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Re: Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM
« Reply #30 on: May 21, 2013, 02:43:18 AM »
Thanks people, its really nice to chat with people who appreciate pics like these. They take a bit of effort and patience, as well as just watching and understanding how the animals are behaving. Most of the shots are cropped of course, some not that much though as the 500 really does have some reach and the birds get used to you if you just stand still and act like a tree  :)

I'd love to get the 200-400F4 +1.4X, am going to wait to see how the price holds and what other things Canon release, including the much rumoured 100-400 replacement (which was sold to part fund purchase of a very crispy newish 300F2.8 secondhand). The 200-400 is still very hard to get anyway.

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Re: Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM
« Reply #30 on: May 21, 2013, 02:43:18 AM »

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Re: Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM
« Reply #31 on: May 21, 2013, 03:13:16 AM »
pj1974 & canon_convert thanks :) I love to please.

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Steve, lovely images... I also shoot wildlife.
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Re: Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM
« Reply #32 on: October 29, 2013, 03:04:13 AM »

Red-bellied Pitta (Erythropitta erythrogaster) by alabang, on Flickr

The Red-bellied Pitta (Erythropitta erythrogaster) is a species of bird in the Pittidae family. It is found in Australia, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, and the Philippines. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red-bellied_Pitta

Location: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Mesa_Ecopark
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Re: Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM
« Reply #33 on: October 29, 2013, 03:13:07 AM »

Red-bellied Pitta (Erythropitta erythrogaster) by alabang, on Flickr

The Red-bellied Pitta (Erythropitta erythrogaster) is a species of bird in the Pittidae family. It is found in Australia, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, and the Philippines. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red-bellied_Pitta

Location: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Mesa_Ecopark


This is exquisite!  I love the colors.

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Re: Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM
« Reply #34 on: October 31, 2013, 03:39:35 AM »
Thanks jason.


Indigo-banded Kingfisher (Alcedo cyanopectus) by alabang, on Flickr

The Indigo-banded Kingfisher (Alcedo cyanopectus) is a species of bird in the Alcedinidae family. It is endemic to the Philippines, where it is a generally uncommon but locally common resident of the northern and central islands. There are two subspecies, the nominate race, which occurs on Luzon, Polillo, Mindoro, Sibuyan and Ticao, and A. c. nigriostris, which is found in Panay, Negros and Cebu. It forms a superspecies with the Silvery Kingfisher of the southern Philippines.[1]
The Indigo-banded Kingfisher feeds on fish and aquatic insects. It perches on rocks and overhanging branches and foliage and dives steeply into the water to catch its prey. Once caught, it returns the prey to the perch where it is beaten and swallowed. Little is known about its breeding behaviour, although it is known to nest in tunnels dug into the banks of streams and rivers.[1]
Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests and subtropical or tropical mangrove forests.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indigo-banded_Kingfisher

Location: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Mesa_Ecopark

Settings: 1/20 ƒ/7.1 ISO 160 700mm
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Re: Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM
« Reply #35 on: October 31, 2013, 09:30:24 AM »
Lovely. Great shot Paolo.

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Re: Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM
« Reply #36 on: November 06, 2013, 07:22:31 PM »
Thanks CLick.


Mangrove Blue Flycatcher (Cyornis rufigastra) by alabang, on Flickr

The Mangrove Blue Flycatcher (Cyornis rufigastra) is a species of bird in the Muscicapidae family. It is found in Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical mangrove forests.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mangrove_Blue_Flycatcher

Location: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Mesa_Ecopark

Settings: 1/25 ƒ/4 ISO 1600 500mm

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Story behind the photo:

After taking the photo of the Indigo-banded Kingfisher  at the horse stable I was led by Roddel to this lifer (bird watcher talk for a bird you either first seen live in the wild or photographed live in the wild) Mangrove Blue Flycatcher (Cyornis rufigastra) on the opposite side of the hill. By initial description given to me by Roddel I was expecting an Common Emerald Dove (Chalcophaps indica).

Incidentally there I met Gerald, the founder/owner of Istorya.net who was looking for a Red Bellied Pitta.
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Re: Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM
« Reply #36 on: November 06, 2013, 07:22:31 PM »

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« Reply #37 on: November 07, 2013, 09:12:08 PM »

Philippine Magpie-Robin (Copsychus mindanensis) by alabang, on Flickr

The Philippine Magpie-Robin (Copsychus mindanensis) is a species of bird in the Muscicapidae family. It is endemic to the Philippines. It previously was considered a subspecies of the Oriental Magpie-Robin.

