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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3075 on: November 02, 2013, 12:08:15 PM »
Taken in Girdwood Alaska August of this year


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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3076 on: November 02, 2013, 12:13:52 PM »
Really good timing. Well done.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3077 on: November 02, 2013, 01:19:47 PM »
This is an other version of something I posted a while back. This tiny, 4 inch guy decided to climb one of the three water lilies on the lake, and the only one with a fresh flower.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3078 on: November 02, 2013, 03:27:47 PM »
Turkey Vultures in Great Falls National Park.  300mm f4 IS on a 1D Mark 4


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I like #3 Tex.  ISO high enough apparently to offer good detail to his underside.  People don't often like Vulture images but I feel challenged sometimes to try and make them look good or to see the beauty in the beast!  Thanks for posting!

Thanks.  Setting sun at my back partially clouded. So mother nature provided directional light, a soft box, and a warming filter.  (and a model) I did compliment her with a little post processing.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3079 on: November 02, 2013, 05:16:00 PM »
Great Blue Heron
Oct 20 - Martha's Vineyard (Chappaquiddick)
60D 100-400 mm
I have a life-time supply of Heron picts, was looking for something different.

" a life-time supply of Heron pics "

I call and raise you two... LOL...
Ha! Ha! Ha! Looks like Chauncey raised you four!

Har..! I am counting Chauncey's spectacular photo as one. So I will match Diablo - except the photos have to be at least 2000 pixels on one edge, because manly men don't crop excessively.  ;)





I raise you three law breaking herons.

One who is clearly jaywalking! And two more that are taxiing down a runway without clearance from the tower!
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3080 on: November 02, 2013, 08:28:47 PM »
Great Blue Heron
Oct 20 - Martha's Vineyard (Chappaquiddick)
60D 100-400 mm
I have a life-time supply of Heron picts, was looking for something different.

" a life-time supply of Heron pics "

I call and raise you two... LOL...
Ha! Ha! Ha! Looks like Chauncey raised you four!

Har..! I am counting Chauncey's spectacular photo as one. So I will match Diablo - except the photos have to be at least 2000 pixels on one edge, because manly men don't crop excessively.  ;)

I raise you three law breaking herons.

One who is clearly jaywalking! And two more that are taxiing down a runway without clearance from the tower!
Ha! Ha! Ha! Well, you made my morning :)
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3081 on: November 03, 2013, 01:57:00 AM »
So the Bee-eaters are back. Shot with 5D3, 100-400L @400 Av f11 auto ISO. The third and fourth are with 100-400L + 1.4x
The first one: The classic pose
The second one: The three parties - Center, Right and Left
The third one: Eyes right!
The fourth one: What the beep is that chap up to?

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3082 on: November 03, 2013, 07:28:33 PM »

Coppersmith (Megalaima haemacephala) by alabang, on Flickr

The Coppersmith Barbet, Crimson-breasted Barbet or Coppersmith  (Megalaima haemacephala), is a bird with crimson forehead and throat  which is best known for its metronomic call that has been likened to a  coppersmith striking metal with a hammer. It is a resident found in the  Indian Subcontinent and parts of Southeast Asia. Like other barbets,  they chisel out a hole inside a tree to build their nest. They are  mainly fruit eating but will take sometimes insects, especially winged  termites.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coppersmith_Barbet

Location: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muntinlupa

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3083 on: November 03, 2013, 07:33:13 PM »
Beautiful bird. Nicely done Paolo.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3084 on: November 03, 2013, 07:54:57 PM »

Coppersmith (Megalaima haemacephala) by alabang, on Flickr

The Coppersmith Barbet, Crimson-breasted Barbet or Coppersmith  (Megalaima haemacephala), is a bird with crimson forehead and throat  which is best known for its metronomic call that has been likened to a  coppersmith striking metal with a hammer. It is a resident found in the  Indian Subcontinent and parts of Southeast Asia. Like other barbets,  they chisel out a hole inside a tree to build their nest. They are  mainly fruit eating but will take sometimes insects, especially winged  termites.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coppersmith_Barbet

Location: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muntinlupa

Settings: 1/200 ƒ/7.1 ISO 5000 800mm
Wow! It is very hard to be able to photograph this bird. You can hear it but can't see it. It is very shy. Congratulations! What did it take for you to get this picture?

