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Topic: show us some bird shots.... 13
Posted By: RosieA100
Subject: show us some bird shots.... 13
Date Posted: 06 August 2008 at 00:46
Thought I would start a new thread seeing the last one is up to page 16

Taken last evening, the first 2 blinded me for a few seconds (WARNING - do not follow birds and shoot into the sun!) and the third just made me laugh

straight out of the camera


slightly tweaked


BIF



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Posted By: momech
Date Posted: 06 August 2008 at 02:35
Rosie, I like the effect on that last one.


Adult female frigatebird


A group of about 50 pelicans flew in right after sunrise. This pic doesn't do it justice, but it was the best I coyuld get.


Grabbin' some grub.


All with A700. First one with 1.4 TC and 600/4, the other 2 with 600/4 only.


Posted By: Wētāpunga
Date Posted: 06 August 2008 at 07:48
That's a very nice action shot of the tern (Grabbin' some grub)- looks like you are getting some splendid use out of that lens.


Posted By: momech
Date Posted: 07 August 2008 at 19:39
Originally posted by chthoniid chthoniid wrote:

That's a very nice action shot of the tern (Grabbin' some grub)- looks like you are getting some splendid use out of that lens.


Thanks, the 600 is definitely getting a workout. I'm heading back to the Rio Grande Valley and New Mexico later this year, trying to get as much practice with it as I can.
Looking at your photos of endangered species got me thinking; I'm starting to work with some of our local conservation groups. Don't know if I can provide them with the quality they want, but I'm at least laying the groundwork for someone who can. Requires shooting from a small boat, which is a whole different story.

One more image: Great Blue Heron A700 and 600/4



I keep forgetting to add: comments, criticism are welcome!






Posted By: Pavel
Date Posted: 07 August 2008 at 21:10
He trust his camouflage so well that he let me come so close.
A-700 with Tamron 90 f/2.8 macro



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A-900+VG;16f/2.8fish;50f/1.4,Sig20f/1.8;Tammy 90f/2.8;Sony135STF;M200f/2.8HS;M 200 f/4 Macro;M 300f/4HS;Sony500f/8reflex;M600 f/4HS;M3x1xmacro;16-35CZ;24-70CZ;70-200SSM;70-400SSM;1.4xTc;2xTc


Posted By: wross
Date Posted: 07 August 2008 at 23:10
American Goldfinch.
α100 + 200/2.8 + 2xTC + 1 layer of cheap double-pane UV-coated glass + 3 months of grime...




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Posted By: le_rez
Date Posted: 09 August 2008 at 18:32
From the local pond.... A700,70-300g ssm

http://lnr.smugmug.com/photos/newexif.mg?ImageID=345919736&ImageKey=337zf - exif


Posted By: TBMike
Date Posted: 09 August 2008 at 22:44
After a couple months on the road I returned home to find most of the woodstorks chicks gone with just 4 juveniles left around.
A100 Tamron 200-500 f6.3/tripod


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Tampa Bay


Posted By: DLNY
Date Posted: 10 August 2008 at 00:07
Happy I've got a new 80-200 HS again.





Posted By: pegelli
Date Posted: 10 August 2008 at 10:36
Great shots Gerry, Blijdorp ?

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Posted By: DLNY
Date Posted: 10 August 2008 at 10:49
Thanks, Pieter. Yes Blijdorp. You can see the net in the background.


Posted By: nazzza
Date Posted: 10 August 2008 at 11:08
some birds from costa rica, with sigma 100-300mm f/4 ex dg

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Posted By: mandobo
Date Posted: 10 August 2008 at 11:22

Just a couple of Gulls
A100/Km 80-200




Posted By: brettania
Date Posted: 10 August 2008 at 11:41
Nice ones nazzza and mandobo.


Posted By: stiuskr
Date Posted: 10 August 2008 at 13:50
Here's some from the first batch from the recent trip to N. Myrtle Beach this year.

These first two Osprey shots were when I was still struggling with the 100-400APO autofocusing on the a700. Partial crops on both, too.
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3-A popular perch next door


4-All of these unless noted with the a700/100-400APO.


