September 01, 2014, 11:14:17 PM

Author Topic: Show your Bird Portraits  (Read 670864 times)

Jack Douglas

  • 1D Mark IV
  • ******
  • Posts: 858
    • View Profile
Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3180 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.

6D 300 X2 800th  F6.3  ISO 3200

Jack
6D  24-70 F4  70-200 F2.8 II  300 F2.8 II  1.4X III  2X III

canon rumors FORUM

Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3180 on: November 09, 2013, 07:59:11 PM »

J.R.

  • 1D X
  • *******
  • Posts: 1469
  • A Speedlight Junkie!
    • View Profile
Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3181 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.
« Last Edit: November 09, 2013, 09:44:49 PM by J.R. »
Light is language!

rpt

  • Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II
  • *******
  • Posts: 2142
  • Could not wait for 7D2 so I got the 5D3
    • View Profile
Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3182 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!

ejenner

  • Rebel T5i
  • ****
  • Posts: 100
    • View Profile
Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3183 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.

IslanderMV

  • EOS M2
  • ****
  • Posts: 206
    • View Profile
    • Jeff Bernier Photography
Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3184 on: November 10, 2013, 12:13:10 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.

Krob78

  • 1D X
  • *******
  • Posts: 1283
  • When in Doubt, Press the Shutter...
    • View Profile
Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3185 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
Ken

5D Mark III, 100-400mm L, EF 70-200mm f/2.8 II, EF 24-105mm L, EF 17-40mm L, EF 85mm f/1.8 USM,  Canon 580EX II, Canon 430EX II, Promaster TC 1.7x

Krob78

  • 1D X
  • *******
  • Posts: 1283
  • When in Doubt, Press the Shutter...
    • View Profile
Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3186 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)
Ken

5D Mark III, 100-400mm L, EF 70-200mm f/2.8 II, EF 24-105mm L, EF 17-40mm L, EF 85mm f/1.8 USM,  Canon 580EX II, Canon 430EX II, Promaster TC 1.7x

canon rumors FORUM

Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3186 on: November 10, 2013, 12:51:18 AM »

Maximilian

  • EOS M2
  • ****
  • Posts: 222
  • The dark side - I've been there
    • View Profile
Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3187 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 ;)

Quote
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.

Mr Bean

  • 7D
  • *****
  • Posts: 360
    • View Profile
Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3188 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 :)
5D3 with 300mm f4 + 1.4x TC
5D mk3 with grip, 300 f4 L, 100 IS Macro L, 50 f1.4, 50 f1.8, 40 f2.8 pancake, 35 f2, 1.4x TC III, Zeiss 15mm f2.8, 24 f1.4 L
580EX II, MT-24EX Macro Flash
EF 12mm and 25mm II Extension tubes

Krob78

  • 1D X
  • *******
  • Posts: 1283
  • When in Doubt, Press the Shutter...
    • View Profile
Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3189 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 :)
5D3 with 300mm f4 + 1.4x TC


Very nice Bean!
Ken

5D Mark III, 100-400mm L, EF 70-200mm f/2.8 II, EF 24-105mm L, EF 17-40mm L, EF 85mm f/1.8 USM,  Canon 580EX II, Canon 430EX II, Promaster TC 1.7x

ERHP

  • Rebel T5i
  • ****
  • Posts: 135
    • View Profile
    • ERH Photography
Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3190 on: November 10, 2013, 01:10:49 AM »
Thanks Krob78 and Click.

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.
Cool! 

ejenner, I've only seen those guys in zoos but they are huge.  (And I really dislike shooting through fences too)

serendipidy, great shots of the hummers!

Some great shots from everyone(even the ugly birds ;) ) I should probably comment sooner since this thread is picking up steam.

Just an American Wigeon looking for the perfect dabbling spot(and fortunately it was near me)


Canon 1D X / 5D MK III and some lenses

http://erhp.smugmug.com/

Mr Bean

  • 7D
  • *****
  • Posts: 360
    • View Profile
Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3191 on: November 10, 2013, 01:11:47 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 :)
5D3 with 300mm f4 + 1.4x TC

Very nice Bean!
Thanks Krob78. Its a tricky, secluded spot to get a good, clear picture. So, I'm happy with this one :)
5D mk3 with grip, 300 f4 L, 100 IS Macro L, 50 f1.4, 50 f1.8, 40 f2.8 pancake, 35 f2, 1.4x TC III, Zeiss 15mm f2.8, 24 f1.4 L
580EX II, MT-24EX Macro Flash
EF 12mm and 25mm II Extension tubes

Krob78

  • 1D X
  • *******
  • Posts: 1283
  • When in Doubt, Press the Shutter...
    • View Profile
Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3192 on: November 10, 2013, 01:13:04 AM »
Thanks Krob78 and Click.

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.
Cool! 

ejenner, I've only seen those guys in zoos but they are huge.  (And I really dislike shooting through fences too)

serendipidy, great shots of the hummers!

Some great shots from everyone(even the ugly birds ;) ) I should probably comment sooner since this thread is picking up steam.

Just an American Wigeon looking for the perfect dabbling spot(and fortunately it was near me)


Nice one!
Ken

5D Mark III, 100-400mm L, EF 70-200mm f/2.8 II, EF 24-105mm L, EF 17-40mm L, EF 85mm f/1.8 USM,  Canon 580EX II, Canon 430EX II, Promaster TC 1.7x

canon rumors FORUM

Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3192 on: November 10, 2013, 01:13:04 AM »

Rienzphotoz

  • Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II
  • *******
  • Posts: 3322
  • Peace unto all ye Canon, Nikon & Sony shooters
    • View Profile
Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3193 on: November 10, 2013, 01:45:10 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,
+1
Canon 5DMK3 70D | Nikon D610 | Sony a7 a6000 | RX100M3 | 16-35/2.8LII | 70-200/2.8LISII | 100/2.8LIS | 100-400LIS | 40/2.8 | 50/1.4 | 85/1.8 | 600EX-RTx2 | ST-E3-RT | 24/3.5 T-S | 10-18/4 OSS 16-50 | 24-70/4OSS | 55/1.8 | 55-210 OSS | 70-200/4 OSS | 28-300VR | HVL-F43M | GoPro Black 3+ & DJI Phantom

Mr Bean

  • 7D
  • *****
  • Posts: 360
    • View Profile
Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3194 on: November 10, 2013, 07:24:28 AM »
Young Flame robin about to be fed by mum. The males have a black head, and a much redder chest.
5D3 with 300mm f4. Challenging light, very late in the day, back lit by bright cloud and a shutter speed of 1/160 or slower. Just hold the button down and hope something comes out of it :)
5D mk3 with grip, 300 f4 L, 100 IS Macro L, 50 f1.4, 50 f1.8, 40 f2.8 pancake, 35 f2, 1.4x TC III, Zeiss 15mm f2.8, 24 f1.4 L
580EX II, MT-24EX Macro Flash
EF 12mm and 25mm II Extension tubes

canon rumors FORUM

Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3194 on: November 10, 2013, 07:24:28 AM »