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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2970 on: October 17, 2013, 07:07:21 PM »
I had been looking for an owl for a long time. I could hear them all the time in and around my house but could never see them. I took this photo handheld @1/40s at almost nightfall, raised the exposure in lightroom. Not one of my best but yet another bird I can cross off my list!
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« Reply #2971 on: October 17, 2013, 07:57:45 PM »
I had been looking for an owl for a long time. I could hear them all the time in and around my house but could never see them. I took this photo handheld @1/40s at almost nightfall, raised the exposure in lightroom. Not one of my best but yet another bird I can cross off my list!
i have a lot of great horned owls around my house. i see them in the daytime midwinter sometimes but the rest of the year i only see them at, or after dark, i have been trying to get a decent shot of one myself for a few weeks but no luck? they are like cops, never around when you need them?

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2972 on: October 17, 2013, 10:17:29 PM »
The owl and the photographer


http://www.flickr.com/photos/lozwilkes/8039902864/#
Fantastic situation. Lovely picture. Expensive perch ;)

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2973 on: October 17, 2013, 10:19:24 PM »

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2974 on: October 19, 2013, 04:58:04 AM »
Welcome Swallow. 200 shots later....
I managed to get 2-3 good ones, but, they are a challenge. The tricky bit is trying to get the 5D3 to keep up with the focus. Or, more to the point, trying to learn how to track an object that moves at random. Sometimes it works :)
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2975 on: October 19, 2013, 07:24:36 AM »
Welcome Swallow. 200 shots later....
I managed to get 2-3 good ones, but, they are a challenge. The tricky bit is trying to get the 5D3 to keep up with the focus. Or, more to the point, trying to learn how to track an object that moves at random. Sometimes it works :)
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2976 on: October 19, 2013, 09:58:58 AM »
A few from last weekend....most of our eagle population will migrate to the Alaska and BC coasts for the winter.  However, a small population does stay in our area all winter.  These shots were taken from where that population usually resides.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2977 on: October 19, 2013, 10:35:45 AM »
The owl and the photographer


http://www.flickr.com/photos/lozwilkes/8039902864/#
What a great picture! I love the smile on the Lady's face as the owl ignores her......
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2978 on: October 19, 2013, 10:46:28 AM »
Here shots of a Long-tailed Tit and Northern Wheatear ( Powershot SX50)

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Very nice shots Hans.

+1...I like them a lot. :)

Cool shots!  The whole '*Tit' family seems very flighty and usually difficult to get good still shots.  And they're tiny.

Nice catch, Eldar! 

amoore00357, makes me want to visit one of our local places just for some owl closeups.

dslrdummy, really like the shot of the Saddle-Billed Stork. 

lw, COOL!  I imagine any scratches on the lens would be worth it from the story "Well, an owl perched on my lens.."

Mr. Bean, I know we all try doing that, lol.  Most of us just don't succeed.  Nice!

arbitage, always appreciate good eagle shots.  We finally have a small established population(6) here in San Diego County but predicting which lake they will be at from day to day is difficult.

Guess I should respond to posts more often.  Last night after I left work, I stopped by the river to see what might have migrated in for the day.  After the sun set, a puffy Eared Grebe decided to come check out the new 'tree'.  Had to wait until the water turned back to glass but kind of like the shot.  1/25 : f/5.6 : ISO1250  800mm on a 5D MK III.



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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2979 on: October 19, 2013, 04:29:16 PM »
Welcome Swallow. 200 shots later....
I managed to get 2-3 good ones, but, they are a challenge. The tricky bit is trying to get the 5D3 to keep up with the focus. Or, more to the point, trying to learn how to track an object that moves at random. Sometimes it works :)
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I´m impressed. I have tried myself, but never succeeded.
Thanks Eldar and ERHP. At times, the lens was grinding away, trying to work the IS and focus, as I attempted to track these guys. I tried the same a week earlier, but only had out of focus results. This time, I tweaked the AF system (pretty much took one of the Cases listed under AF setup and up'ed the sensitivity to the max on all 3 options - Tracking, Accel/decel, AF pt switching). While that gave me a better pickup rate, it also meant a better chance of loosing focus. I suspect the 1DX would be a better choice for this sort of thing.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2980 on: October 19, 2013, 10:27:28 PM »
Here shots of a Long-tailed Tit and Northern Wheatear ( Powershot SX50)

Hans


Very nice shots Hans.

+1...I like them a lot. :)

Cool shots!  The whole '*Tit' family seems very flighty and usually difficult to get good still shots.  And they're tiny.

Nice catch, Eldar! 

amoore00357, makes me want to visit one of our local places just for some owl closeups.

dslrdummy, really like the shot of the Saddle-Billed Stork. 

lw, COOL!  I imagine any scratches on the lens would be worth it from the story "Well, an owl perched on my lens.."

Mr. Bean, I know we all try doing that, lol.  Most of us just don't succeed.  Nice!

arbitage, always appreciate good eagle shots.  We finally have a small established population(6) here in San Diego County but predicting which lake they will be at from day to day is difficult.

Guess I should respond to posts more often.  Last night after I left work, I stopped by the river to see what might have migrated in for the day.  After the sun set, a puffy Eared Grebe decided to come check out the new 'tree'.  Had to wait until the water turned back to glass but kind of like the shot.  1/25 : f/5.6 : ISO1250  800mm on a 5D MK III.

Lovely picture.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2981 on: October 20, 2013, 01:40:02 AM »
Olive Backed Oriole. A migratory bird that turns up in our area. The nest they build is a hanging basket style, woven from the bark of the Red Stringy Bark, a gum tree which is the main type of tree in our area.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2982 on: October 20, 2013, 02:55:53 PM »
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« Reply #2983 on: October 20, 2013, 03:06:58 PM »
Hummingbird

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Awesome.  8) Well done Sir.

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« Reply #2984 on: October 20, 2013, 10:42:58 PM »
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