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HenryL

EOS R5
CR Pro
Apr 1, 2020
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AlanF

Stay at home
CR Pro
Aug 16, 2012
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I saw a real battle between two on a beach in the Galapagos. They were surrounded by a crowded egging them on.

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AlanF

Stay at home
CR Pro
Aug 16, 2012
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Yesterday, I watched a Magpie mobbing a crow on a tree. It was backlit and far away. This evening there was another confrontation over my house but the evening sun was behind me and it was so close it nearly filled the frame of the 100-500m with the 1.4x extender - it would have been easier with the bare lens. Luckily, the beaks of both were in perfect focus and the light brought out the colours of the Magpie.

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jmeyer

http://www.jmeyerphotography.net/
CR Pro
Dec 11, 2014
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Wisconsin
www.jmeyerphotography.net
The leaf out on our trees is roughly two weeks early this year. Usually the majority of warblers pass through before the apple trees blossom, but not this year! They sure make for a stunning background if you can catch it right or are fast enough.

Jeremy

Black-throated Blue Warbler
Blue-winged Warbler
Golden-winged Warbler
Northern Parula

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dcm

It's not the gear. But it helps.
CR Pro
Apr 18, 2013
978
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Colorado, USA
Created a wildlife habitat yard (shelter, food, and water) after we bought the house 40 years ago. The dense Montgomery Spruces in the front yard are home to many finches. I've never been able to get great photos of them, but the RF800 arrived today (last day of classes was yesterday, backordered since February, talk about great timing) so I thought I'd give it a try. It's a keeper.

R6 and RF800, handheld and on tripod. DXO PL4, 50% crop.
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AlanF

Stay at home
CR Pro
Aug 16, 2012
8,695
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Created a wildlife habitat yard (shelter, food, and water) after we bought the house 40 years ago. The dense Montgomery Spruces in the front yard are home to many finches. I've never been able to get great photos of them, but the RF800 arrived today (last day of classes was yesterday, backordered since February, talk about great timing) so I thought I'd give it a try. It's a keeper.

R6 and RF800, handheld and on tripod. DXO PL4, 50% crop.
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Tufts on a juvenile?
The R5 and R6 aren’t supposed to focus on birds in foliage - you must be doing something wrong to get these fine shots.
 
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