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Jack Douglas

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5085 on: April 05, 2014, 12:58:04 AM »
Don, it's apparent that there is something but I wouldn't have guessed a fence.  Very nice.

Goes to show it's still better to try the shot anyway.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5086 on: April 05, 2014, 01:56:10 AM »
Don, it's apparent that there is something but I wouldn't have guessed a fence.  Very nice.

Goes to show it's still better to try the shot anyway.

Jack

Agreed, the fence is hardly noticeable at all.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5087 on: April 05, 2014, 07:03:36 AM »
First Great Blue Heron seen this year.... the shot was through a chain link fence and focused so as to make the links of the fence almost invisible. If you look closely at the picture you can make them out... they are the slightly brighter diagonal diamond pattern.

Pretty good result considering the chain fence in the way!

After seeing this, I guess I won't worry as much anymore about a little dust on the front element.  ;D
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5088 on: April 05, 2014, 09:56:42 AM »
I had another go at the Great Crested Grebe today and got some shots of its mating dance. Quite a performer (I posted a few others on the 1DX thread, http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=8079.2595
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5089 on: April 05, 2014, 10:13:21 AM »
I had another go at the Great Crested Grebe today and got some shots of its mating dance. Quite a performer (I posted a few others on the 1DX thread, http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=8079.2595
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Great shots of very cool birds, Location ?
I shot them at the west side of a lake called Østensjøvannet, in Oslo, Norway. They have two couples there this year. To me this bird, with its mating dance, is a clear 3-star Michelin equivalent.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5090 on: April 05, 2014, 10:53:31 AM »
First Great Blue Heron seen this year.... the shot was through a chain link fence and focused so as to make the links of the fence almost invisible. If you look closely at the picture you can make them out... they are the slightly brighter diagonal diamond pattern.

Pretty good result considering the chain fence in the way!

After seeing this, I guess I won't worry as much anymore about a little dust on the front element.  ;D
There was a great post from Roger at Lens rentals about dust on lens.....

http://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2011/08/the-apocalypse-of-lens-dust
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5091 on: April 05, 2014, 10:56:31 AM »
Sandhill Crane in Jackson Wyoming.  Glad to see them back.


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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5092 on: April 05, 2014, 10:58:26 AM »
This guy was about 100 feet or so from the Sandhill Crane.  Waited on him for 2-3 hours to fly around.  Nope...

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5093 on: April 05, 2014, 11:52:31 AM »
This guy was about 100 feet or so from the Sandhill Crane.  Waited on him for 2-3 hours to fly around.  Nope...

NICE!

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5095 on: April 05, 2014, 11:25:10 PM »
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5096 on: April 05, 2014, 11:29:57 PM »
Love the recent shots!  And spring is on its way - more geese flying over.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5097 on: April 06, 2014, 07:28:58 AM »
Hi Cog.
Love the first one, action all the way, the detail of the feathers on the top of the wing sucked in to the vortex, great. Is this the sister photo to the landing in the BIF section?

Hi Sedwards.
Hoooonnnnk, says it all nice shot!

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5098 on: April 06, 2014, 02:14:20 PM »
Hi Cog.
Is this the sister photo to the landing in the BIF section?
Thanks! Yep, it's the same series. This one is cropped more than the BIF one as this one originally had only a tale of the male duck. :)

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5099 on: April 06, 2014, 05:13:40 PM »
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