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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3195 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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« Reply #3196 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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« Reply #3197 on: November 10, 2013, 01:47:22 PM »
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.

Beautiful shots. I especially love the second one.

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« Reply #3198 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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« Reply #3199 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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« Reply #3200 on: November 10, 2013, 08:56:28 PM »
2n10 - wow!  A thrill I bet.

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« Reply #3201 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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« Reply #3202 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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« Reply #3203 on: November 11, 2013, 09:56:37 AM »
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« Reply #3204 on: November 11, 2013, 11:51:56 AM »
2n10 - wow!  A thrill I bet.

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It most definitely was.  Thank you
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« Reply #3205 on: November 11, 2013, 12:34:27 PM »
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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Bean, that is a wonderful image!  Only the 2nd time I've seen one of these!  Thanks!
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« Reply #3206 on: November 11, 2013, 12:35:02 PM »
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Nice Click!  I like how the ripples look... adds to the image! :)
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« Reply #3207 on: November 11, 2013, 12:40:54 PM »
Bean, that is a wonderful image!  Only the 2nd time I've seen one of these!  Thanks!
The first time I see it. Very peculiar bird and probably easy to miss due to its natural camouflage. Good shot!
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« Reply #3208 on: November 11, 2013, 02:43:17 PM »

Nice Click!  I like how the ripples look... adds to the image! :)

Thank you for your comment Ken.  :)

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« Reply #3209 on: November 11, 2013, 02:52:24 PM »

Nice Click!  I like how the ripples look... adds to the image! :)

+1 Delicate framing and the ripples brings life to it. Very nice indeed!
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