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Nat_WA

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AlanF said:
A quick visit to New York - managed to get to Central Park between meetings. I grabbed the wrong camera. My 5DIV was attached to the 100-400mm II and I took that pair instead of the 5DSR. The light has been so bad that I have been shooting up to iso 12,800, which negates the advantage of the smaller pixels. I have to admit that the consistency of AF on my 5DIV beats the 5DSR. It's a really impressive beast.

Lots of sparrows and starlings, even more than at home where sparrows are becoming rare. This is the first time I have seen a fledgling being fed.
Excellent series Alan! Thanks for sharing.
With the next series you've posted, there seems to be much more bird-life in Central Park than I noticed when I was there last year... Might have been the time of the year (when I was there, it was so hot "the sparrows were falling of the roofs" as we would call it ;) )

Wiebe.
 

Nat_WA

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ISv said:
And few of the local "normal" (well, the Saffron finch is not actually very common...).
Very nice series ISv, again very high quality pic's.
To me it is always a joy when these exotic (to me) bird pictures are shared :) (Or for that matter, when people post pictures that are not easy to capture - with some info on how they were taken)

Wiebe.
 

ISv

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AlanF said:
ISv said:
Thanks Click and Riley!
It could be really well done (concerning the Ibis) if I had an opportunity to get inside of the refuge (have to work on this, and not only because of the Ibis...) - to get the proper angel of the light and little bit closer distance...
(Huh, and could I get some high clouds in the sky for better light - or I ask for too much :-\!)
Very nice shots. And I agree absolutely with your aims of getting the right angles and light.
Thanks Alan!
The problem with that place is the double fencing, the inner fence with very fine mesh - to prevent rodents/predators from entering the refuge. There is only one small view point build last year where you can shoot from above. All the day (starting with the sunrise) you have the objects back-lit! It's why I need to get inside. There is no other point around the refuge from where you can shoot.
 

ISv

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Nat_WA said:
ISv said:
And few of the local "normal" (well, the Saffron finch is not actually very common...).
(Or for that matter, when people post pictures that are not easy to capture - with some info on how they were taken)

Wiebe.
Thanks Wiebe!

;D ;D ;D!
OK, the Ibis I would say was kind of difficult to shoot: there is no shade on that place! You just climb on the view point and wait for the birds to come nearby, both weekends it took in average 1.5-2h. Very sunny and hot days starting from the morning. Once they come it's easy (if you are still alive ;))!
Seriously, the only problem with these birds is that they are non-stop (well they will stop for 1-2s to take a look at me) probing the mud for food, you need higher speeds and it's a problem because of the back light.
 

ISv

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josephandrews222 said:
Brown thrasher; nest nearby (I think)
Very good capture josephandrews! It looks kind of scared from your lens ;)!
 

lion rock

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Excellent!
Do you do time lapse on them?
-r

KeithBreazeal said:
Mountain Jays are nesting in our patio umbrella outside the second story living room. I set up the Canon EOS M5 and a telephoto on a tripod in the living room.
 

KeithBreazeal

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lion rock said:
Excellent!
Do you do time lapse on them?
-r

KeithBreazeal said:
Mountain Jays are nesting in our patio umbrella outside the second story living room. I set up the Canon EOS M5 and a telephoto on a tripod in the living room.
Thanks :) No time lapse. Didn't even think about it in the beginning.
 

AlanF

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KeithBreazeal said:
Mountain Jays are nesting in our patio umbrella outside the second story living room. I set up the Canon EOS M5 and a telephoto on a tripod in the living room.
Cute!
 

KeithBreazeal

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Thanks for the nice comments. :) The other nest was attacked by Ravens and all was lost. The patio umbrella provides visual shelter from predators, so these guys should do well.