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ISv

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Apr 30, 2017
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I always try to get more of the bird (like in the first photo) but sometimes you can get more of the picture from distant photos and less bird. Still digging into my files from the last weekend...
These birds are not small (the size of the waves can crush a human, forget birds!) and it's really amazing how the one on the second photo can navigate the waves (see it's left wing - it's almost in the water!) and in the same time looking at me - a lot of multitasking!
Don't be surprised from the orientation of the birds in my photos: they nest on tiny offshore islets left of me and in the early morning are going right of me to feed in the ocean. Late afternoon it would be opposite!

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Bert63

EOS 80D
Dec 3, 2017
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Whidbey Island, Washington
Just an eagle on the wind. Very fortunate to have eagles by the bushel up here. We were out two days ago and I stopped counting at 40... Unfortunately light was horrible and the sky was a blank, harsh, glaring, Washington haze-gray.

This one is from November when I was using the 7D2. Since I went full frame she hasn't seen much action and I was feeling a bit guilty.

Canon 7D2 / 100-400 II
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ISv

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Few more from the weekend: Black-crowned Night-heron, Sooty Tern and the usual Red-footed Boobies... Very salty conditions: rather big waves and strong wind blowing from the ocean. Everything gets covered by salt in ~45-60 minutes. I will go there when it is calmer!

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Few more from the weekend: Black-crowned Night-heron, Sooty Tern and the usual Red-footed Boobies... Very salty conditions: rather big waves and strong wind blowing from the ocean. Everything gets covered by salt in ~45-60 minutes. I will go there when it is calmer!

Beautiful series, ISv.
 
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Bert63

EOS 80D
Dec 3, 2017
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Whidbey Island, Washington
So, one for fun.

Always looking for new ways to show sequence shots (please share yours) and started doing this type thing when the sequence permits. This one came out nice I thought. In the Cormorant theme from the Bird Portraits thread today. I obviously had to shrink it to make it an acceptable upload size and the quality suffered a bit but still decent.

EOS-R / 100-400L II w/1.4X / 1/500 / ISO 2500

Assembled in Affinity Photo

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