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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1710 on: June 20, 2013, 05:39:15 PM »


I like birds and enjoy seeing these shots and I'm now also photographing them with my new Canon gear.  Seeing the shot is great but I personally would really like a little background on the shot (how, when, where, maybe) and what it was shot with and even settings if feasible, so that I can learn something.  Or, in case I'm posting then someone else can benefit.  Of course for me to post and include such information is more work and I might feel lazy about it but I'm thinking we should all make an effort in this regard.  No??

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You are absolutely right on. It helps to know this stuff to learn. It just takes a little more effort and time to post this data. Here is some info from my last 8 photos taken yesterday. All were with my 7D, 70-200mm 2.8L ISii taken from my yard next to a drainage ditch/small canal a little after 5 PM. Sun was behind me. The ditch has tilapia fish and attracts a few water birds (ducks, moorhens, night herons). Now, since I have been feeding them with bread at suppertime, they wait for me for a free handout. ;D

Here's the exif on the shots (all were standard style and AWB):
1)f/7.1, 1/320, ISO 250, @200mm, one shot
2)f/6.3, 1/1600, ISO 250, @140mm AI Servo high speed continuous
3)f/4.5, 1/800, ISO 400, @200mm, AI Servo HS
4)f/7.1, 1/200, ISO 400, @200mm, one shot

5)f/7.1, 1/250, ISO 200 @200mm, one shot
6)f/7.1, 1/200, ISO 320, @140mm, one shot
7)f/6.3, 1/1600, ISO400, @130mm, AI Servo HS
8)f/6.3, 1/1600, ISO250, @ 145mm, AI Servo HS

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1710 on: June 20, 2013, 05:39:15 PM »

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1711 on: June 21, 2013, 02:41:42 AM »


Powershot SX50

Beautiful photos. And with a SX50 too. Great job. I must look into that camera.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1712 on: June 21, 2013, 04:22:29 AM »
THis is not a particularly good photo, but I have just uploaded it to show how good the SX50 is. Elsewhere I started a thread to show that the SX50 can outperform the 5DIII equipped with the 100-400L. I take the SX50 with me when I travel to a business meeting and have some opportunity for a walk about. This photo was taken on Boston Common.

It's full frame, downsized to upload and download quickly.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1713 on: June 21, 2013, 05:58:27 AM »
The Eurasian Sparrow hawk is shot from 5 meters, 100 iso and 65 mm (in my garden). I did only a crop from landscape to portrait.
The Common Kingfisher is shot from 13 meters, 80 iso and 1200 mm. The height was 2.2x more. So from the 12Mp, 2.5Mp is left?
Hi nice shots. So did you happen to be 5m away when the Hawk landed or did you manage to move there?
Cheers Brian

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1714 on: June 21, 2013, 07:10:46 AM »
The Eurasian Sparrow hawk is shot from 5 meters, 100 iso and 65 mm (in my garden). I did only a crop from landscape to portrait.
The Common Kingfisher is shot from 13 meters, 80 iso and 1200 mm. The height was 2.2x more. So from the 12Mp, 2.5Mp is left?
Hi nice shots. So did you happen to be 5m away when the Hawk landed or did you manage to move there?
Cheers Brian

The Eurasian Sparrow hawk is shot from behind the windows in my garden.
This shot from a Common Kingfisher is also from 5 meters behind some bushes (that was the SX40)

Cheers Hans
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1715 on: June 21, 2013, 07:27:13 AM »
The Eurasian Sparrow hawk is shot from behind the windows in my garden.
This shot from a Common Kingfisher is also from 5 meters behind some bushes (that was the SX40)

Awesome. Beautiful shot.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1716 on: June 21, 2013, 03:36:04 PM »
The Eurasian Sparrow hawk is shot from behind the windows in my garden.
This shot from a Common Kingfisher is also from 5 meters behind some bushes (that was the SX40)

Awesome. Beautiful shot.

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Gorgeous. I am so jealous. I would print this and put it on my living room wall.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1716 on: June 21, 2013, 03:36:04 PM »

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1717 on: June 22, 2013, 05:59:50 AM »
Some more:


Where the SX50 does not shine is in flying birds.  Or it my skills that it will not go well. This gave a lot of trouble to take.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1718 on: June 22, 2013, 09:02:24 AM »
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1719 on: June 22, 2013, 09:08:16 AM »
Beautiful shots Edward. I really love the last one. Wow!

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1720 on: June 22, 2013, 11:00:11 AM »



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BIF is hard to do.... Insects in flight is even harder... but a bird in flight chasing an insect!!!!! WOW!!!! That has to be the hardest shot to take that I have seen in the forum. congratulations! Well done!
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1721 on: June 22, 2013, 11:44:03 AM »
Not the best, but a start.  From my hummingvird feeder.
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« Reply #1722 on: June 22, 2013, 12:03:32 PM »



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BIF is hard to do.... Insects in flight is even harder... but a bird in flight chasing an insect!!!!! WOW!!!! That has to be the hardest shot to take that I have seen in the forum. congratulations! Well done!
Absolutely fabulous!

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1723 on: June 22, 2013, 12:13:08 PM »
What bird is this? 

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« Reply #1724 on: June 22, 2013, 12:17:28 PM »
What bird is this?

It's a Green Heron

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
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