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Topic: Show us some bird shots.... 14.
Posted By: Frankman
Subject: Show us some bird shots.... 14.
Date Posted: 04 October 2008 at 01:06
Did someone mention birds?

OK - let's get the ball rolling:
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2


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4


5


6


7


8


I'll stop now....


Frank



Replies:
Posted By: brettania
Date Posted: 04 October 2008 at 01:34
I can't think of a better way to start the new thread. TFS Frank.


Posted By: RosieA100
Date Posted: 04 October 2008 at 01:56
Problem is now... some might feel a little intimiadted (like me ) - awesome once again Sir Frank

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Posted By: le_rez
Date Posted: 04 October 2008 at 02:31
Holy cow Frank, I have to agree with Rosie, might as well just close the thread and start a new one, nobody's going to post anything after those shots


Posted By: Frankman
Date Posted: 04 October 2008 at 04:04
Come on guys - more pics. I know you're out there.... I can hear you breathing

Frank


Posted By: momech
Date Posted: 04 October 2008 at 04:45
Great shots (as usual), espcially the diving tern. .
Your birds and ours are very similar, but with startling differences. The only bird in your set that seems to be exactly the same here as well as there is the egret. Even our ospreys are a bit different.

(BTW, I'll be sure to post something if I get out there tomorrow; I ain't all that proud )


Posted By: pegelli
Date Posted: 04 October 2008 at 12:06
Not of the Frankman quality, but hopefully that will encourage others to get started

An old stork !



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Posted By: klaas
Date Posted: 04 October 2008 at 12:38
Just after photo hunting for birds, I packed all my stuff, and then I notice this robin, so it was a quick handheld shot.
It is a very common bird over here, but still happy if I can make a good shot of them.

Klaas




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Posted By: Ausgezeichnet
Date Posted: 04 October 2008 at 12:43
I just fired up my RAW converter...
see you soon,
Bernd


Posted By: TBMike
Date Posted: 04 October 2008 at 17:32
Frank seems lonely so I will put up one from the new A700 body.
My Great Egret Chicks are still here. Will be gone very soon.
A700-70-200 G SSM TC1.4x



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Posted By: tpetpe
Date Posted: 04 October 2008 at 21:26


tim

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Posted By: FineArt
Date Posted: 05 October 2008 at 06:09


Posted By: klaas
Date Posted: 05 October 2008 at 08:38
A picture of the Black-tailed Godwit.
did not see them much this year.


Klaas



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Posted By: HPG
Date Posted: 05 October 2008 at 16:20
This thread starts well .Congratulations Frankman very good photos.
My contribution.
Taken with 7D more Minolta 300 mm f4 HS G more TC KenKo pro DG 2X.
Ruddyturnstone


The same equipment



Regards
Hugo


Posted By: TBMike
Date Posted: 05 October 2008 at 21:18
The Turkey Vultures were soaring over the house yesterday.
A700, 70-200 G SSM, TC1.4(All Sony)

Another view


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Posted By: TBMike
Date Posted: 06 October 2008 at 14:11
Found this doing a September photo purge.
Reddish Egret
Shake it baby!


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Posted By: RicardoCalha
Date Posted: 06 October 2008 at 19:00
very well done everyone


Posted By: Ausgezeichnet
Date Posted: 06 October 2008 at 23:31
Hi all,
since Frank re-started this thread, I'd like to add my own little Frankman-moment! Not a pelican and not as sharp in the setting sun, but hey... I like the pose:





regards,
Bernd


Posted By: momech
Date Posted: 07 October 2008 at 01:47
Decided to torture myself this weekend by trying for some warblers.

This little Nashville seemed curious.



This black-and-white had an entirely different opinion of me.



A700, 70-200 SSM + 1.4 TC



Posted By: dd001
Date Posted: 07 October 2008 at 16:14
Many nice shots in this thread so far!
That picture was taken almost a year ago and processed today, just to see what I could squeeze out of it...


A700 + Min 300/2.8 + TCx2 + heavy crop
This was more an experiment than anything else (ISO1600, 1/160s for 600 mm, heavy crop...)

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Posted By: Veveritos
Date Posted: 07 October 2008 at 19:13

A100 + 75-300


Posted By: TBMike
Date Posted: 08 October 2008 at 01:47
The wife and I drove over to the gulf this morning.
The eagles are back:

We found a mature Reddish Egret feeding in the shallows:


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Posted By: Ausgezeichnet
Date Posted: 08 October 2008 at 23:07
Hi all...another heron sunset...


