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jrista

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1830 on: June 30, 2013, 06:31:59 PM »
Wild Puffin staring me out.

Go, go Puffin! Great shot...especially of these birds...they seem to have been having a really tough time the last couple of years, with huge numbers of them washing up on shores dead. Very sad...no one seems to know why yet, but it started last year, and continued on into this year. Hope it stops before they are gone...

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1831 on: June 30, 2013, 06:47:32 PM »
7D with EF 70-200 f/2.8 II plus 1.4TC III

The second one is really cute.  :D

...And welcome to cr  :)

Thank you, I've been meaning to join but I had nothing to show.

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« Reply #1832 on: June 30, 2013, 07:34:19 PM »
Took her this morning at our feeder.
5D3, 70-200-f/2.8II at 142mm, f/5.6 1/1600sec, ISO 3200, on tripod and cropped to 60% of original size.
So many misses to one accetable with these amazing and fast creatures.

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« Reply #1833 on: June 30, 2013, 09:10:02 PM »
Ladder-Backed Woodpecker (Picoides Scalari)


Pájaro Carpintero by Omar H, on Flickr


Pájaro Carpintero by Omar H, on Flickr

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1834 on: June 30, 2013, 10:16:49 PM »
Saw him/her get the kill, but my shots of that were a little blurry because it happened so fast.  But got the 'portrait' afterwards.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1835 on: July 01, 2013, 05:54:35 AM »
Some pics from a recent trip to the Isle of May in the Firth of Forth, Scotland.

As the sky was full of puffins, it was hard to focus on just one in the hope it would come towards you. Too often they would zip off in the opposite direction as soon as you had focus locked on. Clearly it's a conspiracy.

I also just want to say Arctic Terns are vicious bastards and they have no respect for carbon fibre tripods.

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« Reply #1836 on: July 01, 2013, 08:11:29 AM »
Some pics from a recent trip to the Isle of May in the Firth of Forth, Scotland.


I love your first picture of the Atlantic Puffin at the top.

Very nice shots Guy.

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« Reply #1837 on: July 01, 2013, 09:01:50 AM »
Took her this morning at our feeder.
5D3, 70-200-f/2.8II at 142mm, f/5.6 1/1600sec, ISO 3200, on tripod and cropped to 60% of original size.
So many misses to one accetable with these amazing and fast creatures.
Very nice. And, yeah, if this BIF stuff was done with film, I'd be broke by now ;)
So many shots, so many misses.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1838 on: July 01, 2013, 09:53:13 AM »
Some pics from a recent trip to the Isle of May in the Firth of Forth, Scotland.


I love your first picture of the Atlantic Puffin at the top.

Very nice shots Guy.

Thanks Click. A few more...

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1839 on: July 01, 2013, 11:20:57 AM »
Guy,
Your puffin photos are getting better and better with each post!  Wonder how wonderful it would be with the next sets.  Keep coming with new images.
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« Reply #1840 on: July 01, 2013, 11:25:06 AM »
Beautiful images GuyF.

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« Reply #1841 on: July 01, 2013, 11:26:56 AM »
Mr Bean,
I remember film days.  I count my shots.  Not really firing like a "Vulcan rotary gun", where you spray and prey.  Glad shooting 1s and 0s cost minimally, except the initial cost of the kit AND time to play.
Hope you like the hummies.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1842 on: July 01, 2013, 04:27:05 PM »
A young Shag. Amazing green colour and the eyes. Emerald green.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1843 on: July 01, 2013, 07:26:41 PM »
Here are a few photos I recently took of some Common Loons (and their babies). I used my 7D to get a higher frames per second rate and to get the crop "reach" for my 400 f/5.6L (I know this isn't a f/2.8, but I was pleasantly surprised with the sharpness). I used 200 ISO and generally shot at 5.6 or 6.3 with a shutter speed between 1/400 and 1/2000. These were shot from the deck of a pontoon boat, but the higher shutter speeds were able to overcome the slight movement of the boat (the water was pretty calm).  Comments/helpful critiques are welcome.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1844 on: July 01, 2013, 08:38:16 PM »
great pics - here are a few decent ones from my collection:
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1844 on: July 01, 2013, 08:38:16 PM »