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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3120 on: November 05, 2013, 08:06:38 AM »
On the hunt for breakfast...

Or as Don would say; Just another Heron picture!  ;D
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3121 on: November 05, 2013, 09:19:10 AM »
Stopped to see what I was up too while building a nest
Great shot!  I love the expression.

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Sleepy Bald Eagle
« Reply #3122 on: November 05, 2013, 09:25:08 AM »
Here's another one I like from this year - it's the same bird as my avatar.  I was walking down a trail and stumbled upon him in a tree about 30 yards away.  I very slowly got out my telephoto lenses and took some shots of him.  I stood there for 3 hours waiting for him to fly off, but he just got bored with me and having had a big breakfast (see full belly and bloody beak), he dozed off!  I finally left...

I haven't see or been able to find another shot of a wild bald eagle sleeping, so I'm pretty happy with it.  This is a vertical crop of the photo:

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3123 on: November 05, 2013, 04:04:05 PM »
Great shots guys!  Maybe my last opportunity since the berries are pretty well all been eaten.

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« Reply #3124 on: November 05, 2013, 06:15:49 PM »

Little Egret (Egretta garzetta) by alabang, on Flickr


Little Egrets eat fish, insects, amphibians, crustaceans, and reptiles. They stalk their prey in shallow water, often running with raised wings or shuffling its feet to disturb small fish. They may also stand still and wait to ambush prey.

Philippine Birds

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

Location: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Los_Ba%C3%B1os,_Laguna

Settings: 1/400 ƒ/9 ISO 160 800mm

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Story behind the photo:

I traveled to Los Banos, Laguna hoping that the Chestnut-cheeked Starling (Agropsar philippensis) would have stuck around the area 11 days after it was last photographed. Alas the fruiting Balete tree from the genus Ficus that fed the Starling had run out of fruit to feed the bird. Good thing my good friend and bird photog Doctor Tirso was available on that family day to bring me around the rice fields which yielded this wonderful image of a bird that I would normally ignore. The light was divine and the subject distance was such that an image of the bird would be worth taking a photo of and share on this forum.

I hope you enjoy this photo as much as I enjoyed that day. :)
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3125 on: November 05, 2013, 06:57:19 PM »
Thanks for all the kind words on the Eagle photo. 

All photos taken with 5D M3 and 400mm L 5.6

Here's a few more:

Royal Tern

California Gull - 1st Cycle

California Gnatcatcher (Federally protected species)  1

California Gnatcatcher (Federally protected species)  2

White-crowned Sparrow (juvenile 1st Fall)



Great shots. Well done revup67

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3126 on: November 05, 2013, 07:00:10 PM »

Story behind the photo:

I traveled to Los Banos, Laguna hoping that the Chestnut-cheeked Starling (Agropsar philippensis) would have stuck around the area 11 days after it was last photographed. Alas the fruiting Balete tree from the genus Ficus that fed the Starling had run out of fruit to feed the bird. Good thing my good friend and bird photog Doctor Tirso was available on that family day to bring me around the rice fields which yielded this wonderful image of a bird that I would normally ignore. The light was divine and the subject distance was such that an image of the bird would be worth taking a photo of and share on this forum.

I hope you enjoy this photo as much as I enjoyed that day. :)


Another beautiful shot Paolo. Thanks for the story behind the picture.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3127 on: November 05, 2013, 07:09:07 PM »
Here's just what's needed after downing 12 mountain ash berries.  I counted!
That's it for waxwings, for now anyway.

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Re: Sleepy Bald Eagle
« Reply #3128 on: November 06, 2013, 01:48:20 AM »
Here's another one I like from this year - it's the same bird as my avatar.  I was walking down a trail and stumbled upon him in a tree about 30 yards away.  I very slowly got out my telephoto lenses and took some shots of him.  I stood there for 3 hours waiting for him to fly off, but he just got bored with me and having had a big breakfast (see full belly and bloody beak), he dozed off!  I finally left...

I haven't see or been able to find another shot of a wild bald eagle sleeping, so I'm pretty happy with it.  This is a vertical crop of the photo:


Great image!  That is an image that I haven't ever seen before either!  I'd love to capture that shot!  Very nice!  :)
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Re: Sleepy Bald Eagle
« Reply #3129 on: November 06, 2013, 10:21:08 AM »
Great image!  That is an image that I haven't ever seen before either!  I'd love to capture that shot!  Very nice!  :)
Thanks, Ken!  I thought it was pretty funny that he was so comfortable with me that he just fell asleep!

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3130 on: November 06, 2013, 10:25:48 AM »
Here's just what's needed after downing 12 mountain ash berries.  I counted!
That's it for waxwings, for now anyway.

Jack

That's a pretty one, Jack. The colors are very complimentary.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3131 on: November 06, 2013, 11:06:41 AM »
Yesterday was Bee-eater day.

Photo 1: Bee-eater Ballerina
Photo 2: Takeoff

 

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3132 on: November 06, 2013, 07:21:38 PM »

Mangrove Blue Flycatcher (Cyornis rufigastra) by alabang, on Flickr

The Mangrove Blue Flycatcher (Cyornis rufigastra) is a species of bird in the Muscicapidae family. It is found in Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical mangrove forests.

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

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

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After taking the photo of the Indigo-banded Kingfisher  at the horse stable I was led by Roddel to this lifer (bird watcher talk for a bird you either first seen live in the wild or photographed live in the wild) Mangrove Blue Flycatcher (Cyornis rufigastra) on the opposite side of the hill. By initial description given to me by Roddel I was expecting an Common Emerald Dove (Chalcophaps indica).

Incidentally there I met Gerald, the founder/owner of Istorya.net who was looking for a Red Bellied Pitta.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3133 on: November 06, 2013, 07:34:10 PM »
Thanks Dustin,

Waxwings seem to yield kind of dreamy pictures at times.  I can't take credit for any complimentary colors - I'm just desperately trying to capture the moment with all the hopping that's going on! :) 

My 6D purchased in Feb and then shipped to Canon till late April has just turned over 10k!  I guess you could say I'm enjoying my revived hobby.  I honestly can't believe the number of great shots (by my standard anyway  ;)).  So far maybe 90% are 300 X2 so I guess that means I should really have the 600 F4 but I can't afford such!

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3134 on: November 07, 2013, 07:30:42 AM »
Here's just what's needed after downing 12 mountain ash berries.  I counted!
That's it for waxwings, for now anyway.

Jack
Beautiful capture. Very nice bokeh!
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3134 on: November 07, 2013, 07:30:42 AM »