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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5235 on: April 22, 2014, 04:20:51 PM »
Very nice series 2n10.  Well done.
+1 Excellent series.

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« Reply #5236 on: April 22, 2014, 04:21:27 PM »
Beautiful shot dolina.
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« Reply #5237 on: April 22, 2014, 05:53:41 PM »
Common grackle

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« Reply #5238 on: April 22, 2014, 05:59:16 PM »
Fit for fight: A capercaillie - norwegian short name: tiur - followed at our heels yesterday. Tough guy!
Luckily I brought my 5D II with a Tamron 28-200 - old but useful lens.

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« Reply #5239 on: April 22, 2014, 05:59:39 PM »
Beautiful shot dolina.

+1 Well done Paolo

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5240 on: April 23, 2014, 01:15:25 AM »
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« Reply #5241 on: April 23, 2014, 02:40:14 AM »
This girl caught me quite unprepared and I did virtually everything wrong but still got a few half decent shots.
600 was too much, one of the few times I can say that.

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« Reply #5241 on: April 23, 2014, 02:40:14 AM »

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« Reply #5242 on: April 23, 2014, 06:01:57 AM »
This girl caught me quite unprepared and I did virtually everything wrong but still got a few half decent shots.
600 was too much, one of the few times I can say that.

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Nice Jack!
For me, for a bird of that size, it would have been The First time 600 was too much ;)
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5243 on: April 23, 2014, 11:53:31 AM »
Dark-eyed junco scavenging in my yard.

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« Reply #5244 on: April 23, 2014, 12:07:48 PM »
Thanks Eldar.  You may have noticed, my stump is being destroyed by vandals! ;)

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« Reply #5245 on: April 23, 2014, 12:12:56 PM »
dpc, you've gotta love the "black" birds when the lighting is right! Beautiful.

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« Reply #5246 on: April 23, 2014, 12:30:51 PM »
dpc, you've gotta love the "black" birds when the lighting is right! Beautiful.

Jack

Indeed! Nice magpie shot. The magpie is one bird I just haven't been able to get a shot of. We have scads of them out in the country around here, fewer in town, but I haven't been able to zero in on one with my camera. They're way too skittish.

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« Reply #5247 on: April 23, 2014, 12:49:24 PM »
dpc, well, there is a way. 

Just find where they are nesting in scrub willow.  While they are extremely warry, when they have young they are the most dedicated parents and will stay very close. 

I have a compost where they regularly find scraps but they still fly when I'm over 100 feet away so I've had exactly the challenge you've had.  Plus they've never been high on my list of favorite birds! ;)

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5248 on: April 23, 2014, 12:52:46 PM »
This girl caught me quite unprepared and I did virtually everything wrong but still got a few half decent shots.
600 was too much, one of the few times I can say that.

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I think you did alright with this.  I have just recently run into a similar situation where 600 was too much.  My results did not fair as well.  Maybe we should start a new thread..."When 600mm is too much".
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« Reply #5249 on: April 23, 2014, 02:39:25 PM »
Skatol, that might work.  Shots showing parts of bodies!  ;)

I sometimes think about this when heading out with my usual 300 X2.  I've had more regrets with 300 X1.4 though.  Now, when there is a pretty good chance I can get seriously close I tend to want the 300, but that's rare.

Always seems there isn't enough time to be swapping lenses!

I did get the 2X off just before I lost my woodpecker so I've this one decent shot.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5249 on: April 23, 2014, 02:39:25 PM »