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AlanF

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Eurasian Jay, R5+100-500mm +1.4xTC @420mm

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IslanderMV

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Love all the warbler shots ! I live near the shore and don't get to see that many.

Here is a Green Heron fishing in a bayside marsh.

Watched this bird for about 45 min. It was so focused on fish it ignored me. In the second photo the Heron stands stiffly upright. Thought it was me for a second but then a Male Northern Harrier passed over us. It was on Raptor alert I guess.
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ISv

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Some macabre birding. Came across a deer carcass disposal site in the woods. The deer were mostly skeletons. A friend told me I should post these photos at Halloween !

Sparrows and Chickadees inside looking for any insects or bits of fat.
My takeaway... who needs bokeh when you've got bones.
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Your friend was right but I still like the birds;)!
 

jmeyer

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I went out a couple of days ago and got two of the "holy grail" Wisconsin warblers. Yellow-throated and Cerulean Warblers, are less than an hour from me and only 10 minutes from each other. Made for a nice trip, since nothing has been going on In my area. Tonight the NE winds should lift and blow some new birds in. Friday should be a mega day!

Jeremy



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AlanF

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I went out a couple of days ago and got two of the "holy grail" Wisconsin warblers. Yellow-throated and Cerulean Warblers, are less than an hour from me and only 10 minutes from each other. Made for a nice trip, since nothing has been going on In my area. Tonight the NE winds should lift and blow some new birds in. Friday should be a mega day!

Jeremy



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Lovely shots!
 

jprusa

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I went out a couple of days ago and got two of the "holy grail" Wisconsin warblers. Yellow-throated and Cerulean Warblers, are less than an hour from me and only 10 minutes from each other. Made for a nice trip, since nothing has been going on In my area. Tonight the NE winds should lift and blow some new birds in. Friday should be a mega day!

Jeremy



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Great shots and I love the Cerulean Warblers. keep them coming!
Joe
 
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Cog

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After these beautiful warblers - just one very common Common Myna: I didn't resist it's posing (this evening, right after I came back from work, handhold)

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Nice! They are common city birds here, but so-o-o difficult to take a decent picture. They would walk around you, but the moment they notice you're paying attention to them - they would immediately fly away.
 

ISv

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Nice! They are common city birds here, but so-o-o difficult to take a decent picture. They would walk around you, but the moment they notice you're paying attention to them - they would immediately fly away.
Unfortunately they are common at too many places - very invasive...
My tactic in the beginning when I was trying to take photos of any bird around (no mater of posture, background e.t.c.) was just to seat somewhere where they were abundant (very easy to find such a place:)) with the camera prepared and shooting when they come in reasonable distance.
Now, when I'm trying to get them in better postures/background (and if I'm in mood to shoot Mynas - or if there is nothing else:)) it's more complicated: you can walk near them (just few meters of them!) and they are like "who cares!". But try to stop and point the lens! On other hand exactly because they are so abundant one is getting plenty of opportunities...
 

AlanF

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Unfortunately they are common at too many places - very invasive...
My tactic in the beginning when I was trying to take photos of any bird around (no mater of posture, background e.t.c.) was just to seat somewhere where they were abundant (very easy to find such a place:)) with the camera prepared and shooting when they come in reasonable distance.
Now, when I'm trying to get them in better postures/background (and if I'm in mood to shoot Mynas - or if there is nothing else:)) it's more complicated: you can walk near them (just few meters of them!) and they are like "who cares!". But try to stop and point the lens! On other hand exactly because they are so abundant one is getting plenty of opportunities...
Like the photo but don't like the bird. As you say, invasive and displace native species. Fortunately, we don't have them in the UK but I often photo them when I travel.
 

AlanF

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Just walking out my front door with the R5 +2xTC + 100-500mm and a Great Tit landed on a gate in front of me, 6-7m away. I just had time to fire off a few shots at iso 6400 and 1/800s. The crop had to be reduced 3x to fit the 2048px max of the site. I would much have preferred the bare lens at that distance.

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jprusa

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Just walking out my front door with the R5 +2xTC + 100-500mm and a Great Tit landed on a gate in front of me, 6-7m away. I just had time to fire off a few shots at iso 6400 and 1/800s. The crop had to be reduced 3x to fit the 2048px max of the site. I would much have preferred the bare lens at that distance.

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Nice Alan! now I am going to have to order the 2x LOL because IQ looks really good!