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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3810 on: December 17, 2013, 06:10:49 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?
It does not matter if it is a captive eagle or not.... that is a great picture!

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« Reply #3811 on: December 17, 2013, 07:57:44 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?

Sure! There are a couple bird of prey centers in Colorado. One, may be both, take in injured birds and nurse them back to health. I've never really thought of going to them for photography, but maybe I should...probably the best way to get close!
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3812 on: December 17, 2013, 11:17:10 PM »
A few more from my favorite fall birding spot.  Enjoy, critiques welcome.
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« Reply #3813 on: December 17, 2013, 11:44:46 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?
It does not matter if it is a captive eagle or not.... that is a great picture!

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« Reply #3814 on: December 17, 2013, 11:45:51 PM »
A few more from my favorite fall birding spot.  Enjoy, critiques welcome.

Wow...great work. The first and last images are my favorites. :)
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« Reply #3815 on: December 17, 2013, 11:56:01 PM »
I was out shooting in my yard a couple of days ago and shot these (and a bunch more you can see on my Flickr site http://www.flickr.com/photos/eric-johnson/ ).


Japanese White-eye (Zosterops japonicus) by EricJ777, on Flickr


Black-crowned Night Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax) by EricJ777, on Flickr


Red-vented Bulbul (Pycnonotus cafer) by EricJ777, on Flickr


Red-vented Bulbul (Pycnonotus cafer) by EricJ777, on Flickr


Common Waxbill (Estrilda astrild) by EricJ777, on Flickr
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3816 on: December 18, 2013, 12:04:24 AM »
Bateleur Eagle - 7D 300/2.8L


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« Reply #3817 on: December 18, 2013, 12:07:21 AM »
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« Reply #3818 on: December 18, 2013, 03:42:55 AM »
Quote from: Viper28=topic=1280.msg348405#msg348405 date=1387320914
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?
It does not matter if it is a captive eagle or not.... that is a great picture!

Sorry slight change of userid, I was on a old server lastnight and it picked up my previous uid that I can't reset the password on! Anyway a couple more from the same location but this time in flight, again 7D + 300/2.8L



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« Reply #3819 on: December 18, 2013, 04:21:20 AM »

Brown Shrike (Lanius cristatus) by alabang, on Flickr

The Brown Shrike is a migratory species and ringing studies show that they have a high fidelity to their wintering sites, often returning to the same locations each winter.[20][21][22] They begin establishing wintering territories shortly on arrival and their loud chattering or rattling calls are distinctive. Birds that arrive early and establish territories appear to have an advantage over those that arrive later in the winter areas.[23][24] The timing of their migration is very regular with their arrival in winter to India in August to September and departure in April.[25] During their winter period, they go through a premigratory moult.[20] Their song in the winter quarters is faint and somewhat resembles the call of the Rosy Starling and often includes mimicry of other birds. The beak remains closed when singing and only throat pulsations are visible although the bird moves its tail up and down while singing.[5][26]

The breeding season is late May or June and the breeding habitat includes the taiga, forest to semi-desert where they build a nest in a tree or bush, laying 2-6 eggs.[27]

They feed mainly on insects, especially lepidoptera.[28] Like other shrikes, they impale prey on thorns. Small birds and lizards are also sometimes preyed on.[29] A white-eye (Zosterops) has been recorded in its larder.[5] They typically look out for prey from a perch and fly down towards the ground to capture them.[30]

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3820 on: December 18, 2013, 06:09:37 AM »
A few more from my favorite fall birding spot.  Enjoy, critiques welcome.

Awesome shots. I especially like the last one. Well done.

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« Reply #3821 on: December 18, 2013, 08:32:03 AM »
I was out shooting in my yard a couple of days ago and shot these (and a bunch more you can see on my

Very nice shots Serendipidy. I especially like the first one.

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« Reply #3822 on: December 18, 2013, 04:26:47 PM »

Sorry slight change of userid, I was on a old server lastnight and it picked up my previous uid that I can't reset the password on! Anyway a couple more from the same location but this time in flight, again 7D + 300/2.8L


Very nice shots Simon. Well done.

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« Reply #3823 on: December 18, 2013, 06:26:21 PM »
I was out shooting in my yard a couple of days ago and shot these (and a bunch more you can see on my Flickr site http://www.flickr.com/photos/eric-johnson/ ).
Wow, very nice. Beaut detail.
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« Reply #3824 on: December 19, 2013, 03:10:07 AM »
Slightly different bird shot this time. Taken in my back garden. 7D+300/2.8L mounted on a  tripod and then remote triggered from in the house

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