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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1845 on: July 01, 2013, 11:21:07 PM »
Here are a few recent ones:







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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1845 on: July 01, 2013, 11:21:07 PM »

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1846 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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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1847 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).

Last few shots attached....

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1848 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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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1849 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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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1850 on: July 03, 2013, 05:04:12 AM »
Here are a few recent ones:







John

#3 is very cool 8)
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1851 on: July 03, 2013, 06:40:16 PM »
Here are a few recent ones:



John
Wow, that is a great picture...
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1851 on: July 03, 2013, 06:40:16 PM »

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1852 on: July 03, 2013, 06:43:18 PM »
Here are a few recent ones:



John
Wow, that is a great picture...

+1 Very nice shot. Well done.  :)

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1853 on: July 03, 2013, 09:46:47 PM »
More crazy eyes.
A Double crested Cormorant stops fishing to check me out. The bird was perfectly lit in warm afternoon light. They have such bizarre eyes, I did a max crop to see the inner structure. Very odd !

60D and 100- 400mm  The crop was shot at 1000th at f5.5 and ISO 1000
(the eye crop shows some great inner detail when viewed at full size.)
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1854 on: July 03, 2013, 10:21:00 PM »

Sweet!

Where were you when you got this shot?

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More crazy eyes.
A Double crested Cormorant stops fishing to check me out. The bird was perfectly lit in warm afternoon light. They have such bizarre eyes, I did a max crop to see the inner structure. Very odd !

60D and 100- 400mm  The crop was shot at 1000th at f5.5 and ISO 1000
(the eye crop shows some great inner detail when viewed at full size.)
sek Cameras: 5D III, 5D II, EOS M  Lenses:  24-70 2.8 II IS, 24-105 f4L, 70-200 f4L IS, 70-200 f2.8L IS II, EF 300 f4L IS, EF 400 5.6L, 300 2.8 IS II, Samyang 14 mm 2.8 Flashes: 600EX-RT X 2, ST-E3-RT
Plus lots of stuff that just didn't work for me

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1855 on: July 03, 2013, 10:23:44 PM »
Hummer, in my front yard
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1856 on: July 03, 2013, 10:25:15 PM »
Mallard, in nearby pond
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1857 on: July 04, 2013, 12:49:49 AM »
More crazy eyes.
A Double crested Cormorant stops fishing to check me out. The bird was perfectly lit in warm afternoon light. They have such bizarre eyes, I did a max crop to see the inner structure. Very odd !

60D and 100- 400mm  The crop was shot at 1000th at f5.5 and ISO 1000
(the eye crop shows some great inner detail when viewed at full size.)

Love those crazy blue eyes...nice shots :)
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1857 on: July 04, 2013, 12:49:49 AM »

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1858 on: July 04, 2013, 12:56:43 AM »
A few from my yard this afternoon. 7D, 70-200mmL f/2.8 ISii, F/4.0, ISO 160 hand held (on top of ladder)

Common waxbills in Octopus tree
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1859 on: July 04, 2013, 12:59:16 AM »
A few more from my yard this afternoon. 7D, 70-200mmL f/2.8 ISii, F/4.0, ISO 160 hand held (on top of ladder)

Mejiro (Japanese White-eye) in Octopus tree
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1859 on: July 04, 2013, 12:59:16 AM »