...and a bouncing black tit. Bit blurry, but I liked that spring-like phase of movement:


...and a sea gull with jammed landing gear :



...and the old man, erm, heron and the sea, well lake, whatever...





regards,
Bernd


Posted By: LECHER
Date Posted: 09 October 2008 at 00:03
This is the famous Gloucester Eagle from Massachusetts. Military men will get it.



This is a real live Seagull that was landing on a dock post at Gloucester harbor. I was shooting Sepia mode on my A700 with a green cokin filter. I thought it was a geat accidental shot.

Jack

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Posted By: dd001
Date Posted: 11 October 2008 at 16:11
Here is a house sparrow...



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Posted By: TBMike
Date Posted: 11 October 2008 at 19:44
A trip to Ft Desoto Beach Park resulted in this photograph this morning.


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Posted By: TBMike
Date Posted: 11 October 2008 at 21:52
A couple more from Ft. Desoto
Carrot face(Amer Oystercatcher)

Roseate Spoonbill


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Posted By: brettania
Date Posted: 11 October 2008 at 22:12
Nice shooting John.


Posted By: Dumont
Date Posted: 12 October 2008 at 05:17
A couple from today, A700 + Sigma 100-300/4





Darren

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Posted By: Dumont
Date Posted: 12 October 2008 at 05:21
Two more, A700 + Sigma 100-300/4





Darren

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Posted By: gil2
Date Posted: 12 October 2008 at 08:14
Recently processed Bald Eagle shots from Dec. 2007 (my first close up Bald Eagles in flight). Taken from my limited Orlando, Florida birding. Used A700 + Bigma. Cropped, jpg, hand held. Will try to go back next year to try more settings and double the fun.
enjoy,
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Posted By: Dumont
Date Posted: 13 October 2008 at 05:22
A few more. A700 + Tamron 28-300







Darren

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Posted By: momech
Date Posted: 14 October 2008 at 02:22
Went birding with my new A900; it's going to take some getting used to.

Northern Parula


A900, 70-200 SSM @ 180, APSC mode, f 4.5 +.3

Mama Frigatebird teaching her youngster some manners


A900, 600/4 @ f4, ISO 800 APSC mode


Posted By: rastapartaman
Date Posted: 14 October 2008 at 17:14
Just a few:

A100+75-300new


A100+75-300new


A100+beercan

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Posted By: TBMike
Date Posted: 15 October 2008 at 16:42
This Mornings photograph.
Whimbrel at Key Vista Park-low tide


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Posted By: Dumont
Date Posted: 15 October 2008 at 17:05
Nice photos all.

momech, I have some questions.

- why did you use the APSC mode if you were using FF lenses?
to get closer? you could have just cropped later?
-even then were these photos (especially the 1st one) cropped heavily before posting?

Thanks in advance

Darren

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Posted By: momech
Date Posted: 16 October 2008 at 03:00
Originally posted by Dumont Dumont wrote:

Nice photos all.

momech, I have some questions.

- why did you use the APSC mode if you were using FF lenses?
to get closer? you could have just cropped later?
-even then were these photos (especially the 1st one) cropped heavily before posting?

Thanks in advance

Darren


Darren,
I wanted to compare crops in the FF mode with images in the APSC mode, trying to decide which was a better solution for long range shooting. The parula is about a 67% crop, and the frigatebirds 50%. I shot quite a few FF starting at ISO 1600 and working back down to ISO 200. In high contrast situations, when the sun was well up, the darker areas were extremely noisy all the way down to 400. I'm going to try this again but with the contrast dialed down (don't know if this will affect RAW images much), and a range of EV adjustments.   
I don't know why yet, but the best results I got for relatively high ISO were with the APSC mode, up to ISO 800. Took a good bit of trial and error in PP.


Posted By: Dumont
Date Posted: 16 October 2008 at 17:32
Thanks for your reply, 50% and 67% is not a lot of crop on the A900 original size but 67% of the APSC mode is quite a lot. The Parula ISO was only 200 according to the exif but it looks like it was higher and perhaps with NR on, also maybe the focus was not spot on for that pic. The contrast setting will not affect the raw files unless you process them to jpg "as shot". Could you post the uncropped photo of the Parula APSC shot as well as a FF shot of the bird if you took one?

