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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1650 on: June 10, 2013, 11:33:11 PM »
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I love your bird pictures MRLinVA. Nice and sharp. Looking forward to see more of them. :)

+1, very nice. Is it me or does that BCN Heron only have one leg? :o
Perhaps a pirate..aarrrgghh :)
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1651 on: June 10, 2013, 11:34:02 PM »
Practiced BIF again this afternoon. From advice I've received here, my capture/keeper rate is getter better. 7D, 70-200L f/2.8ii @ 125mm, 1/1250sec, f/5.6, handheld.
Wow!  Like night and day from just a few weeks back!  Great job Serendipity!  These images stand out!  Now to find this bird a nice lake background!  Keep up the great work and congratulations! :)

Bump your shutter speed to 1/2000 or 1/2500 and you should get even more keepers.

Thanks. I'll give it a try when the light is good. I don't like going over ISO 800 on my 7D.

I have used 1600 and even 3200 on mine.  Very usable shots.  Just make sure you ETTR.

OK...will give it a try.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1652 on: June 11, 2013, 11:14:57 AM »
A black-headed gull, shot in the south of Sweden.


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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1653 on: June 11, 2013, 12:13:17 PM »
Black Vulture

Black Crowned Night Heron (Canon 1Dx, 300mm 2.8 II)

I love your bird pictures MRLinVA. Nice and sharp. Looking forward to see more of them. :)

+1, very nice. Is it me or does that BCN Heron only have one leg? :o
Perhaps a pirate..aarrrgghh :)
We had a Blue Tit in the garden which we thought only had one leg, it would lean against things.
And on the ground hop about on one leg, using a wing to steady itself if it was in danger of falling over.
Sometime later we did see the leg a few times, so it must have been injured somehow.

Obviously we called her "Eileen"  8)




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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1654 on: June 12, 2013, 01:34:43 AM »
Yesterday went out to see my Heron in my side yard next to the ditch. He was there and then the other mature heron appeared. They chased each other around and settled 15' apart. Then this brown juvenile BCN heron appears and very aggressively chases the other 2 mature herons far away and returns. The other 2 never came back. So I try to help this "juvenile delinquent" catch some fish. He is terrible with big fish (never catches even one) but seems to be good at the tiny fish(catches 5 or 6 but gulps them down quickly). I finally get a shot of him with an appetizer. :)
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1655 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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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1656 on: June 14, 2013, 03:20:10 AM »
Amost as good as maple syrup! :)

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« Reply #1657 on: June 14, 2013, 03:22:13 AM »
Better than maple syrup!

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1658 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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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1659 on: June 14, 2013, 03:59:23 AM »
Better than maple syrup!

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1660 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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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1661 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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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1662 on: June 14, 2013, 07:13:35 AM »
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1663 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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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1664 on: June 14, 2013, 08:42:37 AM »

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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.
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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.

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