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steven kessel

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3930 on: December 31, 2013, 08:09:27 PM »
Happy New Year everyone!  Ferruginous Hawk liftoff, 5Dii, 400 DO, ISO 320, f7.1 @ 1/1600, "M" mode

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3931 on: December 31, 2013, 09:22:08 PM »
Great shot Steven.  Happy New Year!

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3932 on: December 31, 2013, 10:39:35 PM »
Thanks Dolina.
Another one from the same sequence - Sulphur Crested Cockatoo They were flying over my house at the end of the day, quite low. So, I had little time to react when they did appear. Its normal to fly over towards the end of the day (its like being in a flight corridor), but I've got trees either side, which limits my view and reaction time. I was impressed with the 5D3 and how quick it could pick up and focus with the 300mm lens :)

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3933 on: December 31, 2013, 11:41:20 PM »
Mr. Bean, very nice perspective.  I baby sat one of these guys for a week or two, so it's nice to see an entirely different view.  Still, it seems strange seeing one in the wild, not for you though, I'm sure.

Anyone ever posted wild shots of the African Grey parrot??  I'd love to see some.

Pichu, with my new 70-200 2.8 and poor kitchen lighting (mixed compact flurescent, ISO 3200), but hey I had to shoot somthing when I got it home! ;)  Hoping to get outside with it tomorrow and to try the extenders.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3934 on: January 01, 2014, 06:34:56 PM »

Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea) by alabang, on Flickr

The Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea), is a wading bird of the heron family  Ardeidae, native throughout temperate Europe and Asia and also parts of  Africa. It is resident in the milder south and west, but many birds  retreat in winter from the ice in colder regions. It has become common  in summer even inside the Arctic circle along the Norwegian coast.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grey_Heron

Location: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Candaba,_Pampanga

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About this image.

I normally ignore Grey Herons as they tend to fly too high or perch too far. I also ignore em because I have a lot of good photos of them already.

What made me record this image is the fact that the bird was flying so low off the water. Something I yet to have.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3935 on: January 01, 2014, 07:35:36 PM »
Very nice shot Paolo.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3936 on: January 02, 2014, 09:40:08 AM »
My mom and dad keep their backyard well stocked with birdseed, bread scraps, discarded fruit, and so a lot of yard birds visit their property.  I just happened to be there on New Years Day with my camera and 70-200 2.8L II.  Not the best lens for birding but thought I would give it a shot.  My shooting angle was restricted to peeping my lens out through a small opening in their patio door so not the best angles.

The real wonder is how much detail and sharpness I was able to preserve in cropping down so tight in post processing.  Both the crops are about a 1000 pixel crop out of the middle of a 5DIII full frame.

All SOOC except for the crop.


1. Bluejay, full frame, ISO 320, f4, 1/320 shutter


2. Bluejay, cropped down. Would love to have gotten a better angle on this guy to eliminate the neighbor's shed from the background. But I was restricted to whatever view I could get by peaking my lens through a narrow opening in their patio door.


3. Mockingbird, full frame, ISO 320, f4, 1/320 shutter


4. Mockingbird, cropped down
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3937 on: January 02, 2014, 09:44:25 AM »
Happy New Year everyone!  Ferruginous Hawk liftoff, 5Dii, 400 DO, ISO 320, f7.1 @ 1/1600, "M" mode
Holy crap that's awesome!

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3938 on: January 02, 2014, 11:40:23 AM »
Duck yoga.  Green-winged Teal.  5Diii, 400DO, ISO 320 f6.3 @ 1/640, aperture priority.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3939 on: January 02, 2014, 11:43:12 AM »
I'm no Arthur Morris, but sometimes I try his "birds as art" technique:
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3940 on: January 02, 2014, 01:44:05 PM »
Steven, mackguyver, great shots guys. Well done

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3941 on: January 02, 2014, 03:22:25 PM »
Hey Steven, your duck will be up here in May and I'll be aiming for a shot like that!  Funny, we get the green winged and blue winged and the green are far more aloof - night and day difference - do you notice that (assuming in the wild with this comment).

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« Reply #3942 on: January 03, 2014, 04:45:42 AM »
Steven, mackguyver, great shots guys. Well done

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3943 on: January 03, 2014, 04:47:53 AM »


Really great Heron photo. Nice work. If he hangs around, he'll need a name.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3944 on: January 03, 2014, 04:56:44 AM »

Awesome shot - I can't believe you were so close.  All of the night herons I've run into are really shy.
Not if it is serendipity's heron Harry  ;)
Anyway, lovely shot willhunt. You should put a copyright notice on your pictures.

LOL. Speaking of Harry, here are a few shots of him swallowing a Tilapia I helped him catch several days ago.


My Heron Fishing Pal by EricJ777, on Flickr


My Heron Fishing Pal by EricJ777, on Flickr


My Heron Fishing Pal by EricJ777, on Flickr


My Heron Fishing Pal by EricJ777, on Flickr

rpt...What are the advantages of putting a copyright notice on your photos? And how do you do it?
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« Reply #3944 on: January 03, 2014, 04:56:44 AM »