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DanP

EOS 90D
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Dec 8, 2014
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First time seeing this head position behavior from Geese. Only two of a group of eight kept their heads down. It probably means something. 054A3505 Cropped Reduced for CR.jpg
 
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Vern

EOS RP
Jun 11, 2013
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Bluebird pics from October beach trip. 5DMKIV or 5DSR, 600mm f4 + 1.4X. 8F8A9276_lores.JPG _I4A6556_hires.JPG _I4A6621_hires.JPG
 
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ISv

"The equipment that matters, is you"
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Apr 30, 2017
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First time seeing this head position behavior from Geese. Only two of a group of eight kept their heads down. It probably means something. View attachment 200972
I have no idea what they are doing but hiding their heads and exposing their ar@@:oops:? On other hand it looks like they are doing a push-ups - almost synchronized :ROFLMAO:!
Jokes aside - I have no idea what actually they do... Click could be very on the point!
 
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ISv

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Apr 30, 2017
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December at the north pole? You're going to need a ton of dynamic range to separate coal-black backgrounds from coal-black birds. If any are there for the 6 month night!
Or you may use the camera DanP used on the previous page! The problem (amongs many others!) is to find any bird before the polar bears find you:)!
 
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AlanF

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Aug 16, 2012
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Out on a walk yesterday, with the usual complete lack of birds. But, as evening was coming in, some fellow walkers told us that there was a flock of Cattle Egrets - a rarity in the UK - in a somewhat inaccessible sheep field. We found them, and they were very skittish, and too far away for close ups with the RF 100-400mm. These shots give the flavour.

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AlanF

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Aug 16, 2012
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Took out the 100-500mm + 2x TC yesterday as I knew the 100-400 would be too short for most shots. Here are some tiny crops at 1000mm enlarged 1.4x of a Kestrel, and a Lapwing in flight. I was pleased with the Lapwing as it caught its iridescence.

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Oct 14, 2021
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Recently visited the Botanic Gardens in the city I live in - was there to shoot the late bloomers with my RP but came back with some bird-shots as well.

Taken with an EOS RP with the adapted Sigma 150mm OS Macro at f/2.8. Mind you: Because he moved quite a bit I resorted to using Servo-Mode with deactivated Eye-AF. Works plenty alright with the RP, though not as many keepers as with Animal-AF on either my R5 or R6. The background is a bit wonky because of the fence behind the little dude.

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ISv

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This one attracted my attention because of the unusual colors - the legs are not yellow or grayish, the bared skin around the eyes is not yellow but pinkish, that bill is too red! And the iris of the eyes - red?!
On other hand I think it was more than just a documentary shot (so, I like it!)... I'm ready to send the RAW files to any one interested - I see such a Cattle Egret first time (well, I took this photo today October 30 :rolleyes:, I saw a lot of strange things today but didn't expect any birds to take a place in these games!) so, any one interested of the RAW files (or has a photo with similar coloration of the Cattle Egret) is welcome! The last photo is for comparison - nearby (and standard looking) bird!
This is not a joke!

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