5-Mockingbird, the State Bird of South Carolina I do believe


6-From the new Nature Reserve, which I didn't discover until the end of the trip


7-With the 7D/100-400APO. So far one of my favs from the trip


more to come, thanks fer lookin'...

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Posted By: Wodan
Date Posted: 10 August 2008 at 15:29


Sand plover (I think), Naples (FL)
Taken with KM 7D & Min 100-300 xi
(1/300s f/5.6 at 300.0mm iso100)

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Posted By: ferretracer
Date Posted: 10 August 2008 at 18:38
Egret from Waves, NC...we're on vacation right now and I have a few minutes of down time...so I thought I'd do this from my laptop (so, I can't really tell the quality compared from home...)


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Posted By: CC
Date Posted: 10 August 2008 at 18:57
Great grey owl, Strix nebulosa


Christer, A700, Sigma 70-300


Posted By: le_rez
Date Posted: 11 August 2008 at 00:54
Some wacky processing with this heron....A700,70-300g ssm

http://lnr.smugmug.com/photos/newexif.mg?ImageID=345919641&ImageKey=5bvom - exif


Posted By: Pavel
Date Posted: 11 August 2008 at 01:30


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Posted By: Wētāpunga
Date Posted: 11 August 2008 at 11:10
Here's a couple of older shots when I was still using the α100 as my principal camera. Photos taken with 300/4 G lens/

Male NZ scaup


Female (introduced) House Sparrow


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Posted By: Dr. Harout
Date Posted: 11 August 2008 at 11:38
As I cannot paste my pictures here, may I humbly give the links
http://harmar.photoblogs.am/index.php?showimage=2758 - first
http://harmar.photoblogs.am/index.php?showimage=2316 - second
http://harmar.photoblogs.am/index.php?showimage=367 - third
will be glad for C&C
Thanks for looking

NOTE: I have inserted the pics as they are linked (brettania)







Posted By: brettania
Date Posted: 11 August 2008 at 12:08
These are excellent Harout. Have a look at the post as now edited and you should be able to figure out what to do.

If not read through http://www.dyxum.com/dforum/forum_posts.asp?TID=28010 - this guide.

What lens was being used?


Posted By: Conny1
Date Posted: 11 August 2008 at 13:08


Posted By: brettania
Date Posted: 11 August 2008 at 13:19
Getting ready to crash land?

Nice shot Conny1.


Posted By: TBMike
Date Posted: 11 August 2008 at 13:44
Great pictures all but particularly like Pavel's Godwit photograph. The Godwit is a Beautiful bird!
Cattle Egret A100/Tamron 200-500


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Posted By: TBMike
Date Posted: 11 August 2008 at 13:56
Dr Harout I love the effect of (I assume) a white building in background reflecting on the water in your Swan shot. My water always come out with a muddy or green look. This has a much cleaner and brighter look.

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Tampa Bay


Posted By: Mark L
Date Posted: 11 August 2008 at 14:32
My bantam cockerel. Not a wild bird -- but it's a bird

I took this shot while trying out a recently acquired Sigma 75-300 APO lens. I wanted a bit of glass with a longer reach than my 70-200 SSM, but as I cannot justify the expense of a long G lens,I opted for this lens at L52 instead. I have to say that for the price, I'm quite impressed by it's performance.
A700; 300mm; ISO 400; f/5.6; 1/320; Aperture priority



Posted By: Conny1
Date Posted: 11 August 2008 at 14:50
Originally posted by brettania brettania wrote:

Getting ready to crash land?

(...)


He just could avoid it...



Posted By: Dr. Harout
Date Posted: 11 August 2008 at 17:31
Here are 2 other pictures.
And thanks to Brettania.
A700 + SAL75300


A700 + SAL50M28


EXIF are included

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Posted By: Dr. Harout
Date Posted: 11 August 2008 at 18:14
Originally posted by brettania brettania wrote:

These are excellent Harout. Have a look at the post as now edited and you should be able to figure out what to do.

If not read through http://www.dyxum.com/dforum/forum_posts.asp?TID=28010 - this guide.

What lens was being used?


