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ISv

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I simply thought these two were "Pigeons" or "Doves" then I checked Wikipedia and was a bit overwhelmed :)


f/4 - 1/800s - ISO 2000 - @600mm

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If you look for some Swedish birds don't forget to add "Sweden" in the search...
For example there are not that much "Doves" or/and "Pigeons" in Sweden - Try it! In this case look at the broad white collar on the neck!
 
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ISv

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I tried it out today. First, it identified plants and trees directly through the phone camera. Then, I took some bird images with the R5, enlarged them in the viewfinder, put the iPhone looking through the viewfinder and Seek identified the birds. Thanks HenryL!
Interesting! I have to try this but I'm really skeptic about identifying really difficult birds by this app - by many reasons!
There is nothing better than a good book/article and careful (and long...) reading!
 

AlanF

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Interesting! I have to try this but I'm really skeptic about identifying really difficult birds by this app - by many reasons!
There is nothing better than a good book/article and careful (and long...) reading!
I certainly don’t expect it to identify precisely difficult examples or bad photos. But, it’s a great entry point for newcomers. I remember well the hours I spent when I first started looking through books and websites trying to find out what I had seen. When it can’t identify the sub-species, it does give the class of bird so you have a starting point. What I am now using it for is wild flowers and trees As I do know all the local birds.
 
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Click

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Green heron
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Click

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Beautiful shot, Click. How can you tell it's a "green" one? (just curious)


Thank you, usern4cr.

Some information here about the Green heron: The Four Keys to ID.



Another lovely series. Well done!

Cheers!
 
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Dockland

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Common whitethroat or greater whitethroat (Sylvia communis) "Törnsångare " in Swedish

I think this lens (EF 600mm f/4 III) is very good for bird-images. I'll try the 1,4 extender as well. The images turn out rather well I think. Like they did on my previous RF 100-500 as well, but I like the extra stop.

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AlanF

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Common whitethroat or greater whitethroat (Sylvia communis) "Törnsångare " in Swedish

I think this lens (EF 600mm f/4 III) is very good for bird-images. I'll try the 1,4 extender as well. The images turn out rather well I think. Like they did on my previous RF 100-500 as well, but I like the extra stop.

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You’ve become a real expert identifying a Whitethroat!
 
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Dockland

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Great shot, Dockland - that deep blue color is lovely, and the eyes are glowing!

Thank you so much.
You guys (and perhaps gals) warmly welcomed me to this section of the forum and, well, now I'm hooked :) You keep inspiring me a lot. Had you in my mind out there in the fields this evening.
 
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Dockland

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You’ve become a real expert identifying a Whitethroat!

*cough* yes, I wish there were an... app or something for that *cough cough* :giggle:

Seriously, the Seek app is fantastic. It identified this Whitethroat in matter of seconds and now I know this bird next time I see it. Great help for a really really beginner. So much fun! It's almost like learning a new language