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Jul 29, 2012
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I just love the colorful little hummers! We were in Colombia last year with Glenn and saw lots of beauties; plus the myriad of spectacular tanagers. This is a little buff tail (?)--unprocessed, straight out of camera 7DMII + 100-400II handheld--that I then used in an art project with multiple layers of texture I made plus blending modes, cloning.
Catherine
Beautiful. Well done, Catherine.
 

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I post too Much on Here!!
Jul 29, 2012
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Lovely shot, Jack. You can go to do your more important duties, but don't forget to come back to post more of your beautiful pictures.
 
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Cog

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A few more of bittern shots. This was the first time I could get really close to these birds. They seemed to be so preoccupied with hunting so they just ignored me and the boat.





And these two are from Olympus em-1 mII + 300mm for comparison.


 

Cog

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BTW, I have a question about IDing the bird on the last photo. Is it a bittern in breeding plumage, or is it a different smaller heron? I suspect it might be striated heron.
 
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ERHP

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May 9, 2013
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Was walking around a local island looking for any of the local raptors, unsuccessfully, when a Horned Lark flew in and started singing. It took me a bit to drop down and then push the rig over to almost MFD but I think the effort was worth it. Light was coming and going behind the the late afternoon clouds.

1DX MK II 600 w/1.4X 1/500 : f/11 : ISO 1000

For anyone interested, also a short snippet of 4K video I took slightly later when the light finally started to go, https://youtu.be/zlaTFm4n0Nw . I keep forgetting about the 4K crop factor but really did not want to mess up a good thing by moving backwards.
 

digigal

Traveling the world one step at a time.
Aug 26, 2014
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A few more of bittern shots. This was the first time I could get really close to these birds. They seemed to be so preoccupied with hunting so they just ignored me and the boat.





And these two are from Olympus em-1 mII + 300mm for comparison.


Nice series.
 

digigal

Traveling the world one step at a time.
Aug 26, 2014
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Was walking around a local island looking for any of the local raptors, unsuccessfully, when a Horned Lark flew in and started singing. It took me a bit to drop down and then push the rig over to almost MFD but I think the effort was worth it. Light was coming and going behind the the late afternoon clouds.

1DX MK II 600 w/1.4X 1/500 : f/11 : ISO 1000

For anyone interested, also a short snippet of 4K video I took slightly later when the light finally started to go, https://youtu.be/zlaTFm4n0Nw . I keep forgetting about the 4K crop factor but really did not want to mess up a good thing by moving backwards.
What a beauty! Great light; nice background and color.
 
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