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rpt

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #6285 on: August 15, 2014, 10:31:09 AM »
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Lovely! I like the second one. Wouldn't want to be the fish though...

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #6285 on: August 15, 2014, 10:31:09 AM »

IslanderMV

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #6286 on: August 15, 2014, 11:04:06 AM »
Just returned from the worst boat trip ever to see puffins from Peggy's Cove.

My stomach feels queasy just hearing about it. Nice shots though. Once in a while you get some " miracle " shots that make your day.

sue.t

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #6287 on: August 15, 2014, 11:09:44 AM »
Willow Ptarmigan near the Haines Road in northern British Columbia


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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #6288 on: August 15, 2014, 11:10:54 AM »
Willow Ptarmigan near the Haines Road in northern British Columbia



Lovely shot.  8)  Well done.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #6289 on: August 15, 2014, 11:20:20 AM »
Willow Ptarmigan near the Haines Road in northern British Columbia

See, there are advantages to living in the "Great White North ".  ;)

Great Shot, wish they would come south.

Lemmy Shoyu

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #6290 on: August 15, 2014, 11:26:12 AM »

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« Reply #6291 on: August 15, 2014, 11:30:29 AM »
Awesome. Nicely done Lemmy.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
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Lemmy Shoyu

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #6292 on: August 15, 2014, 11:39:51 AM »
Thank you Click!

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #6293 on: August 15, 2014, 11:48:30 AM »
Mallard by juzzlin, on Flickr

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #6294 on: August 15, 2014, 11:56:27 AM »
Very nice LSeries ...Welcome to CR  :)

Don Haines

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #6295 on: August 15, 2014, 01:53:49 PM »
Just returned from the worst boat trip ever to see puffins from Peggy's Cove. The tiny vessel rocked so much in the waves that we couldn't stand up and one poor guy kept vomiting over the side. The captain briefly approached to within 100-120 metres to one part of the island and quickly turned back, within about 4 or 5 minutes. My wife couldn't use her binoculars because of the violent motion of the boat. I asked if we were going to do a circuit of the island and was told that nothing was to be seen the other side. Yet, when I checked Tripadvisor afterwards one delighted tripper wrote how they had circuited the island so the photographers could get every angle! I pointed the 5DIII plus Tamron at 600mm in the rough directions of the bird dots in the distance and fired at random at high speed. Surprisingly, I got some usable shots. The puffins occupy only about 150-200 pixels square of the image.
Wonderful shot considering the conditions....
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Don Haines

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #6296 on: August 15, 2014, 01:58:02 PM »
A heavily cropped picture of an egret... They are very shy and one has to stay hidden and still for a long time for them to wander even this close.... Shot with a 60D and Tamron 150-600 at 600mm and F9.0.

The neck is very snake-like when they are walking towards you...
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #6297 on: August 15, 2014, 03:39:17 PM »
I agree with you Don, it's not easy to approach this bird. You did very well.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #6297 on: August 15, 2014, 03:39:17 PM »

Don Haines

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #6298 on: August 15, 2014, 04:25:39 PM »
I agree with you Don, it's not easy to approach this bird. You did very well.
A folding chair and a good book are an essential part of my kit :)
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Jack Douglas

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #6299 on: August 16, 2014, 08:46:15 AM »
"A folding chair and a good book are an essential part of my kit" - Right on! ;)

Add to that a full can of mosquito spray!!  We had very heavy rain two weeks ago and now ......

Sitting on a folding chair minus the book, on my deck - for jrista - Nutty

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #6299 on: August 16, 2014, 08:46:15 AM »