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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3180 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)


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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3181 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 :)
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Very nice Bean!
Thanks Krob78. Its a tricky, secluded spot to get a good, clear picture. So, I'm happy with this one :)
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3182 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!
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3183 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,
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3184 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.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3185 on: November 10, 2013, 01:42:05 PM »
Maximilian, I'm with you actually.  There isn't a bird that I don't love, but we know some are just naturally not winners in the beauty contests! ;)

The little bird (I have to try to remember there are viewers world wide) is a Black Capped Chickadee - Tit family I guess, and he/she was about 10 feet away in a little sheltered spot beneath/behind a willow tree where the beaver dam leaked enough water to form a tiny stream.  i was on the dam somewhat above.  The sun was breaking through and there was only one line of vision so I had no choice but to try as it was.  Quite dark with lots of action so it's not the best.

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I had no clue when I purchased the 6D and 300 that virtually all my shooting this summer would be 300 X2 but that's what's happened.  I know seasoned birders would say what would you expect, even 600 is not enough, and now I know.  Never the less, that combination works so well for hand held shots.  I tried tripod for a while but I guess I just love my mobility too much.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3186 on: November 10, 2013, 01:45:38 PM »
ERHP, would have loved to have been there - so serene.  "Just an American Wigeon looking for the perfect dabbling spot(and fortunately it was near me)"

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3186 on: November 10, 2013, 01:45:38 PM »

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3187 on: November 10, 2013, 01:47:22 PM »
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.

Beautiful shots. I especially love the second one.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3188 on: November 10, 2013, 01:49:33 PM »

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


Very nice. Well done ERHP.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3189 on: November 10, 2013, 08:30:39 PM »
RTH at 140mm and cropped.  I was able to hike up a hill to get within about 30 feet of this bird.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3190 on: November 10, 2013, 08:56:28 PM »
2n10 - wow!  A thrill I bet.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3191 on: November 11, 2013, 04:53:28 AM »
Butcher bird, the male. Currently, the pair are building a nest behind my place. We've already had one pair with young this season.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3192 on: November 11, 2013, 05:00:03 AM »
Tawny Frogmouth on nest. Not a true owl, but a member of the Nightjar family of birds. A difficult one to spot as they blend in with the bark of the tree. Unfortunately, we found the body of a dead chick, on the ground below this nest. Hopefully, they have a second chick under this adult.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3193 on: November 11, 2013, 09:56:37 AM »
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3194 on: November 11, 2013, 11:51:56 AM »
2n10 - wow!  A thrill I bet.

Jack

It most definitely was.  Thank you
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3194 on: November 11, 2013, 11:51:56 AM »