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Topic: Show us some bird shots... 3
Posted By: brettania
Subject: Show us some bird shots... 3
Date Posted: 31 May 2007 at 15:45

A carry-on from the last.

I am sure someone will want to start the new thread off.

Happy viewing.



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Posted By: jpink
Date Posted: 31 May 2007 at 16:14
I was shooting what I think was a Scarlet Finch or Rosefinch, when it suddenly flew off. I liked this shot much better than the perched shot.



Minolta 7D and Big Beercan at 300

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Posted By: Maffe
Date Posted: 31 May 2007 at 16:17
Don´t shot birds that often, this one is from our way home from Lysefjorden.
200+TC 2x, 60% crop



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Posted By: KonicaA3
Date Posted: 31 May 2007 at 22:03


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Posted By: arescrew
Date Posted: 01 June 2007 at 00:05
Shots of today; what else should it be: "the" heron:







BTW: The heron didn't change position during the sequence.


Posted By: jpink
Date Posted: 01 June 2007 at 00:13
Here's another one I took Memorial Day weekend.





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Posted By: arescrew
Date Posted: 02 June 2007 at 00:25
The heron was in a bad mood today and didn't just eat the fish, he gored them before!



Other pics from today:









Speedy Gonzales:



Copycat of Speedy Gonzales:




Posted By: alve
Date Posted: 02 June 2007 at 00:50
Killershots fellows!

arescrew: I aspecially love the third shot in both your series.

Great work!

/ Alve



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Posted By: momech
Date Posted: 03 June 2007 at 00:44
First opportunity I've had to go out in about a month and the light was not wonderful, but these black skimmers were putting on a pretty good show.



I love the curve of their wings; very graceful birds.




They do pretty good in the pairs events, too.



Posted By: Dorset Mike
Date Posted: 03 June 2007 at 00:44
These two today while visiting the rose gardens at Mottesfont Abbey.

Go 'way I'm hiding (5D Tamron 55-200 @180 1/400 f5)


I want my mum   (5d Tamron 55-200 @200, 1/125 f5.6)


Would appreciate comments on which is the better of the two.

Cheers MIKE

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Min A200 bridge


Posted By: Ridley
Date Posted: 03 June 2007 at 14:50
Here's some shots of a Black Crowned Night heron that I took this morning.
Sony a100/Tokina 4.6-6.7 100-400mm @f6.3/ISO400 @1/400 sec. Had to go hand held today as I couldn't get over the reeds with the tripod.











Posted By: brettania
Date Posted: 03 June 2007 at 15:25

He seeks them here, he seeks them there -- he seeks the little fishies everywhere.

LOL



Posted By: Antti A
Date Posted: 03 June 2007 at 16:18
#1



#2



#3



#4


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Posted By: brettania
Date Posted: 03 June 2007 at 16:52

Great shots Antti. Sharp and good colours, aside perhaps from the last.

Presume most were with the 70-200?


Posted By: badlydrawnroy
Date Posted: 04 June 2007 at 10:54
A European Eagle Owl chick having a 'bad hair day'



Roy


Posted By: Ridley
Date Posted: 04 June 2007 at 22:09
Originally posted by badlydrawnroy badlydrawnroy wrote:

A European Eagle Owl chick having a 'bad hair day'

]

Roy


It's simultaneiously beautiful and ridiculous. ;-)


Posted By: maskedman
Date Posted: 05 June 2007 at 03:33
A great blue heron with clipped wings ;)




Steller's Jay




Wood Duck



Another one with clipped wings!



