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Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« Reply #4575 on: January 13, 2018, 11:16:04 PM »
Snowy takeoff from the dunes.

PS. the picts of the male Belted Kingfisher are spectacular.

Thanks !  Where did you snap that snowy?

Sorry for the delay in responding. The pict was taken on Martha's Vineyard.

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« Reply #4575 on: January 13, 2018, 11:16:04 PM »

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« Reply #4576 on: January 14, 2018, 07:13:51 AM »
Hi lion rock.
Thank you, l was thrilled to bits to see the Kingfisher, I kept being told I had just missed it or it turned up just after I left, not this time, so nice to just watch him work the photos were just icing on the cake!  :)

Cheers, Graham.

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Quite a reward.  Nice ones.
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« Reply #4577 on: January 14, 2018, 08:40:12 AM »
Hi Folks.
Lots of great shots from all the usual suspects. 👍
A few of a Kingfisher, not superb shots, not even good shots by forum standards, but my first shots of a Kingfisher and I’m chuffed to nuts with them!
The outing didn’t start well as I discovered I forgot my Black Rapid Strap when I parked the car, then after walking best part of a mile to the Hide carrying a 100-400 with gripped body by my fingertips I found I had left my 1.4x converter in the car, hence the tiny images of the bird!

This was one of about 8 to 10 fish I saw him catch in the 2 hours I was there!

Does this still count as flight despite looking more like a controlled crash in to a branch, not the most graceful looking landing but he did get his fish!

Cheers, Graham.

Quite a chronicle of crash landings. I suspect you did better by forgetting the 1.4xTC - I usually deliberately don't use it for any action shots with the 100-400mm. Well done!
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« Reply #4578 on: January 14, 2018, 09:21:34 AM »
HI all,

It's been so cold in Wisconsin lately, that it's been suuny on the weekends. I've been able to get out the last few weekends, because of it. Obvoiusly the birds have to cooperate as well, and they have! Here are a few pics, shot with 7D mkii / 500 f4 / 1.4xiii. Great start to the new year!

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« Reply #4579 on: January 14, 2018, 10:41:36 AM »
Very nice series, Jeremy. I especially like the first picture. Well done.   :)

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« Reply #4580 on: January 14, 2018, 12:10:12 PM »
Hi Alan.
Thanks for that, I will bear that in mind, maybe do some personal tests.
I know that the 100-400 is a bit slower with the 1.4x converter and I’m limited to centre point af but then I was only using one of the 45 points anyway, :) I like to chose the subject of the shot and one point pretty much covered the bird!
Also the perched shots I took would I think have been better with more pixels on target.

Cheers, Graham.

Quite a chronicle of crash landings. I suspect you did better by forgetting the 1.4xTC - I usually deliberately don't use it for any action shots with the 100-400mm. Well done!
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« Reply #4581 on: January 14, 2018, 12:14:25 PM »
Hi Jeremy.
Some really nice shots, great shot of the days catch, catch (shot) of the day!  ;)

Cheers, Graham.

HI all,

It's been so cold in Wisconsin lately, that it's been suuny on the weekends. I've been able to get out the last few weekends, because of it. Obvoiusly the birds have to cooperate as well, and they have! Here are a few pics, shot with 7D mkii / 500 f4 / 1.4xiii. Great start to the new year!

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« Reply #4581 on: January 14, 2018, 12:14:25 PM »

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« Reply #4582 on: January 14, 2018, 06:06:31 PM »
Thanks guys! I was pretty fortunate, that the hawk circled and flew right over my truck. Usually they fly the other way and all you get is back shots.

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« Reply #4583 on: January 14, 2018, 10:06:03 PM »
All ready for touch down!
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« Reply #4584 on: January 14, 2018, 10:07:54 PM »
All ready for touch down!


Nice shot!  :)

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« Reply #4585 on: January 14, 2018, 10:24:33 PM »
7D mk I → 6D mk II

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« Reply #4586 on: January 15, 2018, 08:29:45 AM »
Wow!
Excellent.
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Peregrine with half eaten pigeon in golden hour  :)

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« Reply #4587 on: January 15, 2018, 09:06:34 AM »
Hi 7D.
Very nice shot, great angle! Was the camera close to water level?

Cheers, Graham.

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« Reply #4588 on: January 15, 2018, 09:07:53 AM »
Hi Martin.
Very nice shot, lovely light.

Cheers, Graham.

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« Reply #4589 on: January 15, 2018, 09:41:03 AM »
Very nice shot, Martin.  :)

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