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Jack Douglas

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3285 on: November 16, 2013, 03:48:54 AM »
Thanks to all for the recent very interesting shots!

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3286 on: November 16, 2013, 06:12:36 AM »
Tawny Frogmouth with baby. A week ago, I found the body of one chick, on the ground, beneath this nest. Fortunately, they had a second one to show off :)
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Nice shot!  At first glance I didn't even notice the baby in the shot. 

I wish I could blend in that well with my couch when the wife comes looking for me to do some chores...chuckle.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3287 on: November 16, 2013, 06:31:24 AM »
Tawny Frogmouth with baby. A week ago, I found the body of one chick, on the ground, beneath this nest. Fortunately, they had a second one to show off :)
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Nice shot!  At first glance I didn't even notice the baby in the shot. 

I wish I could blend in that well with my couch when the wife comes looking for me to do some chores...chuckle.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3288 on: November 16, 2013, 08:02:20 AM »
Good shot Mr Bean. They sure are ugly looking baby birds, bush turkey babies give them a run for their money though.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3289 on: November 16, 2013, 12:35:19 PM »
I am sitting in a hunting blind and taking pictures of chickadees.... While I wait, I am browsing through this forum.....WOW are there ever a lot of fantastic pictures here! This is so inspirational! Thank you everyone for sharing with us your handiwork!
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3290 on: November 16, 2013, 04:36:19 PM »
I am sitting in a hunting blind and taking pictures of chickadees.... While I wait, I am browsing through this forum.....WOW are there ever a lot of fantastic pictures here! This is so inspirational! Thank you everyone for sharing with us your handiwork!

And the credit for this picture should go to Jrista.... I got it from following his advice. THANKS!
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3291 on: November 16, 2013, 04:52:57 PM »
Don, were you eating sunflower seeds in the blind while you were waiting too?  ;) Very nice.
Gotta love those little birds.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3292 on: November 17, 2013, 09:09:16 AM »
Nice one Don! 

Yesterday was almost completely overcast but I still decided to see what was out. 

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3293 on: November 17, 2013, 12:22:21 PM »
ERHP, lovely little thrush - serene!

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3294 on: November 17, 2013, 12:29:15 PM »
Very nice shot ERHP. Well done.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3295 on: November 17, 2013, 02:08:34 PM »
Hi folks, my images from Friday were not that good, no idea what’s the matter but they were all slightly out of focus, like a heat haze, I couldn’t really see the LCD as the sun was very bright and I forgot sunglasses so I never noticed until I got home, the lake (big pond) was incredible right enough! Right in the middle of a housing development but shut off as the powers that be like to do in Dubai, there were Ospreys, Eagles, Marsh Harriers as well as a plethora of wading birds, like Herons, Egrets etc.  I’m quite disappointed that my images were all bad, I’ll need to figure out what the problem is…..or if it’s simply user error!!
Would a dirty sensor cause images to be out of focus??  Also what’s the best metering setting to be on when tracing flying birds?  My settings were evaluative metering, Landscape WB, Al Servo/continuous and full manual.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3296 on: November 17, 2013, 04:35:26 PM »
I'm not qualified to evaluate, but sure seems to me there were heat waves.  What lens and settings and other factors such as distance, hand held .... without this I don't think much help is possible.

I'd sure love to be there shooting!!  You're a lucky guy.  :)

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3297 on: November 17, 2013, 06:22:23 PM »
Fall chickadee. 5DMKIII, 600 II + 1.4 III, 1/640, f8, ISO 2500, Better Beamer -2 & 1/3 fill flash
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
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« Reply #3298 on: November 17, 2013, 06:56:29 PM »
Very nice shot Vern.  Do you have any personal thoughts on what you gained and what you might have lost in using the fill flash in this case?  Was it backlit?  The chickadee is very nicely exposed and looks impressive.  I've never used a flash for wildlife.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3299 on: November 17, 2013, 07:22:24 PM »
Fall chickadee. 5DMKIII, 600 II + 1.4 III, 1/640, f8, ISO 2500, Better Beamer -2 & 1/3 fill flash

Lovely shot Vern.

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