Brian


Posted By: invisigoth
Date Posted: 05 June 2007 at 05:10
Took this shot while this fella was having a snooze. 7D+200/2.8 pre-G





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Posted By: vk4tnt
Date Posted: 07 June 2007 at 13:10
Here is one sexy bird I captured in Hervey Bay, Queensland Australia. It's a Brown Boobie, ...look how it dived for a fish.
Amazing what nature creates!
Sony A100 Minolta 70-210 Zoom on 210mm f7.1 1/1250s ISO-400




And here is some sort of an Eagle, possibly a Gurney but don't take my word for it. If anyone knows please let me know.
Cheers
Sony A100 Minolta 70-210 Zoom on 210mm croped to size f8 1/1250s ISO-400



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Posted By: KonicaA3
Date Posted: 07 June 2007 at 14:31
Originally posted by vk4tnt vk4tnt wrote:

Here is one sexy bird I captured in Hervey Bay, Queensland Australia. It's a Brown Boobie, ...look how it dived for a fish.
Amazing what nature creates!
Sony A100 Minolta 70-210 Zoom on 210mm f7.1 1/1250s ISO-400




And here is some sort of an Eagle, possibly a Gurney but don't take my word for it. If anyone knows please let me know.
Cheers
Sony A100 Minolta 70-210 Zoom on 210mm croped to size f8 1/1250s ISO-400



I always want to see Boobie's but yours arent't showing.

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Posted By: Themisa
Date Posted: 07 June 2007 at 21:16
Hello Mike,

I like shooting those jong birds too (will post some pisc later) but to answer your question. I like the position of the first one and the colors of the second one. Say what...that won't help LOL. Greatings, Theo

PS used the reply button for the first time, so let's see what will happen.

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Posted By: Themisa
Date Posted: 07 June 2007 at 21:48
Some birds !! They are all over the place !! Saw some really great ones, we are all just doing a great job (IMHO !!) I have some young blackbirds in my bachyard and that's a lot of fun!! My dog is protecting them against the cats !! Here are some photo's.







Greatings, Theo

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Posted By: dogears
Date Posted: 08 June 2007 at 03:15
Wow! Up close! Very nice Theo. TFS :)

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Posted By: momech
Date Posted: 08 June 2007 at 03:58
Originally posted by brettania brettania wrote:


He seeks them here, he seeks them there -- he seeks the little fishies everywhere.

LOL



And the occasional garter snake.



Posted By: Ausgezeichnet
Date Posted: 08 June 2007 at 07:57
Great shots again.
Maskedmann's Heron taking flight is great, and Themisa's ultra close ups are spectacular, also.
Here are my humble shots:




I don't get around much so I have take photos from where I live.
both were taken with a minolta 400/4.5 + 1.4 TC, rather heavy...

greetings,
Bernd


Posted By: jadan
Date Posted: 08 June 2007 at 08:43
Hello

I have been considering to purchase a 1.4 TC to my 400/4.5 APO G !

I'm shooting mostly birds, and after seen these photos, it's no doubt.

I just have to have a 1.4 TC !!



Posted By: Ausgezeichnet
Date Posted: 08 June 2007 at 08:54
Hi, yeah, in terms of sharpness and even AF speed you won't be disappointed!
Without a tripod, it's a bit tricky though... I guess it's over 3kgs which is a lot after a while....
greetings,
Bernd
P.S: larger shots here: http://ausgezeichnet.zenfolio.com/p155210668/?photo=h156A350F#359281935 - Gallery


Posted By: brettania
Date Posted: 08 June 2007 at 09:13
Originally posted by jadan jadan wrote:

Hello

I have been considering to purchase a 1.4 TC to my 400/4.5 APO G !

I'm shooting mostly birds, and after seen these photos, it's no doubt.

I just have to have a 1.4 TC !!



I have one of the originals which is listed as being Ok for the 400/4.5. PM me if you want to start negotiations.


Posted By: H20boy
Date Posted: 08 June 2007 at 09:37
Originally posted by vk4tnt vk4tnt wrote:

Here is one sexy bird I captured in Hervey Bay, Queensland Australia. It's a Brown Boobie, ...look how it dived for a fish.
Amazing what nature creates!
Sony A100 Minolta 70-210 Zoom on 210mm f7.1 1/1250s ISO-400





If that's a brown boobie, I TOO have spotted boobies on my vacation!






