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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4920 on: March 21, 2014, 06:15:16 PM »
Great Grey in a spring snowfall.
Neat shot.  I like the bird:perch ratio  ;D

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4921 on: March 21, 2014, 07:13:10 PM »
Thanks COBRASoft.   :)  The duck is very spectacular.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4922 on: March 21, 2014, 11:41:39 PM »
Peregrine Falcon
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4923 on: March 22, 2014, 01:48:03 AM »
Peregrine Falcon

Very nice. I don't see them often.
still a little cold in your neck of the woods?
I saw this one in the middle of Ottawa... Thousands of commuters passed by without a clue they were there. ( it was a pair of Peregrines). The duck WAS a Mallard....

It was a warm day, got all the way to plus 2.... And it is now snowing, they say another 15 cm....
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4924 on: March 22, 2014, 05:57:18 AM »
A killdeer on a cold spring morning - ice crystals on his back feathers

That's a wonderful shot.
You think he (or she) is standing on one leg because of the cold?
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4925 on: March 22, 2014, 07:32:29 AM »
Great Grey in a spring snowfall.  Taken late May of 2012 in Grand Teton National Park near Moose Wyoming.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4926 on: March 22, 2014, 08:09:30 AM »
A killdeer on a cold spring morning - ice crystals on his back feathers


Lovely shot. Nicely done.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4926 on: March 22, 2014, 08:09:30 AM »

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4927 on: March 22, 2014, 09:25:25 AM »
More lovely posts, great work and thanks to everyone.  Those grey owls are something to behold and huge!  wildlifeandmore, any more nice shots of it?

Jack
Thanks Jack.  Here is another one from the same shoot and a few more from another

The other one in the snow:
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160 iso

The other two (half stretch)
Canon 1D Mark IV
Canon 300mm 2.8L IS
f/3.5
1/1000
320 iso
Full stretch exif:
Canon 1D Mark IV
Canon 300mm 2.8L IS
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4928 on: March 22, 2014, 10:15:26 AM »
Thanks, wildlifeandmore.  I'm surprised that 300 was enough or was that one of those unique opportunities?

BTW what's your feeling relative to the 1.3 crop factor for birding, compared to the 5D2?  Also your take on the extra weight with the 1D4 - do you hike much with it?

Jack
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4929 on: March 22, 2014, 11:03:02 AM »
Thanks, wildlifeandmore.  I'm surprised that 300 was enough or was that one of those unique opportunities?

BTW what's your feeling relative to the 1.3 crop factor for birding, compared to the 5D2?  Also your take on the extra weight with the 1D4 - do you hike much with it?

Jack
Definitely lucky to get with 300mm.  I keep the 1.4x in my pocket. 

I really like 1D IV.  IQ is really good and the extra length is always good for wildlife along with the other features (fps,weather sealing,custom options).  I have owned the 30,40 and 7D's in the past (with great results) but I find myself appreciating the Mark IV more and more.  Took me a long time to work up to.  I like wildlife first and landscape next.  I had the 7D setup with the long tele and the 5DII with a 70-200, switching out to a 17-40 or 24-105 when needed for a full frame shot.

When hiking I take both.  Always setup for both wildlife and landscape in a flash.  Yes, its a load!  Every now and then I will only take the Mark IV.  My back sometimes pays the price, but I like to be prepared.  My experience with wildlife happens all too quickly and rely on "luck".  I am not an avid hiker.  Usually half day adventures as I usually go at it alone.   Only been out west a year or so and locals here in Eastern Idaho/Western Wyoming label me a "City Boy".  All new and all good!

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4930 on: March 22, 2014, 11:13:30 AM »
Caught her dunking her head in the water.  Thought it was interesting seeing her beak and face through the water.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4931 on: March 22, 2014, 12:15:08 PM »
Took a wee trip to the Ras Al Khor sanctuary today, the IQ of the Sigma has lots of limitations, but it's performed well on the new 70D..........still think a 400f4 and a 1.4x will be better so time to start saving again!!!
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4932 on: March 22, 2014, 12:54:32 PM »
Hi Guys,

My first post here. A picture I took a few years ago, when I just bought my 400mm f/5.6. A bit too noisy, but I was going for BIF pictures and had my 40D at iso 800  :o. Taken at f7.1 and 1/3200sec.

http://www.maryamora.nl/images/Grey%20Heron%20startled%20in%20flight.jpg
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4932 on: March 22, 2014, 12:54:32 PM »

wildlifeandmore

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4933 on: March 22, 2014, 02:40:21 PM »
Hi Guys,

My first post here. A picture I took a few years ago, when I just bought my 400mm f/5.6. A bit too noisy, but I was going for BIF pictures and had my 40D at iso 800  :o. Taken at f7.1 and 1/3200sec.

http://www.maryamora.nl/images/Grey%20Heron%20startled%20in%20flight.jpg

Really like this.  Great shot Peerke!

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4934 on: March 22, 2014, 03:44:39 PM »
"There is a lot to be said for being patient, still, and quiet."  Good for the birds and the photograher, lowers blood pressure! ;)

I'm so out of it that I posted my first sample chickie using my new old 1D2 in the ice/snow thread! :-[
I get so worked up about such a minor purchase imagine what a 1DX would do! ;)

Anyway, in tramping outside for an hour in the grass and snow (+8 C) carrying this beast with 300 X2, I became aware of how out of shape the winter has made me.  Nothing to shoot but a squirrel so out on the deck to my prop for this shot with the 1D2.  The sensor is very dirty otherwise it seems this small investment of $250 is worth it to help judge a future purchase.  What a pitiful LCD though - hard to believe - 2004.

Jack

Fantastic shot!

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
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