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Terry Rogers

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2490 on: September 04, 2013, 02:56:02 AM »
Serendipity, thank you.

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« Reply #2491 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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« Reply #2492 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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« Reply #2493 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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« Reply #2494 on: September 04, 2013, 12:10:27 PM »
Osprey with Fish

Grean Heron with Big Fish

He Got it Down

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« Reply #2495 on: September 04, 2013, 12:25:43 PM »
Great shots. I especially like the Osprey. Well done!

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« Reply #2496 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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« Reply #2497 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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« Reply #2498 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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« Reply #2499 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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« Reply #2500 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.
7D, 100-400L, f/7.1, ISO 320, handheld


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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« Reply #2501 on: September 05, 2013, 03:54:36 AM »
Here's a few of "TT or Arnold or Harry the Heron" from today.

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« Reply #2502 on: September 05, 2013, 06:09:03 AM »
Here's a few of "TT or Arnold or Harry the Heron" from today.

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lol  ;D I like Harry the Heron better  :)

Very nice shots Serendipidy. Those are great close-up.

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« Reply #2503 on: September 05, 2013, 06:56:31 AM »
The first is an 800 pixel crop of the second image with is a 20" print @ 300 ppi





forgot the name of this one




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Great shot. I especially like this one. Well done.

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