Thanks Brettania.
The first 2 shots were with A700 + SAL75300, while the third was A100 + Minolta 70-210/3.5-4.5 (not the real beercan).

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a7rv + a7riv + Voigtlander, Sony, Rodenstock, Zeiss, M42, Schneider lenses etc.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/dr-harout/ - Flickr


Posted By: hotwire
Date Posted: 12 August 2008 at 06:42
My first contribution:

A700 + 300/2.8 + 2x TC
http://www.flickr.com/photos/34353273@N00/2755210637/">

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a99ii; Maxxum 9

CZ: 16-35, 24-70/2.8, 135/1.8; Minolta: 50/1.4; MC58/1.2; 85/1.4GD 300/2.8; 500/8; 600/4; Tam: 90/2.8M; Sig: 12-24/4.5-5.6; 15/2.8; Sony: 35/1.4G; 135STF, 70-200/2.8G


Posted By: pegelli
Date Posted: 12 August 2008 at 13:18
I've been trying some BIF shots on seagulls this vacation but all I can say is "it ain't easy". Most of the closer ones were oof so I need to read and study the Frankman article once more.

This one was a bit further away and slightly cropped, and I especially like how the gull is positioned vs. the background. C&C (and other advice) always welcome.


A700 @ ISO400, 100-400 APO @ 360mm, f8, 1/1250sec.

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Posted By: Mark L
Date Posted: 12 August 2008 at 14:28
"Who said that?!"

Green woodpecker foraging on my lawn yesterday afternoon. Taken through my office window with the Sigma 70-300 AP0 lens mentioned in my last post here. Shortly after that he spotted me and flew away. They fly too fast for a BIF shot


Posted By: Reflekt
Date Posted: 13 August 2008 at 13:20
Nice capture Mark, I love woodpeckers.

Wagtail bokeh


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α700, Tamron 17-50, Tamron 90 macro, Sigma 100-300/f4


Posted By: Pavel
Date Posted: 13 August 2008 at 16:39


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A-900+VG;16f/2.8fish;50f/1.4,Sig20f/1.8;Tammy 90f/2.8;Sony135STF;M200f/2.8HS;M 200 f/4 Macro;M 300f/4HS;Sony500f/8reflex;M600 f/4HS;M3x1xmacro;16-35CZ;24-70CZ;70-200SSM;70-400SSM;1.4xTc;2xTc


Posted By: le_rez
Date Posted: 13 August 2008 at 20:26
A couple of shots of swallow babies.... A700, 70-300g ssm, sigma flash

http://lnr.smugmug.com/photos/newexif.mg?ImageID=351168684&ImageKey=MbqDj - exif

http://lnr.smugmug.com/photos/newexif.mg?ImageID=351169231&ImageKey=JiedT - exif


Posted By: wross
Date Posted: 13 August 2008 at 20:28


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Posted By: jw
Date Posted: 15 August 2008 at 17:04
Test shot with my new(old) beercan:



Posted By: bharnois
Date Posted: 15 August 2008 at 17:22
Here are some 70-200 SSM test shots. I didn't get to 'test' until after my vacation. Too busy using it to test.

Duck 1


Duck 2


Duck 3 - This one wide open. It is a little soft @200.



GooseHead


Three of a Kind


We're Coming!




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Posted By: digiton
Date Posted: 15 August 2008 at 17:48
A700 Sigma 70-200 f2.8




Posted By: Pavel
Date Posted: 15 August 2008 at 20:30
Digiton; Great shots

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A-900+VG;16f/2.8fish;50f/1.4,Sig20f/1.8;Tammy 90f/2.8;Sony135STF;M200f/2.8HS;M 200 f/4 Macro;M 300f/4HS;Sony500f/8reflex;M600 f/4HS;M3x1xmacro;16-35CZ;24-70CZ;70-200SSM;70-400SSM;1.4xTc;2xTc


Posted By: le_rez
Date Posted: 16 August 2008 at 02:20
Digiton, great detail in the close-up


Posted By: NIKO
Date Posted: 16 August 2008 at 02:40

Red-Tailed Hawk
Picture taken with Sony Alpha 700 Camera and Sigma APO 100-300mm F/4 EX DG Telephoto Zoom Lens at 300mm, F/5, and 1/1600 sec exposure time. ISO speed set at 200. Metering Mode Center Weighted Average.


