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Jack Douglas

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15195 on: January 13, 2018, 01:55:28 AM »
The sun was not doing me any favors but I did manage to get a bit of fill in.  -23C so I shot from my window.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15196 on: January 13, 2018, 02:26:42 AM »
The sun was not doing me any favors but I did manage to get a bit of fill in.  -23C so I shot from my window.

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Jack, I have never seen these in real - Cassin's finch!

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15197 on: January 13, 2018, 02:33:40 AM »
Jack, I have never seen these in real - Cassin's finch!
I would have said it is a common redpoll!?

Edit: The file name indicates the photographer would agree.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15198 on: January 13, 2018, 02:36:08 AM »
Mistake - you are very right - Redpoll!
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15199 on: January 13, 2018, 09:45:47 AM »
This was another "zoo" environment "guests" were more or less free to roam around. 
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15200 on: January 13, 2018, 09:55:01 AM »
The sun was not doing me any favors but I did manage to get a bit of fill in.  -23C so I shot from my window.

Jack

Beautiful. Nicely done, Jack

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15201 on: January 13, 2018, 03:12:44 PM »
Thanks click.  The repolls are now here in large numbers due to the cold weather and my seeds.  For anyone not familiar with them they are not too much bigger than a chickadee.  They are a seed machine in action - barely ever a shot not showing a seed or remnant falling.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15201 on: January 13, 2018, 03:12:44 PM »

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15202 on: January 13, 2018, 03:45:49 PM »
The sun was not doing me any favors but I did manage to get a bit of fill in.  -23C so I shot from my window.

Jack

Nice! I have not seen any redpolls yet this winter over here....
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15203 on: January 13, 2018, 07:16:33 PM »
Thanks Don, we're just too far north to get the really good stuff.  Following Artie can make a person depressed - pelicans in full breading plumage etc.  ;)  However, I don't think I'd trade places given that we never seem to get anything too significantly bad other than a few cold days while others are getting disasters.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15204 on: January 13, 2018, 08:07:13 PM »
Jack, very pretty shot :)

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15205 on: January 13, 2018, 09:04:46 PM »
Hi Folks.
Lots of great shots from all the usual suspects and a new (ish) chap with N gear! :) But then its not the gear that counts but the photos and that he shares them here from choice. 👍
A few of a Kingfisher, not superb shots, not even good shots by forum standards, but my first shots of a Kingfisher and I’m chuffed to nuts with them!
The outing didn’t start well as I discovered I forgot my Black Rapid Strap when I parked the car, then after walking best part of a mile to the Hide carrying a 100-400 with gripped body by my fingertips I found I had left my 1.4x converter in the car, hence the tiny images of the bird!

SE0A7698_DxO by Graham Stretch, on Flickr

SE0A7729_DxO by Graham Stretch, on Flickr

A touch of maintenance to keep things looking good! 
SE0A7752_DxO by Graham Stretch, on Flickr

SE0A7753_DxO by Graham Stretch, on Flickr

Cheers, Graham.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15206 on: January 13, 2018, 09:09:22 PM »
Nice shots, Graham.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15207 on: January 13, 2018, 09:16:15 PM »
Hi Click.
As ever you are quick to post with praise which is much appreciated 

Cheers, Graham. 

Nice shots, Graham.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15207 on: January 13, 2018, 09:16:15 PM »

Jack Douglas

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15208 on: January 13, 2018, 10:18:33 PM »
Talys, thanks.  Nice to see more postings recently.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15209 on: January 14, 2018, 01:40:47 AM »
Hi Folks.
Lots of great shots from all the usual suspects and a new (ish) chap with N gear! :) But then its not the gear that counts but the photos and that he shares them here from choice. 👍
A few of a Kingfisher, not superb shots, not even good shots by forum standards, but my first shots of a Kingfisher and I’m chuffed to nuts with them!
The outing didn’t start well as I discovered I forgot my Black Rapid Strap when I parked the car, then after walking best part of a mile to the Hide carrying a 100-400 with gripped body by my fingertips I found I had left my 1.4x converter in the car, hence the tiny images of the bird!

SE0A7698_DxO by Graham Stretch, on Flickr

SE0A7729_DxO by Graham Stretch, on Flickr

A touch of maintenance to keep things looking good! 
SE0A7752_DxO by Graham Stretch, on Flickr

SE0A7753_DxO by Graham Stretch, on Flickr

Cheers, Graham.

Graham, thanks for the kind words!
You say "But then its not the gear that counts but the photos..." - and I agree. But even when I get home without photos I'm pretty sure that I spent my (free) time better than just somewhere in the town. And I'm very sure it's not only me like that in this forum!
Today I spent a lot of time chasing Grey Francolin (I still do not have good picture of these) and didn't see it. Come back with pics that could be good for "plants"/"insects" discussions but not birds :). Still it was nice relaxation. Tomorrow - again! Monday back to work despite the long weekend here - have to :-\
I will post some older photos - just to keep it going.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15209 on: January 14, 2018, 01:40:47 AM »