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Yellow-vented bulbul (Pycnonotus goiavier) by alabang, on Flickr

The yellow-vented bulbul (Pycnonotus goiavier) is a member of the bulbul family of passerine birds. It is resident breeder in southeast Asia from southern Thailand and Cambodia south to Borneo and the Philippines. It is found in a wide variety of open habitats, but not deep forest. It is one of the most common birds in cultivated areas. They appear to be nomadic, roaming from place to place regularly.

The yellow-vented bulbul builds a well-camouflaged but fragile, loose, deep, cup-shaped nest from grass, leaves, roots, vine stems, and twigs. The nest is untidy on the outside, but it is neatly lined with plant fibers. It may be built in a wide range of places from low bushes to high trees. This is a species adapted to humans and may even nest in gardens. The yellow-vented bulbul lays 2–5 eggs in February to June.

The yellow-vented bulbuls eats berries and small fruits. They also sip nectar, nibble on young shoots, and take some insects.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yellow-vented_bulbul

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

Camera Canon EOS 5DS R
Lens Canon EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM
Focal Length 800mm
Shutter Speed 1/200 s
Aperture f/5.6
ISO/Film 640

500px uncompressed: https://500px.com/photo/112583865/yellow-vented-bulbul-pycnonotus-goiavier-by-paolo-dolina?from=user_library
Impressive.
 

Jack Douglas

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Paolo, thanks for posting these 5Ds shots. What's your personal opinion of the higher ISO shots?

I have the opportunity to step up to a 1DX used for about $600 above the 1D4. Do you think it makes sense of just hold off for a later 1DX Mark II opportunity?

Jack
 

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Jack Douglas said:
Paolo, thanks for posting these 5Ds shots. What's your personal opinion of the higher ISO shots?

I have the opportunity to step up to a 1DX used for about $600 above the 1D4. Do you think it makes sense of just hold off for a later 1DX Mark II opportunity?

Jack
I think the ISO holds up well considering it is 50MP.

But if you need more than ISO 6,400 then this may not be the body for you.

For my uses the 1DX is a step back because it has less pixels per millimeter than the 1D4.

If you are printing your images then this is the body to get.

I'd wait for the 1DX2 if you do not have a critical need for a 1-Series body today but I expect pricing to exceed $6,800 when it gets shipped by 2016.

I expect the 1DX2 to be out by December or August 2016.

Thanks Dylan.
 

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black-naped oriole (Oriolus chinensis) by alabang, on Flickr

The black-naped oriole (Oriolus chinensis) is a bird of the oriole family and is found in many parts of Asia. There are several distinctive populations within wide distribution range of the species and in the past the slender-billed oriole (Oriolus tenuirostris) was included as a subspecies. Unlike the golden oriole which only has a short and narrow eye-stripe, the black-naped oriole has the stripe broadening and joining at the back of the neck. Males and females are very similar although the wing lining of the female is more greenish. The bill is pink and is stouter than in the golden oriole.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black-naped_oriole

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

EXIF: 1/1000 f/5.6 ISO 320 800mm

Best viewed at https://500px.com/photo/113053951/black-naped-oriole-oriolus-chinensis-by-paolo-dolina?from=user_library
 

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Finally, good light and easy birds to test the 5Ds R with.

50.6MP (as framed)

scaly-breasted munia (Lonchura punctulata) by alabang, on Flickr

Best seen at https://flic.kr/p/wtvM3b

19.9MP (as cropped)

scaly-breasted munia (Lonchura punctulata) by alabang, on Flickr

Best seen at https://flic.kr/p/vz9ovj

100% magnification (as cropped)

scaly-breasted munia (Lonchura punctulata), by alabang, on Flickr

Best seen at https://flic.kr/p/wwCYRV

EXIF: f/8.0 1/1250 ISO 800 800mm 5Ds R handheld

The scaly-breasted munia or spotted munia (Lonchura punctulata), known in the pet trade as nutmeg mannikin or spice finch, is a sparrow-sized estrildid finch native to tropical Asia. A species of the genus Lonchura, it was formally described and named by Carl Linnaeus in 1758. Its name is based on the distinct scale-like feather markings on the breast and belly. The adult is brown above and has a dark conical bill. The species has 11 subspecies across their range and differ slightly in size and colour.

