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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3255 on: November 14, 2013, 02:37:07 AM »
As Don would say, just another Heron...  :)
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Ken...I love that shot. Perfect composition, beautiful bird with a nice pose, lovely colors and great bokeh. Great job!

Thank you Sir!  I didn't care for the building in the distance behind him but it's not too noticeable I suppose!  Thank you again!
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3255 on: November 14, 2013, 02:37:07 AM »

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3256 on: November 14, 2013, 03:05:56 AM »
Here are three owls: an Eastern Screech Owl, a Great Horned Owl, and a Barred Owl.

Beautiful

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3257 on: November 14, 2013, 03:07:33 AM »
As Don would say, just another Heron...  :)
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Yes ... just another Heron and just as nice!  :)

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3258 on: November 14, 2013, 05:09:55 AM »
This little chap was one of my first really good shots with my Sigma 150-500mm, I’ve only been at it for a little over 1 year but I’m happy with my progress considering that I can rarely find the time to get out here in Dubai, I’m planning a morning outing this weekend as the cooler months have arrived, if I could create shots half as stunning as some of the images in this thread I would be a very happy man, grateful for any critique.  It’s a Grey Francolin, shot at ISO 200, f5.6, 300th on a 550D.
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Very nice Jock!  Now if you could just get him to walk toward you!  That's always half the battle, no?  lol!  First one I've seen, thanks for sharing!

Thanks for the comment Krob, really appreciated  ;)
My outing is going ahead tomorrow morning, hopefully they’ll be walking towards me this time (LOL), so I may have some keepers if all goes well, keeping my fingers crossed.

P.S. those owl shots are awesome Pugshot!!!

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3259 on: November 14, 2013, 06:29:56 AM »
As Don would say, just another Heron...  :)
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Lovely picture ken.  8) Nicely done.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3260 on: November 14, 2013, 07:22:11 AM »
although not very colorful and dynamic, I love the expression of this tired young sparrow after his first flying lesson (which I loved to capture but missed :( )
Like the nice and furry look.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3261 on: November 14, 2013, 11:08:49 AM »
although not very colorful and dynamic, I love the expression of this tired young sparrow after his first flying lesson (which I loved to capture but missed :( )
Like the nice and furry look.
thank you very much.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3261 on: November 14, 2013, 11:08:49 AM »

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3262 on: November 14, 2013, 03:48:38 PM »
Here are three owls: an Eastern Screech Owl, a Great Horned Owl, and a Barred Owl.
Great owl shots - are they all wild?  If so, I'm extremely impressed.  If not, they are still beautiful photos, but I will know you, too, are a mere mortal.  I love owls, but they are so freaking hard to find out in the wild!  Here's my best owl shot to date - a very noisy little Barred Owl:
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3263 on: November 14, 2013, 04:00:09 PM »
Couple more from Conowingo

Nice captures Skatol!  Thanks for sharing and welcome to the forum!  :)
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3264 on: November 14, 2013, 04:38:38 PM »

Great owl shots - are they all wild?  If so, I'm extremely impressed.  If not, they are still beautiful photos, but I will know you, too, are a mere mortal.  I love owls, but they are so freaking hard to find out in the wild!  Here's my best owl shot to date - a very noisy little Barred Owl:


Great picture mackguyver. Well done.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3265 on: November 14, 2013, 06:26:09 PM »
[quoteGreat owl shots - are they all wild?  If so, I'm extremely impressed.  If not, they are still beautiful photos, but I will know you, too, are a mere mortal.  I love owls, but they are so freaking hard to find out in the wild!  Here's my best owl shot to date - a very noisy little Barred Owl:][/quote]

You guessed correctly - I'm a mere mortal. The owls were all residents at a bird rehabilitation facility and were willing to indulge four photographers by posing without complaint.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3266 on: November 14, 2013, 06:41:35 PM »

Great owl shots - are they all wild?  If so, I'm extremely impressed.  If not, they are still beautiful photos, but I will know you, too, are a mere mortal.  I love owls, but they are so freaking hard to find out in the wild!  Here's my best owl shot to date - a very noisy little Barred Owl:


Great picture mackguyver. Well done.

+1...in the wild, too ;)
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3267 on: November 14, 2013, 09:39:53 PM »
@mackguyver:  if you want to see a great in-the-wild owl shot, check this out:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/edpost/10752117233/#in/photostream/

The photographer, Ed Post, has many other great bird shots, but the owl shot is incredible!

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3268 on: November 14, 2013, 09:49:49 PM »
And here's another Barred Owl - again at a bird rehabilitation center, although a different one from my earlier shots.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3269 on: November 14, 2013, 09:53:02 PM »
@mackguyver:  if you want to see a great in-the-wild owl shot, check this out:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/edpost/10752117233/#in/photostream/

The photographer, Ed Post, has many other great bird shots, but the owl shot is incredible!

Wow! That is impressive. I wouldn't want to be a mouse in that scene.

I really admire those lucky souls who have the opportunity and stamina to trek around the world into the wild and take such amazing nature shots. I will have to be content to see it through their lens except for an occasional trip to a zoo. :)
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
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