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Valvebounce

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #14700 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.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #14700 on: October 22, 2017, 05:58:29 AM »

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #14701 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 #14702 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 #14703 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 #14704 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 #14705 on: October 22, 2017, 07:34:11 PM »
Nice series, Jeff. I especially like the first shot.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #14706 on: October 22, 2017, 07:57:25 PM »
Hi Jeff.
Very cool series of shots, I don't think the BIF is lame, are there better BIF shots, yes, does this one complete the story, absolutely yes.

Cheers, Graham.

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 #14706 on: October 22, 2017, 07:57:25 PM »

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #14707 on: October 22, 2017, 08:19:21 PM »
Hi ISv.
I would imagine that the required number of posts before posting photos is quite low, a few more back and forth or nice shot posts will soon get you there.
I add my photos by copying the BB link from Flickr and paste it in, you can also click the attachments and other options heading below the lower left corner of the posting box then direct the path to your photo of choice.
Nikon eh, well I'm not bothered either, no bad cameras made recently, just some are better than others and that is a purely subjective decision like marmite, love it or hate it! :) Maybe that should be Coca-Cola vs Pepsi!

Cheers, Graham.

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 #14708 on: October 23, 2017, 06:46:12 AM »
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.

Hi Jeff,
Very nice series indeed!
+1 on Click's preference - I really like the focused, stern look these birds have when they zoom in on a (possible) prey - and you captured that very well
+ 1 on Graham's (valvebounce) comment, it completes the story so completely forgivable that composition / sharpness are not top notch ;)

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #14709 on: October 23, 2017, 06:51:24 AM »
@ ISv,

I really hope you'll be able to post some pictures soon! Would be nice getting even more species in this thread :)
We already have several Canadian contributors, a couple of European ones; Hawaii would be a nice addition ;)

(And it is very useful to have someone in the thread willing to take the time / effort to help out in identification!)

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #14710 on: October 23, 2017, 06:53:04 AM »
White wagtail sitting on a vantage point
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #14711 on: October 23, 2017, 11:59:20 AM »
Another "landing" shot that I don't think I posted back in August ... oh I wish ite were August again.  There were only a few days where these guys took over the pond.  It's a pretty heavy crop so I had to fiddle with the noise reduction.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #14712 on: October 23, 2017, 06:39:56 PM »
Very nice shot, Jack.   8)

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #14712 on: October 23, 2017, 06:39:56 PM »

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #14713 on: October 23, 2017, 07:17:36 PM »
Thanks click.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #14714 on: October 24, 2017, 10:15:53 AM »
Hi Jack.
Excellent shot. The noise looks ok so whatever you do works.

Cheers, Graham.

Another "landing" shot that I don't think I posted back in August ... oh I wish ite were August again.  There were only a few days where these guys took over the pond.  It's a pretty heavy crop so I had to fiddle with the noise reduction.

Jack
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #14714 on: October 24, 2017, 10:15:53 AM »