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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4065 on: January 13, 2014, 06:52:36 PM »
Ring billed gull (Larus delawarensis)



This guy and the laughing gull in shot #4 of my previous post were constantly fighting for possession of the top of this post.  One would perch, the other would swoop in and harass his opponent until he vacated, the victor would perch, and then the whole cycle started over again.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4066 on: January 13, 2014, 08:01:00 PM »
Laughing gulls (Leucophaeus atricilla) in winter plumage.  In summer, the gray, mottled hood becomes solid black.


Everything shot with 5DIII and 70-200 2.8L II IS.  Because they are so used to people, they let you get pretty close so I didn't have to do any cropping on these close ups.

Great series gbchriste. I especially like the fifth one. Nicely done.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4067 on: January 13, 2014, 11:21:28 PM »
Laughing gulls (Leucophaeus atricilla) in winter plumage.  In summer, the gray, mottled hood becomes solid black.


Everything shot with 5DIII and 70-200 2.8L II IS.  Because they are so used to people, they let you get pretty close so I didn't have to do any cropping on these close ups.

Great series gbchriste. I especially like the fifth one. Nicely done.

Thanks!

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4068 on: January 13, 2014, 11:26:23 PM »
Tawny Frogmouth.
On a hot summers day (43.2c at last count) I spotted this guy/gal trying to keep out of the heat. I've heard it at night in my garden, and there's the tell tale signs of their droppings around the veggie garden.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4069 on: January 14, 2014, 01:19:12 AM »
43 C - ouch, I've almost fainted, -10 C here.  Very cute and nice shot.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4070 on: January 14, 2014, 02:00:08 AM »
43 C - ouch, I've almost fainted, -10 C here.  Very cute and nice shot.
Thanks Jack. It actually topped 44c at one stage :)  While I love the cold, not so sure about -10c ;)

Just went out to see if it was still around, but its moved trees. I'm hoping its alright, as we tend to have birds and possums collapsing with heat exhaustion on days like this.
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« Reply #4071 on: January 14, 2014, 02:55:39 AM »
"Not sure about -10 C"; that's not COLD! ;)  Seriously, I don't know how you can function at 44 C - WOW!

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4072 on: January 14, 2014, 03:28:51 AM »
Seriously, I don't know how you can function at 44 C - WOW!
Slowly ;)
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4073 on: January 14, 2014, 08:51:47 AM »
Tawny Frogmouth.
On a hot summers day (43.2c at last count) I spotted this guy/gal trying to keep out of the heat. I've heard it at night in my garden, and there's the tell tale signs of their droppings around the veggie garden.
5D3 with 300mm f4 + 1.4x TC.


Very cute bird. Nice shot Mr Bean.

43C.. it's time for a cold beer or iced tea.  8)

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4074 on: January 14, 2014, 11:49:51 AM »
A dunlin feeding.

This is one of a series of closeups trying to image the feeding mechanics of this long billed bird. They seem to have long thin BLUE tongues. I was pleasantly pleased by this shot in that it also shows the beautiful plumage of this shorebird.

Another interesting detail is the double highlight in the eye. I guess one is the direct sun and the second is the sun reflected off the water.

f7,ISO 400, 1000th - late afternoon sun, handheld .

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4075 on: January 14, 2014, 01:38:45 PM »
I like your shot Jeff.  Well done.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4076 on: January 14, 2014, 02:23:01 PM »
Male Red-bellied Woodpecker...



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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4077 on: January 14, 2014, 02:37:40 PM »
Male Red-bellied Woodpecker...


Great shot Harv. Beautiful light and bokeh.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4078 on: January 14, 2014, 03:32:41 PM »
Male Red-bellied Woodpecker...


Great shot Harv. Beautiful light and bokeh.

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Fantastic...I love it. :)
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4079 on: January 14, 2014, 04:25:29 PM »
Male Red-bellied Woodpecker...


Great shot Harv. Beautiful light and bokeh.

+1
Fantastic...I love it. :)

Thank you very much.  :D
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