Thanks
Darren

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Posted By: momech
Date Posted: 17 October 2008 at 03:31
OK, here they are, JPEG conversion only.







Posted By: le_rez
Date Posted: 17 October 2008 at 23:30
A swan in rough water... A700,70-300g ssm

http://lnr.smugmug.com/photos/newexif.mg?ImageID=395580646&ImageKey=GJyKr - exif


Posted By: momech
Date Posted: 18 October 2008 at 03:04
Larry, it really is a nice pic but the first thing I thought of was "Loch Ness".


Posted By: ferretracer
Date Posted: 18 October 2008 at 03:35
"Loch Ness"...I was thinking "Periscope up!" Great colors in the water and swan!!

"Uh...Leap Frog... "


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Posted By: maskedman
Date Posted: 18 October 2008 at 03:55
A few with my new a700

Wood Duck


Bald Eagle (cropped)


House Sparrow


All taken with a700 + Sigma 100-300 f4 EX DG

Brian


Posted By: peypay
Date Posted: 18 October 2008 at 05:22
sony a100 and a bigma












sony a100 sigma 400 f5.6 telemacro






I'm new to dyxum, this is my first post....may have overdone it a bit, but tell me what you think.


Posted By: Frankman
Date Posted: 18 October 2008 at 06:02
Welcome to Dyxum peypay. A nice selection of shots to start with. My favourite is the white egret in no 1. You seem to hae a good selection of birds at your disposal.

Frank


Posted By: peypay
Date Posted: 18 October 2008 at 06:29
wow first response to my posting is from the famous frankman! been coming to Dyxum for a while for lens reviews, a mount info etc, got tired of being on the outside. have admired your work for a while (including earlier in this stream) and appreciate the positive comments... thanks!
PS birds are from all over Texas, Washington, Arizona and some zoos.


Posted By: TBMike
Date Posted: 18 October 2008 at 11:23
Welcome Paypay. Excellent group of pictures from Everyone! I like the fat sassy house wren and great detail in the wood duck. Lovely shot of the Grebe with his red eye.

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Posted By: Dumont
Date Posted: 18 October 2008 at 23:25
Just a Seagull

Sigma 400/5.6 non APO and A700



Darren

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Posted By: TBMike
Date Posted: 19 October 2008 at 03:03
Florida Scrub Jay with attitude:


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Posted By: Frankman
Date Posted: 19 October 2008 at 16:30
And an assortment from me:

Stilt


Snakebird and Little Pied Cormorant


White Faced Heron


Snakebird


Frank


Posted By: dd001
Date Posted: 20 October 2008 at 09:36
Nice series Frank!
The last one is awesome!

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Posted By: TBMike
Date Posted: 20 October 2008 at 11:08
Beautiful Stilt Picture Frank!

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Posted By: dd001
Date Posted: 20 October 2008 at 18:15
Went 'birding' last Friday, some interesting sight, including a Kingfisher
Still so many bird thread those days, I did not feel like adding on more.
So here are the Kingfisher pics and a couple eglets (I love those birds)

#1


#2 - similar pic, tighter crop


#3


#4


#5 - wish it was closer


Of course, any CC welcome...

Edit: exif inside if interested. A700 + 400G (with 1.4 TC except for #4)


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Posted By: Pavel
Date Posted: 20 October 2008 at 18:31
Nice shots of nice birds. What lans did you use?There is 560mm f/8 in the EXIF.Is it 400+1.4xTc?

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Posted By: TBMike
Date Posted: 20 October 2008 at 18:41
Beautiful Kingfisher! I can't get one to let me get close!

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Posted By: Pavel
Date Posted: 20 October 2008 at 18:46
Thaks for edit.That's very sharp,I like the Kingfisers best.

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Posted By: bms44974
Date Posted: 20 October 2008 at 19:03
Interesting... this bird is banded... three times.


Posted By: bms44974
Date Posted: 20 October 2008 at 19:14
last post in reference to Scrub Jay with Attitude by TBMike. Sorry, I thought the reply would be linked to the original.


Posted By: bms44974
Date Posted: 20 October 2008 at 19:47
I guess I'd better post something if I'm going to comment

Anna's Hummingbird

A100|Sony 75-300mm/f4.5-5.6|1/1000th|200mm|F6.3|ISO 320|+0.0ev

Great Egret

A100|Sony 75-300mm/f4.5-5.6|1/640th|300mm|F6.3|ISO 100|+0.0ev


Posted By: brettania
Date Posted: 20 October 2008 at 20:20
Welcome Brian. A couple of fine shots.


