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mackguyver

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4560 on: February 18, 2014, 01:27:02 PM »
"Out of respect, I'll limit my post to more endemic species - here's a slightly less wary (these guys are second only to Kingfishers it seems) Black-crowned Night Heron who posed for me on Sunday morning:"

"Wary" - not by Serindipidy - wish he'd send his birds up here! ;)

I'll be hoping for a shot like that this summer!

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I'm definitely jealous of his buddy Harry, and come to think of it, I've gotten much closer to at least one kingfisher and several bald eagles than I ever have to these guys.  Maybe they just don't like me.  Here are a couple of other Night Herons who I've had in my viewfinder for a few moments:
Flew off immediately:

Juvenile with a large alligator between me & him/her:

Shot from a moving boat:



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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4560 on: February 18, 2014, 01:27:02 PM »

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4561 on: February 18, 2014, 01:44:34 PM »
I'm definitely jealous of his buddy Harry, and come to think of it, I've gotten much closer to at least one kingfisher and several bald eagles than I ever have to these guys.  Maybe they just don't like me.  Here are a couple of other Night Herons who I've had in my viewfinder for a few moments:
Flew off immediately
I´m sure they believe the front lens element is the huge evil eye on a dangerous beast ;)
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4562 on: February 18, 2014, 07:01:50 PM »
Well these guys are my friends and I love em! Great posers!

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4563 on: February 18, 2014, 07:37:01 PM »
So cute.  :)  Well done Jack

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4564 on: February 18, 2014, 07:47:11 PM »
Thanks Click, it took a little persuading.  I'd been after this shot for a while.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4565 on: February 18, 2014, 08:23:40 PM »
Conventional wisdom is you've got to show the bird's eyes and preferably with a catch light in 'em or the photo is a failure.  In this case, I beg to differ.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4566 on: February 19, 2014, 09:06:27 AM »
Jack & Steven, those are both great shots - I like the little one popping out and I agree on the closed eyes.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4566 on: February 19, 2014, 09:06:27 AM »

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4567 on: February 19, 2014, 09:49:39 AM »
Thanks Mackguyver, what I really like is that she looked me straight in the eye as if to say I love you.  :)

The closed eyes owl also conveys a sense of trust and love! ;)

The 6D makes BIF tough and any movement is problematic for that matter, so I was happy to get this one.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4568 on: February 19, 2014, 10:44:25 AM »
Conventional wisdom is you've got to show the bird's eyes and preferably with a catch light in 'em or the photo is a failure.  In this case, I beg to differ.

Har !

Nice picture.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4569 on: February 19, 2014, 12:05:03 PM »
Conventional wisdom is you've got to show the bird's eyes and preferably with a catch light in 'em or the photo is a failure.  In this case, I beg to differ.


Very nice shot Steven.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4570 on: February 20, 2014, 02:43:32 AM »
Crimson Sunbird

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4571 on: February 20, 2014, 02:48:22 AM »
Hume's leaf warbler

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4572 on: February 20, 2014, 02:54:58 AM »
1/320, f5.6, ISO640, EF400 f2.8
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4572 on: February 20, 2014, 02:54:58 AM »

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4573 on: February 20, 2014, 03:47:55 AM »
1/320, f5.6, ISO640, EF400 f2.8
Its one of those shots I'd love to take but the incredible sharpness of the image actually makes the bird look a little sickly ... btw that's not meant to be offensive ... I like the awesome sharpness of the image.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4574 on: February 20, 2014, 03:51:24 AM »
Conventional wisdom is you've got to show the bird's eyes and preferably with a catch light in 'em or the photo is a failure.  In this case, I beg to differ.
Don't know if that Owl was sleeping or not, but he/she looks pleased about something ... reminds me of the old saying "the wise Owl". 8)
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4574 on: February 20, 2014, 03:51:24 AM »