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Maximilian

The dark side - I've been there
Nov 7, 2013
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Germany
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.
I like that shot, although I feel sorry for that darter.
Really nice sharpness from that outdated ;) low pixel camera. I will keep mine sime time longer :ROFLMAO:

By the way:
That shot reminds me of a situation that took place in the "Vogelpark Walsrode" (famous German bird zoo):
I was watching a wattled crane that was frozen like a statue when a really beautiful big southern hawker flew by.
Blazingly fast, faster than I've ever expected from that crane it snapped at that hawker and cought it with one move.
I was deeply imressed. And I've never seen any bird moving that fast again.
 
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ISv

"The equipment that matters, is you"
Apr 30, 2017
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I looked it up yet again.
Ornithologists divide the Eurasian/European Jay (garrulus glandarius) up into 11 (German Wiki) or 9 (English Wiki) subspecies.
Makes me dizzy o_O

Not to mention all the other Eurasian groups...;)
Don't pay attention to the subspecies for most of the species (some species are exception!) - you have to have the bird in hand and even better - take DNA sample and proceed it in well equipped lab (but even then you could get in trouble because the gene fluctuations/mixing and whatever else).
First two - juvenile White-Rumped Shama, next two Red Crested Cardinal (has nothing to do with the Cardinals!) and the last two are that baby White Tern that I posted before - now ~two weeks grown! The Wite Tern photos in very windy conditions and badly overcast sky.

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tomscott

Photographer & Graphic Designer
Tawny Owl fledgling, Cumbria

Super cute! Absolutely love owls and this was my first ever sighting! This little fledging, just out of the nest, I caught while walking around Hilton, Appleby

Canon 5DMKIV 100-400mm MKII 1.4X MKIII

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Tawny Owl, Fledgling, Hilton, Appleby, Cumbria


Tawny Owl, Fledgling, Hilton, Appleby, Cumbria


Tawny Owl, Fledgling, Hilton, Appleby, Cumbria
 
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AlanF

Stay alert, control the camera, save photos
Aug 16, 2012
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Don't pay attention to the subspecies for most of the species (some species are exception!) - you have to have the bird in hand and even better - take DNA sample and proceed it in well equipped lab (but even then you could get in trouble because the gene fluctuations/mixing and whatever else).
First two - juvenile White-Rumped Shama, next two Red Crested Cardinal (has nothing to do with the Cardinals!) and the last two are that baby White Tern that I posted before - now ~two weeks grown! The Wite Tern photos in very windy conditions and badly overcast sky.

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Great shots, as usual. I hope the labs are processing Covid-19 DNA samples rather than 19 subspecies of Corvid at this time.
 
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