Posted By: dd001
Date Posted: 20 October 2008 at 20:26
@TBMike and Pavel: Thanks (Pavel, I was probably updating the info while you were typing).
@bms44974: welcome to dyxum! For some reasons, your shots don't show initially, I had to copy paste the URL to see them. And nice ones (especially the hummingbird)

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Posted By: bms44974
Date Posted: 20 October 2008 at 20:43
Thanks to all for the warm welcome. The pictures were visible on preview and just after posting. I'll have to check to see if there are any known issues with links to Webshots. I stumbled on Dyxum while looking for reviews on flash units. I couldn't believe that I would find so many photographers online with such similar equipment and interests. Between birds, railroads (A and N scale), and focus stacking I could spend way more time than I should enjoying all this forum has to offer.

Cheers... Brian


Posted By: HPG
Date Posted: 20 October 2008 at 20:53
Great photographs Frankman and David I liked #2.
Regards
Hugo


Posted By: brettania
Date Posted: 20 October 2008 at 20:55
@Brian -- I can't quite figure what is going wrong.


Posted By: klaas
Date Posted: 20 October 2008 at 20:59
Here some pictures I Made this weekend, normally these bird fly away if you're close, but this time I was lucky, took me almost a hour waiting till I get a nice shot out of it, but it was time spend well.

Klaas

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Posted By: bms44974
Date Posted: 20 October 2008 at 21:53
For those of you who (as I do now) had trouble seeing the images in my previous posts, I think I have found a reliable means of including them in my messages. Here goes...

Anna's Hummingbird
http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2811277650064951577cupUMP">

Great Egret (if I do say so myself)
http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2202929230064951577NqCugN">



Posted By: bms44974
Date Posted: 20 October 2008 at 21:54
Sorry this is taking me so long...

http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2202929230064951577NqCugN">


Posted By: luisv
Date Posted: 21 October 2008 at 08:02
Excellent pictures everyone!
Klaas, I loved the hawk!

Here are some more pictures from Saturday.
Taken with A700 + 400G + 1.4X TC, cropped and resized.


1. Black-necked Stils


2. Song Sparrow


3. Brown Pelicans


4. Double-crested cormorant with a catch


5. Mallard


6. Juvenile Northern Harrier (a bit OOF)



Cheers,
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Luis


Posted By: dd001
Date Posted: 21 October 2008 at 08:58
Nice series Luis
Very nice light in #3 and the cormorant shot is nice too!

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Posted By: brettania
Date Posted: 21 October 2008 at 09:23
For me #1, 4 and 5 stand out.


Posted By: Frankman
Date Posted: 21 October 2008 at 09:36
Stunning set Luis - love the composition on 1. How did you manage to get them to line up like that for you? . Fantastic exposure on the cormorant too. You both had a great catch.

Frank

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Posted By: Ausgezeichnet
Date Posted: 21 October 2008 at 09:49
Hi all, outstanding shots all.
I tried my reflex again, despite bad light it worked quite well.
#1. cormorant


#2. Duck, of sorts. Really liked the golden/green/blue reflections


#3a. Duck, of sorts. Really liked the golden/green/blue reflections


#4: magpie in flight, the closest I ever got. This bird is the epitome of alertness...


Hope you like them, regards,
Bernd

P.S. Somehow photos look soft compared to viewing them on my photosite... http://ausgezeichnet.zenfolio.com/p361758286/h14ceaf71#h14ceaf71 - Link ..any idea anyone?


Posted By: jakubh70
Date Posted: 21 October 2008 at 11:24
Hello everyone,

I've noticed most people use Alfa 700 for birding, but Alfa 200 is not that bad too. First I post some older photos taken with slow Tamron 18-250 ultrazoom while the weather was cloudy:

1.Who said all-in-one is not able for action shots? This one is brutal: a male swan attacking female duck:



2.And then amazing friends: the magpie and the cap:



As I'm not going to sell my car to buy G lens yet, Sony A200 and Sigma 135-400 are my standard birding equipment for now, able to do their job:

3.Knots at the Baltic seashore:



4.Great crested grebe:



5.Father swallow:



6.Great tit in the shadows of woods - thanks to antishake technology one doesn't need fast lens in such situation (ISO 400, 1/60s, F8@400mm):



7.And wonderful Corvus corone, master of the seashore, sunset time:




Hope they are good enough for the show!


