"  8)

Cheers Brian

Hi Brian,
LOL...he will be hitchhiking his way across the galaxy ;D
I suspect he will also say "I'll be back!"
;)
That would explain his scary red eyes ;D
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1631 on: June 09, 2013, 04:52:34 PM »
Mr Bean and wopbv4,

Beautiful shots of two lovely birds. Well done. :)
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1632 on: June 09, 2013, 05:44:01 PM »
Hi All,

Looking for a little feedback.  I have a solution looking for a problem.  I think this newly designed treepod will be very useful but at this moment I don't have a lens foot for my 300 F2.8 II.  Do any of you have any advice before I order one from Jobu and also what do you think of this treepod idea?

As a much younger person I always dreamed of remote shooting from up in a tree but now I'm too old to shinny up a tree  :'(  Still the 6D WiFi leaves me with some possibilities.

The treepod has pretty fair leveling associated with strapping it to the tree and I designed a cup level to fine tune.  Its arm has limited swing so that it's possible to get about 320 degree shots depending on the size of the tree trunk.  More arm swing and it puts too much twist on the base and it shifts position (previous base design of some considerable hours thown away!).  It's very rigid.  However, with body weight bulling down the tree bark will give slightly but I don't think it's enough to respond to the weight of the lens and camera.  The base can be inverted to allow for the opposite tree slope.

If you have any links to suggest, relating to similar (mis)adventures that would be great too.  I'm returning to birding and wildlife from long ago with my Canon F1 and loving it.

Jack
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« Reply #1633 on: June 09, 2013, 05:47:20 PM »
Thanks Jack for this good idea.  :)

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1634 on: June 09, 2013, 05:54:41 PM »
Mr Bean and wopbv4,

Beautiful shots of two lovely birds. Well done. :)
Thanks Serendipidy. I must admit, looking at the splendid images posted in this thread (over the past few months for me at least) has certainly inspired me to go out and give it a go. With half decent equipment, a good mono pod and hours of standing....waiting....waiting.... it can pay off :)
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