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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3135 on: November 07, 2013, 08:10:48 PM »

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.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3135 on: November 07, 2013, 08:10:48 PM »

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3136 on: November 08, 2013, 03:37:34 AM »
I was looking at who started this popular thread and found that it was 1982chris911 who hasn't been active for over 2 years ... wonder if he knows this thread has become so popular that it is running on over 200 pages ... thanks to all the contributors.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3137 on: November 08, 2013, 05:30:30 AM »
... it was 1982chris911 who hasn't been active for over 2 years ...

Last Active:    May 07, 2013, 04:10:50 PM

Still some time ago, but not 2 years.

But a really wonderful and inspiring thread. Thanks to all contributors, too.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3138 on: November 08, 2013, 05:39:21 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
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3139 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!
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3140 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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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3141 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  ;)
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3141 on: November 08, 2013, 06:11:27 AM »

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3142 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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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3143 on: November 08, 2013, 06:30:19 AM »
serendipidy did you use artificial light with your humming bird shots?
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3144 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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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3145 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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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3146 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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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3147 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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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3147 on: November 08, 2013, 07:47:45 AM »

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3148 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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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3149 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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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3149 on: November 08, 2013, 09:12:04 AM »