This munia eats mainly on grass seeds apart from berries and small insects. They forage in flocks and communicate with soft calls and whistles. The species is highly social and may sometimes roost with other species of munias. This species is found in tropical plains and grasslands. Breeding pairs construct dome-shaped nests using grass or bamboo leaves.

The species is endemic to Asia and occurs from India and Sri Lanka east to Indonesia and the Philippines. It has been introduced into many other parts of the world and feral populations have established in Puerto Rico and Hispaniola as well as parts of Australia and the United States of America. The bird is listed as of Least Concern by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scaly-breasted_munia

Location: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Rice_Research_Institute
 

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More from the 5Ds R on that same day.

50.6MP (as framed)


Oriental pipit (Anthus rufulus) by alabang, on Flickr

Best seen at https://flic.kr/p/wyryq1

12.3MP (as cropped)


Oriental pipit (Anthus rufulus) by alabang, on Flickr

Best seen at https://flic.kr/p/vC7KXU

100% magnification (as cropped)


Oriental pipit, (Anthus rufulus) by alabang, on Flickr

Best seen at https://flic.kr/p/wz9mjt

EXIF: f/5.6 1/800 ISO 3200 800mm 5Ds R handheld

The paddyfield pipit, or Oriental pipit,[2] (Anthus rufulus) is a small passerine bird in the pipit and wagtail family. It is a resident (non-migratory) breeder in open scrub, grassland and cultivation in southern Asia east to the Philippines. Although among the few breeding pipits in the Asian region, identification becomes difficult in winter when several other species migrate into the region. The taxonomy of the species is complex and has undergone considerable changes.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paddyfield_pipit

Location: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Rice_Research_Institute
 

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Magnificent Sunbird (Aethopyga magnifica) by alabang, on Flickr

The magnificent sunbird (Aethopyga magnifica) is a species of bird in the sunbird family which feed largely on nectar, although they will also take insects, especially when feeding young. Flight is fast and direct on their short wings. Most species can take nectar by hovering like a hummingbird, but usually perch to feed most of the time. It is endemic to the Philippines, and was once considered a subspecies of the crimson sunbird.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnificent_sunbird

Location: http://mambukalresort.negros-occ.gov.ph/

Settings: 1/500 f/5.6 800mm ISO 2500
 

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White-browed Shama (Copsychus luzoniensis) by alabang, on Flickr

The white-browed shama (Copsychus luzoniensis) is a species of bird in the family Muscicapidae. It is endemic to the Philippines. C. l. superciliaris, the Visayan Shama, is sometimes considered a distinct species.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White-browed_shama

Location: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Do%C3%B1a_Remedios_Trinidad,_Bulacan

Settings: 1/80 f/6.3 800mm ISO 1250
 

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Wonderful collection of the most beautiful photos of birds I have ever seen. I enjoy every single one, and I am always looking forward to your next one.
 

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Thanks martti and gwflauto.


Spotted wood kingfisher (Actenoides lindsayi) by alabang, on Flickr

The spotted wood kingfisher (Actenoides lindsayi) is a species of bird in the family Alcedinidae. It is endemic to the Philippines.

Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spotted_wood_kingfisher

Location: http://mambukalresort.negros-occ.gov.ph/

Settings: 1/25 f/5.6 800mm ISO 5000
 

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Philippine tailorbird (Orthotomus castaneiceps) by alabang, on Flickr

The Philippine tailorbird (Orthotomus castaneiceps) is a species of bird formerly placed in the "Old World warbler" assemblage, but now placed in the family Cisticolidae. It is found only in the Philippines.

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

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philippine_tailorbird

Location: http://mambukalresort.negros-occ.gov.ph/
 

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Spotted wood kingfisher (Actenoides lindsayi) by alabang, on Flickr

The spotted wood kingfisher (Actenoides lindsayi) is a species of bird in the family Alcedinidae. It is endemic to the Philippines.

Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spotted_wood_kingfisher

Location: http://mambukalresort.negros-occ.gov.ph/

Settings: 1/40 f/6.3 800mm ISO 5000