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Nat_WA

EOS 7D mk.II
Aug 15, 2017
613
169
Netherlands
@ISv - nice set of java sparrows; I like the second one best for the "expression" on the bird's face - like it is pondering whether to duck in or stay dry ;)
@vojce arsovski - nice romantic atmosphere you've created with your lighting, well done (y)
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ISv

"The equipment that matters, is you"
Apr 30, 2017
678
458
Thanks Click! Wiebe, from my point of view it is just running to the cooler part of the "pond", I don't see hesitation on that face:D!
 

ISv

"The equipment that matters, is you"
Apr 30, 2017
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458
Beautiful bird and a lovely shot, ISv.
Yeas, the bird is beautiful!
I think it is the same bird that I met on the same place ~1.5 month ago (photos on page 880 here). Next time I should take few fruits with me - it deserves reward for the collaboration (and I may get a friend there, these are intelligent birds) :)!
 

Jack Douglas

CR for the Humour
Apr 10, 2013
5,872
452
Alberta, Canada
Yeas, the bird is beautiful!
I think it is the same bird that I met on the same place ~1.5 month ago (photos on page 880 here). Next time I should take few fruits with me - it deserves reward for the collaboration (and I may get a friend there, these are intelligent birds) :)!
And destructive - babysat one for a month and it flew onto a hanging lamp and bit the cord in two (not switched on or the owner might have shot me).:)

Jack
 

ISv

"The equipment that matters, is you"
Apr 30, 2017
678
458
And destructive - babysat one for a month and it flew onto a hanging lamp and bit the cord in two (not switched on or the owner might have shot me).:)

Jack
Or the owner would buy you a drink or two:D!
They need some thin branches around - may be chopping such branches they keep their beaks in good shape. I have seen them in the nature to cut such a branches by no obvious reason.
 

Nat_WA

EOS 7D mk.II
Aug 15, 2017
613
169
Netherlands
@ISv - Nice series; I especially like the last one where the wind is blowing some of it's feathers forward - adds to the 'real life' feel!
@AlanF - Nice picture of the wagtail; not the easiest of lighting conditions but well exposed! Did you use 400mm DO-II + 1.4x or 100-400 II + 1.4x?
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AlanF

5DSR
Aug 16, 2012
4,735
1,292
@ISv - Nice series; I especially like the last one where the wind is blowing some of it's feathers forward - adds to the 'real life' feel!
@AlanF - Nice picture of the wagtail; not the easiest of lighting conditions but well exposed! Did you use 400mm DO-II + 1.4x or 100-400 II + 1.4x?
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The DO II. The lighting was very bad and I got only one shot before he flew.