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dpc

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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?
 

Bert63

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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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Great shot and really nice work Alan. Is he a Burrowing Owl perhaps?
 

Bert63

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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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AlanF

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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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They are amazing. It’s remarkable how some will never back down. Anyway, owls are great.
 
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dpc

EOS-1D X Mark III
Dec 11, 2013
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Shorebird standing on the ice of local reservoir, October 23rd. Possibly a greater yellowlegs but I'm no avian authority. I know there are occasions when this species may migrate south as late as October or even November.

7DMII + Sigma 150-600mm C zoomed out to 600mm. It was quite some distance from me so I had to crop in a lot.

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