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Jack Douglas

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2400 on: August 26, 2013, 01:02:12 AM »
Here's a tough one, for me anway.  This bird is quite small, not much more than a chickadee.  It has an appearance of a western kingbird but clearly it's not.  The shot was taken at my home in north central Alberta Canada.  Any ideas?

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« Reply #2401 on: August 26, 2013, 03:53:30 AM »
Some more Heron shots from today.
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« Reply #2402 on: August 26, 2013, 03:55:57 AM »
The brown one is a juvenile BCN heron.
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« Reply #2403 on: August 26, 2013, 06:04:18 AM »
Nice job serendipidy. Great shots!  8)

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2404 on: August 26, 2013, 07:29:13 AM »
...at the beach behind Burns School of Medicine, Honolulu, Hi...
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« Reply #2405 on: August 26, 2013, 01:26:13 PM »
Serendipidy, it's hard to imagine a more detailed BCNH - WOW. 

FWIW the last two shots I posted are American Redstart female.

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« Reply #2406 on: August 26, 2013, 04:09:09 PM »
Few of mine... (heavy crop on 2nd and 3rd pic). I desperately need a 2x III extender
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« Reply #2407 on: August 26, 2013, 05:14:53 PM »
Had my camera next to me while drinking coffee in our backyard this morning when she shows up.  Female Costa's Hummingbird.

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« Reply #2408 on: August 26, 2013, 05:40:18 PM »
Had my camera next to me while drinking coffee in our backyard this morning when she shows up.  Female Costa's Hummingbird.

Awesome. I really like your shot.

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« Reply #2409 on: August 26, 2013, 05:55:20 PM »
Hate to sound like a broken record (long long ago there were vinyl recordings that spun on a turntable and early ones were so fragile they could be cracked and repeat-skip every revolution ;))  but it's so helpful if you could just make sure that we at least know the camera and lens you're using and more if you can afford a minute or so of your time.  Many look to these forums for help deciding what to buy next.   :)

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« Reply #2410 on: August 26, 2013, 06:51:52 PM »
Nice job serendipidy. Great shots!  8)

Thanks, Click. :)
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« Reply #2411 on: August 26, 2013, 06:56:05 PM »
Point taken (well taken!) about not including the camera and lens for my shot.  It's a 5Diii with a 400 DO and a 1.4X extender.  This isn't a lens forum so I won't say too much except that I think that the 400DO is one of the best kept secrets of Canon's lenses.  It is light, relatively compact, and ultra-sharp, and obviously mates well with the 1.4X extender.  When it came out about 10 years ago it got a very bad reputation, but if it had bugs back then it sure doesn't today.  I love that lens.

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« Reply #2412 on: August 26, 2013, 06:56:21 PM »
Serendipidy, it's hard to imagine a more detailed BCNH - WOW. 

FWIW the last two shots I posted are American Redstart female.

Jack

Thanks, Jack. I know almost nothing about identifying N. Am. birds, but I spent 15 minutes Googling grey and yellow birds of Alberta after I read your post. The best I could match was the American Redstart or some type of warbler. I thought there was too much red in the Redstart (I didn't think about a female though), so I didn't hazard a guess. :)
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« Reply #2413 on: August 26, 2013, 06:59:16 PM »
Had my camera next to me while drinking coffee in our backyard this morning when she shows up.  Female Costa's Hummingbird.

Awesome. I really like your shot.

Me too! Love the bright colors and creamy bokeh. :)
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2414 on: August 27, 2013, 01:53:50 AM »
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