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Topic: Birds In Flight (4)
Posted By: Micholand
Subject: Birds In Flight (4)
Date Posted: 17 October 2021 at 13:30
Starting round number 4 of "Birds In Flight".

Link to the previous threads:
  • https://www.dyxum.com/dforum/birds-in-flight-3_topic138831.html - Birds In Flight (3)
  • https://www.dyxum.com/dforum/birds-in-flight-2_topic137546.html - Birds In Flight (2)
  • https://www.dyxum.com/dforum/birds-in-flight_topic130552.html - Birds In Flight


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Posted By: Brandy
Date Posted: 21 October 2021 at 01:02
OK I'll start this one with yet more swallows who are still busy nest building.


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ILCE-1. FE 70-200mm GM MK2 FE 24-70mm GM MK2 1.4 TC and 2x TC. FE 300mm F2.8 GM.


Posted By: mambo
Date Posted: 21 October 2021 at 03:00
Wow

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Posted By: Brandy
Date Posted: 21 October 2021 at 21:35

Thanks Charles, I found a new vantage spot yesterday although somewhat at risk of falling in, but at least it gets rid of the horrible brown water above I'll post more later. It's 7.30 AM with clear skies at the moment so I'm just about to leave although cold change expected later, so 'early bird catches....' and all that.

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ILCE-1. FE 70-200mm GM MK2 FE 24-70mm GM MK2 1.4 TC and 2x TC. FE 300mm F2.8 GM.


Posted By: Hezu
Date Posted: 21 October 2021 at 22:01
Originally posted by Brandy Brandy wrote:


Thanks Charles, I found a new vantage spot yesterday although somewhat at risk of falling in, but at least it gets rid of the horrible brown water above I'll post more later. It's 7.30 AM with clear skies at the moment so I'm just about to leave although cold change expected later, so 'early bird catches....' and all that.
I have a feeling that your Australian cold change is still reasonably warm compared to weather here in Helsinki, where forecast for Saturday-Sunday night predicts below freezing temperatures...

ObBirdsInFlight: Barnacle geese and a brent goose
https://hezu.1g.fi/kuvat/el%C3%A4inkunta/linnut/ei-varpuslinnut/sorsat/hanhet/2021-10-21T152547.jpg">
α7R IV + Sony FE 5.6-6.3/200-600 G OSS + 1.4× TC @ 840 mm, f/9, 1/1600 s, ISO 1000

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Posted By: Brandy
Date Posted: 24 October 2021 at 01:27

Too right Heikki, I think it was 9C.
I was interested to see this swallow take a piece of straw out into the lake and wet it before returning to then coat it in mud. Distant shot heavy crop. Then several shots just to show the incredible AF of this camera taken through the reeds without losing focus.


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6 And another approach.

7 Again through the reeds and showing the mud site.

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Posted By: pbcbob
Date Posted: 24 October 2021 at 01:33
Incredible shots Peter, especially number 6.


Posted By: Brandy
Date Posted: 25 October 2021 at 09:26

Thanks Robert. They're virtually my only game in town at the moment apart from lumbering ducks, darters and the like so if people aren't too sick of them there will be more to come. On the plus side our COVID travel restrictions are due to be eased next weekend so maybe a chance for a change of scenery.....

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Posted By: Brandy
Date Posted: 27 October 2021 at 08:04

Pacific duck departing.





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Posted By: pbcbob
Date Posted: 01 November 2021 at 19:58
Osprey just after liftoff.
https://flic.kr/p/2mFYJpD"> https://flic.kr/p/2mFYJpD - Osprey soars by https://www.flickr.com/photos/130853878@N06/ - Robert Cummings , on Flickr
a6600, Sony 200-600mm G, 1/4000, F6.3, 600mm.

Black-crowned Night Heron.
https://flic.kr/p/2mFZLgU"> https://flic.kr/p/2mFZLgU - Black-crowned Night Heron soaring2 by https://www.flickr.com/photos/130853878@N06/ - Robert Cummings , on Flickr
Same as above but F7.1


Posted By: mariuszlo
Date Posted: 01 November 2021 at 23:29
Today I got caught with some weird gear. Sony A6400 with Sony 70-200 / 2.8 (A-mount). There were supposed to be birds in the shade. But instead, a red-tailed hawk appeared that was clearly looking for prey.


