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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2250 on: August 15, 2013, 12:28:21 PM »
In another thread, there has been some discussion of the benefits of higher fps.  Here's an example of a moment that I might have missed with slower than the 8fps of my 7D.  Of course, I might have caught it with a single shot, too.  I figure my chances were better with the 8fps. :)

7D, 70-200/2.8, cropped a bit.

Harris Hawk (or mouse in flight), Cincinnati Zoo Bird Show

Deadly! No pun intended! Fantastic picture. That is a scrawny mouse! The hawk must be very hungry.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2250 on: August 15, 2013, 12:28:21 PM »

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2251 on: August 15, 2013, 12:51:57 PM »
Thanks Jrista for taking the time to give that very informative reply.  It all makes sense, but initially a guy is swimming in a sea of information. 

I almost only ever use center spot focus, other than for small birds flying quickly in the sky.

Thankfully by hook or crook a fair number of impressive shots come out of the process and it's virtually impossible to get discouraged.  For those I miss, there is always something that to me is awesome.  Of course my critical sense is rising and I'm more aware of the shortcomings but peoploe around me are still blown away by what I have to show.  For birds and me it's mainly extreme patience and luck but I won't broadcast that too much.  ;)

Here's one from back in May.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2252 on: August 15, 2013, 12:54:30 PM »
In another thread, there has been some discussion of the benefits of higher fps.  Here's an example of a moment that I might have missed with slower than the 8fps of my 7D.  Of course, I might have caught it with a single shot, too.  I figure my chances were better with the 8fps. :)

7D, 70-200/2.8, cropped a bit.

Harris Hawk (or mouse in flight), Cincinnati Zoo Bird Show


Good timing. Well done Sir!

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2253 on: August 15, 2013, 01:07:43 PM »
In another thread, there has been some discussion of the benefits of higher fps.  Here's an example of a moment that I might have missed with slower than the 8fps of my 7D.  Of course, I might have caught it with a single shot, too.  I figure my chances were better with the 8fps. :)

7D, 70-200/2.8, cropped a bit.

Harris Hawk (or mouse in flight), Cincinnati Zoo Bird Show


Good timing. Well done Sir!

Here's another from a couple weeks later.  Same hawk, same gear.  This is a crop of the right side of a landscape view (almost the entire height).

Both of these cases are misses, where she didn't catch the mouse in midair.  Normally she does.


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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2254 on: August 15, 2013, 01:09:09 PM »
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2255 on: August 16, 2013, 03:17:18 PM »
5DIII + 300mm f/2.8 II + 2xTC III @f/5.6 1/320 iso 1250, hand held. It's difficult to get detailed images of kingfisher's plumage, but the 2xTC III performed well.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2256 on: August 16, 2013, 03:18:54 PM »
5DIII + 300mm f/2.8 II + 2xTC III @f/5.6 1/320 iso 1250, hand held. It's difficult to get detailed images of kingfisher's plumage, but the 2xTC III performed well.

That's a beautiful shot Alan. Well done.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2256 on: August 16, 2013, 03:18:54 PM »

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2257 on: August 16, 2013, 04:00:57 PM »
5DIII + 300mm f/2.8 II + 2xTC III @f/5.6 1/320 iso 1250, hand held. It's difficult to get detailed images of kingfisher's plumage, but the 2xTC III performed well.

Nice shot!
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2258 on: August 17, 2013, 06:00:43 AM »
5DIII + 300mm f/2.8 II + 2xTC III @f/5.6 1/320 iso 1250, hand held. It's difficult to get detailed images of kingfisher's plumage, but the 2xTC III performed well.

That's a beautiful shot Alan. Well done.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2259 on: August 17, 2013, 12:29:26 PM »
300mm 2.8 with 2xiii

Egret decided last second he didn't want his picture taken. ::)

I'm not sure but I think these are wood ducks?
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2260 on: August 17, 2013, 12:36:33 PM »
300mm 2.8 with 2xiii

not sure but I think these are wood ducks?

Yes they are.  :)

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2261 on: August 17, 2013, 02:32:22 PM »
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2262 on: August 17, 2013, 04:10:19 PM »
300mm 2.8 with 2xiii

Egret decided last second he didn't want his picture taken. ::)

I'm not sure but I think these are wood ducks?

Nice shots...great caption for the egret ;D
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2262 on: August 17, 2013, 04:10:19 PM »

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2263 on: August 17, 2013, 04:11:31 PM »
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Love your BIFs. The 2 last photos I like especially. 8)
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2264 on: August 17, 2013, 04:17:06 PM »
My heron friend has been missing for several weeks, but returned yesterday and wanted me to help him fish. He looked hungry and I tried for 30 minutes, but he only caught 3 small minnow sized appetizers :(

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2264 on: August 17, 2013, 04:17:06 PM »