First photo of the first post is Red-vented Bulbul. Second and third are fledgling of Red-whiskered Bulbul.
First photo in the second post is a fledgling of Chestnut Munia after that Cattle Egret and the last one is Oahu Amakihi.
Been a short while since I contributed...between clouds and rain and just being busy with life, I still managed to get out each week and grab a few additions for the thread. Been experimenting with DXO, C1, and Denoise lately as well.
Lovely early morning light
and the lights pretty sweet in the evening, too
Sometimes birds express frustration, too...I can relate to this guy. Seriously. Where's my R5?
And one gratuitous non-avian contribution if I may...but he did sneak up on me yesterday while I was photographing birds. Does that count? Made me laugh, he popped out of the grass, saw me standing there, and after a few seconds walked right back in as if he intended to all along.
Not a glorious or very scenic location, but she found an outdoor table at the local feeding pond. I had been watching this character hunt for almost an hour, diving several times but coming up empty. As (bad) luck would have it, after I gave up and reached my car, she scored! Brat...
Just came across this old shot I took of a Little Egret catching a Common Darter dragonfly, taken on a 5DIII and 300mm f/2.8 II + 2xTC, a tiny crop which I have now enlarged 2x using Topaz Gigapixel. That lens with the 2xTC is phenomenally sharp, and I had some very satisfying shots with it on the 5DIII. A gem of a lens, which could be reworked as a lighter weight RF version to go with a high resolution sensor.