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Posted By: Brandy
Date Posted: 03 November 2021 at 03:18

Great shot of the Osprey Robert and Mariusz I like the Red Tailed Hawk, the above shot certainly lives up to its name.

Coming in for a drink, absolutely perfect water conditions, but a bad direction light wise making them somewhat dark. I used my 1.4 TC for the first time on the A1, still sharp at 560mm.


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Posted By: bms44974
Date Posted: 03 November 2021 at 12:21
Amazing sequence (again), Peter

Cheers... Brian

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Posted By: MinoltaMad
Date Posted: 03 November 2021 at 12:31
Brandy - those shots are epic!!!!

Osprey is great

Love the red tailed hawk - that is a great colours and great composition.


Posted By: Fred_S
Date Posted: 03 November 2021 at 19:46
Very nice work here guys!
Amazing set of the drinking swallow !

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https://www.instagram.com/fred_s_photography - My Instagram


Posted By: Brandy
Date Posted: 04 November 2021 at 08:36

Thanks Brian, MinoltaMad and Fred. I was just checking in to post some more but see I'm still the last cab on the rank so will give it a bit of a rest for a couple of days or so.....

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ILCE-1. FE 70-200mm GM MK2 FE 24-70mm GM MK2 1.4 TC and 2x TC. FE 300mm F2.8 GM.


Posted By: krabster
Date Posted: 06 November 2021 at 21:10
https://flic.kr/p/2mH3vkZ"> https://flic.kr/p/2mH3vkZ - Black tern (Chlidonias niger) by https://www.flickr.com/photos/148861250@N04/ - Hans Krabbendam , on Flickr
Last year I spent a whole morning in the Ooypolder near Nijmegen to observe Black terns that were nesting on small artificial islands. I could only get one in the frame when they were hovering above the water to look for something to eat. It was very difficult to follow them when they came flying by in full speed. The RX10 mark4 (borrowed it from my wife) did a pretty good job, fast and accurate AF and easy to handle.


Posted By: pbcbob
Date Posted: 06 November 2021 at 21:42
Great shot Hans.

Peter, you are ready to go!


Posted By: Hezu
Date Posted: 06 November 2021 at 21:48
Few birds in flight

1. Eurasian magpie (Pica pica)
https://hezu.1g.fi/kuvat/el%C3%A4inkunta/linnut/varpuslinnut/varikset/2021-11-06T132646.jpg">
α1 + Sony FE 5.6-6.3/200-600 G OSS @ 600 mm, f/6.3, 1/1600 s, ISO 320

2. Common magpie (Pica pica)
https://hezu.1g.fi/kuvat/el%C3%A4inkunta/linnut/varpuslinnut/varikset/2021-11-06T133551-1.jpg">
α1 + Sony FE 5.6-6.3/200-600 G OSS @ 600 mm, f/6.3, 1/1600 s, ISO 640

3. Fieldfare (Turdus pilaris)
https://hezu.1g.fi/kuvat/el%C3%A4inkunta/linnut/varpuslinnut/rastaat/2021-11-06T132210.jpg">
α1 + Sony FE 5.6-6.3/200-600 G OSS @ 600 mm, f/6.3, 1/1600 s, ISO 400

And yes, the camera used is mine, I did trade two A-mount cameras and nine lenses and few accessories plus significant chunk of savings for this beast that can take way too many frames without noticing if you use silent mode...


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http://hezu.1g.fi/ - Galerie Hezu


Posted By: pbcbob
Date Posted: 06 November 2021 at 21:53
Great start Heikki. Sting of the price will soon be forgotten. Best of luck with the a1.