Gosling
Picture taken with Sony Alpha 700 Camera and Sigma APO 100-300mm F/4 EX DG Telephoto Zoom Lens at 300mm focal length, F/8, and 1/1000 sec exposure time. ISO speed set at 400. Exposure Compensation -.7. Metering Mode Center Weighted Average.


Ducklings
Picture taken with Sony Alpha 700 Camera and Sigma APO 100-300mm F/4 EX DG Telephoto Zoom Lens at 300mm, F/6.3, and 1/400 sec exposure time. ISO speed set at 800. Exposure Compensation -.7. Metering Mode Center Weighted Average.

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Posted By: luisv
Date Posted: 16 August 2008 at 18:11
There are some excellent shots in this thread.


I've been out on vacation in Oregon for a couple of weeks.
I managed to shoot some birds in the forest and around some feeders maintained by park staff.



Cedar Waxwing




Black-headed Grosbeak



Western Wood-Peewee




Clark's Nutcracker


Steller's Jay


Grey Jay


Red-breasted Nuthatch


White-breasted Nuthatch


Pygmy Nuthatch (juvenile)





Dark-eyed Junco


Mountain Chikadee


House Finch


Yellow Warbler


Rufous Hummingbird


Northern Flicker (high up in the shade)



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A900 + 400G + 1.4x APO TC
http://luisv.smugmug.com/gallery/4727816_QZpAX - My bird gallery


Posted By: fxcarden
Date Posted: 16 August 2008 at 20:13
This guy keeps showing up........





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FC


Posted By: TBMike
Date Posted: 16 August 2008 at 21:45
luisv truly some "Stellar" close ups

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Tampa Bay


Posted By: le_rez
Date Posted: 17 August 2008 at 22:39
A happy and very brave swallow...A700, 70-300g ssm

http://lnr.smugmug.com/photos/newexif.mg?ImageID=351387838&ImageKey=Xyafq - exif


Posted By: stiuskr
Date Posted: 18 August 2008 at 04:58
le rez, that's a great shot
luisv, that's the kind of birding I want to do. Great collection!
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Ever since I got the 100-400APO recently I've been wanting to nail some hummers with it. They were slow to return to backyard feeders this year, but they have returned now and I've devoted a lot of seat time (and not that many shutter presses) the last three weeks to get some keepers. I have a few narrow time windows to catch the only feeder that gets direct sunlight and decent shutter times w/o flashing them, and here's the best of the bunch.

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a99M2 a99 a77 a700 KM7D|Min24/2.8 Min35/2 So50/1.4 So50/2.8 Min85/1.4G Tam90/2.8 Tam180/3.5|Tam17-50 CZ24-70G2 KM28-75D So70-200G1 So70-300G So70-400G1| SonyF60 AD200R2


Posted By: brettania
Date Posted: 18 August 2008 at 07:09
Great shots Robert.


Posted By: napo
Date Posted: 18 August 2008 at 08:06
well done Robert

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Love the whole Tree - not just one branch

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Posted By: stiuskr
Date Posted: 18 August 2008 at 13:13
Thanks guys. There's at least 5 hummers that lay claim to our feeders, and they're very territorial and aggressive. As soon as one comes in to a feeder, another one will buzz in squeaking and squawking and either a chase or a fight will ensue. It's fun to watch but is frustrating for a photographer. I was determined to get some frame filling shots stationed close to the 'golden' feeder, and when I saw the last shot I posted in the viewfinder and confirmed on the LCD I put the lens cap on and shut down. That's gonna be a hard one to beat coming out of the 100-400.
Now I'd like to get some shots of the stand-offs that take place around the feeders. One time I saw 4 of them at once facing off against each other and yesterday saw two face off, first hovering and then both slowly raising up like cobras. What I'd really like to catch is their 'threat display', where they'll arch their back and fan out and forward their tail feathers. It looks like they're air braking but they're already in a hover. Pretty cool.

