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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2445 on: September 01, 2013, 10:58:40 AM »
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« Reply #2446 on: September 01, 2013, 12:44:28 PM »
jthomson, looks like the birds mixed up the fishes!  :)  Very nice.  steven kessel great too!

Boy, there's no end of great bird shots on this forum that inspire (or in weaker moments make me feel like I'll never get there). :(

mjbehnke, I used to think some birds were just too refined and polite to display what your hummer does - until I observed my chickadee chasing away his friend, from "his" bathing pool!  Of course, I've also seen mean behaviour from the likes of the nuthatches virtually all the time.

Even when the shots aren't materializing the antics are fun to observe!

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2447 on: September 01, 2013, 01:30:55 PM »
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« Reply #2448 on: September 01, 2013, 06:22:26 PM »
Thanks, Jack and Click. I also am waiting to see what the 7D2 will be like ( but not the new price). And a new 100-400L II might also be a good improvement.
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« Reply #2449 on: September 01, 2013, 06:26:41 PM »
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Nice portrait of a very colorful bird!
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« Reply #2450 on: September 02, 2013, 01:44:10 AM »
My heron friend waits for me every afternoon to go fishing with him. He is still afraid to get closer than about 8 feet. When I run out of bread, he flies over and lands on the concrete bridge wall about 8 feet from me and just stares at me, until I leave. Today he caught about 5 or 6 fish (2 were fairly good sized). One tiny fish jumped out of his beak and landed in the water and got away. Another bigger one flipped out of his beak, but wasn't close enough to the water and got recaptured rather quickly.
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« Reply #2451 on: September 02, 2013, 01:46:01 AM »
Close-up portraits from today.
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« Reply #2452 on: September 02, 2013, 03:16:05 AM »
Seridipidy, I envy the relationship.  All I have are these dumb ducks that apparantly are eating the weed on the pond.  Round and round back and forth shaking their beaks rapidly in the water not caring about me at all, and this isn't a park.  The other ducks high tail it.

Guess soon the Heron will be eating from your hand!

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« Reply #2453 on: September 02, 2013, 03:52:33 AM »
Seridipidy, I envy the relationship.  All I have are these dumb ducks that apparantly are eating the weed on the pond.  Round and round back and forth shaking their beaks rapidly in the water not caring about me at all, and this isn't a park.  The other ducks high tail it.

Guess soon the Heron will be eating from your hand!

Jack

Nice photo. At least the weeds are free...I have to keep buying loaves of bread :P

I thought about trying to entice him to eat from my hand (I'd have to hold a fish, since herons won't eat bread). But the pointy beak, sharp claws and those "Terminator" red eyes made me abandon the idea ;D
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« Reply #2454 on: September 02, 2013, 06:15:33 AM »
Seridipidy, I envy the relationship.  All I have are these dumb ducks that apparantly are eating the weed on the pond.  Round and round back and forth shaking their beaks rapidly in the water not caring about me at all, and this isn't a park.  The other ducks high tail it.

Guess soon the Heron will be eating from your hand!

Jack

Nice photo. At least the weeds are free...I have to keep buying loaves of bread :P

I thought about trying to entice him to eat from my hand (I'd have to hold a fish, since herons won't eat bread). But the pointy beak, sharp claws and those "Terminator" red eyes made me abandon the idea ;D

lol...funny seridipidy!  nice heron photos too!
Look closer, it's not a robin.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2455 on: September 02, 2013, 08:23:16 AM »
My heron friend waits for me every afternoon to go fishing with him. He is still afraid to get closer than about 8 feet. When I run out of bread, he flies over and lands on the concrete bridge wall about 8 feet from me and just stares at me, until I leave. Today he caught about 5 or 6 fish (2 were fairly good sized). One tiny fish jumped out of his beak and landed in the water and got away. Another bigger one flipped out of his beak, but wasn't close enough to the water and got recaptured rather quickly.
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Very nice pictures Serendipidy, I like your shots. Cute story too . Enjoy the time that you spend with your heron friend, and bring us more photos.   :)

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« Reply #2456 on: September 02, 2013, 02:23:33 PM »
Thanks guys :)
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2457 on: September 02, 2013, 02:51:07 PM »
Here's a couple from New Mexico around where I live, and a condor I ran into while on a geology filming expedition in the Grand Canyon.

The first (western tanagers) was with the 60D and 70-200 f/2.8L II and the other two (osprey and Cali Condor) were with the 5D3 and 70-200 f/2.8L  II
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« Reply #2458 on: September 02, 2013, 03:09:47 PM »
Here's a couple from New Mexico around where I live, and a condor I ran into while on a geology filming expedition in the Grand Canyon.

The first (western tanagers) was with the 60D and 70-200 f/2.8L II and the other two (osprey and Cali Condor) were with the 5D3 and 70-200 f/2.8L  II

Nice BIF shots...I like the tanagers the most :)
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2459 on: September 02, 2013, 03:13:14 PM »
Seridipidy, I envy the relationship.  All I have are these dumb ducks that apparantly are eating the weed on the pond.  Round and round back and forth shaking their beaks rapidly in the water not caring about me at all, and this isn't a park.  The other ducks high tail it.

Guess soon the Heron will be eating from your hand!

Jack

Nice photo. At least the weeds are free...I have to keep buying loaves of bread :P

I thought about trying to entice him to eat from my hand (I'd have to hold a fish, since herons won't eat bread). But the pointy beak, sharp claws and those "Terminator" red eyes made me abandon the idea ;D

lol...funny seridipidy!  nice heron photos too!
The herons at my place (Great Blue Heron) won't let me get closer than about 150-200 feet before flying off, and you have to very quiet and still to get that close... I sit motionless in the canoe and slowly drift near. I have been inspired by the "heron with fish" shots, so I wanted to try to get one.. not very graceful looking as it strikes, but it worked...

shot with a 60D and 400F5.6, HEAVILY!! cropped...
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