Now, I was on the island of St. Thomas, nowhere near Australia. Do boobies really travel that far, or are boobies found everywhere? I'm no boobie expert, obviously. I heard they travel in pairs, but apparently that isn't so. :) I couldn't type that without cracking a smile and giggling.

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Posted By: H20boy
Date Posted: 08 June 2007 at 09:39
Now that I compare, mine don't look like a brown boobie - it has different color feathers and beak. Is that another boobie type? (oh my) Maybe my capture was taken of an older, discolored one.

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Posted By: Themisa
Date Posted: 08 June 2007 at 12:06
Thanks Dogears and Ausgezeichnet for the complements. The Tam 90 works great for these kind of shots. And I didn't disturb the birds, you gotta respect nature in this. So no cutting leaves to get the right picture, just take it as it is.

Greatings, Theo

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Posted By: maxfarphoto
Date Posted: 08 June 2007 at 12:57
It is just a gull's portrait.......



Konica-Minolta Maxxum 5D ,Sigma 400mm f/5.6 APO
1/1600s f/5.6 at 400.0mm iso100

Picture taken yesterday in Bergeggi (SV), Italy

Cheers!

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Posted By: Skarpen
Date Posted: 08 June 2007 at 15:33
Three kites or hawks fighting over a piece of meat which was slingshot in the air.
Tamron SP 90/2.5 with 2x TC


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Posted By: bharnois
Date Posted: 08 June 2007 at 17:00
You people keep raising the bar like this and I'm going to need a very tall ladder to get over it. Most excellent work! Thanks.

Oh yeah, here are two.

"Yellow Singer"


"Redwing Sits"



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Posted By: Turerkan
Date Posted: 08 June 2007 at 18:57
Cosina 100/3.5, manual focus
crows in their black color + underexposed.














and a little patriotism won't harm anyone i suppose:P






Posted By: csiems
Date Posted: 08 June 2007 at 19:18
This fine "Mergus Serrator" is from Denmark!



Sony A100+ Minolta 400mm/4,5G

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Posted By: bharnois
Date Posted: 08 June 2007 at 19:29
Carsten, I LOVE that duck. Just great and gets better by the second. Looks like he's going 200KPH standing still! Too funny.

Thanks.

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Posted By: csiems
Date Posted: 08 June 2007 at 20:44
Thanks - you'll get another one then :-)
Carsten



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Posted By: Reto
Date Posted: 08 June 2007 at 21:05
A Goldfinch, Carduelis carduelis, taken out the bathroom window, 300/2.8 with 1.4 TC


and a Takahe, Porphyrio hochstetteri, a flightless species with http://www.kcc.org.nz/birds/takahe.asp - quite a story . This one is actually courting me, he later climbed on my shoulders and head. There's no details to tell :-) and no shots to show either as I was the only one around.


Posted By: bharnois
Date Posted: 08 June 2007 at 21:12
@Carsten - Thanks again. How long did it stay like that?? TOOOooooo... funny.

@Reto - Just when you think you've seen it all somebody springs a funny looker like that on you!

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Posted By: vk4tnt
Date Posted: 09 June 2007 at 08:03
As per my bird book you might have got a juvenile bird. The one I photographed is supposed to be an adult female.
Brown Boobies live in Australia only north of tropic. Where is St. Thomas?

Originally posted by H20boy H20boy wrote:

Now, I was on the island of St. Thomas, nowhere near Australia. Do boobies really travel that far, or are boobies found everywhere? I'm no boobie expert, obviously. I heard they travel in pairs, but apparently that isn't so. :) I couldn't type that without cracking a smile and giggling.


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Posted By: Pekka L
Date Posted: 12 June 2007 at 21:36
Last weekend I was walking around just before the sunset and happened upon this very sleepy tern...

First it yawned


and then it fell promptly asleep


Both taken with 500/8 reflex.


