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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3150 on: November 08, 2013, 05:52:58 AM »
Recently took a trip to San Francisco. Took lots of photos with my 5D3. Also, just got a Flickr account. I will try to post some using my Flickr. I hope this works.Here are some hummingbird shots.


C69A1056-dpp-c by joher777, on Flickr


C69A1801-dpp-c by joher777, on Flickr


C69A1881-dpp-c by joher777, on Flickr


C69A2217-dpp-c by joher777, on Flickr


Nice hummingbird shots!
Look closer, it's not a robin.

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« Reply #3151 on: November 08, 2013, 05:56:55 AM »
Thanks Northstar. It took me awhile to figure out how to post a photo from Flickr. I also just uploaded some photos of SF bay and the Golden Gate Bridge.
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« Reply #3152 on: November 08, 2013, 06:11:27 AM »
Here are some hummingbird shots.

Lovely!
The first one is my favorite, because of composition and the wings motion blur.
But maybe you could have talked to the spider to clean up before the shooting  ;)
sometimes you have to close your eyes to see properly.

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« Reply #3153 on: November 08, 2013, 06:24:56 AM »
Here are some hummingbird shots.

Lovely!
The first one is my favorite, because of composition and the wings motion blur.
But maybe you could have talked to the spider to clean up before the shooting  ;)
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Lovely pictures!

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« Reply #3154 on: November 08, 2013, 06:30:19 AM »
serendipidy did you use artificial light with your humming bird shots?
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« Reply #3155 on: November 08, 2013, 06:47:05 AM »
Recently took a trip to San Francisco. Took lots of photos with my 5D3. Also, just got a Flickr account. I will try to post some using my Flickr. I hope this works. Here are some hummingbird shots.
Beaut pics serendipidy. Tack sharp.
What lens?

serendipidy did you use artificial light with your humming bird shots?
And that was my next question :)

While you took the pic in San Francisco I can't help but think the type of red flower is a eucalyptus :)
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« Reply #3156 on: November 08, 2013, 07:23:34 AM »
Recently took a trip to San Francisco. Took lots of photos with my 5D3. Also, just got a Flickr account. I will try to post some using my Flickr. I hope this works. Here are some hummingbird shots.


Lovely pics more so because of the colors. 
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« Reply #3157 on: November 08, 2013, 07:25:12 AM »

The Philippine Magpie-Robin (Copsychus mindanensis) is a species of bird in the Muscicapidae family. It is endemic to the Philippines. It previously was considered a subspecies of the Oriental Magpie-Robin.

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests and subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philippine_Magpie-Robin

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

Settings: 1/100 ƒ/5.6 ISO 1250 700mm

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Story behind the photo:

I almost did not bother taking a photo of this Philippine Magpie-Robin (Copsychus mindanensis) thinking this was just another Philippine Pied Fantail (Rhipidura nigritorquis) that is extremely difficult to photograph because it rarely, if ever, stays still. I was also disinterested in picturing the Fantail here because I can easily do it from the comfort of my backyard.

What peaked my interest was its behaviour of staying rather stationary in the trees and it not spreading its tail into a fan. Another thing that caught my eye was the white and black feathers being of a slightly different pattern. Anyways, for those curious this is another lifer for me and what is more an endemic bird that can only be found in the Philippines.

For those who would want to take a photo of dark feathered birds you generally need to overexpose by 2-stops to get the bards to show up but you have to be mindful of balancing it out to consider the white feathers as well.


Nice shot Paolo. A question ... how do you distinguish this bird from the Oriental Magpie Robin?
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« Reply #3158 on: November 08, 2013, 07:47:45 AM »
Recently took a trip to San Francisco. Took lots of photos with my 5D3. Also, just got a Flickr account. I will try to post some using my Flickr. I hope this works. Here are some hummingbird shots.


Beautiful shots Serendipidy. I especially love the last one. Well done Sir!

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« Reply #3159 on: November 08, 2013, 08:39:01 AM »

The Philippine Magpie-Robin (Copsychus mindanensis) is a species of bird in the Muscicapidae family. It is endemic to the Philippines. It previously was considered a subspecies of the Oriental Magpie-Robin.