Posted By: Dopol
Date Posted: 07 November 2021 at 07:38
Congratulations. Heidi
Enough pixels for a little cropping I would suggest
But a good start anyway

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Posted By: Brandy
Date Posted: 10 November 2021 at 10:52

Welcome to the club Heikki, as Robert says the sting will soon be forgotten and you'll be surprised how much easier those difficult shots are. I'm still in awe every time I go out and the editing is so much easier too. When I saw your 'porn' post I was scrolling up from the bottom seeing the 50mm f1.2 and the 600mm two lenses I would love to try and thinking who is this, he really must be loaded. You then spoilt it for me by not claiming ownership

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ILCE-1. FE 70-200mm GM MK2 FE 24-70mm GM MK2 1.4 TC and 2x TC. FE 300mm F2.8 GM.


Posted By: Hezu
Date Posted: 10 November 2021 at 12:50
Originally posted by Brandy Brandy wrote:

Welcome to the club Heikki, as Robert says the sting will soon be forgotten and you'll be surprised how much easier those difficult shots are. I'm still in awe every time I go out and the editing is so much easier too. When I saw your 'porn' post I was scrolling up from the bottom seeing the 50mm f1.2 and the 600mm two lenses I would love to try and thinking who is this, he really must be loaded. You then spoilt it for me by not claiming ownership
Those lenses (and cameras) I posted to the camera gear porn thread were Sony demo units and there was just one Sony FE 4/600 GM OSS lens, although I posted two pics of it. So no one person owned that gear, which was on display (and for testing) at the Sony stand at Finnish Nature Photograph of the Year event. And there I got the final inspiration to get this new camera, although maybe there I couldn't yet properly get proper hands on experienment since it was indoors and there was no birds (or other wildlife) to photograph.

I certainly do not regret getting α1, only I regret a bit selling the trade-ins rather cheaply (maybe I should have tried to sell them myself, but then it might have taken little longer to sell them).

ObBirdInFlightPhoto: Northern goshawk (Accipiter gentilis)
https://hezu.1g.fi/kuvat/el%C3%A4inkunta/linnut/ei-varpuslinnut/haukat/2021-11-01T121742.jpg">
α7R IV + Sony FE 5.6-6.3/200-600 G OSS + 1.4× TC @ 612 mm, f/9, 1/1600 s, ISO 320

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http://hezu.1g.fi/ - Galerie Hezu


Posted By: Dopol
Date Posted: 11 November 2021 at 19:21
Cranes

A1 100400Gm +2X

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Be yourself; everyone else is already taken


Posted By: Dirk
Date Posted: 12 November 2021 at 22:06
Any close ups Domien? This is a good appetizer

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"The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera" - Dorothea Lang


Posted By: Dopol
Date Posted: 13 November 2021 at 09:26
Originally posted by Dirk Dirk wrote:

Any close ups Domien? This is a good appetizer

Sure. I was shooting these last week in Germany (Diepholz area) where the Cranes gather, feed, and rest during their long flight to the south of France, where they spend the winter.
More to come

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Posted By: Dirk
Date Posted: 13 November 2021 at 20:34
Originally posted by Dopol Dopol wrote:

Originally posted by Dirk Dirk wrote:

Any close ups Domien? This is a good appetizer

Sure. I was shooting these last week in Germany (Diepholz area) where the Cranes gather, feed, and rest during their long flight to the south of France, where they spend the winter.
More to come

Looking forward to them! I’d thought they had gone south a couple of weeks ago.

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Posted By: Brandy
Date Posted: 14 November 2021 at 23:39

Grey Fantail hunting for insects.


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4 You can just see the target.

5 More clearly


Much harder to get than swallows but I'm working on it!!


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Posted By: digiton
Date Posted: 15 November 2021 at 14:21
@ Brandy,very nice series, for me number 3 is the best

Common Cranes
https://flic.kr/p/2mJWR2X">

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I use google translator to translate


Posted By: Brandy
Date Posted: 15 November 2021 at 23:11

Thanks Ton. I rather like your Crane sunset too.

White faced Heron.


