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AlanF

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #16245 on: April 21, 2018, 09:24:08 AM »
Beautiful shots of terns Cog!
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
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AlanF

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #16246 on: April 21, 2018, 09:28:59 AM »
Mikehit showed New Zealand Oystercatchers disposing of oysters. At Tiritiri in NZ a couple of days ago, I had the pleasure of seeing a pair picking off winkles on the beach.
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Jack Douglas

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #16247 on: April 21, 2018, 02:40:50 PM »
Nice Alan; with the 400?

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #16248 on: April 21, 2018, 02:45:57 PM »
Nice picture, Alan.   :)

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #16249 on: April 21, 2018, 09:30:28 PM »
Nice shots from everyone! Cog - I love your Terns!
I was digging today older folders to develop/organize some of my photos, particularly those of the Red-billed Leiothrix (Leiothrix lutea). Here are few of them.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #16250 on: April 21, 2018, 09:42:05 PM »
So cute!
Great shots.
-r

Nice shots from everyone! Cog - I love your Terns!
I was digging today older folders to develop/organize some of my photos, particularly those of the Red-billed Leiothrix (Leiothrix lutea). Here are few of them.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #16251 on: April 21, 2018, 10:08:44 PM »
So cute!
Great shots.
-r

Nice shots from everyone! Cog - I love your Terns!
I was digging today older folders to develop/organize some of my photos, particularly those of the Red-billed Leiothrix (Leiothrix lutea). Here are few of them.
+1 (to both of you) Cute was the word that came to mid when I saw this bird!

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #16251 on: April 21, 2018, 10:08:44 PM »

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #16252 on: April 21, 2018, 10:09:09 PM »
So cute!
Great shots.
-r

Nice shots from everyone! Cog - I love your Terns!
I was digging today older folders to develop/organize some of my photos, particularly those of the Red-billed Leiothrix (Leiothrix lutea). Here are few of them.

Thanks Riley! These were taken June last year. The bird is normally hiding in very dark/dens brush and despite not rare is kind of difficult to shoot. These were feeding on Mountain apple and ignored me (after 5-10 min "adaptation time"). Shots were taken at Lyon Arboretum (at the very end of Manoa valley) - easy to get to and very good botanical garden, belongs to UH. Safe parking and no fees of any kind. Highly recommended!
I hope you are already preparing your luggage for here. Please make sure you discard any bad weather from your suitcases - we have enough of this stuff this year ;)! I'm fighting bad bronchitis in the last week and so - first time in ~15 years on the Islands!

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #16253 on: April 21, 2018, 10:12:49 PM »
So cute!
Great shots.
-r

Nice shots from everyone! Cog - I love your Terns!
I was digging today older folders to develop/organize some of my photos, particularly those of the Red-billed Leiothrix (Leiothrix lutea). Here are few of them.
+1 (to both of you) Cute was the word that came to mid when I saw this bird!

Thanks Tron! It's arguably one of the most beautiful forest birds around. About the size of House sparrow.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #16254 on: April 21, 2018, 10:39:32 PM »
I was digging today older folders to develop/organize some of my photos, particularly those of the Red-billed Leiothrix (Leiothrix lutea). Here are few of them.

Beautiful series. Well done, ISv.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #16255 on: April 21, 2018, 11:32:13 PM »
Nice shots from everyone! Cog - I love your Terns!
I was digging today older folders to develop/organize some of my photos, particularly those of the Red-billed Leiothrix (Leiothrix lutea). Here are few of them.
Beautiful bird and nice shots.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #16256 on: April 21, 2018, 11:50:04 PM »
Thanks Click & jprusa! I'm waiting for the second half of May (the Mountain apple is still in bloom but it attracts them anyway) and all June (fruits!) to try more shots there. Probably the best spot/timing on the Island to take a meaningful shots of these birds...

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #16257 on: April 22, 2018, 02:25:44 AM »
Nice Alan; with the 400?

Jack

Yes, at 560mm on the 5DIV. But, on this trip, I found the 100-400mm II (on the 5DSR) more useful. The birds, if you could find them, and that was not easy, were often very close by in foliage and frequently required zooming out to frame them or being too close for the minimum focus distance of the prime. It was frequently dark within the forests but 5DSR despite being limited to iso6400 performed well as I could underexpose at 6400 in extreme conditions and boost by 2-3 stops in post.

Normally in the UK and much of my travels, the prime is better because the birds are far away. But, for the NZ scenario, was really useful with my wife having the zoom and I the prime to cover different scenarios. It's leaving me with a dilemma for our trip of a lifetime to Tanzania in November of whether to take two zooms and leave the prime at home, especially as there will be weight restrictions for internal flights.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #16257 on: April 22, 2018, 02:25:44 AM »

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #16258 on: April 22, 2018, 03:26:59 AM »
ISv very nice shots!

Alan, I think the 300 2.8 would be ideal for your African trip. ;)

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #16259 on: April 22, 2018, 12:56:20 PM »
ISv very nice shots!

Alan, I think the 300 2.8 would be ideal for your African trip. ;)

Jack

How often have you used yours since buying the 400mm DO II?
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #16259 on: April 22, 2018, 12:56:20 PM »