Posted By: mezman
Date Posted: 14 June 2007 at 17:53
Some shots from the Alamosa National Wildlife Refuge over the weekend. Shot from my "Chevy Blind" :)

Both with the 100-200 f/4.5 @ 200mm, ISO 400 and f/6.3-f/8 (I always have to try and remember because Photoshop strips the exif when you "Save for the Web")





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Posted By: Dunadan
Date Posted: 16 June 2007 at 14:20
Little plover:


Chaffinch, female:


Young white wagtail:


I love this thread! :D such a plenty of birds which I'll never see :D

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Posted By: dilettante
Date Posted: 16 June 2007 at 18:41

Here's a cliche shot!

Sigma 70-300 DG APO @ 210mm / f5.6



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Posted By: arescrew
Date Posted: 18 June 2007 at 23:27
Common (eurasian) buzzard (?)





Swan family









Posted By: Turerkan
Date Posted: 18 June 2007 at 23:37
arescrew.. you doomed us with your last shot.
i shall not shoot birds again for an eternity.


Posted By: badlydrawnroy
Date Posted: 18 June 2007 at 23:49
arescrew I love these, those swan family shots, especially the final one are wonderful. Great stuff.

Roy


Posted By: arescrew
Date Posted: 18 June 2007 at 23:53
Turerkan,
thank you very much for your comment!

But please don't stop shooting birds :-).


Posted By: mortenva
Date Posted: 19 June 2007 at 09:34
These last swan pictures are wonderful! Reminds me I need to go take pictures of another bird family....

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Posted By: vk4tnt
Date Posted: 19 June 2007 at 11:16
Wow! Fantastic shots!!!
Originally posted by arescrew arescrew wrote:

Swan family


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Posted By: RosieA100
Date Posted: 19 June 2007 at 11:46
arescrew - love the last shot (all of them are great) - I wonder if the one tagging behind was in trouble ;P

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Posted By: IanMiddy
Date Posted: 23 June 2007 at 10:54
Taken at a small wildlife park in Galloway recently - KM7D & PP'd in HeliconFilter [all have haze removal to try and negate shooting through wire cages, and some sharpening to try & recover] - no cropping...

Collared Dove - Min 50/3.5M [I know the top of the head is blown-out, but I liked it for the light in the eye, and that it let me get so close!]:



Barn Owl - Beercan:



I have no idea! - Beercan:



Cheers

IDM


Posted By: momech
Date Posted: 24 June 2007 at 22:27
Finally got some good weather this AM.

Not really up to some of the others, especially those swans; gorgeous.

Tricolored heron on the hunt.



Locked and loaded.



The strike.



Breakfast!





Posted By: RosieA100
Date Posted: 25 June 2007 at 05:27
Looks like Heron's are the flavour of the month world wide!! Some shots from yesterday.

Any idea what the purple fringe is on some of the pics? All taken with 70-210/f4.















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Posted By: Flying Fossil
Date Posted: 26 June 2007 at 03:58
A few more Gulls. The Herons are way ahead.



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Posted By: Flying Fossil
Date Posted: 26 June 2007 at 04:01
#2


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Posted By: Flying Fossil
Date Posted: 26 June 2007 at 04:14
#3 and last.


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Posted By: vk4tnt
Date Posted: 26 June 2007 at 10:46
Hi there,
I have noticed a similar effect on some star shots. Sometimes some stars turn pink. If anyone has any comenta about that please let me know.
Cheers


Originally posted by RosieA100 RosieA100 wrote:

Looks like Heron's are the flavour of the month world wide!! Some shots from yesterday.

Any idea what the purple fringe is on some of the pics? All taken with 70-210/f4.
>>>DSC02212.jpg<<<
Again pics are huge, hope they fix themselves, don't know what's going on!



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Science is like sex:
sometimes something useful comes out, but that is not the reason we are doing it.

—Richard Feynman


Posted By: Ridley
Date Posted: 28 June 2007 at 02:45
Great Egret Shot early this morning....



Posted By: sam2
Date Posted: 29 June 2007 at 21:54
Taking off.



Posted By: brettania
Date Posted: 30 June 2007 at 13:17

A nice shot to end with Sam.

A new thread is now started.

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