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scottkinfw

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15825 on: March 12, 2018, 12:40:38 PM »
Captured - yes, did you have your arm around their neck?  V nice.

Jack
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Actually, I used my 16-35 @ 16 and got as close as I could without falling in.  The flamingos were so adapted to people they didn't care that I was in their beaks!

I used my 300 for the crane which was only about 15 feet away.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15825 on: March 12, 2018, 12:40:38 PM »

scottkinfw

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15826 on: March 12, 2018, 12:42:38 PM »
A few older ones from "Birds of Eden" free flight bird sanctuary, Plettenberg - South Africa (still taken with 50D and first gen. 100-400mm)

Beautiful.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15827 on: March 12, 2018, 12:43:28 PM »
Scottkinfw and Wiebe,

Very nice pictures. Well done.  :)

Thank you.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15828 on: March 12, 2018, 01:15:53 PM »
Since I don't drink coffee, I just look at bird portraits to get my kick-start in the morning.  ;)

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15829 on: March 13, 2018, 03:21:59 AM »
First - Thanks to Click, Lion rock, mdmphoto!
Wiebe - thanks too but I still didn't write my last will... so, I will wait for more opportunities to catch the right moment of the feeding ;)!
Second - nice new pics, congratulations to the authors!
Third - Jack... even with your (spiritual ;)) presence there I fail totally this weekend. Overcast sky and very dark under the canopy of the rain forest + strong wind. I saw just two Red-vented Bulbuls (species posted in the previous sessions) at the very beginning of the trail, after that - NOTHING! Hear calls (incl. of the birds of interest) but don't see the birds - dark. Next time! I'm kinda (very) stubborn when it concerns photography (and time to time it works ;D).
And since I have nothing new to post - here are some older photos (and bad pic of a species that I have never posted before - the Gray Francolin but so far this is the only photo that I have succeed to take of that one). Please notice the difference between the juvenile Nutmeg mannikin (aka Scaly-brested Munia) and the adult, they look as separate species. It is very hard to distinguish the juveniles of this species from the juveniles of the Chestnut Mannikin (or Munia) despite the obvious difference in the adults.
All this for the guys who plan to come to the Islands ;)!

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15830 on: March 13, 2018, 07:05:17 AM »
First - Thanks to Click, Lion rock, mdmphoto!
Wiebe - thanks too but I still didn't write my last will... so, I will wait for more opportunities to catch the right moment of the feeding ;)!
Second - nice new pics, congratulations to the authors!
Third - Jack... even with your (spiritual ;)) presence there I fail totally this weekend. Overcast sky and very dark under the canopy of the rain forest + strong wind. I saw just two Red-vented Bulbuls (species posted in the previous sessions) at the very beginning of the trail, after that - NOTHING! Hear calls (incl. of the birds of interest) but don't see the birds - dark. Next time! I'm kinda (very) stubborn when it concerns photography (and time to time it works ;D).
And since I have nothing new to post - here are some older photos (and bad pic of a species that I have never posted before - the Gray Francolin but so far this is the only photo that I have succeed to take of that one). Please notice the difference between the juvenile Nutmeg mannikin (aka Scaly-brested Munia) and the adult, they look as separate species. It is very hard to distinguish the juveniles of this species from the juveniles of the Chestnut Mannikin (or Munia) despite the obvious difference in the adults.
All this for the guys who plan to come to the Islands ;)!

Very nice captures!

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15831 on: March 13, 2018, 07:25:04 AM »
Thanks all for your gracious comments...  8)

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15831 on: March 13, 2018, 07:25:04 AM »

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15832 on: March 13, 2018, 07:33:37 AM »
First - Thanks to Click, Lion rock, mdmphoto!
Wiebe - thanks too but I still didn't write my last will... so, I will wait for more opportunities to catch the right moment of the feeding ;)!
Second - nice new pics, congratulations to the authors!
Third - Jack... even with your (spiritual ;)) presence there I fail totally this weekend. Overcast sky and very dark under the canopy of the rain forest + strong wind. I saw just two Red-vented Bulbuls (species posted in the previous sessions) at the very beginning of the trail, after that - NOTHING! Hear calls (incl. of the birds of interest) but don't see the birds - dark. Next time! I'm kinda (very) stubborn when it concerns photography (and time to time it works ;D).
And since I have nothing new to post - here are some older photos (and bad pic of a species that I have never posted before - the Gray Francolin but so far this is the only photo that I have succeed to take of that one). Please notice the difference between the juvenile Nutmeg mannikin (aka Scaly-brested Munia) and the adult, they look as separate species. It is very hard to distinguish the juveniles of this species from the juveniles of the Chestnut Mannikin (or Munia) despite the obvious difference in the adults.
All this for the guys who plan to come to the Islands ;)!

Again - a very nice set of birds ISv!
Inspiring to see the diversity of birds you've encountered...

Your Gray Francolin resembles another bird I saw in this "Birds of Eden" sanctuary - unfortunately they were scurrying below the boardwalk (?) in the deeper and darker parts of the valley so the composition of the male is a bit compromised...
Female looks like your Francolin - just with some coloured feathers; do you know if they are related?
The male is abundant in colours... real peacock attitude ;)

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15833 on: March 13, 2018, 10:36:55 AM »
ISv and Nat_WA,
You both have wonder shots of colorful birds.
Looking forward to visiting the islands.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15834 on: March 13, 2018, 11:42:44 AM »
ISv,  sorry I caused such a bad day.  V nice shots - the first I swear looks like a bird I mounted as a kid - Hungarian partridge - they were introduced to Alberta and I guess are still around.  I haven't seen one in 50 years.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15835 on: March 13, 2018, 12:20:41 PM »
Very nice series, ISv. 

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15836 on: March 13, 2018, 06:52:07 PM »
I am out of Mexican birds to post about, so I am back to my local fare...this is a Chickadee shot from a couple years ago that I reprocessed using some new skills.  I like it better than the original.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15837 on: March 13, 2018, 06:55:11 PM »
Nice!
-r

I am out of Mexican birds to post about, so I am back to my local fare...this is a Chickadee shot from a couple years ago that I reprocessed using some new skills.  I like it better than the original.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15837 on: March 13, 2018, 06:55:11 PM »

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15838 on: March 13, 2018, 07:19:42 PM »
Nice!
-r

I am out of Mexican birds to post about, so I am back to my local fare...this is a Chickadee shot from a couple years ago that I reprocessed using some new skills.  I like it better than the original.

+1  No shortage of chickadees but how much longer do we have to wait for ...

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15839 on: March 13, 2018, 07:27:28 PM »
I am out of Mexican birds to post about, so I am back to my local fare...this is a Chickadee shot from a couple years ago that I reprocessed using some new skills.  I like it better than the original.

Lovely shot. Nicely done, clbayley.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15839 on: March 13, 2018, 07:27:28 PM »