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Posted By: pbcbob
Date Posted: 16 November 2021 at 20:13
Osprey hovers. Purple fringing shows.
https://flic.kr/p/2mKgcnw"> https://flic.kr/p/2mKgcnw - Osprey Hovering by https://www.flickr.com/photos/130853878@N06/ - Robert Cummings , on Flickr
a6600, 200-600 G, 1/4000, G6.3, 600mm.


Posted By: Brandy
Date Posted: 19 November 2021 at 05:31

Pacific Black Duck.



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Posted By: Brandy
Date Posted: 19 November 2021 at 05:38

First shot with 70-200mm at F2.8 hence shallow DOF.


With fun in the water, just wish they had been closer...


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Posted By: MinoltaMad
Date Posted: 19 November 2021 at 07:15
Love your fantail shots Brandy - even had the insect/fly in focus. Amazing.

Sunset cranes - thoughtfully done

pbcbob - that's a great Osprey pic - you're a hard task master re the purple fringing - shot to me is fantastic

More great swallows Brandy


Posted By: dogears
Date Posted: 19 November 2021 at 07:17
@digiton, those are common cranes w a message Very nice background.

@brandy, nice detail on heron #1 and a nice capture on sparrow(?) #1.


Posted By: digiton
Date Posted: 21 November 2021 at 09:06
@Brandy, #2 is amazing!

common crane
https://flic.kr/p/2mL5FK3">

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I use google translator to translate


Posted By: Brandy
Date Posted: 22 November 2021 at 08:56
@ MinoltaMad, Dogears and Digiton thanks. Just wish they were closer so I didn't have to crop so much...

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Posted By: Dopol
Date Posted: 23 November 2021 at 10:32
He flew off but left his imprint

A1 100400GM

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Posted By: pbcbob
Date Posted: 24 November 2021 at 22:08
The Eagle nest and snag I normally monitor for Audubon was destroyed by a storm over the summer. The pair are back but I have not found if or where they are rebuilding. The Eagles below are another pair that have readied last year's nest and should be incubating eggs soon.

https://flic.kr/p/2mLHTA7"> https://flic.kr/p/2mLHTA7 - Bald Eagle3 by https://www.flickr.com/photos/130853878@N06/ - Robert Cummings , on Flickr
1/3200, F7.1, 600mm.

https://flic.kr/p/2mLRrsX"> https://flic.kr/p/2mLRrsX - Bald Eagle2 by https://www.flickr.com/photos/130853878@N06/ - Robert Cummings , on Flickr
1/1000, F9, 600mm.

Same as above. Less cropped.
https://flic.kr/p/2mLPqLj"> https://flic.kr/p/2mLPqLj - Bald Eagle by https://www.flickr.com/photos/130853878@N06/ - Robert Cummings , on Flickr


Posted By: addy landzaat
Date Posted: 27 November 2021 at 18:07
Group portrait of flying ducks
https://addy101.smugmug.com/Travel/Zeeland-2021/i-6GqNDPJ/A">
Sony A7r4 | Sony 85/1.8 | f/7.1 | 1/800s | 100iso

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Posted By: Brandy
Date Posted: 28 November 2021 at 06:51

Swallows still active.


And still nest building.



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Posted By: Brandy
Date Posted: 28 November 2021 at 06:59

Considering the youngsters from the earlier nests are now out playing.

There's someone behind you!!


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Posted By: Brandy
Date Posted: 28 November 2021 at 07:04


And "I'm sorry this table's reserved".



"Well I did ask politely, now #### off"



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Posted By: Hezu
Date Posted: 04 December 2021 at 12:23
Young mute swan (Cygnus olor)
https://hezu.1g.fi/kuvat/el%C3%A4inkunta/linnut/ei-varpuslinnut/sorsat/joutsenet/2021-11-26T140652.jpg">
α1 + Sony FE 5.6-6.3/200-600 G OSS @ 600 mm, f/6.3, 1/800 s, ISO 2500

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Posted By: MinoltaMad
Date Posted: 04 December 2021 at 14:17
Amazing swallows as always Brandy! So much bossy over the perch.