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests and subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philippine_Magpie-Robin

Location: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Mesa_Ecopark

Settings: 1/100 ƒ/5.6 ISO 1250 700mm

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Story behind the photo:

I almost did not bother taking a photo of this Philippine Magpie-Robin (Copsychus mindanensis) thinking this was just another Philippine Pied Fantail (Rhipidura nigritorquis) that is extremely difficult to photograph because it rarely, if ever, stays still. I was also disinterested in picturing the Fantail here because I can easily do it from the comfort of my backyard.

What peaked my interest was its behaviour of staying rather stationary in the trees and it not spreading its tail into a fan. Another thing that caught my eye was the white and black feathers being of a slightly different pattern. Anyways, for those curious this is another lifer for me and what is more an endemic bird that can only be found in the Philippines.

For those who would want to take a photo of dark feathered birds you generally need to overexpose by 2-stops to get the bards to show up but you have to be mindful of balancing it out to consider the white feathers as well.
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Re: Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM
« Reply #38 on: November 08, 2013, 09:55:41 AM »
Nice photos again sir.  I hope I can go for photo shoot once I'm back in Philippines.

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Re: Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM
« Reply #39 on: November 08, 2013, 09:57:05 AM »
Another great shot Paolo. It's always a pleasure to look at your pictures.

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Re: Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM
« Reply #40 on: November 08, 2013, 11:38:01 AM »
OK, all of these shots made with the 500mm f/4 are amazing and spectacular.  Very captivating!  Thank you for sharing!  :D

Thanks also for creating more desire for yet another expensive L lens that I shouldn't spend the money for!   Aaargh!!  >:(
Yes, but what would  surapon  say ??  :D

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Re: Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM
« Reply #41 on: November 08, 2013, 11:52:01 AM »
Thanks Jason, Click and Rusty.
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« Reply #42 on: December 09, 2013, 12:41:22 PM »

Indigo-banded Kingfisher (Alcedo cyanopectus) by alabang, on Flickr

The Indigo-banded Kingfisher (Alcedo cyanopectus) is a species of bird in the Alcedinidae family. It is endemic to the Philippines, where it is a generally uncommon but locally common resident of the northern and central islands. There are two subspecies, the nominate race, which occurs on Luzon, Polillo, Mindoro, Sibuyan and Ticao, and A. c. nigriostris, which is found in Panay, Negros and Cebu. It forms a superspecies with the Silvery Kingfisher of the southern Philippines.[1]
The Indigo-banded Kingfisher feeds on fish and aquatic insects. It perches on rocks and overhanging branches and foliage and dives steeply into the water to catch its prey. Once caught, it returns the prey to the perch where it is beaten and swallowed. Little is known about its breeding behaviour, although it is known to nest in tunnels dug into the banks of streams and rivers.[1]
Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests and subtropical or tropical mangrove forests.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indigo-banded_Kingfisher

Location: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Mesa_Ecopark

Settings: 1/30 ƒ/4 ISO 640 500mm
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Re: Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM
« Reply #42 on: December 09, 2013, 12:41:22 PM »

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« Reply #43 on: December 29, 2013, 02:32:58 AM »

Female Pied Bush Chat (Saxicola caprata) by alabang, on Flickr

The Pied Bush Chat (Saxicola caprata) is a small passerine bird found  ranging from West and Central Asia to South and Southeast Asia. About  sixteen subspecies are recognized through its wide range with many  island forms. It is a familiar bird of countryside and open scrub or  grassland where it is found perched at the top of short thorn trees or  other shrubs, looking out for insect prey. They pick up insects mainly  from the ground, and were, like other chats, placed in the thrush family  Turdidae, but are now considered as Old World flycatchers.

They nest in cavities in stone walls or in holes in an embankment,  lining the nest with grass and animal hair. The males are black with  white shoulder and vent patches whose extent varies among populations.  Females are predominantly brownish while juveniles are speckled.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pied_Bush_Chat

Location: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Candaba,_Pampanga

Settings: 1/500 ƒ/5.6 ISO 160 500mm

Notes: Framed as is, no crop & handheld
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Re: Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM
« Reply #44 on: January 25, 2014, 11:00:23 PM »
Here are a few I took at an airshow last year.




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