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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #14685 on: October 21, 2017, 04:44:13 PM »
Hi dpc.
Very nice shot, very vain bird, one spent the day looking in chrome bumpers and hubcaps at his reflection, either that or he was a bit simple and he thought it was another bird! ;D

Cheers, Graham.
Ps yes I know he probably saw it as a threat to his position as it postured right back at him when he challenged it.  :)

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Thanks, Graham!  8)

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #14685 on: October 21, 2017, 04:44:13 PM »

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #14686 on: October 21, 2017, 09:23:37 PM »
Hi Wiebe,
I'm not that much knowledgeable in the bird's taxonomy as it may look. Here, on Hawaii we have a number of migrants during the winter - all are shore/see birds. It is how it happened to know something about the shore birds. And the other, specific to Hawaii thing is that we get migrants/vagrants from different locations and they come in different full or intermediate plumage, some are molting and you don't see what you normally have to see, so we need to know the complete picture for the given species. Most of the shore birds have many "faces" and you have to know them in order to get the identification right. I hate to have picture with just a number :). If you are like me I would recommend "Shorebirds of North America, Europe and Asia" from Richard Chandler. Internet is helping too, but be careful for misidentified pictures that can fool you (there are many!). In many cases it is better to have different books on the same topic to get to the right answer...
Concerning the pictures you posted lately - I'm jealous for the Bar-tailed Godwit  :-[. All your shots were very good, but that species I have never seen in life >:(

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #14687 on: October 21, 2017, 09:59:39 PM »
Hi Jack,
I'm not Canon user and it was my first post here but I used to visit Canon rumors 3-4 times a week in the last few years (mostly for the birds/nature but also to learn something in this and the other sections) :). All this time I was enjoining your pictures, hopefully soon I can post some pictures too (I don't think I'm allowed right now).

I'm enthusiast in both photography and birding (well, I'm scientist - molecular biology but it's rather different from ornithology despite of similarity of some methods). For me the pictures I'm taking are something like the "scalps" the hunters are taking for memory but without killing anything: you hike/walk you see something interesting (for me it's normally nature :)) and you you take it home... as a picture. Our memories have some limit, you can't take in your head everything you see and the photography is helping in this regard. But it's also: challenging/sport by itself ;)

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #14688 on: October 21, 2017, 10:51:29 PM »
ISv  -  I like suggestions for good books but when I looked for this one - ouch!  $218 paperback  :( ;)

https://www.amazon.ca/Shorebirds-North-America-Europe-Asia/dp/0691142815

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #14689 on: October 22, 2017, 02:08:34 AM »
Hi Jack,
I'm not Canon user and it was my first post here but I used to visit Canon rumors 3-4 times a week in the last few years (mostly for the birds/nature but also to learn something in this and the other sections) :). All this time I was enjoining your pictures, hopefully soon I can post some pictures too (I don't think I'm allowed right now).

I'm enthusiast in both photography and birding (well, I'm scientist - molecular biology but it's rather different from ornithology despite of similarity of some methods). For me the pictures I'm taking are something like the "scalps" the hunters are taking for memory but without killing anything: you hike/walk you see something interesting (for me it's normally nature :)) and you you take it home... as a picture. Our memories have some limit, you can't take in your head everything you see and the photography is helping in this regard. But it's also: challenging/sport by itself ;)

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Taking photos for identification originally +1, now it's mainly for the photo.  It's a downward path.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #14690 on: October 22, 2017, 02:40:12 AM »
We can all use our photos to help encourage others to value wildlife by sharing them freely and adding our 2 cents worth as well.  It's so sad what we're losing every year, extinctions, heartbreaking. 

Unless I'm forbidden, I'll attach one or two to correspondence such as doctors secretaries and so forth with the response back to me typically being, "you've made my day".  Then they're on my list for every once in a while but only the really good ones. ;)

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #14691 on: October 22, 2017, 03:46:04 AM »
Hi Alan,
I afraid you took it from the wrong end: right now taking really good pictures is more challenging to me than the bird identification (well, some times it is opposite ;)! No down-way path here. Before my "second life" in birding I was taking pictures of fungi (yes, somewhere in the past I had a mycology background, changing to molecular biology  to learn the methods because of their implication in the modern taxonomy... stuck there and to the new country  :). I highly appreciate the contribution of enthusiast in some aspects of biology. Just for example: the best picture of one newly described species of fungus (Geastrum) was published on the Internet before the real description of the species. I created account in Facebook (I do NOT like creating new accounts - too much passwords :-\) just to tell the author of the picture that he has so far the best picture of that species (yeah, just wrongly identified) on the entire net... Enthusiasts are contributing with a lot of data in some areas of biology and highly respect this. So high that I'm trying to contribute too - as I can!

