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ISv

"The equipment that matters, is you"
Apr 30, 2017
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A Firecrest.
Along with the Goldcrest it's the smallest UK bird. Never an easy subject as it is quite restless.
This image obtained after six two hour sessions.
1DX2 + 100-400mk2 +1.4 1/500. f8. ISO 10,000
Good catch miken!
I encountered this one in a very early morning during my vacation in Europe this summer (and it was one of my "for sure" targets:unsure::LOL:). In deep shade, against bright background... Camera on tripod. The speed was about 1/10 or less after the +EV corrections (at ISO far beyond the acceptable abilities of APS-C sensor). I knew there is no chance to get the (+/-acceptable) photo - took it just as a prove that I have seen the bird. Otherwise, back in the time (Huh - 20-25 years ago?!) I have seen that bird (as well as the Goldcrest) in very nice light and surprisingly close to me (same mountain). I was not taking photos of birds at that time:oops:!
 
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ISv

"The equipment that matters, is you"
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Not proud of these but it's what I got after covering the complete distance of the marathon here:ROFLMAO:! I just forget that there is a marathon that day and exactly same direction... On this island you have not much choices - in that direction there is only one freeway (well - as I found, plenty of detours:LOL:). Instead of ~ 50 minutes I took the distance for ~2h 20-25min. No way to choose other direction except the way back! Just a little bit longer than the marathon distance. Oh?! Did I forget to say "by car" :devilish:?! With car or not it was complete disaster!
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AlanF

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Aug 16, 2012
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Pouring with rain yesterday and terrible light. I had the wrong lens on the 90D, the Sigma 150-600mm, and had to shoot this bedraggled kingfisher at iso 2500 1/320s at midday. I wish I had the 400/f4.
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Jul 29, 2012
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Pouring with rain yesterday and terrible light. I had the wrong lens on the 90D, the Sigma 150-600mm, and had to shoot this bedraggled kingfisher at iso 2500 1/320s at midday. I wish I had the 400/f4.

Not an easy day for photography with a flat light. Nice picture anyway.
 
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Jaysheldon

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I was on a birding shoot with several others driving around and looking for snowy owls. Apparently the leader had heard about this owl being in this area and drove by. We saw a crowd of people -- and this was only half of them -- with artillery two blocks away. I thought it was funny -- I didn't know so many people in the Toronto area owned so many long lenses.
 
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ISv

"The equipment that matters, is you"
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I was on a birding shoot with several others driving around and looking for snowy owls. Apparently the leader had heard about this owl being in this area and drove by. We saw a crowd of people -- and this was only half of them -- with artillery two blocks away. I thought it was funny -- I didn't know so many people in the Toronto area owned so many long lenses.
Yeah - long and very well camouflaged: I like that guy with rather bright blue jacked and nicely camouflaged lens:LOL:! Anyway, I think you have very nice neighborhood: both birders and photogs!!! Thanks for the photos - both of them!
 
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ISv

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Balanced!
Important in the last very windy days here.
(Looks front heavy - breast muscles are in front, but when you know how they fold their legs - makes sense!).
Oh! BTW the only crowd was me:). On other hand - it's not a Hawk Owl!!! These doves are just a pests here... Sometimes actually very annoying and eventually loved only by photogs desperate to take ANY photo of (not previously frozen) bird;)!
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