Posted By: Dopol
Date Posted: 04 December 2021 at 15:18
Rushed Swan (inspired by hezu)

(A1 100400GM)

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Posted By: Wang TH
Date Posted: 06 December 2021 at 14:28
The day where I got only one shot!

https://flic.kr/p/2mNGe6K"> https://flic.kr/p/2mNGe6K -
DSC03296_LR by https://www.flickr.com/photos/teckhengwang/ - Wang Teck Heng , on Flickr

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Posted By: Dopol
Date Posted: 06 December 2021 at 16:31
And a good one too……
It’s extremely difficult to shoot then while flying open water
Congrats..

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Posted By: Hezu
Date Posted: 06 December 2021 at 21:03
Wang TH, nice catch! Although, I have to admit that somehow I'm bothered by the framing: the empty space on the right side is somewhat distracting. I wonder if some cropping could cure this...

ObBIF: I didn't want to include two similar pictures in https://www.dyxum.com/dforum/topic140500_post1674404.html#1674404 - my recent post in Open Views , so here is the alternative version...

Long-tailed duck (Clangula hyemalis)
https://hezu.1g.fi/kuvat/el%C3%A4inkunta/linnut/ei-varpuslinnut/sorsat/sukeltajasorsat/2021-12-05T150930.jpg">
α1 + Sony FE 5.6-6.3/200-600 G @ 600 mm, f/6.3, 1/1600 s, ISO 1250

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Posted By: Wang TH
Date Posted: 08 December 2021 at 15:42
Thanks for the comments and feedback!

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Posted By: Brandy
Date Posted: 08 December 2021 at 22:15

Thanks MinoltaMad. Liked the swan Domien.

Moth/butterfly pick up...


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Posted By: Dopol
Date Posted: 11 December 2021 at 10:13
Thanks, Peter
The number of A1's is still rising I see.
A1 and stork

A1 100400GM

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Posted By: Dopol
Date Posted: 11 December 2021 at 15:39
And a bittern?

A1 100400GM

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Posted By: 4paul
Date Posted: 13 December 2021 at 14:00
While waiting for the Harrier to come back a Kestrel flew by

1 Flying Together
https://flic.kr/p/2mQmVGu">

2 I'm Faster Than You
https://flic.kr/p/2mQvHyG">

3 The Harrier in Question
https://flic.kr/p/2mQureD">

4 Hunting Going Away
https://flic.kr/p/2mQmUp4">

70-400 silver a68

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Posted By: Wang TH
Date Posted: 21 December 2021 at 10:57
https://flic.kr/p/2mP7gMb"> https://flic.kr/p/2mP7gMb - Chicken Fly by https://www.flickr.com/photos/teckhengwang/ - Wang Teck Heng , on Flickr

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Teck Heng


Posted By: Fred_S
Date Posted: 21 December 2021 at 19:14
That is quite a catch! Flying and above the water

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Posted By: Dopol
Date Posted: 21 December 2021 at 19:32
When you are a goose and you see this you know your life is over.....


Attacking European Sea-Eagle

A1 100400GM @ F/5.6 i6400 1/2000s

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Posted By: Fred_S
Date Posted: 21 December 2021 at 19:55
Wow, great and impressive shot Domien!
I wouldn't say this is shot at ISO6400

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https://www.instagram.com/fred_s_photography - My Instagram


Posted By: pbcbob
Date Posted: 21 December 2021 at 20:13
Great Eagle slot. Fantastic.
Maybe this is the reason the chicken was flying!


Posted By: Dopol
Date Posted: 21 December 2021 at 20:19
Thx Fred
i6400 was necessary to get 1/2000sec shutter time.
However, the new denoise software is really doing a great job.

Thx Bob, it would be reason enough to (learn to) fly

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Posted By: aarif
Date Posted: 22 December 2021 at 07:30

https://flic.kr/p/2mRA7ui">


Posted By: aarif
Date Posted: 22 December 2021 at 07:35
A74 200-600


Posted By: krabster
Date Posted: 22 December 2021 at 08:00
Even when your a human this is very scary to see this coming at you.
Beatiful shot!!!


