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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3780 on: December 16, 2013, 12:04:48 AM »

Spotted Munia (Lonchura punctulata) by alabang, on Flickr

Being a highly sociable bird, the scaly-breasted munia is usually found in small groups, which sometimes include other species of the genus Lonchura. The diet of the scaly-breasted munia comprises mainly seeds, and this species spends much of its time foraging off the ground. It also takes seeds directly from plants such as rice during the harvest season, when the kernels are maturing (2).

Typically, Lonchura species build dome-shaped nests (7). Pairs of scaly-breasted munias will build nests from grass, straw and bamboo leaves. The nests can be found in bushes and usually contain four to seven eggs (2). Species within the Lonchura genus usually incubate their eggs for 15 to 18 days, and once hatched, the chicks grow rapidly and are fully independent within a few months (7).

Source: http://www.arkive.org/scaly-breasted-munia/lonchura-punctulata/

Location: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muntinlupa

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3780 on: December 16, 2013, 12:04:48 AM »

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3781 on: December 16, 2013, 12:42:13 AM »
Mid air collisions averted....

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3782 on: December 16, 2013, 12:43:15 AM »
Few wild Griffon Vultures in Eastern Europe


Great shots Mick. I especially like the second one. Well done.

+1 love the 2nd one
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3783 on: December 16, 2013, 10:19:52 AM »
Osprey trying to catch some fish. You can see the fish moving in the water.


Snowy Owl landing in some green grass.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3784 on: December 16, 2013, 10:27:53 AM »
Great shots WillT

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3785 on: December 16, 2013, 10:41:50 AM »
Osprey trying to catch some fish. You can see the fish moving in the water.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3786 on: December 16, 2013, 01:15:07 PM »
Went out looking for hawks yesterday and I found this young Red Tail, among others.  5Diii, 400DO, ISO 640, f.7.1 @ 1/1250 "M" setting.

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« Reply #3786 on: December 16, 2013, 01:15:07 PM »

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3787 on: December 16, 2013, 10:17:21 PM »
Few wild Griffon Vultures in Eastern Europe


Great shots Mick. I especially like the second one. Well done.

+1 love the 2nd one

I don't want to take a nap near those!  Awesome shots!

Jrista, really like the first grebe shot.  Great color on the water!

Steven, handheld?  He's got both eyes on you!
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3788 on: December 17, 2013, 06:32:32 AM »
Went out looking for hawks yesterday and I found this young Red Tail, among others.  5Diii, 400DO, ISO 640, f.7.1 @ 1/1250 "M" setting.

Very nice shot Steven.  8)

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3789 on: December 17, 2013, 10:24:08 AM »
My favorite bird: barn owl.
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« Reply #3790 on: December 17, 2013, 10:57:18 AM »
Awesome. Nicely done ftico.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3791 on: December 17, 2013, 05:37:48 PM »
Bateleur Eagle - 7D 300/2.8L

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3792 on: December 17, 2013, 05:44:44 PM »
Bateleur Eagle - 7D 300/2.8L


WOW! Fantastic!! One hell of a thin DOF, but still exquisitely executed. Love that detail.

How in the world did you get so close? Even with a 300mm, you still had to be pretty close to that bird in order to capture so much detail....I can't get within 25 feet of a raptor in the wild where I live, and due to the atmospherics out here, anything longer than around 1000mm or so doesn't do all that much good, as the air distorts fine subject detail.

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« Reply #3792 on: December 17, 2013, 05:44:44 PM »

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« Reply #3793 on: December 17, 2013, 05:45:38 PM »
Bateleur Eagle - 7D 300/2.8L



Beautiful shot Simon. Well done.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3794 on: December 17, 2013, 05:55:14 PM »
Thanks guys: Afraid to say its a captive Eagle. I have a bird of prey center near me that offers some excellent photo ops both like this and in flight / hunting. I have some more if you want to see them?

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3794 on: December 17, 2013, 05:55:14 PM »