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a99M2 a99 a77 a700 KM7D|Min24/2.8 Min35/2 So50/1.4 So50/2.8 Min85/1.4G Tam90/2.8 Tam180/3.5|Tam17-50 CZ24-70G2 KM28-75D So70-200G1 So70-300G So70-400G1| SonyF60 AD200R2


Posted By: fxcarden
Date Posted: 19 August 2008 at 00:30
You're another one of those guys that makes me want to hit myself over the head with my gear.........

Stellar.

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FC


Posted By: fxcarden
Date Posted: 19 August 2008 at 00:37
Can someone identify this bird ?.

There I was minding my own business when this little guy shows up on a tree branch, starts chirping at me in loud protest, and then calmly goes on to eat at his/her leisure. If any other bird even came close a fight would follow.

Someone said this is a juvenile female Bluejay ?.



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FC


Posted By: TBMike
Date Posted: 19 August 2008 at 01:21
Simply a Tuffted Titmouse. They can be sassy!

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Tampa Bay


Posted By: luisv
Date Posted: 19 August 2008 at 01:32
According to my book it could also be a Plain Titmouse.

Cheers,
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Luis

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A900 + 400G + 1.4x APO TC
http://luisv.smugmug.com/gallery/4727816_QZpAX - My bird gallery


Posted By: bharnois
Date Posted: 19 August 2008 at 02:32
Whoot Whoot!! Amazing...   

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Posted By: fxcarden
Date Posted: 19 August 2008 at 03:05
Thanks......I didn't think it was a baby Bluejay....not that I've ever seen one, but I thought it was too late in the season, and where is the blue, anyway ?.

I googled Titmouse, and sure enough.....that's what it is.

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FC


Posted By: TBMike
Date Posted: 19 August 2008 at 14:11
A100 Tamron 200-500mm f6.3 Tripod manual focus. Took about one hour and 40+ shots to get the Great Egret mom and one of two chicks both in right position when I shot. There are two chicks but did not get a good one with both. I removed one twig PP that was going across the chicks beak and a couple distracting background objects.


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Posted By: dd001
Date Posted: 19 August 2008 at 14:57
@stiuskr: amazing series!!

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Posted By: stiuskr
Date Posted: 19 August 2008 at 18:49
Thanks again, y'all. More luck and patience than anything, although I was having to manually expose and focus for those.


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Posted By: thomcher144
Date Posted: 20 August 2008 at 00:40
Nice series Robert,
There so good I almost didn't post my dove shots.
But I am going to anyway.
    

TOM

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Photographs are memories we can see and share.


Posted By: thomcher144
Date Posted: 20 August 2008 at 00:51
A couple of doves that joined me for lunch.
All shot w/ A-100 Tam 28 - 300 ISO 400 Ap/pri F-9 - F-11

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Comments always welcome
TOM



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Photographs are memories we can see and share.


Posted By: le_rez
Date Posted: 20 August 2008 at 00:54
Stiuskr, great shots of the hummingbird , here's another tiny bird, a chickadee. This was a little easier because he was very friendly and posed for me.

http://lnr.smugmug.com/photos/newexif.mg?ImageID=355155308&ImageKey=qBCbs - exif


Posted By: Pavel
Date Posted: 20 August 2008 at 19:26


A-700 24-70CZ

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Posted By: veevee
Date Posted: 21 August 2008 at 18:08


Finaly, I have resolved problems with posting images (joined flickr).

One of my first pictures with my biggest toy so far - 400/4,5 :)


Posted By: TBMike
Date Posted: 23 August 2008 at 20:01
"Look MA I got Wings"


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Tampa Bay


Posted By: pauljg
Date Posted: 23 August 2008 at 20:57
I'm not sure this fits here: a stone and wroght iron bird, decorated with snow:
Scan Dual III

Minolta 800si, Sigma 28-200mm, Fuji 200ASA Dia-film, Minolta DiMAGE Scan Dual III

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http://www.pauljg.nl/home - website (with slowly growing page in English)


Posted By: topazlizz
Date Posted: 24 August 2008 at 12:24
I followed this bird to a tree and couldn't understand the tiny head at first until I saw it was practically bald. I believe it's a blackbird but it looks like a baby vulture. Is it a young bird or is it sick?



