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Peerke

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4935 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 #4935 on: March 22, 2014, 12:54:32 PM »

wildlifeandmore

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4936 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 #4937 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!

Peerke

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4938 on: March 22, 2014, 05:27:58 PM »

Really like this.  Great shot Peerke!

Thank you for the reply. I've looked at your owl pictures. Super.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4939 on: March 22, 2014, 06:04:32 PM »
These guys aren't in the wild but I had fun photographing them anyway.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4940 on: March 22, 2014, 08:31:36 PM »
I really love cockatoos! I have a bared-eye myself, together with 3 cockatiels.
The black one is my favorite, but my aviary is much too small for such a big bird and they are way too expensive :(.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4941 on: March 23, 2014, 12:04:48 AM »
wildlifeandmore, from what I've figured out you live in a very great wildlife location.  Love your shots.  I'm hoping the 1D2 solves the questions that I have in due course so I'm more confident in my next purchase.  I can't really afford a 1Dx and won't if I can't get used to the weight (maybe a used 1D4).

Lots more great shots from new and old-timers alike.  New posters every day, that's great!

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4941 on: March 23, 2014, 12:04:48 AM »

Kerry B

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4942 on: March 23, 2014, 06:51:47 AM »
Excellent shot Peerke, great composition.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4943 on: March 23, 2014, 10:06:39 AM »
I was driving around with my wife and I spotted these Geese near Staples right next to a small river...
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HankMD

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4944 on: March 23, 2014, 12:17:50 PM »
First attempt at wildlife with my 70D and Tamron 70-200

That is very good for a first attempt, much better than when I started last December.

Below is from this afternoon:


And from yesterday morning:

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4945 on: March 23, 2014, 12:39:34 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.

I see Grey Herons once in a while but have not captured any half as well as you have -- very nice job!
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cbecklund

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4946 on: March 23, 2014, 12:44:15 PM »
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4947 on: March 23, 2014, 03:05:20 PM »
here are a couple from this weekend. probably the best pics ive taken yet.

IMG_5001 by sedwards679, on Flickr

IMG_5302 by sedwards679, on Flickr
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4947 on: March 23, 2014, 03:05:20 PM »

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4948 on: March 23, 2014, 04:11:51 PM »
Bluejay digging through the fresh fallen snow to get at the food. Shot with a SX50 at 1200mm equivalent in the (GASP!) "green box" mode... :)
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Peerke

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4949 on: March 23, 2014, 04:58:15 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.

I see Grey Herons once in a while but have not captured any half as well as you have -- very nice job!

Thanks Hank,

I got lucky. The heron came flying straight at me but decided to take a different direction. It was just like he was going to stop in mid air. Took a very sharp turn to the left and disappeared.

Grtz,
Peerke
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4949 on: March 23, 2014, 04:58:15 PM »