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Re: Canon EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM
« Reply #75 on: December 06, 2013, 01:59:44 AM »

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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Re: Canon EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM
« Reply #75 on: December 06, 2013, 01:59:44 AM »

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« Reply #76 on: December 06, 2013, 02:21:43 AM »

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?

Red torch ginger.

from Wikipedia"
Etlingera elatior (also known as Torch Ginger, Ginger Flower, Red Ginger Lily, Torch Lily, Wild Ginger, Combrang, Bunga Kantan, Philippine Wax Flower, Xiang Bao Jiaing, Indonesian Tall Ginger, Boca de Dragón, Rose de Porcelaine, Porcelain Rose) is a species of herbaceous perennial plant[citation needed]. Botanical synonyms include Nicolaia elatior,[1] Phaeomeria magnifica,[1] Nicolaia speciosa, Phaeomeria speciosa, Alpinia elatior, Alpinia magnifica.
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Re: Canon EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM
« Reply #77 on: December 09, 2013, 12:39:47 PM »
Thanks Click Eldar and serendipidy.


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.

Philippine Birds

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

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

Settings: 1/160 ƒ/5.6 ISO 320 800mm
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Re: Canon EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM
« Reply #78 on: December 18, 2013, 04:22:32 AM »

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]

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

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

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Re: Canon EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM
« Reply #79 on: December 24, 2013, 06:43:00 AM »

Black-faced Spoonbill (Platalea minor) by alabang, on Flickr

This is the Black-faced Spoonbill, a very rare bird reported in the news last week.

Read more about it in the link below.

http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/340837/scitech/science/rare-black-faced-spoonbills-spotted-in-candaba-swamp

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The Black-faced Spoonbill (Platalea minor) has the most restricted distribution of all spoonbills, and it is the only one regarded as endangered. Spoonbills are large water birds with dorso-ventrally flattened, spatulate bills.[2] These birds use a tactile method of feeding, wading in the water and sweeping their beaks from side-to-side to detect prey.[3] Confined to the coastal areas of eastern Asia, it seems that it was once common throughout its area of distribution. It has a niche existence on only a few small rocky islands off the west coast of North Korea, with four wintering sites at Macau, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Vietnam, as well as other places where they have been observed in migration. Wintering also occurs in Cheju, South Korea, Kyushu and Okinawa, Japan, and Red River, Delta Vietnam. More recently, sightings of Black-Faced Spoonbill birds were noted in Thailand, the Philippines, mainland China, and Macau[4] They were classified as an endangered species through IUCN in 2005.[5] Declines in their population are predicted in the future, mainly due to the amount of deforestation, pollution, and other man-made industries.

The Black-Faced Spoonbill population as of 2012 census was recorded at 2,693 birds, with an estimation of 1,600 mature birds. Breeding colonies occur between March and August, on small islands. These birds are known to be crepuscular eaters, using intertidal mudflats.[4]

Conservation efforts have been made, and surveys were taken in order to determine the opinions and awareness of the local residents, residing close to the Black-Faced Spoonbill’s natural habitats.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black-faced_Spoonbill

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

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Re: Canon EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM
« Reply #80 on: December 24, 2013, 07:03:49 AM »

Black-faced Spoonbill (Platalea minor) by alabang, on Flickr

This is the Black-faced Spoonbill, a very rare bird reported in the news last week.

Read more about it in the link below.

http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/340837/scitech/science/rare-black-faced-spoonbills-spotted-in-candaba-swamp

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The Black-faced Spoonbill (Platalea minor) has the most restricted distribution of all spoonbills, and it is the only one regarded as endangered. Spoonbills are large water birds with dorso-ventrally flattened, spatulate bills.[2] These birds use a tactile method of feeding, wading in the water and sweeping their beaks from side-to-side to detect prey.[3] Confined to the coastal areas of eastern Asia, it seems that it was once common throughout its area of distribution. It has a niche existence on only a few small rocky islands off the west coast of North Korea, with four wintering sites at Macau, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Vietnam, as well as other places where they have been observed in migration. Wintering also occurs in Cheju, South Korea, Kyushu and Okinawa, Japan, and Red River, Delta Vietnam. More recently, sightings of Black-Faced Spoonbill birds were noted in Thailand, the Philippines, mainland China, and Macau[4] They were classified as an endangered species through IUCN in 2005.[5] Declines in their population are predicted in the future, mainly due to the amount of deforestation, pollution, and other man-made industries.

