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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5205 on: April 22, 2014, 05:53:41 PM »
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5206 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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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5207 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 #5208 on: April 23, 2014, 01:15:25 AM »
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5209 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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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5210 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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dpc

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5211 on: April 23, 2014, 11:53:31 AM »
Dark-eyed junco scavenging in my yard.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5212 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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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5213 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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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5214 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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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5215 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 #5216 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.

6D 300 X2 640th F7.1  ISO 640

Jack
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".
1DIV, 5DsR, M3 and too many lenses to list.
Too much time, too little gear...scratch that, reverse it.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5217 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
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5218 on: April 23, 2014, 03:16:30 PM »
Nice shots Jack.  I like the close-up on your first picture  :)

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5219 on: April 23, 2014, 05:15:59 PM »
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
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