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pzeb

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Here are some of mine....
 

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pzeb

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and some more....
 

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revup67

Memories in the Making
Dec 20, 2010
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Wow - there are some truly amazing photos in this thread..if you like to shoot birds but are not familiar with their name (proper or otherwise) try using http://www.whatbird.com it has an excellent built in wizard

Here's a few I shot over the past 6 months - all photos shot in the wild - no zoo or otherwise with 7D + 400mm hand held:

Belted Kingfisher (difficult to capture..you get anywhere near these birds they fly about 100 yards away. You go that direction they revert back to original starting point. I had to creep up and hide to nab this one..oh the fun!


Snowy Egret


Cassin's Kingbird
 

ScottyP

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Feb 18, 2012
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Pennsylvania, USA
neuroanatomist said:
Here are a few of mine:

Yellow Warbler

EOS 7D, EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM @ 400mm, 1/640 s, f/5.6, ISO 125

Broad-winged Hawk (juvenile)

EOS 7D, EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM @ 400mm, 1/640 s, f/5.6, ISO 160

Great Blue Heron

EOS 7D, EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM @ 400mm, 1/640 s, f/5.6, ISO 640

Bald Eagle

EOS 7D, EF 70-200mm f/2.8L II IS USM @ 200mm, 1/250 s, f/2.8, ISO 200

Eastern Towhee

EOS 7D, EF 70-200mm f/2.8L II IS USM + EF 2x II Extender @ 400mm, 1/160 s, f/5.6, ISO 3200

Pileated Woodpecker

EOS 7D, EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM @ 400mm, 1/640 s, f/5.6, ISO 1250

Northern Mockingbird

EOS 7D, EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM @ 400mm, 1/640 s, f/5.6, ISO 200

Canada Goose

EOS 7D, EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM @ 380mm, 1/500 s, f/5.6, ISO 1250

Thanks for looking!

Neuroanatomist-
In this category no less than in several others, your shots are very impressive. Macro, xoom, bug, bird you have a real talent.
 
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Black-browed Albatross, Falkland Islands

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King Penguin, South Georgia
 
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Cardinal, House Sparrow - Canon 50D 100mm

Bald Eagle, Red Tailed Hawk - Canon 50D 100-400mm
 

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ScottyP

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Feb 18, 2012
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I wish I knew why a sparrow will sit on a bird feeder for half an hour, but a cardinal won't stay more than half a minute.

When I saw him, he and his female mate were both right there perfectly positioned. While I grabbed the camera and changed lenses, Mrs. Cardinal took off. This was the only shot I got with the whole bird in the frame and in focus.

Now every time it snows I stalk back and forth past this window, but no more luck since then.
 

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ScottyP said:
I wish I knew why a sparrow will sit on a bird feeder for half an hour, but a cardinal won't stay more than half a minute.

When I saw him, he and his female mate were both right there perfectly positioned. While I grabbed the camera and changed lenses, Mrs. Cardinal took off. This was the only shot I got with the whole bird in the frame and in focus.

Now every time it snows I stalk back and forth past this window, but no more luck since then.

I posted some pics of a cardinal about a page back, and believe me I know what you mean. They are incredibly skiddish. i set up my camera on a tripod (left it on manual focus after i set it), and i hid it behind some plants and used a wireless trigger to set it off.

it took a couple days before it didn't mind the shutter noise. but those boring little sparrows aren't scared of anything.