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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1665 on: June 12, 2013, 01:43:29 AM »
Today my heron friend, as usual, is waiting on the chain link fence staring at my front door. He often sits there at suppertime for several hours till I get home or come out to help him get dinner. This time he scores another big one very quickly within several minutes.
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« Reply #1666 on: June 14, 2013, 03:20:10 AM »
Amost as good as maple syrup! :)

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« Reply #1667 on: June 14, 2013, 03:22:13 AM »
Better than maple syrup!

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« Reply #1668 on: June 14, 2013, 03:35:28 AM »
A black-headed gull, shot in the south of Sweden.


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Nice pic, but if the focus was on the eye of the bird it would have been much more nicer.
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« Reply #1669 on: June 14, 2013, 03:59:23 AM »
Better than maple syrup!

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Jack, nice photo.
 Did you use the 300 f/2.8 II and extender (1.4 or 2.0) ?

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« Reply #1670 on: June 14, 2013, 04:24:01 AM »
A few from today...7D, 70-200L f/2.8ii
Brown (juvenile) BCN Heron...seems to go for the smaller fish, often gets 2 at a time
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« Reply #1671 on: June 14, 2013, 05:09:46 AM »
serendipidy, nice pics of the Heron. We do get the Nankeen Night-Heron (looks similar to yours) out our way, but rarely (although I did see one flying through the city of Melbourne - Aust. a month or so ago, which surprised me a little). Plus, when we have had the Nankeen Night-Heron, it's been very shy and easily frightened off.

Keep up the pics :)
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« Reply #1672 on: June 14, 2013, 07:13:35 AM »
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« Reply #1673 on: June 14, 2013, 07:59:16 AM »
A few from today...7D, 70-200L f/2.8ii
Brown (juvenile) BCN Heron...seems to go for the smaller fish, often gets 2 at a time

Very nice pictures serendipidy, I really like the first one.

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« Reply #1674 on: June 14, 2013, 08:42:37 AM »

“Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence” by alabang, on Flickr

The Olive-backed Sunbird, Cinnyris jugularis, also known as the Yellow-bellied Sunbird, is a species of sunbird found from Southern Asia to Australia.

The sunbirds are a group of very small Old World passerine birds which feed largely on nectar, although they will also take insects, especially when feeding young. Their flight is fast and direct on their short wings. Most species can take nectar by hovering, but usually perch to feed most of the time.
Olive-backed Sunbird in the Philippines
Male hovering while feeding

The Olive-backed Sunbird is common across southern China to the Philippines and Malaysia down to northeast Australia. They are small songbirds, at most 12 cm long. In most subspecies, the underparts of both male and female are bright yellow, the backs are a dull brown colour. The forehead, throat and upper breast of the adult male is a dark, metallic blue-black. In the Philippines (where they are known as "tamsi") the males of some subspecies have an orange band on the chest, in Wallacea and northern New Guinea some subspecies have most of the underparts blackish, and in southern China and adjacent parts of Vietnam most of the underparts of the male are greyish-white.

Originally from mangrove habitat, the Olive-backed sunbird has adapted well to humans, and is now common even in fairly densely populated areas, even forming their nests in human dwellings.

The birds mate between the months of April and August. Both the male and the female assist in building the nest which is flask-shaped, with an overhanging porch at the entrance, and a trail of hanging material at the bottom end.

After building the nest, the birds abandon the nest for about a week before the female returns to lay one or two greenish-blue eggs. The eggs take a further week to hatch. The female may leave the nest for short periods during the day during incubation. After the chicks have hatched, both male and female assist in the care of the young, which leave the nest about two or three weeks later.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olive-backed_Sunbird

Location: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muntinlupa

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« Reply #1675 on: June 14, 2013, 09:00:49 AM »
Dolina, nice sharp pic. A tricky one to get, considering the amount of foliage :)
And thanks for the info on the bird.
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« Reply #1676 on: June 14, 2013, 02:55:58 PM »
Thanks Candyman,

Don't know if there is any more tweaking I can do but that's about as good as I've been able to get with just the 300.  These sapsuckers are very persistent when it's feeding young season and I'm able to get quite close, otherwise it'd be 300 X1.4.  Always concerned, am I going to miss a shot because I'm out of range or will I luck out and be OK with the 300.  When I know I can't possibly get close I go 300 X2, in part becasue it gives me a narrower spot focus and serves as a pair of binoculars just for viewing.

Anyway you cut it, I haven't a hint of regret scrimping to get the 300 even though I'm not convinced I got the sharpest copy.

If it has wings, it's a bird, right?  ;)

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« Reply #1677 on: June 14, 2013, 03:12:42 PM »
If it has wings, it's a bird, right?  ;)

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Awesome. That's sharp.  8)

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« Reply #1678 on: June 14, 2013, 03:26:48 PM »
european pheasant (m) fluffing up before bird-call |  550D | 154mm(55-250) | 1/250 | F/5,6 | ISO 640
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« Reply #1679 on: June 14, 2013, 11:41:46 PM »
european pheasant (m) fluffing up before bird-call |  550D | 154mm(55-250) | 1/250 | F/5,6 | ISO 640

Beautiful bird and nice capture. Shows the motion well. :)
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« Reply #1679 on: June 14, 2013, 11:41:46 PM »