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Nat_WA

EOS 7D mk.II
Aug 15, 2017
613
169
Netherlands
Have not visited "Rumors" in a while. Spent some marveling at the quality of the pictures and the diversity of birds. Quite a treat !
My area is an avian dead zone at the moment. Everyone around here is saying - what happened to all the birds ? Apparently they are visiting you all.
I will post the few interesting shots have gotten lately.
Hi Jeff, being in an avian 'dead zone' you still managed to get some excellent bird shots ;)
W.
 

Don Haines

Beware of cats with laser eyes!
Jun 4, 2012
7,861
1,183
Canada
It was not snowing today and just a few degrees below freezing so I went out to see who was at the feeders. The brown creeper was a surprise as I rarely see them..... something about being small and well camouflaged :) All shot with a 6D2 and a Tamron 150-600G2
Brown Creeper
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Nuthatch
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Hairy Woodpecker
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Chickadee
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dolina

millennial
Dec 27, 2011
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Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens) by Paolo Dolina, on Flickr

The Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens) is a medium-sized heron. It is a resident breeder in Central America, The Bahamas, the Caribbean, the Gulf Coast of the United States, and Mexico. There is post-breeding dispersal to well north of the nesting range. In the past, this bird was a victim of the plume trade.

According to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, there are only 1,500 to 2,000 nesting pairs of reddish egrets in the United States — and most of these are in Texas. They are classified as "threatened" in Texas and receive special protection.

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

Location: https://houstonaudubon.org/sanctuaries/bolivar-flats/about-bolivar-flats.html
 

Mikehit

EOS 5D MK IV
Jul 28, 2015
3,134
315
The Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens) is a medium-sized heron. It is a resident breeder in Central America, The Bahamas, the Caribbean, the Gulf Coast of the United States, and Mexico. There is post-breeding dispersal to well north of the nesting range. In the past, this bird was a victim of the plume trade.

According to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, there are only 1,500 to 2,000 nesting pairs of reddish egrets in the United States — and most of these are in Texas. They are classified as "threatened" in Texas and receive special protection.

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

Location: https://houstonaudubon.org/sanctuaries/bolivar-flats/about-bolivar-flats.html

Good shot, dolina.That bird looks like a mash-up :)
 
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ISv

"The equipment that matters, is you"
Apr 30, 2017
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Jack Douglas

CR for the Humour
Apr 10, 2013
5,872
452
Alberta, Canada
Well, I forgot to format the card so I didn't succeed in getting the birds I shot with the R and 400 X1.4 onto my computer. :(

While it's a nice camera, a big lens is not what it was designed for obviously!

Of course the resolution boost is nice and the AF is reasonable, maybe like the 6D was or a bit faster. I like the control ring adapter feature and the programability is quite versatile but kind of sad compared to the 1DX2. Button placement in some cases is inconvenient, particularly the AF-ON, which for this camera won't get used, it's just too awkward to be quick. I think it's a great back-up camera and now I have ND for the 11-24.

I, unlike some others, find the alternative button plus arrows serves fairly well as a joy stick, much like the 6D.

Jack