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AlanF

Canon 5DSR II
Aug 16, 2012
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Another random shot from the Galapagos last year. This time one of the many Frigate birds that follow the boat around. Often so close that you couldn't fit them in the frame at 70mm
Is the sea really that blue? I can't wait to get there next month and see for myself!
 

Don Haines

Beware of cats with laser eyes!
Jun 4, 2012
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Canada
Gull (not sure if it's a herring gull or a yellow-legged gull) up close and personal
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7DmkII, S 60-600mm at 500mm f/8.0
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If you are asking for help with an ID, it really helps to know what part of the world the shot is from and what the local habitat is.

There are about a dozen gull species that it might be.....

On a more important not, NICE SHOT!
 

Nat_WA

EOS 7D mk.II
Aug 15, 2017
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Netherlands
If you are asking for help with an ID, it really helps to know what part of the world the shot is from and what the local habitat is.

There are about a dozen gull species that it might be.....

On a more important not, NICE SHOT!
:rolleyes: I wasn't really asking for an ID... yet location was just off the coast of the dutch naval base harbour of Den Helder.
The fact that I'm not sure is more about abundance and appearance - herring gull is abundant while the yellow-legged is rare, however several sightings were made around the time and for my untrained eyes the legs were "too yellow" for the herring gull. So now you have the full story ;).
Oh and thanks for your kind words...!
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Pape

EOS RP
Dec 31, 2018
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I shooted this when was looking bugs. Shooted with focus stacking ,well at least he didnt heard shutter :p Cant be fun to be eagle ,always someone screaming to ear.
Would be nice if you could adjust enable disable focus stacking to af on button.
This is singe shot ,not actually stacked but got no time change stacking off.
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Nat_WA

EOS 7D mk.II
Aug 15, 2017
682
287
Netherlands
I shooted this when was looking bugs. Shooted with focus stacking ,well at least he didnt heard shutter :p Cant be fun to be eagle ,always someone screaming to ear.
Would be nice if you could adjust enable disable focus stacking to af on button.
That's the life of a raptor ;), always other birds trying to chase you away from their young ...
Crow in a dog fight with a buzzard:
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7DmkII, 100-400mm II at 400mm, f/8.0 (no focus stacking :p)
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Mikehit

EOS 5D MK IV
Jul 28, 2015
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Marsh Harrier more than 80m away and I was set up for dragonflies with just 100-400mm on my 5DSR.
Nice shots, Alan.
Are you sure on the ID? It looks more like a red kite, especially with the deeply forked tail.
 

AlanF

Canon 5DSR II
Aug 16, 2012
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Nice shots, Alan.
Are you sure on the ID? It looks more like a red kite, especially with the deeply forked tail.
You are right. I’ll correct it. The first I have seen in the neighbourhood. Thanks Mike.