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Re: Canon EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM
« Reply #60 on: October 31, 2013, 03:38:01 AM »
AlanF answered on the other thread.


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« Reply #60 on: October 31, 2013, 03:38:01 AM »

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« Reply #61 on: October 31, 2013, 09:32:04 AM »
Beautiful bird. Well done paolo.

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« Reply #62 on: October 31, 2013, 11:46:36 AM »
Wow!  Very capable lens when found resting in the hands or tripods of you capable photogs!!  Very nice work indeed throughout this particular forum!  Glad I found it, I'll be a frequent flyer here!  Thanks again for sharing everyone!  Oh and yes, AWESOME!!  ;D
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« Reply #63 on: November 02, 2013, 06:21:10 AM »
KROB AND CLICK THANKS!


Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) by alabang, on Flickr

The Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) is the most widespread species of swallow in the world.[2] It is a distinctive passerine bird with blue upperparts, a long, deeply forked tail and curved, pointed wings. It is found in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas.[2] In Anglophone Europe it is just called the Swallow; in Northern Europe it is the only common species called a "swallow" rather than a "martin".

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« Reply #64 on: November 02, 2013, 09:55:19 AM »
KROB AND CLICK THANKS!


Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) by alabang, on Flickr

The Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) is the most widespread species of swallow in the world.[2] It is a distinctive passerine bird with blue upperparts, a long, deeply forked tail and curved, pointed wings. It is found in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas.[2] In Anglophone Europe it is just called the Swallow; in Northern Europe it is the only common species called a "swallow" rather than a "martin".

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

Location: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Los_Ba%C3%B1os,_Laguna

Wow!  Another excellent image Paolo!
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« Reply #65 on: November 02, 2013, 11:03:24 AM »
Beautiful picture  8) Lovely shot Paolo.

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« Reply #66 on: November 05, 2013, 06:16:29 PM »
Thanks Ken and Click.


Little Egret (Egretta garzetta) by alabang, on Flickr


Little Egrets eat fish, insects, amphibians, crustaceans, and reptiles. They stalk their prey in shallow water, often running with raised wings or shuffling its feet to disturb small fish. They may also stand still and wait to ambush prey.

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

Location: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Los_Ba%C3%B1os,_Laguna

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Story behind the photo:

I traveled to Los Banos, Laguna hoping that the Chestnut-cheeked Starling (Agropsar philippensis) would have stuck around the area 11 days after it was last photographed. Alas the fruiting Balete tree from the genus Ficus that fed the Starling had run out of fruit to feed the bird. Good thing my good friend and bird photog Doctor Tirso was available on that family day to bring me around the rice fields which yielded this wonderful image of a bird that I would normally ignore. The light was divine and the subject distance was such that an image of the bird would be worth taking a photo of and share on this forum.

I hope you enjoy this photo as much as I enjoyed that day. :)
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Re: Canon EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM
« Reply #66 on: November 05, 2013, 06:16:29 PM »

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« Reply #67 on: November 23, 2013, 11:20:17 AM »

Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis) by alabang, on Flickr

The Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis) is a cosmopolitan species of heron (family Ardeidae) found in the tropics, subtropics and warm temperate zones. It is the only member of the monotypic genus Bubulcus, although some authorities regard its two subspecies as full species, the Western Cattle Egret and the Eastern Cattle Egret. Despite the similarities in plumage to the egrets of the genus Egretta, it is more closely related to the herons of Ardea. Originally native to parts of Asia, Africa and Europe, it has undergone a rapid expansion in its distribution and successfully colonised much of the rest of the world.

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

Location: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Los_Ba%C3%B1os,_Laguna

Settings: 1/800 ƒ/8 ISO 160 800mm

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Thoughts for the day:

As many of you may have seen online or on the telly the Philippines got hit really bad by a Category 5 Super Typhoon by the name of Haiyan/Yolanda.

The mayhem, destruction and death has really weighed on me for the past two weeks.

Just makes you wonder what the future holds for everyone with this being the most deadly Typhoon in the history of my country.
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« Reply #68 on: November 29, 2013, 01:19:32 PM »
This is a lifer to me.


Untitled  by alabang, on Flickr

The  Oriental Skylark (Alauda gulgula), also known as the Oriental Lark or  Small Skylark, is a species of skylark found in the Indian Subcontinent  and Southeast Asia. Like other skylarks, it is found in open grassland -  often near waterbodies - where it feeds on seeds and insects.

These  skylarks frequently rocket up into the sky, fluttering and singing  before descending down to earth. Male Oriental Skylarks may also hover  in the air and sing, in order to attract a mate.

Oriental  Skylarks are about 16 cm long. They have streaked, yellow-brown upper  plumage, with white outer tail feathers and a short crest. Both sexes  are similar.

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

Location: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Los_Ba%C3%B1os,_Laguna

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« Reply #69 on: November 30, 2013, 02:32:49 AM »
This is a lifer to me.


