Very nice shots from Costa Rica, Jack!Better lighting on this guy. If you're considering Costa Rica for a bird shoot, I would strongly suggest researching the area you plan to visit to see if it meets your needs and then go there for a fair number of days rather than traipsing around, two days here, two days there. A last minute change had me book two good areas (one was Quetzal NP) for 4 days each and I'm very thankful for that. Also check into the nesting season, which luckily for me was in progress for the Quetzals.
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That 5DSR is a winner for these long distance shots. The naysayers don't know what they are missing! I love Junior.Right off the bat I have to say that my photos from yesterday are not nearly as colourful as the wonderful photos that Jack has posted. Great shots Jack! Anyway, yesterday I got my first shots of a bald eagle in Ontario, just a bit north of Thamesville. The nest shot is a tight crop and the next 2 are 100% crops. The last is a shot from my cell phone from alongside the camera. The nest was a bit over 100 yards away. Shot with a 5DsR, 100-400L with a 1.4 TC. ISO 800 at F9.5, on tripod.
You are very lucky to have such a sharp copy of the original 100-400mm. The good ones were very good. I had a soft copy and could never get a sharp image unless close up and filling the frame.Yes, Junior is at the ugly swan stage. I am pleasantly surprised how good the 100% crops are. The 100-400L and 1.4 TC are Ver 1.
Nice capture of the great Tit - just when it is singing . Makes a person feel happy just seeing itIt was my birthday two days ago, a most beautiful spring day, about 23 oC, and I was serenaded by small songbirds in my garden. I now have a chiffchaff that starts the dawn chorus accompanied by various tits and other birds who are clearly heard but not seen in the high trees and bushes. But, I caught this pair with the 5DSR at 560mm. Not the greatest of shots but they are mementos.
Hi Jack, pity you didn't post this one last week - just had a holiday and there was a whole flock of chickens and roosters running around the holiday let... I just didn't take any pictures of them . So - sorry but can't match yoursHey Wiebe, match this one from Costa Rica. A (not) very raree bird indeed. And tasty too.