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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4080 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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« Reply #4081 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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« Reply #4082 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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« Reply #4083 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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« Reply #4084 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 #4085 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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« Reply #4086 on: January 14, 2014, 03:28:51 AM »
Seriously, I don't know how you can function at 44 C - WOW!
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« Reply #4087 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.
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Very cute bird. Nice shot Mr Bean.

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

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« Reply #4088 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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« Reply #4089 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 #4090 on: January 14, 2014, 02:23:01 PM »
Male Red-bellied Woodpecker...



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« Reply #4091 on: January 14, 2014, 02:37:40 PM »
Male Red-bellied Woodpecker...


Great shot Harv. Beautiful light and bokeh.

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« Reply #4092 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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« Reply #4093 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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« Reply #4094 on: January 14, 2014, 05:40:43 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.
5D3 with 300mm f4 + 1.4x TC.


Love the Image, well done, and in that heat, very well done.

January 03rd My Family & I drove through a place in Queensland Australia called Birdsville (no kidding, that's what they named the Town), we had to stop for fuel as the next fuel was a light year away, 45.1c, and later in the day they recorded 48c, only melted tough people live here.

I managed to take no Images anywhere near Birdsville, I was worried the 1Dx would burst into Flames.
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« Reply #4094 on: January 14, 2014, 05:40:43 PM »