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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #16950 on: June 24, 2018, 02:36:04 AM »
Jack kudos on that red wing blackbird in flight. It’s mouth is a cornucopia of insect delights, green worms 🐛 at least two damselflies. It’s the picture I’ve been trying to capture 😊.

Thanks, I was happy to luck out since my arm was ready to break and he kept faking flying.  For me 99% of these kind of shots are OOF so I couldn't believe how sharp this one was.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #16951 on: June 24, 2018, 09:40:03 PM »
Beautiful photos dpc, Jack and Alan!
Here is my collection from the weekend, I put a lot of effort for the White-faced Ibis but I don't see much of difference in comparison with the photos I already posted (except now it's a semi-adult, not the adult from the last post).

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #16952 on: June 24, 2018, 09:42:26 PM »
And few of the local "normal" (well, the Saffron finch is not actually very common...).

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #16953 on: June 24, 2018, 09:49:09 PM »
Very nice series, ISv. Well done.   :)

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #16954 on: June 24, 2018, 10:25:08 PM »
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Very nice series, ISv. Well done.   :)

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #16955 on: June 24, 2018, 11:09:37 PM »
Thanks Click and Riley!
It could be really well done (concerning the Ibis) if I had an opportunity to get inside of the refuge (have to work on this, and not only because of the Ibis...) - to get the proper angel of the light and little bit closer distance...
(Huh, and could I get some high clouds in the sky for better light - or I ask for too much :-\!)

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #16956 on: June 25, 2018, 01:20:57 AM »
Thanks Click and Riley!
It could be really well done (concerning the Ibis) if I had an opportunity to get inside of the refuge (have to work on this, and not only because of the Ibis...) - to get the proper angel of the light and little bit closer distance...
(Huh, and could I get some high clouds in the sky for better light - or I ask for too much :-\!)

Yup you're getting greedy.  You got a lot as is. ;)

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #16956 on: June 25, 2018, 01:20:57 AM »

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #16957 on: June 25, 2018, 02:16:08 AM »
Thanks Jack!
We all are trying to improve Jack, and me thinks it is good (if not the best) feature of the human beings... Just for difference from many other, not so good features :-[!
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #16958 on: June 25, 2018, 02:41:52 AM »
We all are trying to improve Jack, and me thinks it is good (if not the best) feature of the human beings... Just for difference from many other, not so good features :-[!

Really, I'm all for improvement but sometimes what others are getting seems beyond what I'd call needing improvement.  You have very fine photos.

I think one can enjoy things that are far from perfect so I guess one should temper ones tendency towards perfectionism so it doesn't become a burden.  The ultimate goal is to enjoy the activity while producing a photo that is enjoyable for others as well.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #16959 on: June 25, 2018, 06:30:13 AM »
Thanks Click and Riley!
It could be really well done (concerning the Ibis) if I had an opportunity to get inside of the refuge (have to work on this, and not only because of the Ibis...) - to get the proper angel of the light and little bit closer distance...
(Huh, and could I get some high clouds in the sky for better light - or I ask for too much :-\!)

Very nice shots. And I agree absolutely with your aims of getting the right angles and light.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #16960 on: June 25, 2018, 06:31:50 AM »
A quick visit to New York - managed to get to Central Park between meetings. I grabbed the wrong camera. My 5DIV was attached to the 100-400mm II and I took that pair instead of the 5DSR. The light has been so bad that I have been shooting up to iso 12,800, which negates the advantage of the smaller pixels. I have to admit that the consistency of AF on my 5DIV beats the 5DSR. It's a really impressive beast.

Lots of sparrows and starlings, even more than at home where sparrows are becoming rare. This is the first time I have seen a fledgling being fed.

Excellent series Alan! Thanks for sharing.
With the next series you've posted, there seems to be much more bird-life in Central Park than I noticed when I was there last year... Might have been the time of the year (when I was there, it was so hot "the sparrows were falling of the roofs" as we would call it ;) )

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #16961 on: June 25, 2018, 06:36:13 AM »
And few of the local "normal" (well, the Saffron finch is not actually very common...).

Very nice series ISv, again very high quality pic's.
To me it is always a joy when these exotic (to me) bird pictures are shared :) (Or for that matter, when people post pictures that are not easy to capture - with some info on how they were taken)

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #16962 on: June 25, 2018, 03:45:07 PM »
Brown thrasher; nest nearby (I think)

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #16963 on: June 25, 2018, 03:55:16 PM »
Brown thrasher; nest nearby (I think)

Nice picture.   :)

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #16964 on: June 25, 2018, 04:27:07 PM »
Thanks Click and Riley!
It could be really well done (concerning the Ibis) if I had an opportunity to get inside of the refuge (have to work on this, and not only because of the Ibis...) - to get the proper angel of the light and little bit closer distance...
(Huh, and could I get some high clouds in the sky for better light - or I ask for too much :-\!)

Very nice shots. And I agree absolutely with your aims of getting the right angles and light.

Thanks Alan!
The problem with that place is the double fencing, the inner fence with very fine mesh - to prevent rodents/predators from entering the refuge. There is only one small view point build last year where you can shoot from above. All the day (starting with the sunrise) you have the objects back-lit! It's why I need to get inside. There is no other point around the refuge from where you can shoot.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #16964 on: June 25, 2018, 04:27:07 PM »