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Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« Reply #4950 on: March 22, 2018, 03:10:18 PM »
Joules,
Shots well done.
Most times, it is not the equipment that gives optimum results.  Its the operator that is the most important.  Sure, we like to think having the best equipment make for the best results, that's GAS talking.
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« Reply #4950 on: March 22, 2018, 03:10:18 PM »

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« Reply #4951 on: March 22, 2018, 03:15:35 PM »
Joules,
Shots well done.
Most times, it is not the equipment that gives optimum results.  Its the operator that is the most important.  Sure, we like to think having the best equipment make for the best results, that's GAS talking.
-r
You certainly are right there. I've only had the lens for a weak, and the camera hasn't been out too many times either yet. Appart from me usually shooting landscapes, bugs & buildings, not birds. So there definitively is much room for improvement on the operator side of things  ;D

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« Reply #4952 on: March 22, 2018, 03:16:44 PM »

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?

It has been told to me that a lot of birds will start hunting for food at sunrise. If they get enough food, they may not continue to hunt. And usually there is better lighting at sunset, as opposed to direct, harsh overhead light.

Keep up the good work Joules, your equipment can still capture good stuff. Now a days I scarcely even take the time to try and capture birds more than 100 meters away. Its so hard for cameras to focus that far, even with the best lens. Thats why it takes time and skill, you have to try to be as close to the birds as you can. Sometimes that means sitting and waiting a long time (which I don't often do lol).
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« Reply #4953 on: March 23, 2018, 12:45:56 AM »
1. Juvenile gull
2. Mixed flock of snow geese and speckled bellies rising from prairie pond
3. Geese flying past inland grain terminal

3rd one looks great!  ;D

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« Reply #4954 on: March 23, 2018, 03:14:13 AM »
Ethan, my observations align with yours - more eating occurs early in the AM.  Of course there is eating at other times and often late afternoon is good but who isn't hungry after sleeping.

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« Reply #4955 on: April 03, 2018, 09:48:05 AM »
A cormorant IF
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« Reply #4956 on: April 03, 2018, 11:54:10 AM »
Cog, nice detail, angle and lighting!

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« Reply #4956 on: April 03, 2018, 11:54:10 AM »

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« Reply #4957 on: April 03, 2018, 12:09:25 PM »
Cog, nice detail, angle and lighting!

Jack

+1

Nicely done, Cog.

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« Reply #4959 on: April 04, 2018, 04:22:25 AM »
Only a Jackdaw but hey... quite pleased with exp

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« Reply #4960 on: April 04, 2018, 11:45:17 AM »
martinslade, V nice ... hope he didn't hear what you said. ;)  Do they show a lot of rainbow colors if you can get the perfect angle - I see some here?

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« Reply #4961 on: April 07, 2018, 01:47:38 AM »
a few from today

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« Reply #4962 on: April 07, 2018, 02:29:17 AM »
Wow, Snappy, the last one is very cool.  Nice series!

Is the second one a harrier?

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« Reply #4963 on: April 07, 2018, 06:08:36 AM »
martinslade, V nice ... hope he didn't hear what you said. ;)  Do they show a lot of rainbow colors if you can get the perfect angle - I see some here?

Jack

LOL - indeed... thanks Jack  :)

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« Reply #4964 on: April 07, 2018, 07:16:01 AM »
Wow, Snappy, the last one is very cool.  Nice series!

Is the second one a harrier?

+1  And so sinister looking!

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« Reply #4964 on: April 07, 2018, 07:16:01 AM »