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« Reply #4935 on: March 20, 2018, 12:35:09 AM »
I had been hearing about a Northern Hawk-Owl for the last few months , not to far from me. Saturday I got up early and made the 3 hour drive and was not disappointed .
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« Reply #4936 on: March 20, 2018, 01:06:57 AM »

Thanks, ethanz.  Yes, we are in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Ah, that's the center of the universe, right?  And you have all that free wind power! ;)  And an election coming.  ;) ;)

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I am sure we will have provincial election soon but free wind power? Not too sure about that - Ontario's electricity is not cheap at all compare to other provinces.

Just pulling your leg.  Alberta and Ontario have an historic relationship - we're the red necks or so they say.

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« Reply #4937 on: March 20, 2018, 07:52:47 AM »
I had been hearing about a Northern Hawk-Owl for the last few months , not to far from me. Saturday I got up early and made the 3 hour drive and was not disappointed .
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Great shot of a beautiful bird Stuart!
I can see why you weren't disappointed  ;D - the rest of us can only be somewhat envious  ???

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« Reply #4938 on: March 20, 2018, 11:25:54 AM »
I had been hearing about a Northern Hawk-Owl for the last few months , not to far from me. Saturday I got up early and made the 3 hour drive and was not disappointed .
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Great shot of a beautiful bird Stuart!
I can see why you weren't disappointed  ;D - the rest of us can only be somewhat envious  ???

Wiebe.

Envious and motivated to get up in the AM!

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« Reply #4939 on: March 20, 2018, 11:39:09 AM »
I had been hearing about a Northern Hawk-Owl for the last few months , not to far from me. Saturday I got up early and made the 3 hour drive and was not disappointed .
[...]

Great shot of a beautiful bird Stuart!
I can see why you weren't disappointed  ;D - the rest of us can only be somewhat envious  ???

Wiebe.

Envious and motivated to get up in the AM!

Jack

Yeah that is the worst part, having to wake up before the sunrises to go out and get some good shots. And the cold.
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« Reply #4940 on: March 21, 2018, 05:52:42 PM »
I was testing the AF of the 5DIV + 400mm DO+1.4xTC for BIF this afternoon, and was very pleased. In this one, I had focussed on the gull in the centre and had a surprise when I cropped it.
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« Reply #4941 on: March 21, 2018, 06:10:00 PM »
I was testing the AF of the 5DIV + 400mm DO+1.4xTC for BIF this afternoon, and was very pleased. In this one, I had focussed on the gull in the centre and had a surprise when I cropped it.

Impressive! Plus you can eat just one....
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« Reply #4941 on: March 21, 2018, 06:10:00 PM »

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« Reply #4942 on: March 21, 2018, 06:17:11 PM »
Very impressive. It's a Pringles.  :D

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« Reply #4943 on: March 21, 2018, 11:47:35 PM »
The camera still focused well through the snow.

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« Reply #4944 on: March 22, 2018, 07:53:36 AM »
The camera still focused well through the snow.

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Talking about impressive ;)
Beautiful shot - enhanced by the flying snow; while the eagle remains tack-sharp!

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« Reply #4945 on: March 22, 2018, 08:02:32 AM »
Beautiful shot - enhanced by the flying snow; while the eagle remains tack-sharp!

Wiebe.


+1

Well done, ethanz.

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« Reply #4946 on: March 22, 2018, 11:59:14 AM »
Thanks guys
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« Reply #4947 on: March 22, 2018, 01:13:16 PM »
Very impressive. It's a Pringles.  :D
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« Reply #4947 on: March 22, 2018, 01:13:16 PM »

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« Reply #4948 on: March 22, 2018, 02:49:56 PM »
That snow on the eagle gives a really cool effect! Awesome shot, ethanz.

Also a funny sea gull you got there AlanF. I love seeing images that are not staged to appear funny but simply capture some cool context.

Also, a big compliment to everybody who posts such wonderful images here. I've been reading a lot of the posts from this thread and found the images to be really special, so I gave bird photography a shot a few days ago. My humble 80D + EF-S 55-250mm left me wanting for quite a lot of extra reach for the birds that I saw in the sky ... But I managed to get a sharp picture of a crow taking off. As the other birds were so high up that they only occupy a few pixels on the sensor, I decided to make a composite out of the three largest to be able to show them without wasting too much space among these lovely images.

I was quite amazed to find so many different and cool birds at the location, since I actually came there to shoot the landscape and birds were originally just an afterthought. Experiencing how hard capturing these animals in action really is and seeing how far from the quality of my results is from that of the other images on this thread, I have now even more respect for the work all you others here have shared. Thanks for getting that stuff out there! I'm looking forward to learning how to improve, seeing what can be done is quite the motivation.

On that note, what was that about getting up early for better bird images? Is that helpfull in general or did it only refer to some specific bird?

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« Reply #4949 on: March 22, 2018, 03:02:49 PM »
Joules,
Shots well done.
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