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jprusa

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15900 on: March 20, 2018, 04:44:43 PM »
Blackcap in Blossom
Nice Pic , that tree looks like the one I have in my yard , the birds love it and I was  told it was a plum tree but has not produced any fruit.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15901 on: March 20, 2018, 08:12:11 PM »
Today is the first day of spring, and the birds know it.  100's of waxwings descended into my little forest.  The sound of it was mesmerizing.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15902 on: March 20, 2018, 08:24:20 PM »
V nice CL.  Years ago I went outside to see all the waxwings I could hear and turned out it was the beginning of my tinnitus.  What a shock and disappointment.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15903 on: March 20, 2018, 09:15:31 PM »
Very nice picture, clbayley.

jprusa

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15904 on: March 20, 2018, 09:42:58 PM »
Today is the first day of spring, and the birds know it.  100's of waxwings descended into my little forest.  The sound of it was mesmerizing.
Nice Picture! They will be here soon!

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15905 on: March 21, 2018, 12:18:06 AM »
I have not postet anything in this thread before so I want to start by complementing everybody who posted here previously on their amazing shots. I've been reading every post from this thread for quite a while now and the amazing quality of the images posted here has frequently blown me away. In fact, it has inspired me to get a tele lens myself and attempt to capture some bird pictures too.

So today I went out with my new EF 55-250mm IS STM for the second time. Walking through the local forest with my eyes up in the tree I noticed this huge guy here. Looking for subjects and actually finding and capturing one was quite a lot of fun and I think it got me hooked. So, even though my equipment is certainly far below what the majority of people here use, I wanted to thank everybody for sharing their lovely and inspiring images!

Awesome shot!  Just goes to show you that you don't need the best of the best equipment to get the best shot

Keep it up.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15906 on: March 21, 2018, 12:18:47 AM »
Today is the first day of spring, and the birds know it.  100's of waxwings descended into my little forest.  The sound of it was mesmerizing.

Simply beautiful

Scott
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15907 on: March 21, 2018, 01:58:44 AM »
Today is the first day of spring, and the birds know it.  100's of waxwings descended into my little forest.  The sound of it was mesmerizing.
Beautiful bird. Very nicely captured shot.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15908 on: March 21, 2018, 07:56:37 AM »
Blackcap in Blossom

Very nice. Well done, martinslade.

+1 And especially the flowers - where are my flowers!  I'm getting more than impatient!

I think I promised no more redpolls but I'll pull a Me_Me_Me.

Jack

A picture / moment worthy breaking your promise for ;)
v. nice Jack!

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15909 on: March 21, 2018, 08:02:48 AM »
Today is the first day of spring, and the birds know it.  100's of waxwings descended into my little forest.  The sound of it was mesmerizing.

Beautiful bird, excellent shot clbayley!
The lighting brings out all details in the eyes (and - a light in the eye - the best way to create this "alive" feel). Nice colours also

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15910 on: March 21, 2018, 08:14:01 AM »
Hey, Wiebe,

Your Golden Pheasant (native to China, I believe) is definitely related to the Gray Francolin. According to Wikipedia, they both belong to the Phasianidae family, which includes pheasants, partridges, junglefowl, chickens, Old World quail, and peafowl.

....


Thanks HankMD for identifying. With the 'mission' of the sanctuary I had expected the birds to be native in the South-African region - but hey, it's beautiful enough to break the rules ;)

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15911 on: March 21, 2018, 10:34:16 AM »
Thanks Wiebe.  They say more snow and that can make for some interesting shots of the common birds if the timing and lighting is right.

Jack
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15912 on: March 21, 2018, 10:51:30 AM »
Thanks  Click, Jack, scottkinfw for your nice words, very much appreciated.

clbayley that image is fantastic, the bird and lighting are superb!

I'm far from getting such results yet. But I've explored a new area in my city yesterday and while it did turn out to one of those places that look amazing to the eye but are really hard to photograph, I noticed that there was a ton of different birds around the ground and the sky. Giving this different type of photography a shot is really fun, it feels similar to doing macro. The diversity and difficulty make it quite exiting and rewarding.

Edit: Birds are giving me quite skeptic glances, that's certainly different from the indifferent stare of a bug ;D
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15913 on: March 21, 2018, 10:54:50 AM »
Nice pictures, Joules. I especially like the second one.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15914 on: March 21, 2018, 11:19:48 AM »
Joules, keep them coming. 

One thing I've found in about 5 years owning a DSLR is that a motionless person, particularly sitting, for me often a lawn chair, is not threatening to many birds and animals.  Often I'll pack along a good book and plan to just sit and read with the camera handy.  Many of my best shots have come in these circumstances.  When I tramp through the bush it seems I'm more likely to not see anything because they are far ahead moving away from me.

I try to observe from afar and if I see subjects then I quietly move into the area and set up to read (not in winter though).

Once while sitting right beside a very small creek that cut though a slough a baby muskrat came out of the water no more than 8 feet from me and proceeded to eat bulrush leaves for a number of minutes.  Luckily, the 300 lens has pretty close focus.  I couldn't stop pinching myself for days. ;)  Not a bird but I'm posting it anyway.

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« Reply #15914 on: March 21, 2018, 11:19:48 AM »