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #14692 on: October 22, 2017, 04:50:19 AM »
It's a descent into your lenses not being long enough, sharp enough, wide enough, focusing fast enough, light enough and cheap enough. And your camera ditto. Then someone telling you it's your field craft that's not up to it and you should zoom with your feet across the lake.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #14693 on: October 22, 2017, 04:52:28 AM »
Jack, I didn't pay that much for my copy. After your post I check and found stamp on the first page "Officially withdrawn". Now I recall that I got the book as used (England) and it arrived pretty much as new (now it looks much more used ::))! If I recall right I didn't pay more than half of that price and I'm sure it was very good investment! Another one I have is the "The Shorebird Guide" (first author Michael O'Brien) but it doesn't include the birds out of America and is not 100% useful for Hawaii (otherwise it is good book!). Sometimes I'm looking also into "Rare Birds of North America" and it has some of the birds that are coming to Hawaii. 
Yeah, the books like these are expensive but it's hard to substitute them - a lot of knowledge (and pictures) included, and kind of restricted number of customers...   

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #14694 on: October 22, 2017, 05:52:37 AM »
Hi ISv.
I'm not sure why you think you are 'not allowed' to post pictures, I would think that as an aspiring Canon user who has valuable input there shouldn't be a problem, I'm fairly sure that there are pictures on here from Sony bodies (by a regular contributor) possibly with Canon lenses via an adaptor?
Very few people have the ability to see the minuscule (in all its beauty / gory detail) let alone capture it on 'film' as it were, if this is what you have access to then I'm sure there is a place for it!

@ admin, if I have misspoken here I apologise and please correct the post.

Cheers, Graham.

Hi Jack,
I'm not Canon user and it was my first post here but I used to visit Canon rumors 3-4 times a week in the last few years (mostly for the birds/nature but also to learn something in this and the other sections) :). All this time I was enjoining your pictures, hopefully soon I can post some pictures too (I don't think I'm allowed right now).

I'm enthusiast in both photography and birding (well, I'm scientist - molecular biology but it's rather different from ornithology despite of similarity of some methods). For me the pictures I'm taking are something like the "scalps" the hunters are taking for memory but without killing anything: you hike/walk you see something interesting (for me it's normally nature :)) and you you take it home... as a picture. Our memories have some limit, you can't take in your head everything you see and the photography is helping in this regard. But it's also: challenging/sport by itself ;)
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #14695 on: October 22, 2017, 05:58:29 AM »
Hi Alan.
Plus one on  all of that, glass gets expensive fast!
I thought good field craft included learning to walk on water,  :o if you can't ??? you should practice more.  ::)  ;D ;D  ;D

Cheers, Graham.

It's a descent into your lenses not being long enough, sharp enough, wide enough, focusing fast enough, light enough and cheap enough. And your camera ditto. Then someone telling you it's your field craft that's not up to it and you should zoom with your feet across the lake.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #14696 on: October 22, 2017, 01:36:10 PM »
Hi Alan.
Plus one on  all of that, glass gets expensive fast!
I thought good field craft included learning to walk on water,  :o if you can't ??? you should practice more.  ::)  ;D ;D  ;D

Cheers, Graham.

It's a descent into your lenses not being long enough, sharp enough, wide enough, focusing fast enough, light enough and cheap enough. And your camera ditto. Then someone telling you it's your field craft that's not up to it and you should zoom with your feet across the lake.

Graham, one up on Alan this time.  However, I'm sure Alan is trying to acquire that ability! ;)  The technology is almost there.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #14697 on: October 22, 2017, 04:21:24 PM »
I think so because when I created my account I got a message that I would be informed when I can post pictures.
I still haven't receive such a message. And I don't know actually how to try to post some pictures, it may work eventually? I would appreciate any help in this regard!
And BTW, I'm Nikon user  :o! Before someone starts to beet me let me say that I don't care what equipment you use to get your pictures. I visit the Nikon rumors site do read some Nikon-related news, and come to this site to see some pictures and to read what people with similar interest (bird photography) are saying...

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #14697 on: October 22, 2017, 04:21:24 PM »

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #14698 on: October 22, 2017, 05:13:27 PM »
Hi Alan.
Plus one on  all of that, glass gets expensive fast!
I thought good field craft included learning to walk on water,  :o if you can't ??? you should practice more.  ::)  ;D ;D  ;D

Cheers, Graham.

It's a descent into your lenses not being long enough, sharp enough, wide enough, focusing fast enough, light enough and cheap enough. And your camera ditto. Then someone telling you it's your field craft that's not up to it and you should zoom with your feet across the lake.

Graham, one up on Alan this time.  However, I'm sure Alan is trying to acquire that ability! ;)  The technology is almost there.

Jack

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #14699 on: October 22, 2017, 07:32:20 PM »
I have been trying to get exercise, so I take my telephoto in a backpack while bicycling. I ran into a young Red-tail hawk fixated on brush next to the road. It was hunting snakes.

Managed to get shots of the hunt. The sequence features a pathetic BIF photo, retained to give the sequence some flow.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #14699 on: October 22, 2017, 07:32:20 PM »