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« Reply #2565 on: September 10, 2013, 05:09:01 PM »

Very nice, Click. They are so colorful...looks like he is posing for you. :)

Thanks Serendipidy. You have Harry your Heron friend, and I have Donald, my duck friend.  ;D

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« Reply #2566 on: September 10, 2013, 05:13:47 PM »
Went out at dusk 2 days ago with 7D, 100-400L and got some more Harry the Heron with fish shots. Had to use my Better Beamer flash since getting dark. He caught a very large fish and then ran and eventually flew away from me as I tried to get in for a close shot. What kind of gratitude is that? Yesterday, he didn't even show up for work. As a model, he's fired. ;D

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« Reply #2567 on: September 10, 2013, 05:14:36 PM »

Very nice, Click. They are so colorful...looks like he is posing for you. :)

Thanks Serendipidy. You have Harry your Heron friend, and I have Donald, my duck friend.  ;D

LOL... Donald Duck is more famous. ;D
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« Reply #2568 on: September 10, 2013, 05:19:32 PM »
Also, got a shot one of our resident Moorhens 2 days ago. 7D, 100-400L, f/5.6, 1/200s, ISO 320, Better Beamer flash, handheld.
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« Reply #2569 on: September 10, 2013, 06:21:33 PM »
Very nice shots Serendipidy.  8)

Went out at dusk 2 days ago with 7D, 100-400L and got some more Harry the Heron with fish shots. Had to use my Better Beamer flash since getting dark. He caught a very large fish and then ran and eventually flew away from me as I tried to get in for a close shot. What kind of gratitude is that? Yesterday, he didn't even show up for work. As a model, he's fired. ;D

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Do you think that Larry left because of the flash? I shot a Great Heron once with a flash, and it left right after I used my flash.

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« Reply #2570 on: September 10, 2013, 09:25:04 PM »
Fall migration has finally picked up pace around my parts.

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« Reply #2571 on: September 10, 2013, 09:28:34 PM »
Fall migration has finally picked up pace around my parts.

Nice shots Moobark. I especially like the first one. Well done.

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« Reply #2572 on: September 10, 2013, 10:10:37 PM »
Mallard  under cloudy sky 7D + 400 mm 1/200 f6,3 ISO 800


Very nice, Click. They are so colorful...looks like he is posing for you. :)
He is saying "look papa, one foot!" :)

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« Reply #2573 on: September 10, 2013, 10:11:50 PM »
Hey Moobark,

Nice shots and of course I also especially like the first one.  But, what is it - a chickadee, titmouse, .... and where is your part of the country?  Also what are you shooting with?  This type of information makes for more interesting interactions and creates a stronger sense of community, as I see it.  Keep posting.

And thanks for the kind words Serendipidy.

This morning I was a bit late and it was dead at the pond - like nothing!  Then as I sat there looking for something, anything, as I looked down this long fallen log there was something pale - wasn't sure what it was until I head the distintive scolding of a wren.  So my guess; a young house wren.

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« Reply #2574 on: September 10, 2013, 10:20:34 PM »
Moobark, Jack, lovely pictures. Serendipity, as of today your new designation is "Harry's handler" ;)

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« Reply #2575 on: September 10, 2013, 11:45:23 PM »
Thanks rpt.  Funny I noticed your stated reason for getting the 5D3 instead of the 7D2 and it made me muse about how I ultimately decided on the 6D with the idea that it was a smaller investment in a body allowing a bigger investment in lens and less heartburn when the 7D2 or alternate presented itself and the 6D would become my travel or backup camera.

Now my friend has just ordered a 70D from Canon and will be spending time with me and my 300 X2 to see what resuts we get with the crop sensor and whether the resolution is superior to what I'm getting full frame.  I'm assuming since the crop sensor has roughly the same Mp that it should be better reach with good results.  I'll post if I can get some bird shots with it.

Anyone aware of someone using the 300 2.8 II and/or 2X III with a 70D?

I don't think I've stated it here on this bird forum, but I really like the portability and handholdability of the 300 X2 combination.  With the Jobu lens mount end grasped with my right hand fingers my camera sits in the 90 degree bend of my right arm, which is somewhat front and center of my stomach and thus pretty well protected from tree branches etc.  I tramp through pretty heavy bush like this with pretty fair agility for a retired fellow.

Anyone here doing much the same but with the 400 2.8?  When I bought the 300 I couldn't conceive of another $3500 but now I actually am wondering.

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« Reply #2576 on: September 11, 2013, 12:09:31 AM »
Hey Moobark,

Nice shots and of course I also especially like the first one.  But, what is it - a chickadee, titmouse, .... and where is your part of the country?  Also what are you shooting with?  This type of information makes for more interesting interactions and creates a stronger sense of community, as I see it.  Keep posting.

And thanks for the kind words Serendipidy.

This morning I was a bit late and it was dead at the pond - like nothing!  Then as I sat there looking for something, anything, as I looked down this long fallen log there was something pale - wasn't sure what it was until I head the distintive scolding of a wren.  So my guess; a young house wren.

6D 300 X2 640th F16 ISO 1250

Jack

Thanks Jack.
The first image is a Black and White Warbler. I spent the morning with a group stalking a flock of warblers feeding with chickadees. My inexperience and lack of technique dealing with sunlight getting through leaves wrecked most of my images  :-\. These were taken at Presqu'ile national park in Southern Ontario.


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« Reply #2577 on: September 11, 2013, 01:23:17 AM »
Moobark, that's a beautiful warbler and very nice shot.  Many of us are just beginners of sorts.  I had a little experience back in the 70's with an F1 and a FD 200 X2 Vivitar and thought I was doing well.  Then for years other things intruded into my life and all I shot was family gatherings.

Then, I got to know a fellow collegue better and saw the results of his D300 and 70-300 zoom - his wildlife shots.  Within a year or so I was seriously hooked, abandoned my D5100 and returned to Canon via the 6D.

And all this with my wifes encouragement!  :)

My daughter's in university in Ottawa and my son has moved to Montreal to go to McGill so I'm kind of interested in what I might shoot out east as I live in Albeta but hope to visit.

Here's a fellow from Edmonton who has many many wonderful wildlife shots using a 7D.  Well worth a look!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/donaldsducks


Keep shooting and posting, Moobark.

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« Reply #2578 on: September 11, 2013, 01:32:02 AM »
This AM.  Just a sparrow but still exciting for me.

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« Reply #2579 on: September 11, 2013, 04:35:12 AM »
Very nice shots Serendipidy.  8)

Went out at dusk 2 days ago with 7D, 100-400L and got some more Harry the Heron with fish shots. Had to use my Better Beamer flash since getting dark. He caught a very large fish and then ran and eventually flew away from me as I tried to get in for a close shot. What kind of gratitude is that? Yesterday, he didn't even show up for work. As a model, he's fired. ;D

f/5.6, 1/200s, ISO 320, handheld.


Do you think that Larry left because of the flash? I shot a Great Heron once with a flash, and it left right after I used my flash.

You might be right. I didn't think of the flash. :)
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« Reply #2579 on: September 11, 2013, 04:35:12 AM »