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Krob78

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2160 on: August 05, 2013, 11:49:30 AM »
..and here's another bunch from several hours ago. I climbed up the octopus tree in my yard to get closer. Not easy for a medicare eligible senior like me. ;D
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Java sparrows.
Love the first two.  Really sharp too!  Great job!
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2161 on: August 05, 2013, 11:51:01 AM »
Taken a long time ago with an old good EOS 350D and 300 f/4 L + 1.4x
Very well done!
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2162 on: August 05, 2013, 12:02:24 PM »
It is the skeleton of an old, dead bird. Rather morbid...

IMO, 'portrait' implies a living subject.  Not that I'm squeamish about a few bones...not after eight years of teaching gross anatomy to medical students.
I think it Remains, at least something that one could certainly choose to pick a bone with you about... In so much as one good Tern deserves another...  ;D
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2163 on: August 05, 2013, 01:29:13 PM »
..and here's another bunch from several hours ago. I climbed up the octopus tree in my yard to get closer. Not easy for a medicare eligible senior like me. ;D
7D, 100-400L @400mm. f/5.6, handheld.
Java sparrows.
Love the first two.  Really sharp too!  Great job!

Thanks, Ken. :)
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2164 on: August 05, 2013, 02:15:49 PM »
Hello,

Here's a capercaillie taken in north Finland.
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Link: http://pva.kuvat.fi/kuvat/Birds/_MG_6410.jpg
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2165 on: August 05, 2013, 02:23:49 PM »
Sorry, can't see your picture.

ETA

Now I can see it! Very nice one.

Welcome to cr  :)
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2166 on: August 05, 2013, 03:34:17 PM »
Hello,

Here's a capercaillie taken in north Finland.
50D with Sigma 120-400mm




Link: http://pva.kuvat.fi/kuvat/Birds/_MG_6410.jpg

Great shot....leaves me  wondering what his call sounds like.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2167 on: August 05, 2013, 05:02:27 PM »
Hello,

Here's a capercaillie taken in north Finland.
50D with Sigma 120-400mm




Link: http://pva.kuvat.fi/kuvat/Birds/_MG_6410.jpg

Great shot....leaves me  wondering what his call sounds like.

+1...gorgeous photo. And he looks delicious ;D
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2168 on: August 05, 2013, 09:36:15 PM »
Do these count?   :P
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2169 on: August 05, 2013, 09:46:32 PM »

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2170 on: August 05, 2013, 10:18:04 PM »
Do these count?   :P

Mmmm! Favorite food of the Scarrans! :P

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2171 on: August 06, 2013, 01:51:30 PM »
From a falconry display.

5D3 300mm f2.8 IS mk1 plus 1.4x Kenko TC.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2172 on: August 06, 2013, 01:53:13 PM »
From a falconry display.

5D3 300mm f2.8 IS mk1 plus 1.4x Kenko TC.


The second one is awesome.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2173 on: August 06, 2013, 02:22:18 PM »
From a falconry display.

5D3 300mm f2.8 IS mk1 plus 1.4x Kenko TC.


The second one is awesome.

Thanks Click.

The owl was only about 9 inches in height (coulda just stuck it in my pocket!) and was used for a quick display for small kids - flying from its perch onto the kids' outstretched arms. I took tons of shots but only got a couple that were sharp. I think the Kenko TC slowed down the focus speed/reaction time of the 5D3 and 300mm.

I was using the combo to help decide if I should get a 500mm mk2. Overall the 300mm on its own is terrific but with the TC I wasn't completely thrilled with the results from the afternoon; some good, many bad. I hired the 500mm for an airshow a couple of weeks back and was amazed at the quality. Clearly you wouldn't use the 500mm for falconry due to the proximity of the action but I wanted to see how snappy the 300+1.4x combo would be. Might be acceptable to some, not me. Sigh, that'll be more money on this hobby.... :D

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2174 on: August 06, 2013, 02:33:00 PM »
From a falconry display.

5D3 300mm f2.8 IS mk1 plus 1.4x Kenko TC.


The second one is awesome.

Thanks Click.

The owl was only about 9 inches in height (coulda just stuck it in my pocket!) and was used for a quick display for small kids - flying from its perch onto the kids' outstretched arms. I took tons of shots but only got a couple that were sharp. I think the Kenko TC slowed down the focus speed/reaction time of the 5D3 and 300mm.

I was using the combo to help decide if I should get a 500mm mk2. Overall the 300mm on its own is terrific but with the TC I wasn't completely thrilled with the results from the afternoon; some good, many bad. I hired the 500mm for an airshow a couple of weeks back and was amazed at the quality. Clearly you wouldn't use the 500mm for falconry due to the proximity of the action but I wanted to see how snappy the 300+1.4x combo would be. Might be acceptable to some, not me. Sigh, that'll be more money on this hobby.... :D

The Kenko TC, while a good price, is definitely a drag on AF performance. I own the GDX 300, and enjoyed it before, but since purchasing the 600/4 II, it just doesn't perform as well as the EF 1.4x TC III. I use the latter exclusively now...just not worth the performance hassles and AF perf loss of the Kenko.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2174 on: August 06, 2013, 02:33:00 PM »