The Black-Faced Spoonbill population as of 2012 census was recorded at 2,693 birds, with an estimation of 1,600 mature birds. Breeding colonies occur between March and August, on small islands. These birds are known to be crepuscular eaters, using intertidal mudflats.[4]

Conservation efforts have been made, and surveys were taken in order to determine the opinions and awareness of the local residents, residing close to the Black-Faced Spoonbill’s natural habitats.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black-faced_Spoonbill

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

Settings: 1/500 ƒ/9 ISO 100 800mm
Great shot Paolo. Have a peaceful Christmas and I´ll be looking forward to your posts in the coming year!
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Re: Canon EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM
« Reply #81 on: December 29, 2013, 07:41:13 PM »
Thank you Eldar. To you as well!


Chestnut Munia, (Lonchura atricapilla) by alabang, on Flickr

The Chestnut Munia is 11–12 cm in length. The adult has a stubby pale  grey-blue bill, black head, and brown body, with a brick red patch on  the lower back, visible only when it flies. Some races also have a black  belly.

The sexes are similar, but immature birds have uniform pale brown  upperparts, lack the dark head and have white to pale buff underparts.

The Chestnut Munia is a small gregarious bird which feeds mainly on  grain and other seeds. It frequents open grassland and cultivation. The  nest is a large domed grass structure in a bush or tall grass into which  4-7 white eggs are laid.

Philippine birds

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

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

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Notes: Hand-held shooting. Cropped 10.7MP from 16MP frame
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Re: Canon EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM
« Reply #81 on: December 29, 2013, 07:41:13 PM »

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Re: Canon EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM
« Reply #82 on: December 30, 2013, 05:11:25 PM »
Great birding shots!

I use mine mostly for motorsports, which I'm sure is not unusual, but I'll leave it on the body and also use it for non-action detail stuff when I really want to compress and emphasize depth-of-field.  It lets me get much "closer" than I otherwise might if I was wandering around the pits with, say, a 70-200.






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Re: Canon EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM
« Reply #83 on: December 30, 2013, 05:14:44 PM »


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.

Philippine Birds

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

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

Settings: 1/160 ƒ/5.6 ISO 320 800mm

Beautiful colored bird. Lovely shot Paolo.

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« Reply #84 on: January 01, 2014, 06:41:22 PM »
Awesome application JClark.

Thanks CLick!


Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea) by alabang, on Flickr

The Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea), is a wading bird of the heron family  Ardeidae, native throughout temperate Europe and Asia and also parts of  Africa. It is resident in the milder south and west, but many birds  retreat in winter from the ice in colder regions. It has become common  in summer even inside the Arctic circle along the Norwegian coast.

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

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

Settings: 1/1000 ƒ/5.6 ISO 160 800mm

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About this image.

I normally ignore Grey Herons as they tend to fly too high or perch too far. I also ignore em because I have a lot of good photos of them already.

What made me record this image is the fact that the bird was flying so low off the water. Something I yet to have.
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Re: Canon EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM
« Reply #85 on: January 02, 2014, 01:17:19 AM »
Great birding shots!

I use mine mostly for motorsports, which I'm sure is not unusual, but I'll leave it on the body and also use it for non-action detail stuff when I really want to compress and emphasize depth-of-field.  It lets me get much "closer" than I otherwise might if I was wandering around the pits with, say, a 70-200.


Awesome Photos.  I love to see "alternative" uses for a lens like this.  One on my favorite portrait of my son was a grab shot with a 400mm f2.8 IS through a doorway.

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« Reply #86 on: January 12, 2014, 09:21:05 PM »

Male 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.

Philippine Birds

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 1250 800mm

Retina Display: http://500px.com/photo/57450530
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« Reply #87 on: January 13, 2014, 02:42:40 PM »

Handsome Sunbird (Aethopyga bella) by alabang, on Flickr

The Handsome Sunbird (Aethopyga bella) is a species of bird in the Nectariniidae family. It is endemic to the Philippines.
Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.

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

Location: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Los_Baños,_Laguna

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« Reply #87 on: January 13, 2014, 02:42:40 PM »

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« Reply #88 on: January 13, 2014, 02:53:12 PM »
Beautiful Paolo! I truly envy you, living in a place with so many beautiful birds, where you can practice your excellent skills!
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« Reply #89 on: January 14, 2014, 03:27:29 PM »
Beautiful Paolo! I truly envy you, living in a place with so many beautiful birds, where you can practice your excellent skills!

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Another amazing bird photo. :)
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