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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3165 on: November 09, 2013, 01:57:58 PM »
splish splash, I was taking a bath ...

The first shot is excellent.
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« Reply #3166 on: November 09, 2013, 02:01:42 PM »

The first shot is excellent.
Thanks J.R.

It's one of my personal favs of the last two years.

The snow owl action was too fast for me to do a proper framing.
Also a mesh fence forced me to get too close.
sometimes you have to close your eyes to see properly.

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« Reply #3167 on: November 09, 2013, 02:37:09 PM »
Thanks click and rpt :)
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« Reply #3168 on: November 09, 2013, 02:39:46 PM »
5D3 + 70-200 II - the first time I took to birds with this lens.

Bah ... I think I'm in trouble now. The IQ of the 100-400 almost suddenly feels like crap. Need to save up for a new 300mm f/2.8 II.

Beautiful photo, J.R. What bird is that?
Yes, that combo is nice. Like you, I wish for more reach. I dream of the 600mm and then wake up ;D
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« Reply #3169 on: November 09, 2013, 02:43:51 PM »
5D3 + 70-200 II - the first time I took to birds with this lens.

Bah ... I think I'm in trouble now. The IQ of the 100-400 almost suddenly feels like crap. Need to save up for a new 300mm f/2.8 II.

Beautiful photo, J.R. What bird is that?
Yes, that combo is nice. Like you, I wish for more reach. I dream of the 600mm and then wake up ;D

Hey, who knows, perhaps that new 150-600mm they've just announced will be affordable and with good IQ and AF!  :D
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« Reply #3170 on: November 09, 2013, 07:59:11 PM »
Maximilian I think the middle shot is almost as ugly as mine!  ;)  Maybe there is a place for a thread of ugly birds after all- just joking!

Another cute ugly.  This was down in a very secluded private area - she thought!  Some fill flash sure could have helped.

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« Reply #3171 on: November 09, 2013, 09:23:12 PM »
5D3 + 70-200 II - the first time I took to birds with this lens.

Bah ... I think I'm in trouble now. The IQ of the 100-400 almost suddenly feels like crap. Need to save up for a new 300mm f/2.8 II.

Beautiful photo, J.R. What bird is that?
Yes, that combo is nice. Like you, I wish for more reach. I dream of the 600mm and then wake up ;D

Thanks serendipidy. The bird is a Rufous Sibia usually found up in the Himalayan mountains in India.

Cheers ... J.R.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3171 on: November 09, 2013, 09:23:12 PM »

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« Reply #3172 on: November 09, 2013, 09:43:18 PM »
5D3 + 70-200 II - the first time I took to birds with this lens.

Bah ... I think I'm in trouble now. The IQ of the 100-400 almost suddenly feels like crap. Need to save up for a new 300mm f/2.8 II.
Excellent shot! Yes the 70-200 II is a lovely lens!

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« Reply #3173 on: November 10, 2013, 12:08:46 AM »
These are zoo photos, taken though wire (I finally found out how to make the 135 bokeh ugly), of a Stellar Sea Eagle taking a bath.  I watch these two at Denver zoo quite a bit, but hadn't seen them bathing before.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3174 on: November 10, 2013, 12:13:10 AM »
Young Cooper's Hawk. Martha's Vineyard.
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This bird posed for a few minutes, sometimes you just get lucky. Made my day.

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« Reply #3175 on: November 10, 2013, 12:50:11 AM »
Young Cooper's Hawk. Martha's Vineyard.
60D 100-400 @ 400mm, f6.3, ISO 250, 1250th

This bird posed for a few minutes, sometimes you just get lucky. Made my day.

Jeff, it was your lucky day for sure!!  I love the first image!  One of the best!  Really nice, It should make your whole week!   :D
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« Reply #3176 on: November 10, 2013, 12:51:18 AM »
These are zoo photos, taken though wire (I finally found out how to make the 135 bokeh ugly), of a Stellar Sea Eagle taking a bath.  I watch these two at Denver zoo quite a bit, but hadn't seen them bathing before.

That's pretty cool!  8)
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3177 on: November 10, 2013, 12:52:18 AM »
Maximilian I think the middle shot is almost as ugly as mine!  ;)  Maybe there is a place for a thread of ugly birds after all- just joking!
;) Thank you, too. By the way: IMHO there are only few birds I would call ugly ;)

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Another cute ugly.  This was down in a very secluded private area - she thought!  Some fill flash sure could have helped.
The fill flash would have illuminated that whatever (leaves?) was between you and the wagtail (?) even more.
So maybe no good idea.
How close did you get to that little bird? and what focal length did you use?
sometimes you have to close your eyes to see properly.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3178 on: November 10, 2013, 01:07:00 AM »
White faced Heron. I noticed him yesterday, on my neighbors dam. Unfortunately, I didn't have the camera setup and ready. Today, we did :)
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3179 on: November 10, 2013, 01:09:12 AM »
White faced Heron. I noticed him yesterday, on my neighbors dam. Unfortunately, I didn't have the camera setup and ready. Today, we did :)
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Very nice Bean!
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