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serendipidy

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2475 on: September 04, 2013, 12:02:04 AM »
The big stabbed fish who escaped and some of the "pirate" ducks
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
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Jack Douglas

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2476 on: September 04, 2013, 12:40:04 AM »
Hey Serendipidy, I hope your heron friend doesn't leave you!  It'd be worse than a divorce or death in the family.  :) I know how addicted to the pond I've become this summer and everything changes around here late October!  Then there is almost nothing. :(  Well not quite, there are always chickadees and nuthatches and woodpeckers but you freeze your fingers shooting.

You must have the world record for the best BCNHeron photos.  Must be an awful lot of fish where you are too.  Any worth photographing?  Jumping fish??

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2477 on: September 04, 2013, 01:57:32 AM »
Hey Serendipidy, I hope your heron friend doesn't leave you!  It'd be worse than a divorce or death in the family.  :) I know how addicted to the pond I've become this summer and everything changes around here late October!  Then there is almost nothing. :(  Well not quite, there are always chickadees and nuthatches and woodpeckers but you freeze your fingers shooting.

You must have the world record for the best BCNHeron photos.  Must be an awful lot of fish where you are too.  Any worth photographing?  Jumping fish??

Jack

Thanks Jack. Here, we only have 2 seasons....raining and not raining. ;D

My house is on a drainage ditch which is usually about 2-3 feet deep and 15 feet wide. It is brackish since it eventually drains into a small lake and finally, the ocean. In the ditch, there are literally hundreds and hundreds of various sized Tilapia. I rarely see them jump (and could never get a photo of that) except when a larger fish, such as a barracuda (some live in the lake), is after them. The water is usually very murky and often also smells bad from decaying vegetation and all the fish pooping or dying.

On one of the clearer days, I will post a photo of the fish schools in the ditch.

I do not miss the cold winters of the central N. American continent.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2478 on: September 04, 2013, 02:25:09 AM »
The big stabbed fish who escaped and some of the "pirate" ducks
Fantastic photos of the herons and fish, thanks for sharing them. They do well swallowing fish that size; must have good digestive juices.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2479 on: September 04, 2013, 02:56:02 AM »
Serendipity, thank you.

Jack Douglas. Love the Warbler. But alas, we are not neighbors. I'm from Surrey BC (just south of Vancouver). I was visiting relatives in Edmonton and we made a day of the zoo.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2480 on: September 04, 2013, 07:28:57 AM »
More Heron fishing from today. Six duck pirates quickly raided us and refused to leave, stealing most of the bread. Heron still caught about 6 tilapia, 2 big ones. The biggest one he stabbed (I've never seen him stab a fish, before he always grabbed them like using chopsticks). It fought vigorously, getting away once, was quickly recaptured, and then, finally escaping back into the water.
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Great pictures Serendipidy. 8)  Keep doing photo of your heron friend. It's always a pleasure to look at them.  :)

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2481 on: September 04, 2013, 08:07:07 AM »
More Heron fishing from today. Six duck pirates quickly raided us and refused to leave, stealing most of the bread. Heron still caught about 6 tilapia, 2 big ones. The biggest one he stabbed (I've never seen him stab a fish, before he always grabbed them like using chopsticks). It fought vigorously, getting away once, was quickly recaptured, and then, finally escaping back into the water.
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Great pictures Serendipidy. 8)  Keep doing photo of your heron friend. It's always a pleasure to look at them.  :)
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Serendipity, I have a couple of questions:
  • I thought you got a 5D3 didn't you? I see that these are shot with your 7D. Have you tried shooting the heron with the 5D3?
  • What is the heron's name? If he does not have one, may I suggest you call him TT. Tilapia Terminator! ;)

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2481 on: September 04, 2013, 08:07:07 AM »

Jack Douglas

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2482 on: September 04, 2013, 10:27:35 AM »
Thanks for sharing that Serendipidy.  Some of it I should have remembered but old age is catching up with me.  :)  Good natured healthy forum thread this is always!

I'm wondering what I would gain/lose relative to birds with my beloved 300 X2 in going to a ficticious 7D2.  Any thoughts anyone?  I think reach is addictive and coming from a D5100 and 300mm I REALLY love 600mm.

Well Terry, we're still western Canadian neighbors at least.  I was going to say something about NHL hockey but I won't.  ;)

Here's another shot of my warbler from yesterday - same 6D 300 X2 etc.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2483 on: September 04, 2013, 12:10:27 PM »
Osprey with Fish

Grean Heron with Big Fish

He Got it Down

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2484 on: September 04, 2013, 12:25:43 PM »
Great shots. I especially like the Osprey. Well done!

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« Reply #2485 on: September 04, 2013, 05:37:14 PM »
jthomson, great shots, what are you shooting with?  Human gluttony is nothing compared to this guy.  :)


Trying to learn more - would this be a Lincoln's Sparrow, anyone?  Couldn't get close unfortunately.


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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2486 on: September 04, 2013, 06:24:31 PM »
jthomson, great shots, what are you shooting with?  Human gluttony is nothing compared to this guy.  :)

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2487 on: September 05, 2013, 12:48:30 AM »
Osprey with Fish

Grean Heron with Big Fish

He Got it Down


Great shots jthomson!
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2488 on: September 05, 2013, 03:25:40 AM »
Great shots. I especially like the Osprey. Well done!

+1...love all 3 shots!
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2489 on: September 05, 2013, 03:48:35 AM »
More Heron fishing from today. Six duck pirates quickly raided us and refused to leave, stealing most of the bread. Heron still caught about 6 tilapia, 2 big ones. The biggest one he stabbed (I've never seen him stab a fish, before he always grabbed them like using chopsticks). It fought vigorously, getting away once, was quickly recaptured, and then, finally escaping back into the water.
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Great pictures Serendipidy. 8)  Keep doing photo of your heron friend. It's always a pleasure to look at them.  :)
+1

Serendipity, I have a couple of questions:
  • I thought you got a 5D3 didn't you? I see that these are shot with your 7D. Have you tried shooting the heron with the 5D3?
  • What is the heron's name? If he does not have one, may I suggest you call him TT. Tilapia Terminator! ;)

Thanks, rpt.

I bought the 5D3 2 weeks ago. Tried it out for 1 week (see my 5D3 Heron shots on page 162 from Aug 25 of this thread). Since I don't know how to really do AFMA or see if a camera or lens is good, I took it to the Canon Service center with my 11 month old 70-200L II (still under warranty), and they sent them off to CA, USA for calibration. Said it would take 10 business days, so I'm anxiously awaiting their return (soon, I hope).

LOL..good suggestion for a name for the heron. Could call him 'Arnold" for short. My wife asked me his name and all I could come up with was Harry the Heron.  ;D
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2489 on: September 05, 2013, 03:48:35 AM »