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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5415 on: May 06, 2014, 02:01:21 PM »
Ruddy shellduck, female
This is a very rare visitor. It is actually the first time I have seen one. I suspect it is a runaway from a duck farm from somewhere south of here though. But a very beautiful duck it is.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5415 on: May 06, 2014, 02:01:21 PM »

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5416 on: May 06, 2014, 02:08:30 PM »
Float tubes - thanks guys  - was thinking an inflatable boat but they are much larger and heavier so this may be a very handy alternative.  Here's a good article: http://flyfish-edmonton.webs.com/floattubing.htm

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I'd still be pretty worried about losing my gear. If I had some kind of floating stand to put the camera on...something very stable that couldn't be swamped, then I might feel safer...but even with a float tube, if I'm just holding my gear.... *shudder*
It's funny you guys are talking about waders and float tubes and your concern is losing your gear.  I worry about losing my legs to the friendly sharks and alligators where I shoot ;D:



And to return the thread to it's normal subject again, here's a Common Grackle:
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5417 on: May 06, 2014, 03:18:57 PM »
Ruddy shellduck, female
This is a very rare visitor. It is actually the first time I have seen one. I suspect it is a runaway from a duck farm from somewhere south of here though. But a very beautiful duck it is.
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What a beauty! Your a lucky guy!

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5418 on: May 06, 2014, 03:46:10 PM »
Male American white pelican lighting on the South Saskatchewan River.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5419 on: May 06, 2014, 03:47:52 PM »
A somewhat messy Great Tit!

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5420 on: May 06, 2014, 04:15:58 PM »
Tufted duck
This is an example for everyone who believe the 600 f4L IS II combined with the 2xIII extender is not sharp enough. This image is cropped to about 50% of the full image size. Photographed in light rain.
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Lovely shot Eldar :)
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5421 on: May 06, 2014, 04:50:37 PM »
More pelicans

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« Reply #5422 on: May 06, 2014, 09:11:05 PM »
Pelican again

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5423 on: May 06, 2014, 09:55:36 PM »
i just upgraded to a 70D from a T4i. i am LOVIN this new camera  :D

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5424 on: May 07, 2014, 01:13:11 AM »
Glossy/White-faced Ibis Hybrid

Common to Colorado are the White-faced Ibis. They are beautiful birds, long slender necks, burgundy feathers with green wings and a patchwork of faintly colored feathers on their backs. These birds are fairly elusive here in Colorado, and they have been a target of mine for a couple years now. I've seen flocks flying overhead, usually at sunset, and only been able to get remote silhouette shots.

A couple days ago, at the Cottonwood Creek wetland, a good-sized flock of Ibis were hanging out, bathing and preening in the calmer backwaters of the wetland ponds. After some time carefully getting into position, I finally managed to get some nice shots of these beautiful waders. Once they were finally framed in my lens, I realized that at least one, if not a few, looked like Glossy Ibis. A VERY similar bird, the Glossy Ibis is endemic to the Everglades of Florida, and very rarely ventures anywhere else. The key difference is the very thin white border around the Glossies face, where as the White-faced has a much larger border that blends into their burgundy and green head and neck feathers. However the face on the Ibis in front of me was a thin and mottled white line...somewhat different from a Glossy.

The White-faced and Glossy Ibis have only a very small region of the Gulf Coast where they cohabitate a couple times a year. In my research to identify the bird I've captured here, the only photos that looked identical were labeled "White-faced/Glossy Ibis Hybrid". I'm honestly unsure how common a hybrid cross between White-faced and Glossy Ibis is, however given the small overlap in their ranges, I suspect it can't be that much more common in Colorado than the Glossy itself.

Hybridized Ibis
White-faced and Glossy

Cottonwood Creek Wetland
Cherry Creek, Colorado

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5425 on: May 07, 2014, 01:27:15 AM »
Jrista, cool bird, nice shots!  Winter has returned with snow the last two days - ugh.

As your Prez says, expect worse weather from here on! 

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5426 on: May 07, 2014, 01:42:53 AM »
Jrista, cool bird, nice shots!  Winter has returned with snow the last two days - ugh.

As your Prez says, expect worse weather from here on! 

Jack

Well, our Prez, the narcissistic god-complexed emperor-savior, is an blazing idiot-buffoon, so don't listen to him! :P

Winter is ending. It's only really been in the last two weeks that things went from still freezing at night, to 65 degrees at night and high 70's during the day. If that only happened to us down here, it's probably still a couple weeks or so for you guys higher north. Life always finds a way to force itself forth again.

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« Reply #5427 on: May 07, 2014, 01:59:31 AM »
Powershot SX 50 hand held

iso 800; f5.6; 1/500; focal length 161.191

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5428 on: May 07, 2014, 02:42:14 AM »
Glossy/White-faced Ibis Hybrid

Common to Colorado are the White-faced Ibis. They are beautiful birds, long slender necks, burgundy feathers with green wings and a patchwork of faintly colored feathers on their backs. These birds are fairly elusive here in Colorado, and they have been a target of mine for a couple years now. I've seen flocks flying overhead, usually at sunset, and only been able to get remote silhouette shots.

A couple days ago, at the Cottonwood Creek wetland, a good-sized flock of Ibis were hanging out, bathing and preening in the calmer backwaters of the wetland ponds. After some time carefully getting into position, I finally managed to get some nice shots of these beautiful waders. Once they were finally framed in my lens, I realized that at least one, if not a few, looked like Glossy Ibis. A VERY similar bird, the Glossy Ibis is endemic to the Everglades of Florida, and very rarely ventures anywhere else. The key difference is the very thin white border around the Glossies face, where as the White-faced has a much larger border that blends into their burgundy and green head and neck feathers. However the face on the Ibis in front of me was a thin and mottled white line...somewhat different from a Glossy.

The White-faced and Glossy Ibis have only a very small region of the Gulf Coast where they cohabitate a couple times a year. In my research to identify the bird I've captured here, the only photos that looked identical were labeled "White-faced/Glossy Ibis Hybrid". I'm honestly unsure how common a hybrid cross between White-faced and Glossy Ibis is, however given the small overlap in their ranges, I suspect it can't be that much more common in Colorado than the Glossy itself.

Hybridized Ibis
White-faced and Glossy

Cottonwood Creek Wetland
Cherry Creek, Colorado

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Those are beautiful shots Jrista!

Looking at a lot of the posts on this site, I really envy you who can go out and shoot bigger and more exotic birds. With the exception of a few water birds, I only get the tiny traditional ones ... :-\
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5429 on: May 07, 2014, 05:37:29 AM »
i just upgraded to a 70D from a T4i. i am LOVIN this new camera  :D
The 70D is quite an upgrade from the rebels, I upgraded from a 550D (not sure what Rebel that is, maybe a T3i) and it just amazes me on its capabilities every time I use it, I took a couple of shots at ISO 128,000 and there was about the same “grain” as I would see at ISO 1600 on the 550D, for me it’s still a gazillion miles beyond my capabilities or understanding at present, and I hope it will remain like that for the next 2 years at least, then I’ll be looking for a 5DIII, BUT, the 70D will be my back up and wildlife body then.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5429 on: May 07, 2014, 05:37:29 AM »