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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4725 on: March 02, 2014, 09:17:17 PM »
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4726 on: March 02, 2014, 09:24:44 PM »

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« Reply #4727 on: March 02, 2014, 09:41:31 PM »
Click, CTJohn, HankMD and rpt....thanks for the kind words.

There are so many talented photogs posting amazing pictures on this forum. I have learned a lot just by seeing the works of others here. :)
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4728 on: March 02, 2014, 10:15:42 PM »
Raven taking the edge off an itch

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4729 on: March 02, 2014, 10:29:25 PM »
Ring-billed gull making a two point landing on the Pacific.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4730 on: March 02, 2014, 10:32:59 PM »
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4731 on: March 02, 2014, 11:04:46 PM »
Valvebounce, you and I are in the same boat.  It just happened that I was left some inheritance and was able to pick up the 300, so of course that opened some extra possibilities for me.  If you shoot lots then you have to get lucky at least part of the time.  That's my situation.

Do not neglect checking out your AFMA situation, in real subject shots too.  Just find a bird that sticks around and take many shots over the whole range of AFMA.  It's pretty quick and easy. That'll give you more experience actually recognizing where focus is located and should tell you if it appears to be a major negative factor.  DPP will display the focus point later as a reminder - a tripod may help.  Others may not agree but there are targets out in the woods that are nearly as good as a chart, like a little branch stub on a sloping log.

I believe with my 6D that the focus plane using secondary points does not perfectly agree with the center point.  This is showing up on full framed vertical close ups of my friend Downy.  Anyone else found this to be true??

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4732 on: March 03, 2014, 04:10:00 AM »
Little Bee-eater in Kenya. Hand held Canon 5dmk11 and 300f2.8mk11 lens
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4733 on: March 03, 2014, 05:41:00 AM »
Little Bee-eater in Kenya. Hand held Canon 5dmk11 and 300f2.8mk11 lens
Beautiful shot Kerry!
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4734 on: March 03, 2014, 09:42:18 AM »
I haven't posted for a while so here goes.  This is a Burrowing Owl in flight.  I've been trying for this shot for months.  These birds are extremely difficult to catch in the air because they fly without warning, they fly erratically, and invariably, they fly low to the ground.   Canon 5Diii, 100-400 f4-5.6L, ISO 400, f8 @ 1/1,600.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4735 on: March 03, 2014, 10:33:57 AM »
Well Steven you have to be pretty thrilled at this shot.  Many more like it?? 

When we stayed in Mesa at a friend's many years ago there was a family of those guys in a field in a large vacant lot right across from their front yard and they were almost tame.  Such weird behavior.  Unfortunately, an old Canon F1 and only wide angle, at the time. 

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« Reply #4736 on: March 03, 2014, 10:46:06 AM »
Another great shot Steven.  8)  Well done Sir!

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4737 on: March 03, 2014, 11:13:06 AM »
Beautiful shots guys.

dpc I believe you have a crow and a Herring Gull respectively.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4738 on: March 03, 2014, 05:29:13 PM »
Fantastic photos by everyone.

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« Reply #4739 on: March 03, 2014, 05:37:27 PM »
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Very nice shot Paul ... And welcome to CR  :)

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