Untitled  by alabang, on Flickr

The  Oriental Skylark (Alauda gulgula), also known as the Oriental Lark or  Small Skylark, is a species of skylark found in the Indian Subcontinent  and Southeast Asia. Like other skylarks, it is found in open grassland -  often near waterbodies - where it feeds on seeds and insects.

These  skylarks frequently rocket up into the sky, fluttering and singing  before descending down to earth. Male Oriental Skylarks may also hover  in the air and sing, in order to attract a mate.

Oriental  Skylarks are about 16 cm long. They have streaked, yellow-brown upper  plumage, with white outer tail feathers and a short crest. Both sexes  are similar.

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

Location: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Los_Ba%C3%B1os,_Laguna

Settings: 1/200 ƒ/9 ISO 160 800mm


Wow! Great shot.
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« Reply #70 on: November 30, 2013, 01:15:39 PM »
This is a lifer to me.


The  Oriental Skylark (Alauda gulgula), also known as the Oriental Lark or  Small Skylark, is a species of skylark found in the Indian Subcontinent  and Southeast Asia. Like other skylarks, it is found in open grassland -  often near waterbodies - where it feeds on seeds and insects.

These  skylarks frequently rocket up into the sky, fluttering and singing  before descending down to earth. Male Oriental Skylarks may also hover  in the air and sing, in order to attract a mate.

Oriental  Skylarks are about 16 cm long. They have streaked, yellow-brown upper  plumage, with white outer tail feathers and a short crest. Both sexes  are similar.

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

Location: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Los_Ba%C3%B1os,_Laguna

Settings: 1/200 ƒ/9 ISO 160 800mm


Wow! Great shot.


Indeed, Beautiful shot Paolo.

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« Reply #71 on: December 03, 2013, 07:50:24 AM »
Thank you serendipity and click.


Brown Shrike (Lanius cristatus) by alabang, on Flickr

The Brown Shrike is a migratory species and ringing studies show that  they have a high fidelity to their wintering sites, often returning to  the same locations each winter.[20][21][22] They begin establishing  wintering territories shortly on arrival and their loud chattering or  rattling calls are distinctive. Birds that arrive early and establish  territories appear to have an advantage over those that arrive later in  the winter areas.[23][24] The timing of their migration is very regular  with their arrival in winter to India in August to September and  departure in April.[25] During their winter period, they go through a  premigratory moult.[20] Their song in the winter quarters is faint and  somewhat resembles the call of the Rosy Starling and often includes  mimicry of other birds. The beak remains closed when singing and only  throat pulsations are visible although the bird moves its tail up and  down while singing.[5][26]

The breeding season is late May or June and the breeding habitat  includes the taiga, forest to semi-desert where they build a nest in a  tree or bush, laying 2-6 eggs.[27]

They feed mainly on insects, especially lepidoptera.[28] Like other  shrikes, they impale prey on thorns.

Small birds and lizards are also  sometimes preyed on.[29] A white-eye (Zosterops) has been recorded in  its larder.[5] They typically look out for prey from a perch and fly  down towards the ground to capture them.[30]

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« Reply #72 on: December 05, 2013, 12:03:26 AM »

Flaming Sunbird (Aethopyga flagrans) by alabang, on Flickr

The Flaming Sunbird (Aethopyga flagrans) is a species of bird in the Nectariniidae family. It is endemic to the Philippines.

Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.

Male: Very colourful feathers.

Female: Less colourful feathers.

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

Location: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Los_Ba%C3%B1os,_Laguna

Settings: 1/250 ƒ/5.6 ISO 320 800mm


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Why this awkward pose?

In the first 100 exposure of this bird I have so far, this is the best image to show off the sunbird's colorful throat.

Why did you go birding on a workday?

I went birding on a workday so I could bring my cousin's kids (aged 5 to 17) to a forested area near their sister's home (30km away) as a respite from Category 5 Super Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda. You see these kids are survivors of the said Super Typhoon. Though their homes in Tacloban City just experienced very minor typhoon damage their schools were completely destroyed and many of their friends, classmates and neighbors are among the more than 5,800 dead and more than 1,700 missing.

How can you (yes YOU) can help?

Go to your nearest Red Cross or directly to http://www.redcross.org.ph/donate and donate. Any amount is help.
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« Reply #72 on: December 05, 2013, 12:03:26 AM »

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« Reply #73 on: December 05, 2013, 10:41:47 PM »

Flaming Sunbird (Aethopyga flagrans) by alabang, on Flickr

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I do not know what flower it is. Anyone want to take a stab at it?
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« Reply #74 on: December 05, 2013, 11:08:20 PM »

Flaming Sunbird (Aethopyga flagrans) by alabang, on Flickr

Settings: 1/50 ƒ/5.6 ISO 2500 800mm

I do not know what flower it is. Anyone want to take a stab at it?


Awesome Shot. Well done Paolo.

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« Reply #74 on: December 05, 2013, 11:08:20 PM »