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« Reply #3780 on: December 15, 2013, 06:39:08 PM »
Sunset silhouette of a Western Grebe:

Lovely. Nicely done jrista.

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« Reply #3781 on: December 15, 2013, 06:39:52 PM »
Sunset silhouette of a Western Grebe:

This was an attempt to fix photos that were taken backside of the bird (where the sun was opposite me, rather than at my back.) As one would expect, the dynamic range of my camera was blown, by many stops, so the birds ended up horribly underexposed. I decided to make the birds silhouettes and process for the water instead...the results turned out pretty good, if I may say so myself! :)

Beautiful!

God I love my 600mm lens...the thin DOF is just a thing of ultimate wonder... (I could NEVER have gotten that creamy boke in the water with my 100-400.) It's shots like this, razor sharp and yet creamy smooth, that make me remember why I spent an unholy dumptrucks worth of money on a lens...  ;D

Here is another...love the effect of the orange sinlight scattering through the wave crests:

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3782 on: December 15, 2013, 08:54:51 PM »
So many great shots. Here are a couple of mine




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« Reply #3783 on: December 15, 2013, 09:08:29 PM »
So many great shots. Here are a couple of mine





Excellent shots, both! I really love Cormorant eyes...that blue jewel. Wonderful shot of the Cormorant, too. I can't get within 100 feet of them here in Colorado...

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« Reply #3784 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/

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« Reply #3785 on: December 16, 2013, 12:42:13 AM »
Mid air collisions averted....

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« Reply #3786 on: December 16, 2013, 12:43:15 AM »
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Great shots Mick. I especially like the second one. Well done.

+1 love the 2nd one
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« Reply #3787 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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« Reply #3788 on: December 16, 2013, 10:27:53 AM »
Great shots WillT

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« Reply #3789 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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« Reply #3790 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 #3791 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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« Reply #3792 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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« Reply #3793 on: December 17, 2013, 10:24:08 AM »
My favorite bird: barn owl.
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« Reply #3794 on: December 17, 2013, 10:57:18 AM »
Awesome. Nicely done ftico.

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