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Liz

A700, A350, KM7D and too many (?) lenses.

http://www.topazlizz.smugmug.com - My Smugmug


Posted By: HPG
Date Posted: 24 August 2008 at 12:47
Pretty birds VeeVee, Le_Rez.
Great shot #4 Stinskr.
Regards
Hugo


Posted By: brettania
Date Posted: 24 August 2008 at 13:36
@topazlizz -- I would think it is sick.


Posted By: le_rez
Date Posted: 24 August 2008 at 17:09
This gull has the 'blues'....A700,70-300g ssm

http://lnr.smugmug.com/photos/newexif.mg?ImageID=357289602&ImageKey=cF5gd - exif


Posted By: Pavel
Date Posted: 24 August 2008 at 18:39


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A-900+VG;16f/2.8fish;50f/1.4,Sig20f/1.8;Tammy 90f/2.8;Sony135STF;M200f/2.8HS;M 200 f/4 Macro;M 300f/4HS;Sony500f/8reflex;M600 f/4HS;M3x1xmacro;16-35CZ;24-70CZ;70-200SSM;70-400SSM;1.4xTc;2xTc


Posted By: luisv
Date Posted: 24 August 2008 at 19:23
Nice stork Pavel.
Here are few from yesterday.

Female Wood Duck


Mallards




This one is from a recent trip. I cloned out a branch.
Cedar Waxwing



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A900 + 400G + 1.4x APO TC
http://luisv.smugmug.com/gallery/4727816_QZpAX - My bird gallery


Posted By: wross
Date Posted: 24 August 2008 at 19:48
Beautiful work, and at ISO 800?? You just convinced me to upgrade to the α700.

Walt

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Posted By: jagged
Date Posted: 26 August 2008 at 00:16




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Posted By: le_rez
Date Posted: 26 August 2008 at 00:50
A Loon shortly after surfacing .......a700,70-300g ssm

http://lnr.smugmug.com/photos/newexif.mg?ImageID=357289300&ImageKey=9YVEK - exif


Posted By: brettania
Date Posted: 26 August 2008 at 03:09
@ luisv -- what lens was used for the striking shot of a mallard in #2?


Posted By: luisv
Date Posted: 26 August 2008 at 03:16
Thanks Brettania.

I used a Minolta 400/4.5 + Minolta 1.4x APO TC.
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Luis

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A900 + 400G + 1.4x APO TC
http://luisv.smugmug.com/gallery/4727816_QZpAX - My bird gallery


Posted By: Ausgezeichnet
Date Posted: 26 August 2008 at 10:02
Hi guys,

luisv' shots really are top notch!

some bird shots again, all A700 (#1,2,3 CZ 135/1.8, #4 400/4.5) :
#1: zoo sparrow




#2: ?



#3: Roadrunner



#4: Kestrel




regards,
Bernd


Posted By: Wētāpunga
Date Posted: 27 August 2008 at 03:03
Aah, it's been a while since I've posted here. But I note that Auckland in fact, hasn't had a dry weekend since May. Photo opportunities have been at a low ebb for months.

I'm impressed at the shots above- Luisv especially is showing a great deal of talent.

Here's an introduced- male- Californian Quail. These are rather small and secretive birds.



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Posted By: stiuskr
Date Posted: 27 August 2008 at 04:31
Trying some different frames based on ones I've noticed other members using. From scratch with X2









There's some really excellant birders here. It's been talked about before, but I sure would like to have a copy of the tabletop book "Dyxum.com presents Birds of the World"

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a99M2 a99 a77 a700 KM7D|Min24/2.8 Min35/2 So50/1.4 So50/2.8 Min85/1.4G Tam90/2.8 Tam180/3.5|Tam17-50 CZ24-70G2 KM28-75D So70-200G1 So70-300G So70-400G1| SonyF60 AD200R2


Posted By: RosieA100
Date Posted: 27 August 2008 at 05:27
Originally posted by stiuskr stiuskr wrote:


There's some really excellant birders here. It's been talked about before, but I sure would like to have a copy of the tabletop book "Dyxum.com presents Birds of the World"



