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jrista

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2085 on: July 31, 2013, 08:43:41 PM »
Well, since this thread is called "Show your Bird Portraits", I thought I'd do just that. Here are some spotted sandpiper portraits:





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This guy was in hardcore nest protection mode, doing everything he could to attract my attention from the high pitched squeaks coming from the bushes. Well, since he wouldn't get much more than about 15 feet away from me, it offered an ideal opportunity to get some great closeup shots! :)

Wonderful portrait - great detail. Was the shot handheld ?

It was shot on a tripod. I was sitting on the ground, with the lens mounted on a Jobu Pro 2 gimbal and Gitzo GT3532LS tripod.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2085 on: July 31, 2013, 08:43:41 PM »

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2086 on: July 31, 2013, 11:31:45 PM »
Don't know if this counts as a portrait...


Arctic Tern by Oscar Bjarna, on Flickr

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2087 on: August 01, 2013, 10:08:09 AM »
had another go at this guy last night

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2088 on: August 01, 2013, 10:08:52 AM »
had another go at this guy last night

Awesome. Great shot.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2089 on: August 01, 2013, 10:34:42 AM »
Thank you Click. Here is one more I liked from the set.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2090 on: August 01, 2013, 11:55:06 AM »
Thank you Click. Here is one more I liked from the set.

Great shot! Love the motion blur.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2091 on: August 01, 2013, 12:09:47 PM »
Thank you Jrista. The clouds moved in just as I got set up ,so I didn't get the help I wanted from the natural lighting, but I think it worked here.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2091 on: August 01, 2013, 12:09:47 PM »

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2092 on: August 01, 2013, 07:19:20 PM »
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2094 on: August 02, 2013, 11:17:53 AM »
Worked on getting some BIF shots last weekend, my old fingers are not as fast as they used to be and this guy is really fast. I was trying to catch him as he flared to return to his post but only managed a couple half decent captures. Maybe this weekend will be better.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2095 on: August 02, 2013, 11:25:41 AM »
TIF.  Usually it means Tagged Image Format, but here it stands for Tern In Flight.   :)
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2096 on: August 02, 2013, 01:41:29 PM »
One good tern deserves another....cough cough....um.....

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2097 on: August 02, 2013, 02:07:38 PM »
One good tern deserves another....cough cough....um.....

Well, since this is a thread about The Birds Byrds, let me just quote them (or Pete Seeger, if you prefer...).  "To everything, Tern! Tern! Tern!, there is a season, Tern! Tern! Tern!..."
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2097 on: August 02, 2013, 02:07:38 PM »

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2098 on: August 02, 2013, 02:21:05 PM »
I guess it's my tern now....
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2099 on: August 02, 2013, 03:56:07 PM »
Don ,Neuro Guy, I love your terns guys. Well done!  8)

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
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