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Jack Douglas

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #14145 on: August 17, 2017, 01:06:24 PM »
Need help with this flycatcher?? and I assume I'm correct on the house finch but maybe not.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #14146 on: August 17, 2017, 09:02:00 PM »
Hi clbayley.
Well there you go proof positive that some times what you don't like others do, I thought the blue was the iridescence of the feathers well caught in the shot! I only picked the bokeh because of your comment about not liking something and it was the only thing I could see which may have caused dissatisfaction, I think you are probably right about it complementing the scene.
Love the story about the dog, it must have been hilarious to see.

Cheers, Graham.

Thanks Click and VB!

I am disappointed in the blue cast on the bird.  I admit I am very inexperienced with photo processing so sometimes slam sliders too far.  I have been playing and learning and hope to come up with a new version of this picture some day.

As far as the busy bokeh, I actually really like it (except the light branch above its head).  It represents a harshness that I think goes with the bird and it's meal.

I watched 2 ravens make a fool out of a dog.  My neighbour's tied their dog to a long rope and one raven would taunt the dog while standing just outside the reach of the rope.  The other raven would then steal the dog food.  The birds then traded places.  Poor dog didn't have a hope.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #14147 on: August 17, 2017, 09:06:44 PM »
Hi Jack.
Very nice shots of the flycatcher, beautiful looking bird in a beautiful setting nicely done, the house finch, good shot, but a shabby looking bird!  :)

Cheers, Graham.

Need help with this flycatcher?? and I assume I'm correct on the house finch but maybe not.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #14148 on: August 17, 2017, 09:22:44 PM »
Very nice series, Jack. I especially like the first and last picture.

Well done.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #14149 on: August 17, 2017, 10:41:01 PM »
Very nice series, Jack. I especially like the first and last picture.

Well done.

Thanks guys.

So no stab at what the ?flycatcher? is? :)

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #14150 on: August 17, 2017, 10:46:44 PM »
I now think the ?flycatcher? might be a Blue-headed vireo.  Help, anyone.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #14151 on: August 17, 2017, 10:52:47 PM »
Tennessee Warbler

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #14152 on: August 17, 2017, 11:12:21 PM »
... or Red-eyed Vireo

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #14153 on: August 17, 2017, 11:40:08 PM »
... or Red-eyed Vireo

Thanks.  Did you notice the hook on the bill?  Red-eyed; seems the over-eye markings don't match.  I'll try the Audubon look-up.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #14154 on: August 18, 2017, 12:01:33 AM »
Did you notice the hook on the bill? 

No, I didn't.

I'll try again tomorrow with a better book.  :)

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #14155 on: August 18, 2017, 01:08:39 AM »
Pelicans at a pond in City Park during golden hour with a few passing clouds.   First time out with the M5 + Tamron 150-600 (finally got the firmware upgraded).  Shot handheld or steadied on a railing.  200-400 looks great.  Next time a tripod for slow shutter speeds at 600.  A pretty good combo, not many misses other than operator error (like leaving the focus limiting switch at 15m  ::)).   Minor crop, exposure, and level adjustments.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #14156 on: August 18, 2017, 11:51:29 AM »
Arrived in Malaysia. Off on the bird and animal safari next week, but got in some practice shots.These are from my favourite travel combo - 5DSR and 100-400mm II.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #14157 on: August 18, 2017, 12:12:13 PM »
@ Alan, dcm,

Very nice pictures, guys.


@Jack,

Sorry, I haven’t found your bird's ID. I have found some really close in shape and colorwise but not exactly the same.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #14157 on: August 18, 2017, 12:12:13 PM »

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #14158 on: August 18, 2017, 01:15:47 PM »
@ Alan, dcm,

Very nice pictures, guys.  Yes, add me, JDW


@Jack,

Sorry, I haven’t found your bird's ID. I have found some really close in shape and colorwise but not exactly the same.

Don't fret it click, I've checked quite a bit and this one is tricky but I'm convinced it's a vireo.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #14159 on: August 18, 2017, 01:39:02 PM »
I now think the ?flycatcher? might be a Blue-headed vireo.  Help, anyone.

Jack

It looks like a Tennessee warbler

http://www.birdzilla.com/birds/tennessee-warbler.html

It doesn't have the white wing stripes of the vireos. Part of the challenge is male/female and breeding or (especially in males) eclipse plumage

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #14159 on: August 18, 2017, 01:39:02 PM »