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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5220 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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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
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« Reply #5221 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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« Reply #5222 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 #5223 on: April 23, 2014, 05:15:59 PM »
Juvenile Red Tail Hawk

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« Reply #5224 on: April 23, 2014, 05:55:33 PM »
Thanks click.

Raptors, boy I like that shot, so majestic.

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« Reply #5225 on: April 23, 2014, 06:13:18 PM »
Raptors, boy I like that shot, so majestic.

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Thanks Jack...this juvenile had a piercing scream to match this shot

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« Reply #5226 on: April 23, 2014, 07:03:52 PM »
Beautiful shot Raptors. I love it.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5227 on: April 23, 2014, 08:30:00 PM »
Pics taken yesterday.

Northern Mockingbird


Red-winged Blackbird


Northern Cardinal


Downy Woodpecker


Not sure about this bird.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5228 on: April 23, 2014, 08:35:44 PM »
Very nice series. Well done buddywoods.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5229 on: April 23, 2014, 09:24:10 PM »
The Ospreys are back again this year... a mating pair!
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5230 on: April 23, 2014, 09:58:56 PM »
Don, you lucky guy!  Very nice!

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5231 on: April 23, 2014, 10:45:46 PM »
Don, you lucky guy!  Very nice!

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There are 3 different Osprey nests on my drive home.... and there are two more nests at work, with a third nest under construction just outside the compound where I work... plus we have a pair of geese that are trying to nest at the building entrance and keep trying to chase me :)
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5232 on: April 23, 2014, 11:51:25 PM »
Don now I'm beyond envious.  But I did shoot a robin this week!

I did have a nest of C geese on my pond once and got attacked.  My kids were scared to death of them!  Not that funny.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5233 on: April 24, 2014, 02:31:40 AM »
Wonderful shots, Don! You are indeed a lucky man. At best, I get rare glimpses of Ospreys far overhead, well beyond the reach of my lens. To have three nests...truly lucky man. :)

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5234 on: April 24, 2014, 03:11:58 AM »
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5234 on: April 24, 2014, 03:11:58 AM »