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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1845 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 #1846 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 #1847 on: July 01, 2013, 09:01:50 AM »
Took her this morning at our feeder.
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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 ;)
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1848 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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« Reply #1849 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 #1850 on: July 01, 2013, 11:25:06 AM »
Beautiful images GuyF.

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« Reply #1851 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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« Reply #1852 on: July 01, 2013, 04:27:05 PM »
A young Shag. Amazing green colour and the eyes. Emerald green.
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« Reply #1853 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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« Reply #1854 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 #1855 on: July 01, 2013, 11:21:07 PM »
Here are a few recent ones:







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« Reply #1856 on: July 02, 2013, 06:10:34 AM »
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.

Great shots. I really like the last one. Nicely done.

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« Reply #1857 on: July 02, 2013, 06:11:45 AM »
A young Shag. Amazing green colour and the eyes. Emerald green.

Mick - great shots of the Shag. Where did you take the shots? I could've taken something similar on the trip I was on last week but time was short and I headed up to some clifftops rather than staying down by the water's edge where the Shags and Arctic Terns hung out.

I'm thinking of selling my 300mm to get the new 500mm mk2 - any comments or tips on using the lens? I plan on hiring one a the end of the month for an airshow (I'll be using it with a gimbal head).

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« Reply #1858 on: July 03, 2013, 05:01:02 AM »
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.

Really nice...I like them all! Keep posting :)
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« Reply #1859 on: July 03, 2013, 05:03:14 AM »
great pics - here are a few decent ones from my collection:

Well done. What camera and lens did you use?
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« Reply #1859 on: July 03, 2013, 05:03:14 AM »