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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5550 on: May 16, 2014, 05:43:01 PM »
Very nice shot JPAZ  :)

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« Reply #5551 on: May 16, 2014, 06:03:27 PM »
Little guys in a tree in the Tiger Preserve in Peryar (Southern India).  Taken with a 5diii, 200mm, 1/50, f/7.1, iso 5000.  Don't know what they were (species) but it looked pretty cool.  This is a crop form a larger image.
I believe these are young Caprimulgus/nightjars. In Norway we call them Night Ravens. Very cool birds and a very cool image!
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« Reply #5552 on: May 16, 2014, 06:32:29 PM »
SOOC jpeg. 
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5553 on: May 16, 2014, 06:43:08 PM »
Turkey Vulture near Placerville, California.  Taken several years ago with a Canon 350D, 75-300mm.  Not nearly as technically perfect as most shots in this thread but I was just starting to get into photography.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5554 on: May 16, 2014, 06:46:02 PM »
Eastern Kingbird in the meadow:


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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5555 on: May 16, 2014, 11:57:14 PM »
Laughing Gull - in breeding plumage.
Taken from kayak.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5556 on: May 17, 2014, 12:23:28 PM »
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« Reply #5557 on: May 17, 2014, 08:48:41 PM »
Love all the shots of late.  We're just getting leaves out now so I'm looking forward to more birds but there still isn't much.  However, I did get this vistor to my deck a few minutes ago so it helped make my day.

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« Reply #5558 on: May 18, 2014, 12:27:34 AM »
One more of this striking redhead!

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« Reply #5559 on: May 18, 2014, 09:36:01 AM »
Nice close-up Jack  :)

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« Reply #5560 on: May 18, 2014, 10:08:49 AM »
Awesome closeup Jack.


Buff-banded Rail (Gallirallus philippensis) by alabang, on Flickr

The Buff-banded Rail (Gallirallus philippensis) is a distinctively coloured, highly dispersive, medium-sized rail of the family Rallidae. This species comprises several subspecies found throughout much of Australasia and the south-west Pacific region, including the Philippines (where it is known as Tikling), New Guinea, Australia, New Zealand (where it is known as the Banded Rail or Moho-pereru in Māori),[2] and numerous smaller islands, covering a range of latitudes from the tropics to the Subantarctic.

It is a largely terrestrial bird the size of a small domestic chicken, with mainly brown upperparts, finely banded black and white underparts, a white eyebrow, chestnut band running from the bill round the nape, with a buff band on the breast. It utilises a range of moist or wetland habitats with low, dense vegetation for cover. It is usually quite shy but may become very tame and bold in some circumstances, such as in island resorts within the Great Barrier Reef region.[3]

The Buff-banded Rail is an omnivorous scavenger which feeds on a range of terrestrial invertebrates and small vertebrates, seeds, fallen fruit and other vegetable matter, as well as carrion and refuse. Its nest is usually situated in dense grassy or reedy vegetation close to water, with a clutch size of 3-4. Although some island populations may be threatened, or even exterminated, by introduced predators, the species as a whole appears to be safe and its conservation status is considered to be of Least Concern.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5561 on: May 18, 2014, 11:47:20 AM »
Thanks guys, now pls some more birds out my way.  :(

The YB sapsuckers are back though.  Fairly heavy crop.  Won't be long until she finds sap at my mountain ash trees (POOR trees)

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« Reply #5562 on: May 18, 2014, 12:15:11 PM »
I like to see birds eating well at their equivalent of Michelin 3 star restaurants. The first taken yesterday on the 5DIII + 300/2.8 2xTC at 600mm f/5.6 iso640 is a Chiffchaff in the woods. The second was taken a few minutes ago of a blackbird high up on the roof, taken with the Tammy 150-600 at f/8 using the 70D at iso 320. Remarkably both of them could sing with their mouths full.

Both hand held and 100% crops. Whatever anyone says to the contrary, the Tammy on a crop is pretty good.
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« Reply #5563 on: May 18, 2014, 12:27:37 PM »
I use the telephoto lenses as telescopes for most of the time rather than a 'scope on a tripod or a pair of binoculars. Yesterday I was studying a pair of great crested grebes far away on a lake. My wife thought there were chicks on the back of one, see through binoculars. When I looked through the blow-up on the 5DIII screen (300/2.8 x2) I could just make out the chicks and see they were being fed with small fish. These are not publication quality photos but they are great for bird spotting.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5564 on: May 18, 2014, 01:09:40 PM »
AlanF - right on - good points, it's not just about the photograph :)

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