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« Reply #4365 on: September 23, 2017, 03:36:59 PM »
AlanF, that stork-billed kingfisher is a very cool bird.  Nice shot, thanks for sharing.

Thanks. An opportunistic shot, with the sun behind me.
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« Reply #4365 on: September 23, 2017, 03:36:59 PM »

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« Reply #4366 on: September 23, 2017, 05:28:03 PM »
Makes it more precious.
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AlanF, that stork-billed kingfisher is a very cool bird.  Nice shot, thanks for sharing.

Thanks. An opportunistic shot, with the sun behind me.

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« Reply #4367 on: September 23, 2017, 10:20:08 PM »
Storkbilled kingfisher diving
Fantastic shot! How did you manage to capture it?

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« Reply #4368 on: September 24, 2017, 08:11:44 AM »
@Jack - that's a fantastic shot of a chickadee  8)

You are absolutely right; with every bird, the first few are super exciting, and they get less so as you accumulate many of them :)

All the big birds of prey and waterfowl though, I always get really excited about if the sun's right.  I wish I could catch some photos of owls, no such luck yet -- mostly because the places to go are very out of the way for me.

The only owl photo I have is a night security camera at the house.. one came right onto one of our balconies :D

What I, maybe we, need to do is keep aiming for the perfect pose or situation that is not the same old ho hum.  Could be common old chickadees or whatever we have relatively easy access to, but keep watching for a special activity.  That's why I'd prefer your shots over mine.  Never the less, any decent flight shot of a small bird is not exactly everyday common.

I also have only DSLR shot one owl - a Great-horned in BC, Canada

Jack

Exactly my evolution, Jack.
Just get the thing first of all then aim to get a good flight position - if you go to Birdphotographers.net the standards are really high, and some critiques get taken over by the 'HAP' (Head Angle Police) or with comments about 'great shot shame about the wing position'.  I don't mind on he whole because sometimes they can make or break a shot but equally the discussion can sometimes distract from the shot.

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« Reply #4369 on: September 24, 2017, 08:13:17 AM »

There's Horned owls in Ellison Park at Vernon.  I might have to PM you about Bella Coola since we want to drive that highway that's got the reputation and I guess the country is pretty wild with Grizzlies etc.  Maybe this next spring.  I tried really hard to find Spirit bears around Rosswood when we headed to Prince Rupert but no luck in spite of the folk describing sightings.  BC is quite the province.

Jack

I bit off-topic, Jack but did you see that BC have banned all trophy bear-hunting. Killing them for food or population control only. 

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« Reply #4370 on: September 24, 2017, 01:33:08 PM »

There's Horned owls in Ellison Park at Vernon.  I might have to PM you about Bella Coola since we want to drive that highway that's got the reputation and I guess the country is pretty wild with Grizzlies etc.  Maybe this next spring.  I tried really hard to find Spirit bears around Rosswood when we headed to Prince Rupert but no luck in spite of the folk describing sightings.  BC is quite the province.

Jack

I bit off-topic, Jack but did you see that BC have banned all trophy bear-hunting. Killing them for food or population control only.

Good news.  Trophies seem so archaic now.  When I was 16 I was doing taxidermy so that tells you where I've come from.

Mike a few years ago I felt bad when I realized my post strayed off topic, now I'm a little bolder. ;)  However, we should play by the rules (with a little idle chit-chat for general interest).

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« Reply #4371 on: September 24, 2017, 02:52:09 PM »
Great shots keep coming here. I enjoy watching. Thank you.

Today I got a load of kestrel-shots, that I dare share here.
Location: Stevns Klint. SE part of Denmark.

Edit: I just added a fifth, where a lizard is devoured in air.

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« Reply #4371 on: September 24, 2017, 02:52:09 PM »

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« Reply #4372 on: September 24, 2017, 02:56:17 PM »
Nice shots!
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« Reply #4373 on: September 24, 2017, 03:01:29 PM »
Beautiful series, PK.

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« Reply #4374 on: September 24, 2017, 06:15:44 PM »
Very impressive, PK
What lens were you using?

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« Reply #4375 on: September 24, 2017, 06:25:23 PM »
Very impressive, PK
What lens were you using?

For sure!  I'd add, what was you situation and location to be a part of this action?

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« Reply #4376 on: September 25, 2017, 02:38:49 AM »
Alan, Click, Mike, Jack - thank you for your comments on my kestrels.

All were shot with Canon 6D (MkI), Tamron 150-600 (MkI). @ 600mm, ISO 800, 1/1600s, f/6.3-8

More about the location:
Stevns Klint is a white chalk cliff rising up to 40 m from sea level.
Se more at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stevns_Klint

It is a good spot for watching migrating birds in autumn, where they cross ├śresund from Sweden's southwesternmost tip, Falsterbo.
On this day - September 24 - we saw many migrating birds, primarily geese.
But we also had a good display of several birds of prey resting or hunting. Probably birds taking a day off before moving on.
There were several kestrels hunting lizard on the side of the cliff.
Standing on top of the cliff you could often get almost level with the birds.
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« Reply #4377 on: September 25, 2017, 02:57:43 AM »
Alan, Click, Mike, Jack - thank you for your comments on my kestrels.

All were shot with Canon 6D (MkI), Tamron 150-600 (MkI). @ 600mm, ISO 800, 1/1600s, f/6.3-8

More about the location:
Stevns Klint is a white chalk cliff rising up to 40 m from sea level.
Se more at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stevns_Klint

It is a good spot for watching migrating birds at autumn, where they cross ├śresund from Sweden's southwesternmost tip, Falsterbo.
On this day - September 24 - we saw many migrating birds, primarily geese.
But we also had a good display of several birds of prey resting or hunting. Probably birds taking a day off before moving on.
There were several of kestrels hunting lizard on the side of the cliff.
Standing on top of the cliff you could often get almost level with the birds.

Must be nice! ;)  Thanks.

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« Reply #4377 on: September 25, 2017, 02:57:43 AM »

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« Reply #4378 on: September 25, 2017, 10:38:31 AM »
Great shots keep coming here. I enjoy watching. Thank you.

Today I got a load of kestrel-shots, that I dare share here.
Location: Stevns Klint. SE part of Denmark.

Edit: I just added a fifth, where a lizard is devoured in air.
Cool. The question is - what was the vantage point? Where did you shoot it from?

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« Reply #4379 on: September 29, 2017, 04:26:09 AM »
« Last Edit: September 29, 2017, 05:40:18 AM by Cog »

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