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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #14190 on: August 21, 2017, 11:49:21 AM »
Beautiful shot. Well done, ERHP.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #14191 on: August 21, 2017, 01:14:11 PM »
Very pleasing shots everyone. 

Probably most of you are like me; I don't see why I should receive praise, it's the bird that is amazing and beautiful and so much fun to experience being around.  Of course I appreciate the friendliness of the gestures.

Anyway for me personally, no need to compliment what I've obtained, typically by luck.  Of course I accept the compliments and will pass them on to the birds when they come my way. ;)

Another "plain Jane" but mother nature has placed her in a very pleasing setting.  Mallard??

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #14192 on: August 21, 2017, 01:20:07 PM »
Mallard??


Nah, mate. Tennessee warbler.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #14193 on: August 21, 2017, 01:44:07 PM »
Nah, mate. Tennessee warbler.
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« Reply #14194 on: August 21, 2017, 01:48:12 PM »
Nah, mate. Tennessee warbler.
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 ;D  ;D  ;D

She did kind of warble.  Now I'm not sure.  Remember, I'm not a birder, just a nature lover.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #14195 on: August 21, 2017, 04:32:53 PM »
I think if you look up warbling vireo you will have your answer..

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #14196 on: August 21, 2017, 04:51:47 PM »
Another "plain Jane" but mother nature has placed her in a very pleasing setting.  Mallard??

Jack
Could be male or female American black duck based on yellow bill. Moulting male mallard also has yellow bill. Attached photo is female mallard. We do not have American black duck here in U.K.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #14197 on: August 21, 2017, 07:25:56 PM »
Another "plain Jane" but mother nature has placed her in a very pleasing setting.  Mallard??

Jack
Could be male or female American black duck based on yellow bill. Moulting male mallard also has yellow bill. Attached photo is female mallard. We do not have American black duck here in U.K.

Thanks.  I was too lazy to dig out my books but it's pretty likely a Mallard based on the shear numbers we have.  Sad that I almost didn't bother taking her picture, hope she forgives me. ;)

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #14198 on: August 21, 2017, 09:03:11 PM »
Just some shots from the backyard.  All handheld, with Canon EF 100-400 ii and a Canon 6D.
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« Reply #14199 on: August 21, 2017, 10:52:57 PM »
V  nice Ken.  Don't you love it when your backyard attracts visitors like this!

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« Reply #14200 on: August 22, 2017, 12:49:17 AM »
I've started messing with the 1DX2 4K60 video to see how acquiring frame grabs works.  This particular video was in very poor light with auto ISO going right out to 12800 so it's NOT impressive. 

The reason for posting is simply to give a perspective on fps, in this case it is 1/60 sec between pics - no wonder it's tricky getting small birds in flight and also expecting too much of the AF to track.  Quite different from panning.  4/60 is close to 1/14

AS far as a bird on a perch moving around, AF sticks very well.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #14201 on: August 22, 2017, 05:41:49 AM »
One of the not quite adult Yellow Crowned Night Herons posed for a few seconds as the sun was dropping behind the neighboring trees/buildings.  This one also kept looking back at a nearby adult who choose to enforce some territorial boundaries a few seconds later.

Wow... do you mind when I'm jealous ;)
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« Reply #14202 on: August 22, 2017, 05:50:38 AM »
I've started messing with the 1DX2 4K60 video to see how acquiring frame grabs works.  This particular video was in very poor light with auto ISO going right out to 12800 so it's NOT impressive. 

The reason for posting is simply to give a perspective on fps, in this case it is 1/60 sec between pics - no wonder it's tricky getting small birds in flight and also expecting too much of the AF to track.  Quite different from panning.  4/60 is close to 1/14

AS far as a bird on a perch moving around, AF sticks very well.

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Hi Jack, very educational series - it certainly show how fast this waxwing (?) is taking of. Makes me wonder how professional bird photographers manage to capture their perfect shots - it seems that even with 1DXII you would still have trouble timing it right. Can't be just luck, can it? ;)
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #14203 on: August 22, 2017, 06:36:24 AM »
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #14204 on: August 22, 2017, 07:49:48 AM »
I think if you look up warbling vireo you will have your answer..

Thanks.

I did previously but couldn't make up my mind.  If you thinks so I'm inclined to agree.  I guess regional differences may be what's killing me.  Not to mention that there may be more varieties than I realize there in the bush??  I'm now on the lookout.

From my deck yesterday.  Shaping up to be a very heavy berry fall.

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