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Don Haines

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3675 on: December 07, 2013, 07:09:58 PM »
I went out today to take pictures of a pair of Cardinals that have been hanging around. No Cardinal pictures, but lots of Blue Jays...... Not exactly as planned, but I got to spend time outside in the snow :) Shots are with a 60D and 70-200 with a 1.4X extender.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3675 on: December 07, 2013, 07:09:58 PM »

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3676 on: December 07, 2013, 08:01:26 PM »
Bald Eagle portraits...hope you enjoy :)
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3677 on: December 07, 2013, 08:03:58 PM »
Bald Eagle portraits...hope you enjoy :)

Awesome. I especially like the first one. Well done.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3678 on: December 07, 2013, 08:17:52 PM »
Bald Eagle portraits...hope you enjoy :)

Awesome. I especially like the first one. Well done.

Ditto - all are stunning but love the first one.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3679 on: December 08, 2013, 02:13:22 AM »
Here's a few taken with the 600mm IS II F4 on a 5D Mark III.  All shots hand held without color modifications

Enjoy!

Two Cactus Wrens - note fruit juice (prickly pears from cactus) around their bill.  Their call is most unique and easy to ID as it sounds like a car having a tough time starting up on a cold morning.  Since 1931, they have been the Arizona State bird.  All shots taken in southern California.


Two Cactus Wrens (11878) by Revup67, on Flickr


"Ridin' The December Sky at 5:05" by Revup67, on Flickr


American Kestrel (11848) by Revup67, on Flickr


Townsend's Warbler (11679) by Revup67, on Flickr

Note rows of "narrowly" drilled holes and protruding sap which attracts insects as well as Rufous Hummingbirds (dependent on season and regional location).   The Sapsucker returns for its dinner (sap and insects) while they cling to the sap. 

Red-breasted Sapsucker (11710) by Revup67, on Flickr

The Ruby-crowned Kinglet (male) with its crowned raised.  The bird is next to impossible to find (though of Least Concern)..tiny and well camouflaged within the branches seeking aphids, caterpillars and the like.  The timing has to be precise as its crown is typically flattened and shows as sort of a red speck on its cap.


Ruby-crowned Kinglet (male) 11612 by Revup67, on Flickr
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3680 on: December 08, 2013, 02:15:10 AM »
Red-breasted Merganser drake...



Skillful photographer  + good lens = photo likes this

I can't wait to have something like this in my collection :)
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3681 on: December 08, 2013, 05:23:41 AM »
Bald Eagle portraits...hope you enjoy :)

Awesome. I especially like the first one. Well done.

Ditto - all are stunning but love the first one.
+1 ... the crop on the first one is just PERFECT!
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3681 on: December 08, 2013, 05:23:41 AM »

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3682 on: December 08, 2013, 08:13:43 AM »
Great shots everyone!

Here's one of my first attempts at birds. This little fellow (parus major) stopped by this morning.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3683 on: December 08, 2013, 08:34:53 AM »
Bald Eagle portraits...hope you enjoy :)

Awesome series.  Well done!
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3684 on: December 08, 2013, 09:18:19 AM »
Red-breasted Merganser drake...



Skillful photographer  + good lens = photo likes this

I can't wait to have something like this in my collection :)


Thanks a lot, Dylan.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3685 on: December 08, 2013, 09:44:31 AM »
Here's a few taken with the 600mm IS II F4 on a 5D Mark III.  All shots hand held without color modifications

Enjoy!

Two Cactus Wrens - note fruit juice (prickly pears from cactus) around their bill.  Their call is most unique and easy to ID as it sounds like a car having a tough time starting up on a cold morning.  Since 1931, they have been the Arizona State bird.  All shots taken in southern California.


Two Cactus Wrens (11878) by Revup67, on Flickr


"Ridin' The December Sky at 5:05" by Revup67, on Flickr


American Kestrel (11848) by Revup67, on Flickr


Townsend's Warbler (11679) by Revup67, on Flickr

Note rows of "narrowly" drilled holes and protruding sap which attracts insects as well as Rufous Hummingbirds (dependent on season and regional location).   The Sapsucker returns for its dinner (sap and insects) while they cling to the sap. 

Red-breasted Sapsucker (11710) by Revup67, on Flickr

The Ruby-crowned Kinglet (male) with its crowned raised.  The bird is next to impossible to find (though of Least Concern)..tiny and well camouflaged within the branches seeking aphids, caterpillars and the like.  The timing has to be precise as its crown is typically flattened and shows as sort of a red speck on its cap.


Ruby-crowned Kinglet (male) 11612 by Revup67, on Flickr

Clearly, you are as patient and persistent as you are skilled!  Your Ruby Crowed Kinglet is beautiful!  "next to impossible" is putting it mildly: often I can only hear them, and see flitting among the higher branches.  You've got it all: a nice pose, sharp and well-focused, and a creamy backdrop. 

The  other images are excellent as well.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3686 on: December 08, 2013, 09:47:34 AM »
Here's a few taken with the 600mm IS II F4 on a 5D Mark III.  All shots hand held without color modifications

Enjoy!


Beautiful series. I especially like the first one.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3687 on: December 08, 2013, 04:25:09 PM »
Visit my Flickr, Facebook & 500px and see my photos. :)

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3688 on: December 08, 2013, 04:54:03 PM »
Awesome shot Paolo. Beautiful bird.  8)

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3689 on: December 08, 2013, 08:17:37 PM »


Tough shooting in super low light and heavy snow. The Snowy's have the upper hand in their element.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3689 on: December 08, 2013, 08:17:37 PM »