Posted By: Dopol
Date Posted: 22 December 2021 at 08:48
Originally posted by krabster krabster wrote:

Even when your a human this is very scary to see this coming at you.
Beautiful shot!!!

Thx Hans
Actually, it came even closer and passed a few meters.
Eye Af was still functioning.

Fly By

A1 100400GM i3200 400mm F/5.6 1/2000s

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Posted By: Dopol
Date Posted: 22 December 2021 at 08:58
And while I'm at it..

Snow Owl

A1 100400GM @ i4000 1/2000s 400mm F/5.6

I'll try this again when there IS snow

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Posted By: Jozioau
Date Posted: 22 December 2021 at 09:49
Domien,
That Snow Owl is magnificent, and magnificently captured.


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Posted By: krabster
Date Posted: 22 December 2021 at 11:25
Perfect shots.
Eye AF is doing a great job.


Posted By: Dopol
Date Posted: 22 December 2021 at 14:53
Thanks, Joe and Hans
It was a Sunday well spent shooting large birds of prey (in drizzaling weather).
I'll come up with some more shots later

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Be yourself; everyone else is already taken


Posted By: aarif
Date Posted: 22 December 2021 at 18:15
https://flic.kr/p/2mSo49v"> [url=https://flic.kr/p/2mSo49v]


Posted By: Harm vb
Date Posted: 22 December 2021 at 18:52
Originally posted by Dopol Dopol wrote:


However, the new denoise software is really doing a great job.


What software do you use, Domien?

BTW, GREAT shots!

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https://www.flickr.com/photos/harmvanbeek/ - Flickr


Posted By: Fred_S
Date Posted: 22 December 2021 at 19:35
Originally posted by Jozioau Jozioau wrote:

Domien,
That Snow Owl is magnificent, and magnificently captured.
+1

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https://www.instagram.com/fred_s_photography - My Instagram


Posted By: mariuszlo
Date Posted: 22 December 2021 at 19:44
This owl is amazing! They say they winter in Liberty State Park, but I have never seen them.
Great picture !!!

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Posted By: Dopol
Date Posted: 22 December 2021 at 20:50
Originally posted by Harm vb Harm vb wrote:

Originally posted by Dopol Dopol wrote:


However, the new denoise software is really doing a great job.


What software do you use, Domien?

BTW, GREAT shots!

Thank you Harm

I use Topaz Denoise and (sometimes) On1 denoise

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Posted By: Dopol
Date Posted: 22 December 2021 at 20:55
Thanks, Fred, Joe, Mariusz

Here's another, one wing-stroke earlier



And then it was done and gone

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Posted By: Dopol
Date Posted: 22 December 2021 at 20:59
Nice Hoopoo Aarif.
Did you shoot it in your neighborhood?

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Posted By: aarif
Date Posted: 23 December 2021 at 07:04
Originally posted by Dopol Dopol wrote:

Nice Hoopoo Aarif.
Did you shoot it in your neighborhood?


Thanks yes behind my backyard


Posted By: Brandy
Date Posted: 02 January 2022 at 03:10

Fantastic shots Domien.
Corella.

Black Cockatoo. Although looking decidedly brown...




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Posted By: Dopol
Date Posted: 02 January 2022 at 20:38
Thanks, Peter
Never underestimate the effect of a well-shot black Cockatoo

Here I have a Red Kite, that I shot against a pure white sky (heavy overcast and a bit of rain). I had to replace the white sky with a grey one

Red Kite

A1 100400GM @ i1250 400mm F/5.6 1/2000sec

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Posted By: Brandy
Date Posted: 02 January 2022 at 21:08

And very effectively done too Domien. I'm generally too lazy or too busy to spend much time with my edits although my now go to software ON1RAW will do a sky replacement quite easily. Maybe I'll experiment with the above....

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Posted By: krabster
Date Posted: 02 January 2022 at 21:39
Wow, impressive shot.
Indeed the grey cloudy sky gives it something sinister.


Posted By: Dirk
Date Posted: 02 January 2022 at 22:18
Domien, amazing shots, must have been another excersise in patience.
That red kite is quite rare around here. I spotted one this spring but it just flew by, and gone.
Did this one have a territory?

