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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5475 on: May 09, 2014, 11:08:06 PM »
Nothing too special...

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5476 on: May 10, 2014, 06:50:20 AM »
I for one would love to try "behavioral camo" sometimes: pretending to be part of the environment, appearing uninterested in the subject, slowly moving close, etc.

Or, instead of pretending...you could ACTUALLY become part of the environment! :P



Ghillie Suits FTW!

I am actually in the process of making one of these...I have an old super-cheap net and leaf camo suit that I'm tying frayed yarn strands into....greens, browns, tans. I'm also planning on tying in some of the dried grass straw from Cherry Creek and some of the other parks around that I photograph at. It's primarily to see if it helps me get some better shots of the Kingfishers, which are notoriously difficult birds to shoot...they get all uppity when I'm around, and will only fish when they actually see me leave. I figure, if I can sneak in like a literal bush, maybe they'll get down to business and start fishin in front of my lens! :D

Yes, I've actually considered one of these. But I've also noticed the commercial ones don't look that great. For now I think I'd just follow your and Eldar's footsteps and learn to get close the old-fashioned way (as opposed to the birdy-fashioned way?). Art Morris' book has given me some ideas -- nice book in more ways than one: it has demolished in my mind the idea that pros simply "get the shots" when they're in fact actively setting things up (setting up perches, leaving baits and such, not to mention pp).


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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5477 on: May 10, 2014, 07:03:18 AM »
Nothing too special...

The yellow-crowned night heron is pretty special, because I only see the black ones, even if the latter show up in their hundreds. Nice tone in your shot.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5478 on: May 10, 2014, 09:16:10 AM »
Flight

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5479 on: May 10, 2014, 09:21:16 AM »
Kayak Trip to bird refuge.

Common Tern - Handheld from kayak.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5480 on: May 10, 2014, 09:37:06 AM »
Nothing too special...

Very nice. I especially like the second one.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5481 on: May 10, 2014, 11:20:54 AM »
Grey wagtails just won't stop being photogenic and approachable!

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5481 on: May 10, 2014, 11:20:54 AM »

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5482 on: May 10, 2014, 11:22:19 AM »
Well done scyrene.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5483 on: May 10, 2014, 11:39:58 AM »
Well done scyrene.

Ta very much :)
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5484 on: May 10, 2014, 04:40:31 PM »
Don't know if they count but I wanted to share them with you guys... :D

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5485 on: May 10, 2014, 05:10:47 PM »
Again...

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5486 on: May 10, 2014, 07:29:22 PM »
Spring song.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5487 on: May 11, 2014, 01:15:15 AM »
I like the RWB because of the song in his heart!  Very uplifting, with all the turmoil in the world today.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5488 on: May 11, 2014, 10:51:21 AM »
I'm not sure what these are but they were beautiful....Photo taken in a field shortly after sunrise this morning.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5489 on: May 11, 2014, 11:21:52 AM »
Northstar, looks like Sandhill Cranes. Beautiful birds! I had originally planned to go photograph them in Nebraska during the migration, but something came up and I wasn't able to go. :( Second year in a row that's happened. I am hoping I get another chance this fall, would love to photograph these beauties.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5489 on: May 11, 2014, 11:21:52 AM »