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Jack Douglas

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #13830 on: July 17, 2017, 01:58:29 AM »
Awesome!

+1  Nice to see the detail.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #13830 on: July 17, 2017, 01:58:29 AM »

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #13831 on: July 17, 2017, 10:13:50 AM »
+1

Beautiful shot, ERHP.  :)

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #13832 on: July 17, 2017, 12:55:54 PM »
.... :-\

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #13833 on: July 17, 2017, 01:12:15 PM »
...Pileated Woodpecker BBQ in 3...2...1...

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #13834 on: July 17, 2017, 01:42:26 PM »
TRAPPED  ;D                                             ;D
-r

.... :-\

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #13835 on: July 17, 2017, 02:31:43 PM »
Near sunset and with high ISO so of course I'm not thrilled but the experience of being able to examine what is going on is thrilling.  I'll be back for more and hopefully better.  BIF is new to me and challenging. 800mm

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #13836 on: July 17, 2017, 02:39:57 PM »
Very nice series, Jack. I especially like the last two pictures.  :)

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #13837 on: July 17, 2017, 02:41:45 PM »
Jack,
Nice set of flight!  Like the action.
Can you brighten up, add contrast and maybe sharpen some?  It may help.  Prefer some adjustment over noise.
-r

Near sunset and with high ISO so of course I'm not thrilled but the experience of being able to examine what is going on is thrilling.  I'll be back for more and hopefully better.  BIF is new to me and challenging. 800mm

Jack

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #13838 on: July 17, 2017, 04:08:19 PM »
Jack,
Nice set of flight!  Like the action.
Can you brighten up, add contrast and maybe sharpen some?  It may help.  Prefer some adjustment over noise.
-r

Near sunset and with high ISO so of course I'm not thrilled but the experience of being able to examine what is going on is thrilling.  I'll be back for more and hopefully better.  BIF is new to me and challenging. 800mm

Jack

Thanks guys.  Riley, I don't consider them to be worthy of much work so I didn't do noise reduction etc. and normally wouldn't post them.  My focus was on the birds landing gear and how he drags his toes hitting the water and then elevates them and does his water skiing.  This has whetted my appetite. :)

My biggest thrill 5 years after being introduced to DSLRs remains the knowledge I gain of the creatures I photograph, far more than the pretty pictures, which I like of course. ;)

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #13839 on: July 17, 2017, 04:48:25 PM »
Jack,
The landing sequence is sure a nice set.
It also speaks well of the camera/lens, too.
Keep going at it.
-r


Thanks guys.  Riley, I don't consider them to be worthy of much work so I didn't do noise reduction etc. and normally wouldn't post them.  My focus was on the birds landing gear and how he drags his toes hitting the water and then elevates them and does his water skiing.  This has whetted my appetite. :)

My biggest thrill 5 years after being introduced to DSLRs remains the knowledge I gain of the creatures I photograph, far more than the pretty pictures, which I like of course. ;)

Jack

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #13840 on: July 18, 2017, 10:15:57 PM »
Lovely sequence Jack. So Pelicans have two brake systems deployed. The first one is a liquid friction brake and the second one is an air brake. Who knew!

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #13841 on: July 19, 2017, 12:39:03 AM »
The vulture and the giraffe.
Taken in Mala Mala, 2016.
This giraffe was taken down by a pride or lions (we didn't witness it).  We visited the site twice a day during golden hour and studied the natural progression of the cycle of life.
The lions took their fill first and then moved on.  The hyenas waited for this to happen.  After the lions left, the hyenas went to work while vultures kept their distance.  The hyenas left and the vultures went to work.  Interestingly, the vultures with their razor sharp beaks, opened new pockets of meat, and the hyenas came back to finish that off-taking advantage of vultures work.
Ultimately, the bones were picked clean, leaving little for bacteria and fungi.  Other animals like procupines  come along and take the bones into their dens and eat them- great source of calcium, phosphorus, and other key nutrients.
So, nothing goes to waste in the bush.

I invite honest critique of my pic. 
Thanks.
Scott
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #13842 on: July 19, 2017, 12:55:51 AM »
Lovely sequence Jack. So Pelicans have two brake systems deployed. The first one is a liquid friction brake and the second one is an air brake. Who knew!

As you may know/recall, I was torn by the 5D4 vs 1DX2 decision.  I still wish I had more MP but I love the 14 fps, even in so called stills there are subtle things that show up quite often, like a beak open/closed or tongue darting out etc.  Shutter count - ugh - good it's rated 400k.

I guess the pelican senses his elevation by his toes starting to drag on the water.  Second childhood for me! ;)

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #13842 on: July 19, 2017, 12:55:51 AM »

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #13843 on: July 19, 2017, 12:57:42 AM »
Scott, very nice.  Yes, life and death in Africa are really in your face.  Life is so sanitized where we live.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #13844 on: July 19, 2017, 09:34:13 AM »
The vulture and the giraffe.
Taken in Mala Mala, 2016.
This giraffe was taken down by a pride or lions (we didn't witness it).  We visited the site twice a day during golden hour and studied the natural progression of the cycle of life.
The lions took their fill first and then moved on.  The hyenas waited for this to happen.  After the lions left, the hyenas went to work while vultures kept their distance.  The hyenas left and the vultures went to work.  Interestingly, the vultures with their razor sharp beaks, opened new pockets of meat, and the hyenas came back to finish that off-taking advantage of vultures work.
Ultimately, the bones were picked clean, leaving little for bacteria and fungi.  Other animals like procupines  come along and take the bones into their dens and eat them- great source of calcium, phosphorus, and other key nutrients.
So, nothing goes to waste in the bush.

I invite honest critique of my pic. 
Thanks.
Scott

I really your picture, Scott. That's a very nice one.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #13844 on: July 19, 2017, 09:34:13 AM »