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Posted By: SnowFella
Date Posted: 03 January 2022 at 06:34
Baby Kookaburra kinda in flight.
https://flic.kr/p/2mV3pX6">
https://flic.kr/p/2mV3pX6 - DSC02702 by https://www.flickr.com/photos/153053144@N04/ - Johan Olsson , on Flickr

Caught it mid hop as it changed direction on the perch.


Posted By: Dopol
Date Posted: 03 January 2022 at 10:03
Thanks, Peter Hans Dirk.
The Red Kite is very common in the Eiffel area in Germany (just across the border of Limburg).
You see there as many as you see Buzzards here.

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Posted By: Dopol
Date Posted: 03 January 2022 at 10:05
Originally posted by SnowFella SnowFella wrote:

Baby Kookaburra kinda in flight.

Caught it mid hop as it changed direction on the perch.

It took me a second to see it is really flying.
Nice photo (of a funny bird)

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Posted By: mariuszlo
Date Posted: 05 January 2022 at 02:03
Ring-billed seagull in flight
#1

#2

#3

Sony A6400 Sony 70-350 G

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Posted By: aarif
Date Posted: 05 January 2022 at 10:05


Posted By: Dopol
Date Posted: 05 January 2022 at 12:54
Tack sharp Marius.
And on the eye too.
The buildings add to some background interest.

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Posted By: Dopol
Date Posted: 05 January 2022 at 12:56
Aarif,
odd spots on the end of the wings

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Posted By: mariuszlo
Date Posted: 05 January 2022 at 15:11
Originally posted by Dopol Dopol wrote:

Tack sharp Marius.
And on the eye too.
The buildings add to some background interest.


Thanks, Dopol. These buildings do look good in the background, but make focusing very difficult.

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Posted By: Dopol
Date Posted: 05 January 2022 at 15:52
European Hawk


Low light, a little grainy, lousy background, but I caught him

A1 100400GM i6400 1/2000s F5.6

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Posted By: mariuszlo
Date Posted: 05 January 2022 at 16:09
Magnificent bird!!

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Posted By: Jadom
Date Posted: 05 January 2022 at 19:27
Thanks, Dopol. These buildings do look good in the background, but make focusing very difficult.


But we all know that these pictures were taken by talented (very) photographer supported by good (very) Sony equipment.
Great catch in JC. TFS

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Posted By: Fred_S
Date Posted: 05 January 2022 at 21:08
Originally posted by mariuszlo mariuszlo wrote:

   These buildings do look good in the background, but make focusing very difficult.

You managed that well Marius!

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Posted By: Fred_S
Date Posted: 05 January 2022 at 21:08
Originally posted by Dopol Dopol wrote:

European Hawk

Great capture Domien!

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Posted By: Dopol
Date Posted: 06 January 2022 at 09:32
Thx, Fred Mariusz

Originally posted by mariuszlo mariuszlo wrote:

Thanks, Dopol. These buildings do look good in the background, but make focusing very difficult.

No Eye focus on the 6400?

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Posted By: addy landzaat
Date Posted: 06 January 2022 at 12:25
Originally posted by Dopol Dopol wrote:

No Eye focus on the 6400?
Animal eye focus yes, dedicated bird eye focus no

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Posted By: mariuszlo
Date Posted: 06 January 2022 at 12:27
The Sony a6400 only has an animal eye focus which does not work with birds in flight. But honestly, I didn't even try it. I have a camera set on a human eye;)

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Posted By: Dopol
Date Posted: 06 January 2022 at 21:28
Eagle Owl flying over water

That's a better background and it is dipping the wings
A1 100400GM @ i12800 400mm 1/2000s Spend a lot of time to get rid of the noise

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Posted By: pbcbob
Date Posted: 06 January 2022 at 21:35

Domien: Probably the best owl picture that I have ever seen.

A Great Horned Owl that flies at dusk has been perplexing me for weeks now.


Posted By: mariuszlo
Date Posted: 06 January 2022 at 22:58
Excellent shot! And amazing bird!

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