December 22, 2014, 05:43:41 AM

Author Topic: Show your Bird Portraits  (Read 869308 times)

Krob78

  • 1D X
  • *******
  • Posts: 1329
  • When in Doubt, Press the Shutter...
    • View Profile
Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3255 on: November 14, 2013, 02:37:07 AM »
As Don would say, just another Heron...  :)
GBH...
1/200s
ISO 800
f/13
350mm

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!
Ken

5D Mark III, 100-400L, 70-200 2.8L II, 24-105L, 16-35L IS, 17-40L, 85mm 1.8, Samy 14mm 2.8,  600 EX-RT, 580EX II, 430EX II, 1.4X III, 2.0X III

canon rumors FORUM

Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3255 on: November 14, 2013, 02:37:07 AM »

J.R.

  • 1D X
  • *******
  • Posts: 1523
    • View Profile
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
1DX, 5D3, 600D, RX100
16-35L, 24-70L II, 70-200L II, 100-400L, 50L, 85L II, 135L, 24TSE, 40, 100 macro, 18-55 II, 55-250 II, 1.4x III, 2x III, 600RT x 4
The grass is always greener when you crank up the saturation in photoshop

J.R.

  • 1D X
  • *******
  • Posts: 1523
    • View Profile
Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3257 on: November 14, 2013, 03:07:33 AM »
As Don would say, just another Heron...  :)
GBH...
1/200s
ISO 800
f/13
350mm

Yes ... just another Heron and just as nice!  :)
1DX, 5D3, 600D, RX100
16-35L, 24-70L II, 70-200L II, 100-400L, 50L, 85L II, 135L, 24TSE, 40, 100 macro, 18-55 II, 55-250 II, 1.4x III, 2x III, 600RT x 4
The grass is always greener when you crank up the saturation in photoshop

TheJock

  • EOS M2
  • ****
  • Posts: 153
  • Learning one day at a time...thanks to CR :)
    • View Profile
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.
Thanks.

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!!!

70D - 100-400L - 24-105L - 50 f1.8 II - 100 f2.8 USM Macro - Sigma 10-20 f4-5.6 - Sigma 610 ST.
Next on the hit list - 5DIII - 18-35 f1.8 DG HSM
My Flickr - https://www.flickr.com/photos/126853167@N07/

Click

  • Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II
  • ********
  • Posts: 3615
    • View Profile
Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3259 on: November 14, 2013, 06:29:56 AM »
As Don would say, just another Heron...  :)
GBH...
1/200s
ISO 800
f/13
350mm


Lovely picture ken.  8) Nicely done.

sushyam

  • PowerShot G1 X II
  • ***
  • Posts: 39
    • View Profile
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.

Maximilian

  • Canon 7D MK II
  • *****
  • Posts: 506
  • The dark side - I've been there
    • View Profile
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.
sometimes you have to close your eyes to see properly.

canon rumors FORUM

Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3261 on: November 14, 2013, 11:08:49 AM »

mackguyver

  • Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II
  • ********
  • Posts: 3048
  • Who Dares Wins
    • View Profile
    • My Personal Work
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:

Skatol

  • Rebel SL1
  • ***
  • Posts: 92
    • View Profile
    • Richardson Photographic
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!  :)
Thanks Krob, These are just a few from a very good couple of weekends.
1DIV, 5DIII, 7D and too many lenses to list.
Too much time, too little gear...scratch that, reverse it.

Click

  • Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II
  • ********
  • Posts: 3615
    • View Profile
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.

Pugshot

  • PowerShot G1 X II
  • ***
  • Posts: 45
    • View Profile
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.

serendipidy

  • 1D X
  • *******
  • Posts: 1348
    • View Profile
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 ;)
EOS 5D miii, EOS 7D, 70-200mm f/2.8L IS ii, 100-400mmL IS

Pugshot

  • PowerShot G1 X II
  • ***
  • Posts: 45
    • View Profile
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!

canon rumors FORUM

Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3267 on: November 14, 2013, 09:39:53 PM »

Pugshot

  • PowerShot G1 X II
  • ***
  • Posts: 45
    • View Profile
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.

serendipidy

  • 1D X
  • *******
  • Posts: 1348
    • View Profile
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. :)
« Last Edit: November 14, 2013, 09:55:42 PM by serendipidy »
EOS 5D miii, EOS 7D, 70-200mm f/2.8L IS ii, 100-400mmL IS

canon rumors FORUM

Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3269 on: November 14, 2013, 09:53:02 PM »