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Valvebounce

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Apr 3, 2013
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I will for sure , is there a thread for birds in a wider setting ? I mostly avoid cropping tight for portraits.
Hi Chig.
Nice shots.
I didn’t see an answer to your question. As far as I know there isn’t a separate thread, but there are shots from really wide to proper head shot portraits here, so I’d say go ahead, post them how you like them!

Cheers, Graham.
 

Nat_WA

EOS RP
Aug 15, 2017
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If you can close the distance it will give you more opportunities to play with the other factors! You have a lot of disturbed air between the lens and the object (not only for this photo)! Don't take me wrong - it's just very friendly remark!
Well, I know by experience that it's not easy but hey! - see what an advise Alan send to me above :LOL: (I'm not prepared for this - yet!). Getting wet is better than getting... whatever, I don't want to say it:)!
Whatever - I'm really happy you started posting in this topic again! As I recall you was the very first person to respond to my very first posting in Canon rumors!
Hi ISv, you're completely right - but I was too chicken to cross a barbed wire and walk on quick sand to get close enough :eek:... W.
 

Chig

Birds in Flight Nutter
Jul 26, 2020
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Orewa , New Zealand
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Here's a photo of Jarli the Australasian Barn Owl I took at the Wingspan Trust in Rotorua , New Zealand
This place rescues and releases birds of prey back into the wild and is well worth a visit if you ever come to New Zealand https://www.wingspan.co.nz/
They have a flying display most days where they exercise the birds using falconry techniques to get them fit to release back into the wild.
 
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Chig

Birds in Flight Nutter
Jul 26, 2020
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Orewa , New Zealand
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Here's a male Kea I shot at Paradise Valley Springs wildlife park in Rotorua , New Zealand which is another great place to visit. https://www.paradisev.co.nz/
Keas are the only alpine parrot in the world living in the high country of our South Island and are one of the most intelligent birds in the world possibly because of the extreme environment they have to cope with above the snowline.
 
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macrunning

Enjoying the Ride
Feb 12, 2021
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WA
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Here's a Kea I shot at Paradise Valley Springs wildlife park in Rotorua , New Zealand which is another great place to visit. https://www.paradisev.co.nz/
Keas are the only alpine parrot in the world living in the high country of our South Island
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Here's a Kea I shot at Paradise Valley Springs wildlife park in Rotorua , New Zealand which is another great place to visit. https://www.paradisev.co.nz/
Keas are the only alpine parrot in the world living in the high country of our South Island
Wow! What a beautiful bird.
 
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macrunning

Enjoying the Ride
Feb 12, 2021
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A female Black Headed Grosbeak going after some bugs on the out of frame flowers. My composition was off but I really liked the pose she was showing me :) Shot Canon R5 w/ RF 100-500 + 2xTC @ 1000mm, 1/2500th, f/14, ISO 4000 using DxO PureRaw w/ DNG & DeepPrime settings.
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ISv

"The equipment that matters, is you"
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Apr 30, 2017
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Hi ISv, you're completely right - but I was too chicken to cross a barbed wire and walk on quick sand to get close enough :eek:... W.
Well,
I think I would be chicken too in that case... Whatever, we are trying... no?