That would be a fantastic book... I can imagine it now - 3/4 filled by Frank and the rest of us having the add ons at the end

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16-35/2.8G, 50/1.7, 90 macro, Lensbaby Composer



Posted By: Frankman
Date Posted: 27 August 2008 at 06:02
Originally posted by RosieA100 RosieA100 wrote:

Originally posted by stiuskr stiuskr wrote:


There's some really excellant birders here. It's been talked about before, but I sure would like to have a copy of the tabletop book "Dyxum.com presents Birds of the World"



That would be a fantastic book... I can imagine it now - 3/4 filled by Frank and the rest of us having the add ons at the end


Rosie - they say that if you wish hard enough..... However, I must say that there are a number of very talented bird photographers on the site. I think we need to encourage them to post more of their work in open views - they would get a lot more exposure and feedback too. Some of their work makes mnine look pretty average.

Frank


Posted By: RosieA100
Date Posted: 27 August 2008 at 06:52
Ok, well these ones will help keep you elevated, believe me!!! Some more from the weekend at Healesville - 99.9% taken with beercan!

Gang Gang Cockatoo (behind heavy wire)


Bush stone Curlew


Superb Lyrebird - singing like a Kookaburra!


Superb Lyrebird


Eastern Yellow Robin


Spoonbill


Pelican


Rainbow Bee eater (in the dark behind thick glass)


Young Brolga


Splendid Blue (Fairy) Wren





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16-35/2.8G, 50/1.7, 90 macro, Lensbaby Composer



Posted By: Wētāpunga
Date Posted: 27 August 2008 at 08:50
Some more Californian quail

#1


#2


#3


All taken with α700, 300/4 G and 1/4x TC, taken at Long Bay.


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Posted By: brettania
Date Posted: 27 August 2008 at 09:21
I am for #2. Nice "pose".


Posted By: luisv
Date Posted: 27 August 2008 at 15:37
Those are very nice low angle shots, chthoniid.
I agree with bretannia that the best is #2.

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A900 + 400G + 1.4x APO TC
http://luisv.smugmug.com/gallery/4727816_QZpAX - My bird gallery


Posted By: Pavel
Date Posted: 27 August 2008 at 17:28
I like them all
Sharp lans this 300 f/4

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Posted By: Pavel
Date Posted: 27 August 2008 at 19:04


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Posted By: Wētāpunga
Date Posted: 27 August 2008 at 23:26
Thanks for comments- I'm afraid as he was browsing most of my shots are of him with head-down then head-up. #2 above is my favourite also.

For those of you yet to tire of quails-

#1


#2


#3


#4- sometimes you can't focus on the eyes




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Posted By: tpetpe
Date Posted: 28 August 2008 at 18:39


tim

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Posted By: Pavel
Date Posted: 28 August 2008 at 22:46


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Posted By: Scott B
Date Posted: 01 September 2008 at 09:04
A few of the local ducks and geese from the weekend.

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Posted By: pallep
Date Posted: 01 September 2008 at 09:11
With 70-300G, I somehow didn't get them as sharp as they could be, seems like SSS on speeds quicker than 1/200 is a bit of hit or miss. And I got a major poop on the sensor.





Posted By: pauljg
Date Posted: 01 September 2008 at 21:13
A Barnacle Goose family at their daily meal:


Minolta 800si, Sigma 28-200mm, Kodak Elite Chrome 200, Minolta DiMAGE Scan Dual III


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http://www.pauljg.nl/home - website (with slowly growing page in English)


Posted By: TBMike
Date Posted: 01 September 2008 at 22:30
The Great Egret Chicks anxiously awaiting mom's return.
A100 Sony 70-200 SSM & TC1.4


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Tampa Bay


Posted By: Pavel
Date Posted: 01 September 2008 at 23:16


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Posted By: Pavel
Date Posted: 01 September 2008 at 23:22


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Posted By: TBMike
Date Posted: 02 September 2008 at 00:21
Just in case someone thinks I shouldn't bother the nests here is a pull back shot showing the patio and my back yard. 6 pm and the shadows start moving across the island.



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