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Jim Saunders

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #6195 on: August 05, 2014, 12:49:21 AM »
This particular red-breasted something-or-other had the grace to sit on every handy perch in front of me, squawking the whole time face full of grasshopper or not!

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Reiep

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #6196 on: August 05, 2014, 01:58:52 AM »

European or african swallow? by Pierre Pichot Photography, on Flickr, 500px or my portfolio

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #6197 on: August 05, 2014, 02:53:04 AM »
Thanks Candyman & Click for your kind comments
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #6198 on: August 05, 2014, 07:03:04 AM »
A Steller's Sea Eagle stares malevolently at the eagles and ravens surrounding it - photographed on the pack ice located off Hokkaido in northern Japan - we're heading back there in Feb 2015 hopefully

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Wonderful shot David!
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #6199 on: August 05, 2014, 09:15:36 AM »
Well done David, Jim and Pierre.

Jim you have a female Robin there.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #6200 on: August 05, 2014, 11:39:39 PM »
Finchfest

About a week back, I was driving through a new neighborhood built on what used to be a large open field behind my neighborhood. I used to go out there to photograph the moon, thunderstorms and sometimes sunsets, as it had a great view of the sky. I thought the entire field had been developed (original plans indicated that was going to be the case), however once I got into the new neighborhood, I learned it was a very small, single road with a cul-de-sac at the end. There were maybe a dozen homes in it. Just past the end of the cul-de-sac was the rest of the field...and it was PACKED with birds. They were all flying up and down between this large thicket of thistles and the outer eves of the roofs of the last two houses (the center two spot on the -sac was unused, with a large cinder block wall dropping strait down into the field).

Well, naturally, upon seeing so many birds, I headed home, grabbed my gear, and photographed the Finchfest. Almost all the birds out there were finches, three species namely: American Goldfinch, Lesser Goldfinch, and the ubiquitous House Finch. They put on quite a show, ripping and shredding the old dried and dead, and now thorny thistle blossoms to get at the Nyjer seed inside. These were probably the most cooporative group of birds I've encountered, as it usually takes a special bird setup and a lot of careful waiting in a hide to get perfectly posed photos like these.

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That 600mm is no longer that long anymore right?

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #6201 on: August 06, 2014, 08:06:56 AM »
Tamron150-600mm woes - what the Fenway Park Cormorant thinks.

Had just a few minutes to spare in Boston en route to Halifax Nova Scotia so popped down to Fenway Park to check the whingeing in the thread about Tamron 150-600mm requiring AFMA and AF problems. Fortunately, I came across a cormorant who enlightened. First, he listened, then he burst out laughing, and then he turned his back to show what he thought about compaints about the Tamron 150-600, which was protruding from my 5DIII.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #6202 on: August 06, 2014, 08:52:48 AM »
I took about 70 shots of a Red tailed hawk, a luck find, at various focal lengths of the 150-600, all of which were in excellent focus. Here, the hawk is threatening to gouge the front lens of anyone who says he isn't sharp.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #6203 on: August 06, 2014, 09:05:33 AM »
David,
Excellent Sea Eagle image!
I visited Hokkaido a couple years ago and I know those eagles are shy and mostly are on iced lakes so they are not close to use anything but super zooms to photograph.  The 200-400 + 1.4X seems to be a great asset for the purpose.
I used my 70-200LII and it just didn't have the reach.
Anyway, a wonderful photo.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #6204 on: August 06, 2014, 09:33:31 AM »
I really like your picture of the Red Tailed Hawk. Nicely done Alan.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #6205 on: August 06, 2014, 11:11:16 AM »
New here,  hoping to get better at photographing birds and birds in flight.  Most of the time I use a Canon 70D and Canon 400 F5.6 lens.  Took this one shortly after I received the 70D.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #6206 on: August 06, 2014, 11:23:54 AM »
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #6207 on: August 06, 2014, 11:49:22 AM »
New here,  hoping to get better at photographing birds and birds in flight.  Most of the time I use a Canon 70D and Canon 400 F5.6 lens.  Took this one shortly after I received the 70D.

Nice first post...Welcome to CR  :)

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Jack Douglas

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #6209 on: August 06, 2014, 10:23:02 PM »
Lemmy Shoyu, really like that capture.

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