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« Reply #3085 on: November 03, 2013, 08:18:21 PM »
Thanks Ken, Click, and rpt

Rpt, to shoot the Coppersmith you need to have a fruiting tree that it likes like the Balete tree from the genus Ficus. In this currently fruiting tree we were able to spot a family of four (two adults & two juvi) hoping around the tree looking for food. It took a lot of waiting and focus to get the subject in a frame that somewhat illuminated, does not have front obstruction and whose background isn't that busy or sky.

We were experimenting with using LED torches to defeat the back light with some success. I say some success as the LED torch was able to balance the back light but the subject was looking away from us at the time of exposure.

I normally look for slight movement in the trees and the Coppersmith's signature red head in a sea of green leaves to find it.

It also helps to have a friend with you helping spotting the bird and holding the LED torch for you.

For the above mentioned photo no LED torch was used.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3086 on: November 04, 2013, 12:47:38 AM »
Thanks Ken, Click, and rpt

Rpt, to shoot the Coppersmith you need to have a fruiting tree that it likes like the Balete tree from the genus Ficus. In this currently fruiting tree we were able to spot a family of four (two adults & two juvi) hoping around the tree looking for food. It took a lot of waiting and focus to get the subject in a frame that somewhat illuminated, does not have front obstruction and whose background isn't that busy or sky.

We were experimenting with using LED torches to defeat the back light with some success. I say some success as the LED torch was able to balance the back light but the subject was looking away from us at the time of exposure.

I normally look for slight movement in the trees and the Coppersmith's signature red head in a sea of green leaves to find it.

It also helps to have a friend with you helping spotting the bird and holding the LED torch for you.

For the above mentioned photo no LED torch was used.
Thanks for the description. So I lived from 2004 to 2010 in a 6th floor flat next to a Pipal tree http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ficus_religiosa. You could hear the copper smith every day but I managed to see it only may be ten to fifteen times. I photographed it on three or four occasions with my 300D. The pictures were not as good as yours as the first time it was with my old 80-200 FD lenses and the other times with my 100-400L. If I find the pictures, I will post them.

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« Reply #3087 on: November 04, 2013, 01:23:11 AM »
My Engrish is so bad... I need to edit it to sound somewhat normal.  ;D

I think I spent about 2-3 hours just looking up. :) I photographed the Coppersmith at my friend's parents home so I was able to enter their property.
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« Reply #3087 on: November 04, 2013, 01:23:11 AM »

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« Reply #3088 on: November 04, 2013, 03:38:27 AM »
My Engrish is so bad... I need to edit it to sound somewhat normal.  ;D

I think I spent about 2-3 hours just looking up. :) I photographed the Coppersmith at my friend's parents home so I was able to enter their property.
Wow! that time with the 800mm! You must have strong arms :)

I know exactly what you are talking about.

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« Reply #3089 on: November 04, 2013, 03:44:25 AM »
My muse is back! Yes, Mr. Hawk payed us a visit today. He came to cool his feet as you can see. I took 88 snaps. Various combinations of 100-400L and the 70-200L with and without the 1.4x. This one is with my 5D3, 100-400L+1.4xiii - so @540mm. 1/320, f8, ISO 320. I have not wiped off the EXIF so you can examine it.

I am entirely satisfied with both the lenses with and without the 1.4xiii. I have noticed that when the pictures are not sharp it is due to shake. AFMA values with and without the 1.4xiii is the same for both lenses! So AFMA of the 1.4xiii is 0. I am happy.  :)
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