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ISv

"The equipment that matters, is you"
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Apr 30, 2017
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I got so excited from the post of the grilled_rooster...
Here are photos of a very common and easy to shoot bird (may be the easiest here, so easy that I never tried before to take a decent shots...). Actually if you are taking a fast lunch and seat on a bench and start opening your box some of these may come so close you even don't need a 150mm to take a nice portrait :)!
Anyway - when I notice the bird in front of the lanai this morning - with that light and when it was calling (looking so fluffy:)!) I took the shots. Probably my best shots of the Zebra Dove so far?

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Click

I post too Much on Here!!
Jul 29, 2012
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Lovely shots, ISv.
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grilled_rooster

I'm New Here
Jan 20, 2021
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OK - I like the photo!
Could you please, tell us the story behind this shot before we start selling our much longer, heavier and expensive AF lenses;)?!
Hehe... i was at a wild life park. This guy was sitting in his aviary. And this aviary was placed in the ruin of an old castle. so the side i was standing had wide bars like a prison cell. And oc course i cropped this image ;-) Here's the full resolution picture. 3Q2A1043-101.jpg
 
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grilled_rooster

I'm New Here
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A few more shots made with the IRIX 150mm Macro (manual focus). Of course, i had to crop them a little bit (some more, some fewer). At this air show I had of course many blurred photos. But nevertheless also some sharp ones. 3Q2A0288-10.jpg 3Q2A0643-11.jpg 3Q2A0985-12.jpg 3Q2A1089-13.jpg
 
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Chig

Birds in Flight Nutter
Jul 26, 2020
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This tiny Päpaka (mud crab) looks to be escaping from the Poaka (Pied Stilt) only to fall in the fire
Ōrewa Estuary this morning
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dpc

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Dec 11, 2013
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Male downy woodpecker resting on the branch of a large lilac bush just outside our den window yesterday morning. _36A6496_DxO.jpg
 
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