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Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« Reply #3945 on: April 16, 2017, 05:08:25 PM »
Alan, nice shot.  No close ups?

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Jack, these birds are smaller than American Robins and swoop around at high speed, snapping insects from the air.  Here are three shots, the first from  me with 800mm/5DIV and the lower two from my wife with the 100-400mm II at 560 on the 5DSR. The birds are tiny, tiny and these small crops don't stand up to enlargement. If we had persevered we might have got better shots but it would be like you trying to get your pileated in midflight in  midair. I wouldn't normally post these.

Great bee-eater series, Alan! I've never seen one in person, but I think that they are really beautiful birds. It looks like the 1st one has a bee in it's beak.

Thanks. It does indeed have an insect in its beak. On the two previous occasions I have seen bee eaters, in January a year ago in Mysore India and six months or so before that in Barcelona, I could bees in their beaks. Not good shots, but great fun for me. These are 100% crops, with the birds occupying only a few hundred pixels.

So cool! 8)
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« Reply #3945 on: April 16, 2017, 05:08:25 PM »

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« Reply #3946 on: April 16, 2017, 05:30:49 PM »
nice shots, Alan

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« Reply #3947 on: April 16, 2017, 09:24:59 PM »
Long time since I have posted so don't know if this will post or not.

Eagle getting ready to grab a fish from the water.

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Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« Reply #3948 on: April 16, 2017, 09:28:57 PM »
Eagle getting ready to grab a fish from the water.

Great shot.

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« Reply #3949 on: April 17, 2017, 12:03:41 AM »
Long time since I have posted so don't know if this will post or not.

Eagle getting ready to grab a fish from the water.

Wow! Fantastic :)
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« Reply #3950 on: April 17, 2017, 01:19:43 AM »
Long time since I have posted so don't know if this will post or not.

Eagle getting ready to grab a fish from the water.

Wow! Fantastic :)

+1  Lighting, framing and water color makes it special.

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« Reply #3951 on: April 17, 2017, 02:48:31 PM »
Well done Alan.

Jack, swallows and swifts are most infuriating to photograph.  They seem to turn on dime and leave change.
Keep at it you will get some.  Try to find an area where they are flying in a circle or up and down a stream or river.  This will give you your best chance as they will be more predictable.
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« Reply #3951 on: April 17, 2017, 02:48:31 PM »

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« Reply #3952 on: April 17, 2017, 06:51:25 PM »
Super shot, Camera nut!
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Long time since I have posted so don't know if this will post or not.

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« Reply #3953 on: April 17, 2017, 11:25:22 PM »
Well done Alan.

Jack, swallows and swifts are most infuriating to photograph.  They seem to turn on dime and leave change.
Keep at it you will get some.  Try to find an area where they are flying in a circle or up and down a stream or river.  This will give you your best chance as they will be more predictable.

Yes, thanks.  I have a nest box in my driveway and I would fall over dizzy before I could even get one in the viewfinder!  One issue is I always try to have the longest lens and that tends to be counter productive but I only like super impressive photos so ... >:(  Enemy #1 - me.

I'm hoping the stump in the pond once again gets used by the tree swallows since it's more strategically placed and more photogenic and flight paths a little more predictable.  Trouble is I was in hip waders with poor stability with 300 2.8 II X2.

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« Reply #3954 on: April 19, 2017, 04:56:49 PM »
Bonelli's Eagle attacked by a raven. Portugal, 5DIV/800mm.
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« Reply #3955 on: April 20, 2017, 09:03:06 PM »
Just so I can say I have one, too. 
Poor shot ...
But, fluttering wings of a pileated woody wood pecker.
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Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« Reply #3956 on: April 21, 2017, 02:11:46 AM »
Just so I can say I have one, too. 
Poor shot ...
But, fluttering wings of a pileated woody wood pecker.
-r

Be sure to get lots of suet out there and you'll have him on a string.

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« Reply #3957 on: April 21, 2017, 12:06:41 PM »
I'll do that, though that is not technically on our property.  A meter and a half to the left is ours, though, an I might do that, but shooting there is not convenient.  I'll do it on our yard instead, about 250 meters (I think) to the right.
Shall put up some this Sunday and hope for the best.
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Just so I can say I have one, too. 
Poor shot ...
But, fluttering wings of a pileated woody wood pecker.
-r

Be sure to get lots of suet out there and you'll have him on a string.

Jack

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« Reply #3957 on: April 21, 2017, 12:06:41 PM »

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« Reply #3958 on: April 22, 2017, 11:38:38 AM »


_61A1704 by -OlAf-, on Flickr

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« Reply #3959 on: April 22, 2017, 12:28:01 PM »


_61A1704 by -OlAf-, on Flickr
What perfect timing! Excellent picture.

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