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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15585 on: February 20, 2018, 08:06:31 AM »
Thank you, guys! These shore birds were shot from a kayak. I'm expanding my horizons. :)

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
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Click

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15586 on: February 20, 2018, 08:17:49 AM »
Nice weather today, unfortunately I didn't have time for longer trip. These are from favorite spot nearby - there are always some birds collecting seeds there (always same species). Only the Cattle egret was little bit further. The last two taken on the way back.


Very nice series. Well done, ISv.  :)

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15587 on: February 20, 2018, 01:23:27 PM »
Nice weather today, unfortunately I didn't have time for longer trip. These are from favorite spot nearby - there are always some birds collecting seeds there (always same species). Only the Cattle egret was little bit further. The last two taken on the way back.

By some reasons the Cattle egret got the last spot (?).

They may be your locals ISv, but they are plenty exotic to me...
V. nice captures as usual, super sharp and detailed... (hint of envy present ;))

Wiebe.

Thanks Wiebe, some days are just better than others :)!

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15588 on: February 20, 2018, 01:24:26 PM »
Nice weather today, unfortunately I didn't have time for longer trip. These are from favorite spot nearby - there are always some birds collecting seeds there (always same species). Only the Cattle egret was little bit further. The last two taken on the way back.


Very nice series. Well done, ISv.  :)

Thanks Click!

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15589 on: February 20, 2018, 07:45:59 PM »
More lovely shots posted and more envy.  Nice to have new posters too.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15590 on: February 20, 2018, 09:15:43 PM »
Really like the Kestrel shot but then I'm partial to active raptors/owls. 

Got to spend a bit more time with the local Short Eared Owls and had one perch nearby in front of a nice green shrubbery when the sun was still providing light for two of us to shoot.  The sun set and my friend had just left(about 80' away)when a female harrier dove on the owl causing it to make a short hop of a flight closer to me.  I dropped the tripod down a notch for more stability and to be at eye level, slowly shifted around some thorn brush and tumbleweed, and started framing my shots.  I was using live view and a remote shutter, trying to time the shots between major movements.  Probably comical to even consider but I was enjoying watching the owl's reaction to the white crowned sparrows that were chattering and zipping back and forth next to it.  An off leash dog was running through the nearby brush, which really had the owl looking.  Fortunately the dog veered off and the owl returned to just wanting to MDK some sparrows.  The best part was slowly backing away and having the owl stay perched.  Anyways, long story and all that but here's the owl looking closely at the approaching dog(which totally blew any framing with that neck stretch, lol).

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15591 on: February 20, 2018, 09:57:30 PM »
Beautiful picture, ERHP.  Well done.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15592 on: February 20, 2018, 11:56:11 PM »
Beautiful picture, ERHP.  Well done.

+1 and the story rates up there too!

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15593 on: February 21, 2018, 12:17:42 AM »
Beautiful picture, ERHP.  Well done.

+1 and the story rates up there too!

Jack


One more here!
Pictures are pictures but the stories are part of the game (how I made it, how it was...) especially for non pro like me, these stories are actually more important - the good feeling from the good job done is the actual reward anyway!

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15594 on: February 21, 2018, 12:25:20 AM »
ERHP, that is a spectacular photograph!

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15595 on: February 21, 2018, 06:48:10 AM »
ERHP, that is a spectacular photograph!

+4 ;) (if I counted right); excellent shot & story

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15596 on: February 21, 2018, 07:57:46 AM »
I'll take it up a notch, each!
+8.
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ERHP, that is a spectacular photograph!

+4 ;) (if I counted right); excellent shot & story

Wiebe.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15597 on: February 21, 2018, 08:35:55 AM »
Really like the Kestrel shot but then I'm partial to active raptors/owls. 

Got to spend a bit more time with the local Short Eared Owls and had one perch nearby in front of a nice green shrubbery when the sun was still providing light for two of us to shoot.  The sun set and my friend had just left(about 80' away)when a female harrier dove on the owl causing it to make a short hop of a flight closer to me.  I dropped the tripod down a notch for more stability and to be at eye level, slowly shifted around some thorn brush and tumbleweed, and started framing my shots.  I was using live view and a remote shutter, trying to time the shots between major movements.  Probably comical to even consider but I was enjoying watching the owl's reaction to the white crowned sparrows that were chattering and zipping back and forth next to it.  An off leash dog was running through the nearby brush, which really had the owl looking.  Fortunately the dog veered off and the owl returned to just wanting to MDK some sparrows.  The best part was slowly backing away and having the owl stay perched.  Anyways, long story and all that but here's the owl looking closely at the approaching dog(which totally blew any framing with that neck stretch, lol).

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Beautiful!

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15597 on: February 21, 2018, 08:35:55 AM »

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15598 on: February 21, 2018, 12:38:17 PM »
Goes to show gear can't do it all - love the composition, lighting and bokeh!

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15599 on: February 21, 2018, 01:14:54 PM »
Too Shy! by Diane and Brian  Dorling, auf Flickr

Cheers Brian

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
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