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Jack Douglas

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #16290 on: April 24, 2018, 09:37:20 PM »
Riley, that's super.  Now get out there and reward them.

JumboShrimp, so cute!

CL perhaps we can look forward to open water soon!

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #16290 on: April 24, 2018, 09:37:20 PM »

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #16291 on: April 25, 2018, 12:46:09 AM »
Coots are back!  Looking very dapper.
Beautiful!

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #16292 on: April 25, 2018, 02:19:47 AM »
One of my rare visits here recently: the main reason was a link that I just got from a friend (see below).

And I took a brief look at the posted photos - some excellent pics from usual suspects (Alan - thanks for posting the endemic birds you have encountered recently, nice photos as usually...). Clbayley keeps his (high) ground and many others that are (really!) nice to see!!

But Lion Rock's photos and the link I got make me post (I'm really not in mood/health for posting, but this one made me feeling kind of better - who said photography has no healing effects?!).
Lion Rock - be careful, these guys are not completely harmless  ;D ;D ;D!

http://abcnews.go.com/US/high-school-golfer-attacked-goose-hilarious-set-photos/story?id=54683114

Attaching my best so far photo of something similar (the bird I mean and well, at least it's an endemic for Hawaii)!

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #16293 on: April 25, 2018, 03:01:25 AM »
An endemic with attitude! He’s in control of you ISv.  Nice shot. 
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #16294 on: April 25, 2018, 03:48:42 AM »
An endemic with attitude! He’s in control of you ISv.  Nice shot.

Thanks Alan!
Unfortunately the birds are always in control of me: they see/hear me before I aim the lens! Sometimes they even allow me to shorten the distance (just to avoid the worst of air refraction, here it's of big importance, especially above warm, shallow water but even above a grass...) but it's always if they want: my wishes are completely ignored :-[!
Sometimes I'm applying my best skills from the army (many years back in the time) and when I think "gotcha" crawling from behind a bush - it's already looking at me with you know... that "ha, ha" smile >:(!
So far, the best way as a % of success shots was to find good, frequented location and just be (very, very) patience! Or just go hunting but pay attention and close to the bird with all your possible patience... and respect! - they are faster than us, much faster...! 
   

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #16295 on: April 25, 2018, 08:30:12 PM »
Cozy new home...

I still struggle with mask and selections.  I confess, I changed the background behind the tree.  But I find the tree cutout looks, well, like it is cut out.

Any neat tricks for "natural" looking selections place on backgrounds?  Thanks!

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #16296 on: April 25, 2018, 08:31:16 PM »
Beautiful shot, clbayley.   :)

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #16296 on: April 25, 2018, 08:31:16 PM »

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #16297 on: Today at 01:15:50 AM »
Cozy new home...

I still struggle with mask and selections.  I confess, I changed the background behind the tree.  But I find the tree cutout looks, well, like it is cut out.

Any neat tricks for "natural" looking selections place on backgrounds?  Thanks!

V nice shot. Is this a natural or set up stump?  I hauled one out of the bush last year, and just like this one after I'd set it up a pair of chickadees started pulling the stuffing out.  When it was nice and deep and seemed great, they never nested there! :(

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