Help! I've identified what I called a 'varied thrush' incorrectly. I went back to my bird books again for a peek and find the bird above has the wrong eye colour for a varied thrush and the feather colours aren't quite right either. Any thoughts?
Great shot and really nice work Alan. Is he a Burrowing Owl perhaps?I sometimes post some shots to test gear. Here's a Little Owl, which I couldn't get near to, shot on the R5 with 2xTC + 100-400mm II at f/11, iso640 and 1/160s, hand held without resting the lens on anything. It was processed by the converting the RAW to jpeg with no post processing and no sharpening or noise reduction. It was then minimally sharpened with Topaz AI, doubled in size by Topaz Gigapixel and then minimum denoising by Topaz. First the full, reduced, then the doubled-up crop. Given the distance etc, there is still a fair amount of detail resolved by the 100-400mm at 800mm.
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If it was, all the twitchers in the UK would descend up on it. The burrowing owl is native to North and South America, and not here, alas. Here is one I took in the Pantanal in Brazil with a 7D and 100-400mm (first version) years ago.Great shot and really nice work Alan. Is he a Burrowing Owl perhaps?
They are amazing. It’s remarkable how some will never back down. Anyway, owls are great.Not as nice as Alan's, but here are a few we got a few years back. Funny thing is we aren't supposed to get these little guys in my part of the world either, but there he was. A guy actually argued with me about it. When I showed him the photos he told me that I didn't take them where I said I did.
People are amazing.
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