Show your Bird Portraits

tarntyke

Triumph of enthusiasm over ability
Apr 15, 2015
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In the other thread Jack Douglas suggests merging it with this thread. BIF is still a reasonable size where this is getting tediously long. Is it time for bird portraits 2?
 

dpc

EOS 1D MK II
Dec 11, 2013
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Hawk drinking at a puddle at the entrance to a parking lot. The hawk was small and I was only carrying a 55-200mm lens with me and couldn't get very close, so I seriously over-cropped the picture but thought I'd post it anyway just because getting a shot of a hawk is a rarity for me. I'll keep the picture for a while then trash it. :)
 

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bjd

EOS 7D MK II
Aug 29, 2011
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lion rock said:
bad,
All very cute, especially the last one.
-r
"Cute" all I get is a "Cute" ;) ;) ;) ;) ;)

If Cute is what you want, I love this one:

Just Cute by Diane and Brian Dorling, auf Flickr

Two of four young Kestrels. Easy to see the diference in ages between these two.
I saw one of the four taken by a Goshawk that was waiting in a tree a few days after they fledged.
Even found the place it was plucked the next day with most of the feathers. :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[

Cheers Brian
 

jprusa

EOS RP
Apr 29, 2013
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bjd said:
lion rock said:
bad,
All very cute, especially the last one.
-r
"Cute" all I get is a "Cute" ;) ;) ;) ;) ;)

If Cute is what you want, I love this one:

Just Cute by Diane and Brian Dorling, auf Flickr

Two of four young Kestrels. Easy to see the diference in ages between these two.
I saw one of the four taken by a Goshawk that was waiting in a tree a few days after they fledged.
Even found the place it was plucked the next day with most of the feathers. :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[

Cheers Brian
Love the Owls but these two take the cake :)
 

bjd

EOS 7D MK II
Aug 29, 2011
537
37
jprusa said:
bjd said:
lion rock said:
bad,
All very cute, especially the last one.
-r
"Cute" all I get is a "Cute" ;) ;) ;) ;) ;)

If Cute is what you want, I love this one:

Just Cute by Diane and Brian Dorling, auf Flickr

Two of four young Kestrels. Easy to see the diference in ages between these two.
I saw one of the four taken by a Goshawk that was waiting in a tree a few days after they fledged.
Even found the place it was plucked the next day with most of the feathers. :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[

Cheers Brian
Love the Owls but these two take the cake :)
Thank you very much. Who couldn't love them?
Cheers Brian
 

lion rock

EOR R
Jan 1, 2013
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bjd,
Babies are adorable. Cute.
And sorry for the misspelling. Auto-correction sometimes is embarrassing.
Still, all cute 8) ::) ;D.
-r
 

bjd

EOS 7D MK II
Aug 29, 2011
537
37
lion rock said:
bjd,
Babies are adorable. Cute.
And sorry for the misspelling. Auto-correction sometimes is embarrassing.
Still, all cute 8) ::) ;D.
-r
I thought you meant B and D, Brian and Diane.
Cheers
 

Jack Douglas

CR for the Humour
Apr 10, 2013
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dpc said:
Hawk drinking at a puddle at the entrance to a parking lot. The hawk was small and I was only carrying a 55-200mm lens with me and couldn't get very close, so I seriously over-cropped the picture but thought I'd post it anyway just because getting a shot of a hawk is a rarity for me. I'll keep the picture for a while then trash it. :)
dpc, many years ago I mounted what looks to me to be that exact hawk. My assessment back then was it's a pigeon hawk (merlin), I guess female since it's pretty bland. I like to see shots even if they are not great for various reasons like ID.

Jack
 

Jack Douglas

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Apr 10, 2013
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bjd very impressive, but any time you show babies to anyone I think the first reaction is, "cute". Maybe, "cute" is the highest level of compliment. :)

I sure wish I had some hawks and owls to shoot but when others tell me about the hawks in particular, in their yards, they often also say all the other birds have disappeared. :(

Jack
 

Jack Douglas

CR for the Humour
Apr 10, 2013
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Alberta, Canada
About the length of this thread. It's possible for someone just visiting the thread to be overwhelmed by it's length - I think of myself years ago, when I was completely new here and didn't know how to function efficiently.

Now with "notify" clicked at the bottom of the thread my email tells me new postings are there and I have a quick peak; meaning I'm quite unaware of the thread length and it doesn't present as an issue. I have both of the threads clicked for notify so it's not a big deal but I'd personally prefer just being directed to one.

However, if I only cared about flight shots I guess I'd get tired of also being exposed to portraits. Somehow I can't picture too many bird lovers not wanting to see any/all bird photos; thus my suggestion of merging. Technically, I'm not sure if all of my shots even qualify as "portraits". If it's a bird I just post it ... and I even dropped in a muskrat when the conversation went slightly off topic. It's whatever everyone is in favour of that's fine with me.

BTW here is another view of a bird previously posted. I thought it was "cute". He was like a little kid in the bathtub making bubbles with his face in the water. ;)

Jack
 

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