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Don Haines

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #6300 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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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #6300 on: August 15, 2014, 01:53:49 PM »

Don Haines

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #6301 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 #6302 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.

Don Haines

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #6303 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.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #6304 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 #6305 on: August 16, 2014, 09:06:54 AM »
Very nice shot, Jack.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #6306 on: August 16, 2014, 09:40:14 AM »
Awesome. Nicely done Lemmy.
+1 Really nice!
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #6307 on: August 16, 2014, 11:27:18 AM »
Lonely Diver by juzzlin, on Flickr

I met him at a small forest lake in Finland. Canon 70D + EF 300 mm f/4L IS USM + EF 1.4x II.
7D mk II, 70D, Sigma 150-600 S, EF 400 f/5.6L, EF 70-200 f/4L IS, EF 28-135 IS, EF 50mm II, EF 2x III, EF 1.4x II
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #6308 on: August 16, 2014, 11:30:43 AM »
Nicely done Lseries

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #6309 on: August 16, 2014, 11:36:03 AM »
7D mk II, 70D, Sigma 150-600 S, EF 400 f/5.6L, EF 70-200 f/4L IS, EF 28-135 IS, EF 50mm II, EF 2x III, EF 1.4x II
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #6310 on: August 16, 2014, 11:42:44 AM »
Lonely Diver by juzzlin, on Flickr

I met him at a small forest lake in Finland. Canon 70D + EF 300 mm f/4L IS USM + EF 1.4x II.
Great bird !

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #6311 on: August 16, 2014, 11:50:17 AM »

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #6312 on: August 16, 2014, 11:52:15 AM »
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...
I feel your pain - stalking these birds is a pain. Very shy and they see you coming a LONG way off. The trick is to live in or visit areas where they are common, then you just run into them on occasion. I got some of my best shots pulled off the the road near a marsh.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #6312 on: August 16, 2014, 11:52:15 AM »

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #6313 on: August 16, 2014, 12:11:48 PM »
Lovely shot mikio.  8)

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #6314 on: August 16, 2014, 12:27:45 PM »
Hey, they can't all be beauties...
I spotted this handsome devil after making a wrong turn on a very foggy morning in Albion, Ca.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #6314 on: August 16, 2014, 12:27:45 PM »