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests and subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philippine_Magpie-Robin

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

Settings: 1/100 ƒ/5.6 ISO 1250 700mm

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Story behind the photo:

I almost did not bother taking a photo of this Philippine Magpie-Robin (Copsychus mindanensis) thinking this was just another Philippine Pied Fantail (Rhipidura nigritorquis) that is extremely difficult to photograph because it rarely, if ever, stays still. I was also disinterested in picturing the Fantail here because I can easily do it from the comfort of my backyard.

What peaked my interest was its behaviour of staying rather stationary in the trees and it not spreading its tail into a fan. Another thing that caught my eye was the white and black feathers being of a slightly different pattern. Anyways, for those curious this is another lifer for me and what is more an endemic bird that can only be found in the Philippines.

For those who would want to take a photo of dark feathered birds you generally need to overexpose by 2-stops to get the bards to show up but you have to be mindful of balancing it out to consider the white feathers as well.


Nice shot Paolo. A question ... how do you distinguish this bird from the Oriental Magpie Robin?
thanks! I was told that geography is the main indicator for the split. The birder who informed me did not elaborate further.
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« Reply #3160 on: November 08, 2013, 09:12:04 AM »
Recently took a trip to San Francisco. Took lots of photos with my 5D3. Also, just got a Flickr account. I will try to post some using my Flickr. I hope this works. Here are some hummingbird shots.


C69A1056-dpp-c by joher777, on Flickr


C69A1801-dpp-c by joher777, on Flickr


C69A1881-dpp-c by joher777, on Flickr


C69A2217-dpp-c by joher777, on Flickr


Awesome Serendipidy!  These look a bit more challenging as captures than Harry!  Congratulations, really, really nice!  I like them all quite a bit but I really love the last one... not sure why but that black background has something to do with it for me and the almost macro image of the flowers... really nice set! 

It looks like you've toned down the BB a little bit too, I like it!  ;D
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« Reply #3161 on: November 08, 2013, 09:14:27 AM »
Yesterday was Bee-eater day.

Photo 1: Bee-eater Ballerina
Photo 2: Takeoff

Very nice!  I've certainly not seen any of those out here! :-[
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« Reply #3162 on: November 08, 2013, 09:16:10 AM »

Philippine Magpie-Robin (Copsychus mindanensis) by alabang, on Flickr

The Philippine Magpie-Robin (Copsychus mindanensis) is a species of bird in the Muscicapidae family. It is endemic to the Philippines. It previously was considered a subspecies of the Oriental Magpie-Robin.

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests and subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philippine_Magpie-Robin

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

Settings: 1/100 ƒ/5.6 ISO 1250 700mm

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Story behind the photo:

I almost did not bother taking a photo of this Philippine Magpie-Robin (Copsychus mindanensis) thinking this was just another Philippine Pied Fantail (Rhipidura nigritorquis) that is extremely difficult to photograph because it rarely, if ever, stays still. I was also disinterested in picturing the Fantail here because I can easily do it from the comfort of my backyard.

What peaked my interest was its behaviour of staying rather stationary in the trees and it not spreading its tail into a fan. Another thing that caught my eye was the white and black feathers being of a slightly different pattern. Anyways, for those curious this is another lifer for me and what is more an endemic bird that can only be found in the Philippines.

For those who would want to take a photo of dark feathered birds you generally need to overexpose by 2-stops to get the bards to show up but you have to be mindful of balancing it out to consider the white feathers as well.


Wonderful Paolo!
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« Reply #3163 on: November 08, 2013, 09:44:36 AM »
Yesterday was Bee-eater day.

Photo 1: Bee-eater Ballerina
Photo 2: Takeoff


Very nice!  I've certainly not seen any of those out here! :-[

Thanks. Apparently they are distributed from Europe to Australia - Wikipedia says "The bee-eaters have an Old World distribution, occurring from Europe to Australia"
Take a look at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bee-eater#Distribution.2C_habitat_and_migration

These ones here are green bee-eaters...

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« Reply #3164 on: November 08, 2013, 09:55:24 AM »
"Hummingbirds taken at SF,CA Zoo and SF Botanical gardens 25 Oct 2013 and 28 Oct 2013"

Hey Serendipidy, how did you get my hummer to meet you in San Fransisco?! ;)  Her trip was longer than yours.

Very nice!

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