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Nat_WA

Thinking of a new line... Ow, that hurts
Aug 15, 2017
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Netherlands
In German called " Buntspecht" made with 7D2 and EF 600. picture is cropped. 12m far from the Tree, a very hot and sunny Day.

Hope you like it :)
Very nice pictures Mistkäfer! Caught just at the right moment :cool:...
Earlier this year I had the opportunity to take a series of this bird nestling (and posted in this thread) - but still going inside the nest and I missed this moment :( - when the young birds were so big the adults can't enter anymore.
Did you see them leave the nest? Any photo's of that moment...?

Wiebe.
 
Very nice pictures Mistkäfer! Caught just at the right moment :cool:...
Earlier this year I had the opportunity to take a series of this bird nestling (and posted in this thread) - but still going inside the nest and I missed this moment :( - when the young birds were so big the adults can't enter anymore.
Did you see them leave the nest? Any photo's of that moment...?

Wiebe.
Hi Wiebe, no I did not see that, because, the Place where we have found this birds is far away from our home. We only can visit this place on weekends. Another reason is the hot temperature during the last month. I did not went out. It was tooooooo hot for me.
Maybe next year, the we want to spend the more time. Near to this Woodpackers we have seen a black Woodpecker.
 

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Jack Douglas

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Apr 10, 2013
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Alberta, Canada
Some beautiful recent posts and for some reason I didn't get notified and just decided to check in. That happens to me a lot so I go tick unwatch and then watch again.

I have nothing very impressive but I did get out today for a few minutes when it was very dull and this Solitary sandpiper was all I got - ISO 6400
Solitary Sandpiper_36554.JPG


Jack
 

ISv

"The equipment that matters, is you"
Apr 30, 2017
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Some beautiful recent posts and for some reason I didn't get notified and just decided to check in. That happens to me a lot so I go tick unwatch and then watch again.

I have nothing very impressive but I did get out today for a few minutes when it was very dull and this Solitary sandpiper was all I got - ISO 6400 View attachment 179644

Jack
:D:D:D! If I see the Solitary Sandpiper around (and just snap-shot it) I will take a cup of whisky - to reduce the level of my adrenaline!!! They are very rare visitors here:(! Nice bird and nice shot!
 

ISv

"The equipment that matters, is you"
Apr 30, 2017
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Today: hunting for a reported Whimbrel and Gray Tattler (reported in the last 1-2 days from +/- same locality (well - they were photographed in a Wild-life refuge, I was outside).
Counted all 7 reported Bristle-thighed Curlews (known from before to be there) but no Whimbrel (it's much more rare here, and it is the reason to go after it).
Very hot day (and there are no trees to make shade on the ground under your object;)!!!). Look closely at the quality of the out of focus ares around the bird and further. I implied defocusing and "blur" only in the very upper part of the photo. Around the bird it's worst - it obviously evaporate some water to keep the right body temperature! The air-quality induced blur off course applies for the bird too...
 

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Jack Douglas

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Apr 10, 2013
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Alberta, Canada
Thanks ISV. I don't quite know what to make of your blur. Probably if you didn't mention it I wouldn't notice it, but it just seems a little unnatural. Nice shot never the less.

Jack
 

ISv

"The equipment that matters, is you"
Apr 30, 2017
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Jack: It's the effect of the hot air lifting up - it's more visible close to the hot source (the ground, also the bird itself!). If the bird was 1-3 yards (meters) above the ground we most probably will not see the effect! Or if the ground under the bird was exposed to long time shade (cooler, not warm enough) despite the high temperatures around we may not see the effect too!
Does not matter - just be aware that shooting an object trough hot air (and +/- long distance) is tricky and if it (the image) doesn't look good may not be your or your lens mistake!!!
The base line is that there is nothing to do with my blur. I have to somehow find that birds when it's not that hot (huh, when they are feeding in the sanctuary early morning -forget it!).
 

Click

Spends too much time on this forum
Jul 29, 2012
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Canada
Some beautiful recent posts and for some reason I didn't get notified and just decided to check in. That happens to me a lot so I go tick unwatch and then watch again.

I have nothing very impressive but I did get out today for a few minutes when it was very dull and this Solitary sandpiper was all I got - ISO 6400

Jack
That's a nice shot, Jack. :)
 

Jack Douglas

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Apr 10, 2013
5,632
162
Alberta, Canada
That's a nice shot, Jack. :)
OK, got it, thanks ISv.

Thanks Click. Shortly after, he caught a frog and was tossing it about, but he'd gone into deeper shadows and I was already too high at ISO 5000 and just Solitary sandpiper_36638.JPG 1/640s so they are really poor. However, it's got me interested in getting him another day since it's in my back yard pond.

Jack
 
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lion rock

EOS 7D Mark II
Jan 1, 2013
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Jack,
Life ... The phrase to describe it best is, "It is what it is!"
I have few birds here, some were shot so many times that it feels old, it and me :rolleyes:.
I shot some insects just now out of boredom :(. Opportunity doesn't knock often.
-r