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dpc

EOS 1D MK II
Dec 11, 2013
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Western Canada
Western meadow lark: I find this one of the more difficult birds to photograph. I am seldom able to get close enough to get any kind of shot. I took these yesterday at quite a distance with a 7DMII + Sigma 150-600mm Contemporary lens zoomed to 600. I had to crop heavily in post. Sometimes one has to go with what one has and be happy with
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ISv

"The equipment that matters, is you"
Apr 30, 2017
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This one got my attention because of the very rich and perfect plumage. At home I start thinking: "why I actually ignore this bird if it is naturalized here (brought to the islands in 1860) and there are wild, self-sufficient and artificially "controlled" populations on few different points of the Island?". One of them - in Koko Crater was actually totally killed some years ago. Must be because it's deeply nailed in my European mind that they belong to Zoo or some parks and somebody have to take care of them wintertime. Very different here! Low quality (20 in DXO PL) files - to smuggle them here :)!
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ISv

"The equipment that matters, is you"
Apr 30, 2017
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Every time I take new photo of baby White Tern I say myself "this should be the last - you collected plenty of them". And still taking new photos :D! But they are molting so different and look so "individual" (like the "punk" in the next pics)... I'm always like "this one and no more":rolleyes:?
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jprusa

EOS RP
Apr 29, 2013
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And the Common Waxbill - I like the background, nice plant;)
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Beautiful bird and background! Great pictures