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AlanF

Everyone sits in the prison of his own ideas. A E
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Skylark numbers have dramatically declined and the bird is on the red list as endangered. We have a local meadow where they are active, fortunately. They live hidden on the ground, and soar, hover and sing. Here are some more shots, from the 400 DO II `+ 1.4xTC on the 5DSR. The one on the wing is actually in flight and not hovering, showing once again the 5DSR is pretty competent for BIF.

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Mikehit

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Jul 28, 2015
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Skylark numbers have dramatically declined and the bird is on the red list as endangered. We have a local meadow where they are active, fortunately. They live hidden on the ground, and soar, hover and sing. Here are some more shots, from the 400 DO II `+ 1.4xTC on the 5DSR. The one on the wing is actually in flight and not hovering, showing once again the 5DSR is pretty competent for BIF.
The first one is a great portrait, Alan.
 
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ISv

"The equipment that matters, is you"
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First two from today, the goal was to take photos of the Wedge-tailed Shearwater and I kind of succeeded (just partly - all I saw were in their burrows:mad:, but welcome my first photo of these birds:rolleyes:), next is molting baby Laysan Albatross (almost fledgling). The third is attempt for auto-portrait in the eyes of the White-rumped Shama (zoom in the eyes) from yesterday...
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ISv

"The equipment that matters, is you"
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You sneaked up close for that one!
Well, I was resting on a bench in botanical garden (warming up for today's shooting). That Shama came on a branch right above me. I move carefully few steps away and take a shot. When I check it I realized that moving few more steps I would be with that grass as a background. Didn't figure out why the bird is staying so close, and non stop talking something to me (I do not want to hear the translation from that language;)) until I notice a fledgling in the nearby bush. Now you know my secret how to sneak to the birds :D (something very similar to the story Private told us page ago -961)! Sometimes one gets lucky - they come to you...
 
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