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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5565 on: May 14, 2014, 09:19:34 PM »

hey you, come right here. Don't make me yell at you.


LOL! Now THAT is an awesome shot. I can't say I've ever seen a bird tongue quite that way before. :P


Thanks jrista. I was lucky to capture the moment.

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« Reply #5566 on: May 15, 2014, 12:32:24 AM »


Common Redpoll - AuĂ°nutittlingur
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Great shot! Perfect balance, with those wings head on like that.
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« Reply #5567 on: May 15, 2014, 12:33:12 AM »
Hello from Sweden!
After seeing all your great photos of bird portraits may I also add this photo of a mute swan, that was crossing the full moon light gate @ the sea shores of the Baltic Sea, in the coastal area of Sandemar Nature Reserve on the east coast of Sweden at the time of the full moon rise over the sea on the evening of 16th of March 2014. [ Canon EOS 5D Mark II with EF300mm f/2.8 L IS II USM ]

Wonderfully executed! Love the way you put the band of light reflecting off the water right behind the bird's head.
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« Reply #5568 on: May 15, 2014, 12:34:01 AM »
The Naked-faced Spiderhunter (Arachnothera clarae) is a species of bird in the Nectariniidae family. It is endemic to the Philippines.

Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naked-faced_Spiderhunter

Location: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Mesa_Ecopark

Settings: 1/250 f/8 800mm ISO 800


Interesting bird. Rather exotic.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5569 on: May 15, 2014, 05:47:51 AM »
What a beautiful collection photos, some of them really need good timing. I wish I could take such photos!

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« Reply #5570 on: May 15, 2014, 06:29:34 AM »
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« Reply #5571 on: May 15, 2014, 07:28:07 AM »
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Nice first post. Welcome to CR  :)

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« Reply #5573 on: May 15, 2014, 12:41:08 PM »

Philippine Pied Fantail (Rhipidura nigritorquis) by alabang, on Flickr

The Philippine Pied Fantail (Rhipidura nigritorquis) is a species of bird in the Rhipiduridae family. It was formerly considered conspecific with the Malaysian Pied Fantail.

It is found in the Philippines.

Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philippine_Pied_Fantail

Location: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muntinlupa

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« Reply #5574 on: May 15, 2014, 02:13:55 PM »
Very nice series, trstromme. Well done.

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« Reply #5575 on: May 15, 2014, 02:15:38 PM »
Black Crowned Night Heron in breeding plumage that I photographed yesterday afternoon.

Canon 5Diii, 400DO, ISO 320, aperture preferred setting, f6.3 @ 1/1200


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« Reply #5576 on: May 15, 2014, 04:40:52 PM »
Any comments or critique, good or bad, is highly welcome.

Nice set, but my favorite is the Siberean Jay - beautiful earth rust tones of the bird against the snow.


Black Crowned Night Heron in breeding plumage that I photographed yesterday afternoon.


Very nice!  How close were you to the Heron?

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« Reply #5577 on: May 15, 2014, 07:32:42 PM »
The limiter switch on my 400 DO has two positions, 3.5 and 8 meters.  I was inside the 8 meter limit.  Usually, these birds are pretty shy but the location where I found this one is man-made lake in a public park on Tucson, Arizona's west side.  Periodically, the lake is stocked with fish and that attracts both wading birds and fishermen.  They coexist amicably, the fishermen don't bother the birds and the birds get very used to people.  So, it's an ideal place to photograph ducks and wading birds, including Great Blue Herons, Great Egrets, Black Crowned Night Herons, and Neotropic Cormorants.

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« Reply #5578 on: May 16, 2014, 10:08:57 AM »

Black-crowned Night Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax) by alabang, on Flickr

The black-crowned night heron (Nycticorax nycticorax), commonly abbreviated to just night heron in Eurasia, is a medium-sized heron found throughout a large part of the world, except in the coldest regions and Australasia (where it is replaced by the closely related rufous night heron, with which it has hybridized in the area of contact).

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black-crowned_Night_Heron

Location: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valenzuela,_Philippines

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« Reply #5579 on: May 16, 2014, 10:11:37 AM »
Black Crowned Night Heron in breeding plumage that I photographed yesterday afternoon.

Great shot Steven.

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« Reply #5579 on: May 16, 2014, 10:11:37 AM »