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Don Haines

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #16815 on: June 11, 2018, 10:34:30 PM »
Loons.... shot with a 6D2 and Tamron 150-600 from a canoe.... after lots of patient waiting, up popped a loon a few feet away....
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #16815 on: June 11, 2018, 10:34:30 PM »

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #16816 on: June 11, 2018, 10:36:20 PM »
Very nice pictures, Don.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #16817 on: June 11, 2018, 11:16:50 PM »
Cormorant, Swan Lake, Saanich BC

Very different approach in comparison with the House sparrow - a lot of microcontrast that makes the photo more "artsy"... I personally prefer the approach you took with the house sparrow but it's just me... 

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #16818 on: June 11, 2018, 11:18:30 PM »

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #16819 on: June 12, 2018, 12:08:24 AM »
Great loon pictures, Don! I love the sight and sound of them but am seldom in an area they inhabit.  :)

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #16820 on: June 12, 2018, 12:10:13 AM »
Cormorant, Swan Lake, Saanich BC

Very different approach in comparison with the House sparrow - a lot of microcontrast that makes the photo more "artsy"... I personally prefer the approach you took with the house sparrow but it's just me...

Thanks for the comment. I don't really have a consistent 'style', at least I don't think I do.  :)

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #16821 on: June 12, 2018, 06:48:52 AM »
The baby house sparrows left the birdhouse this morning for their first solo flight. This one landed on our birdbath but didn't seem to know what to do after that.  :)

Soo cute ;) They still have this innocent and expecting look - "what am I going to do in this big world"...

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #16821 on: June 12, 2018, 06:48:52 AM »

Don Haines

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #16822 on: June 12, 2018, 06:51:57 AM »
Great loon pictures, Don! I love the sight and sound of them but am seldom in an area they inhabit.  :)

If you are ever in Ottawa, give me a call..... have canoe will travel!
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #16823 on: June 12, 2018, 06:52:20 AM »
Loons.... shot with a 6D2 and Tamron 150-600 from a canoe.... after lots of patient waiting, up popped a loon a few feet away....

Very nice set Don, to me it would be quite a challenge to get such shots from a canoe... (draining the water out of my camera gear after toppling over a couple of times ;) )
How close did the loon get to you?

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #16824 on: June 12, 2018, 07:17:24 AM »
I've been watching the Treecreeper's nest at my local reserve




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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #16825 on: June 12, 2018, 08:04:08 AM »
Loons.... shot with a 6D2 and Tamron 150-600 from a canoe.... after lots of patient waiting, up popped a loon a few feet away....
Nice pictures Don.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #16826 on: June 12, 2018, 08:25:00 AM »
Loons.... shot with a 6D2 and Tamron 150-600 from a canoe.... after lots of patient waiting, up popped a loon a few feet away....

Very nice set Don, to me it would be quite a challenge to get such shots from a canoe... (draining the water out of my camera gear after toppling over a couple of times ;) )
How close did the loon get to you?

Wiebe.

The trick is to be patient.... if you chase around the lake after them you will never get close.... I positioned myself upwind of where they were feeding and (fortunately) with the light behind me, and let myself slowly drift into the area.... I got lucky a few times and had them surface a couple of times within ten feet of me... I also had a beaver swim past.... he did a loop around the canoe before deciding I was dangerous and dived...

and I also use a pelican case to keep the gear dry.....
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #16827 on: June 12, 2018, 08:33:16 AM »
I've been watching the Treecreeper's nest at my local reserve

Nice pictures. I especially like the second one.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #16828 on: June 14, 2018, 05:49:07 AM »
I love to watch birds!  :)
They are so adorable!

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #16829 on: June 14, 2018, 07:12:25 PM »
Put up a box very late but no problem, here's what I got.  I love to watch birds too! ;)

As I watched Robin red-breast appeared in the willow.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #16829 on: June 14, 2018, 07:12:25 PM »