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Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« Reply #4785 on: February 19, 2018, 03:21:35 PM »
Very nice shots, Cog. I especially like the second one.

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« Reply #4785 on: February 19, 2018, 03:21:35 PM »

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« Reply #4786 on: February 19, 2018, 10:28:00 PM »
Gotta take a moment here to tip my hat to some of you photographers on this site ...   I've been in this business a lot of years, and it just floors me when I see such excellent technique and captures ...  We see so much published nowadays on "speed by" daily websites that lack quality, and cheapens the ability for good quality photos to find home on these sites at a rate that makes it worth the time  - news sites etc.   

I know some on here are pros, and some not. So, the sales mean less to some of you, but that does not lessen the value of great photography and the time it takes to learn it and perform at a professional level ...  :) 

Just had to say it --

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Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« Reply #4787 on: February 19, 2018, 11:05:05 PM »

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« Reply #4788 on: February 20, 2018, 12:03:01 AM »
monkey44, that's welcome encouragement for all of us.  How about posting a bird or two.

I think I still qualify as a beginner after almost 5 years with a DSLR and I love it, try my best, and it really has been fun here on the CR bird threads.

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« Reply #4789 on: February 20, 2018, 12:48:19 AM »
@Cog - Awesome whites, there.  What a great photo :)

@Jack - Thank you!



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Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« Reply #4790 on: February 20, 2018, 04:15:51 AM »
monkey44, that's welcome encouragement for all of us.  How about posting a bird or two.

I think I still qualify as a beginner after almost 5 years with a DSLR and I love it, try my best, and it really has been fun here on the CR bird threads.

Jack

Monkey44, don't believe him! I believe he is really with that long (hmmm... short(?) experience) in DSLR but it eventually could mean short experience in PP (eventually!). Otherwise he is one hell of photographer (reed the very bottom of his posts (small letters)... visit the link and you can see some photos...).

Sorry Jack, I had to do this :-X!
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« Reply #4791 on: February 20, 2018, 06:37:17 AM »
I had only gone to check what gulls were at the local roost when the sun appeared just as shower clouds were departing, provided a lovely blank background for a passing black-headed gull which I think transformed it's uniform plumage into something else, I hope you agree.

Hi Harry, indeed - although a quite common bird it stands out very nice against the dark background. Nicely captured, good lighting (and exposed perfectly) with lots of detail visible; well done!

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« Reply #4791 on: February 20, 2018, 06:37:17 AM »

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« Reply #4792 on: February 20, 2018, 06:42:15 AM »
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V. nice pictures Cog! Were they taken where your flickr page suggests? (Saudi Arabian coast...)

(I've seen them "pass through" on their way south, but didn't know where to ;))

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« Reply #4793 on: February 20, 2018, 08:08:18 AM »
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V. nice pictures Cog! Were they taken where your flickr page suggests? (Saudi Arabian coast...)

(I've seen them "pass through" on their way south, but didn't know where to ;))

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Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« Reply #4794 on: February 20, 2018, 05:20:40 PM »
Thanks for the kind comments re. the B-H gull shots, It does give encouragement that I am finally getting it right sometimes. Like Jack I have only taken up photography in the last five years at a more serious though amateur level and have likened it to my efforts at golf, there was usually at least one or two good shots in a round to keep me striving for more. I was fortunate to have discovered CR early and absorbed the advice given on the various topics.
Thanks again,
harry.

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« Reply #4795 on: February 20, 2018, 07:38:01 PM »
HB, aren't we lucky.  We don't have to earn money taking photos, which I imagine is a real challenge.  I only hope that those of us who post freely don't negatively impact the pros.

ISv, I'll repeat something about when I joined CR.  I honestly didn't know the creatures eyes must be in focus.  Now that's about a clueless as they come! ;)  Now I try to post photos with the eyes in focus so in that sense I've come a long way!

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« Reply #4796 on: February 20, 2018, 10:28:24 PM »
monkey44, that's welcome encouragement for all of us.  How about posting a bird or two.

I think I still qualify as a beginner after almost 5 years with a DSLR and I love it, try my best, and it really has been fun here on the CR bird threads.

Jack

Monkey44, don't believe him! I believe he is really with that long (hmmm... short(?) experience) in DSLR but it eventually could mean short experience in PP (eventually!). Otherwise he is one hell of photographer (reed the very bottom of his posts (small letters)... visit the link and you can see some photos...).

Sorry Jack, I had to do this :-X!
 ;D

Right - I just looked at his work - looks like there's a buncha photographers on this site, and then there's JACK!!!

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Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« Reply #4797 on: February 20, 2018, 11:50:59 PM »
I don't mind good clean fun but this is going a little far.  :)  I don't measure up to many, maybe most contributors here.  Period.  And besides that I don't believe those that are here are interested in status; we simply love nature and in particular birds.

What I can say is that I try to contribute positively because it's one of the few threads where there isn't insults and continuous arguments about gear.  I prefer to read those types of threads, mostly for a laugh, but also to glean the latest on Canon gear.

Click, help, defend me. ;)

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« Reply #4797 on: February 20, 2018, 11:50:59 PM »

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Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« Reply #4798 on: February 21, 2018, 12:16:56 AM »
monkey44, that's welcome encouragement for all of us.  How about posting a bird or two.

I think I still qualify as a beginner after almost 5 years with a DSLR and I love it, try my best, and it really has been fun here on the CR bird threads.

Jack

Monkey44, don't believe him! I believe he is really with that long (hmmm... short(?) experience) in DSLR but it eventually could mean short experience in PP (eventually!). Otherwise he is one hell of photographer (reed the very bottom of his posts (small letters)... visit the link and you can see some photos...).

Sorry Jack, I had to do this :-X!
 ;D

Right - I just looked at his work - looks like there's a buncha photographers on this site, and then there's JACK!!!

Anyone who has a 1dx2 is certainly a photographer. I can vouch for Jack.

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« Reply #4799 on: February 21, 2018, 12:42:49 AM »
ethanz, you know this is completely off topic and forbidden by the forum. 

If you head Edmonton way be sure to get in touch in case I can help with some advice or whatever, however meager.  My wife insisted I upgrade because she refused to believe my 6D was a good camera.  It didn't make me any better! :(  It is a nice toy though. ;)

However, I wouldn't say that about the 400 DO II, I'm benefiting from 800mm. :)

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