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« Reply #4710 on: March 01, 2014, 09:42:49 PM »
Lovely. Beautiful image.  8)

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4711 on: March 01, 2014, 09:51:06 PM »
Adult and young osprey.
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I've noticed in my pictures as well, that the young Osprey have different colour eyes than the parents... does anyone know why?

Maybe "hanky panky".  ;)

Nice GH owl shot Gary samples.  Lots of other nice shots too.  Thanks everyone.

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« Reply #4712 on: March 02, 2014, 02:59:59 AM »
A few Heron shots


BCN Heron BIF by EricJ777, on Flickr

BCN Heron BIF by EricJ777, on Flickr

Black-crowned Night Heron by EricJ777, on Flickr

Black-crowned Night Heron by EricJ777, on Flickr
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« Reply #4713 on: March 02, 2014, 03:10:43 AM »
And a few more...5D3, 70-200L...EXIF on Flickr.


BCN Heron BIF by EricJ777, on Flickr

BCN Heron BIF by EricJ777, on Flickr

BCN Heron BIF by EricJ777, on Flickr

BCN Heron BIF by EricJ777, on Flickr
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« Reply #4714 on: March 02, 2014, 08:50:28 AM »
A few Heron shots

Great series Serendipidy. I especially like the first and the second shots. Well done Sir.

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« Reply #4715 on: March 02, 2014, 09:17:14 AM »
A few Heron shots


BCN Heron BIF by EricJ777, on Flickr

BCN Heron BIF by EricJ777, on Flickr

Black-crowned Night Heron by EricJ777, on Flickr

Black-crowned Night Heron by EricJ777, on Flickr

I love the lighting - beautiful work!
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4716 on: March 02, 2014, 09:28:17 AM »
Really amazing captures from everyone. I particularly enjoyed Kerry B's series of exotic species (to me), dpc's raven and geese, CTJohns' spoonbills, gary samples' owl, serendipidy's night heron (Harry?)...just to name a few.

Below is one of the first images I got out of my brandnew Tamron zoom on my first day of trials -- that is to say, this morning. It was overcast but thankfully no rain. I shot everything handheld (tripod too clunky, no monopod yet). The 150-600mm definitely felt heavier than my 70-200mm!

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« Reply #4717 on: March 02, 2014, 12:43:19 PM »
A few Heron shots

Great series Serendipidy. I especially like the first and the second shots. Well done Sir.
+1

I like the fourth one too.

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« Reply #4718 on: March 02, 2014, 02:59:41 PM »
Taken with 5dmk111, Canon 300f2.8mk11 with 1.4 extender mk111
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« Reply #4719 on: March 02, 2014, 03:41:06 PM »
Zebra Finch. Taken during a light rain.
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« Reply #4720 on: March 02, 2014, 05:00:09 PM »
Zebra Finch. Taken during a light rain.
Beautiful bird, well done.

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« Reply #4721 on: March 02, 2014, 07:00:58 PM »
Zebra Finch. Taken during a light rain.
Beautiful bird, well done.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4722 on: March 02, 2014, 08:42:13 PM »
A feathered friend hanging out on our balcony...
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« Reply #4723 on: March 02, 2014, 08:49:31 PM »
Feathered friends hanging out on our balcony...
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4724 on: March 02, 2014, 09:05:40 PM »
Hi jrista.
I think you possibly miss understood my post. I'm not looking to upgrade my camera though I am aware there are some limits placed on me by the lens in that it needs an aperture of around F8 for best image quality and that means high iso on a body that many say is not up to it. I might upgrade my lens if my birthday wish list works! ;D
I am seeing so many excellent shots from the 7D that I know I need to improve my technique and also make sure that nothing else like AFMA is messing with my images.
Most of all I know I'm not a great photographer, in fact at best mediocre, and the more great images I see here the closer I rate myself to a poor photographer! (as in not good, not cash strapped, though I am that too!)

Cheers Graham.


Hi Jack.
I'm here to try to learn, thought my problem was my camera, then people post beautiful pictures using he 7D so now I think it might be my lens, Sigma 150-500, anyone got any really good pics from one of these to prove it is me not the gear!  ::) ;D

Ferris, how did you even get the 2400mm effective lens to stop quivering as your heart beat while you tried to frame it, (I'm guessing it's not hand held) come to that how did you know where to point it in the first place, must have been a fair way away almost out of sight? Beautiful pic none the less. It would seem the 7D is capable of great pictures in the right hands, I'm not for one moment suggesting the camera made the shot, if that was the case I'd have pics like that too! 

Like Mackguyver said lots of great pics from everyone else too.

Cheers Graham.



My usual suggestion so that we're not just looking at pretty pictures we could see virtually anywhere, please add interesting/useful information such as the lens used etc. ;)  I think most of us are here to learn how we might improve.

Great shots everyone.

Jack

Here is the simplest bit of advice I can offer. If you don't know how to tell if it is your equipment that is your problem, then it is not the equipment (yet). The day when you are 100% absolutely certain that your lens or your camera body is holding you back, then, and only then, should you upgrade.

There are certain aspects of a lens like the Sigma 150-500, or the 7D, that will diminish the quality of your images compared to better equipment. However you should be able to elucidate exactly how and why your equipment is diminishing the quality of your work before you start looking for more expensive gear. Even with a 150-500 and 7D, once you have the skill, you should be able to make some great photographs.

They may not adhere to all the little nuances of your artistic goals, the backgrounds may not be blurry enough or things may just not be sharp enough when viewed larger on a screen...but overall, for the kinds of smaller sizes and crops we usually post online, your current equipment should serve you quite well once you have a good handle on how to properly use it.

The day you can say, with complete confidence and clarity, that it's your lens or your camera that are preventing you from achieving the quality you expect, that's the day you should buy the necessary replacement part.
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