Posted By: luisv
Date Posted: 21 October 2008 at 15:58
Welcome jakubh70!
Nice pictures, my favorite is the Great Crested Grebe.

Bernd, I noticed too that the magpie is a little softer on the version you posted, compared to the one on Zenfolio, but the cormorant seems to be equally sharp. I know that smugmug applies sharpening to all image versions it constructs from the original but leaves the original largely untouched. Maybe zenfolio is doing the same.

Thanks everyone for the comments on the previous set!
Here is my (hopefully) last set from Saturday: a sequence of a cormorant landing (in very strong sun).

1. Here I come!


2. Ooops, I am a little too close, Luis..


3. Finally landed!


Cheers,
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Luis


Posted By: Frankman
Date Posted: 21 October 2008 at 17:02
Once again Luis - a fabulous set. Interesting to see you using spot metering for this set. Seems to work well with black birds.

Frank

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Posted By: luisv
Date Posted: 21 October 2008 at 17:57
Thanks Frank.

The spot metering was my mistake. I was shooting a different bird before the cormorants and forgot to reset the metering back to center weighted. As a result, some of the cormorants were overexposed by up to 1 stop.
I think the middle picture was the worst from the bunch in terms of exposure. Fortunately LR was able to recover most of the detail.

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Luis


Posted By: pauljg
Date Posted: 21 October 2008 at 21:12
The cormorants are wonderful and #2 is my favourite but only by a small margin

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Posted By: HPG
Date Posted: 21 October 2008 at 21:27
Great job Luis

Regards
Hugo


Posted By: Spanky
Date Posted: 23 October 2008 at 15:33
First time attempting with bird shots:
1.


2.


3.


4.


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Posted By: luisv
Date Posted: 23 October 2008 at 16:32
A few more from the weekend:

1. Coot


2. Marbled Godwit


3. Black-necked Stilt


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Luis


Posted By: LTTay
Date Posted: 23 October 2008 at 16:33
WOW!! Great Great pictures folks!! Here's just a plain ole Hawk that I caught while Photographing 'Kid's Football(US style)' last Sunday.

Lionel

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Posted By: bharnois
Date Posted: 23 October 2008 at 17:01


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Posted By: carolya
Date Posted: 24 October 2008 at 06:24
Yesterday my Minolta 300 f/4 came in the mail, I put on the Sony 1.4 TC and went looking for fun.






Posted By: Maffe
Date Posted: 24 October 2008 at 06:33
@carolya: Talk about collision course!
Nice catch

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Posted By: wolfy
Date Posted: 24 October 2008 at 07:10
WOW nice catch with the dragon fly...

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Posted By: carolya
Date Posted: 24 October 2008 at 13:19
Thanks. I didn't see it but the camera did.


Posted By: HPG
Date Posted: 25 October 2008 at 22:42
Good flight Luisv
7D Minolta 300 mm f4 HS G and Kenko pro DG 2X.




Regards
Hugo


Posted By: Scott B
Date Posted: 26 October 2008 at 00:15
This duck was heading straight for me I could not believe my luck I had all the correct settings the right lens it was all perfectly set up.I thought to my self this is going to be a beauty skidding landing right in front of me does not get any better. I put my finger on the release in High speed shooting one shot fires off and the Card is full unbelievable.
So this is the only shot I got from what could of been a fantastic series.


1


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Posted By: alanfrombangor
Date Posted: 26 October 2008 at 18:16
Only seagulls, but an interesting pose



Posted By: UniballerJimmy
Date Posted: 26 October 2008 at 18:33
A blue heron
My first posted picture, no laughing please.



Posted By: Micholand
Date Posted: 26 October 2008 at 18:36
Black-headed Gull - in winter plumage


Feral Pigeon


European Greenfinch


European Serin


House Sparrow (female)



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Posted By: alanfrombangor
Date Posted: 26 October 2008 at 19:01
UniballerJimmy, why would we laugh? It's an excellent photo, good work

Good stuff too, Micholand


Posted By: UniballerJimmy
Date Posted: 26 October 2008 at 19:26
Thanks Alan! Micholand, how do you get that border around all your pictures?


Posted By: le_rez
Date Posted: 26 October 2008 at 21:18
A700,70-300g ssm




Posted By: momech
Date Posted: 27 October 2008 at 02:35
The weather refuses to cool down here in South Texas, still getting up in the mid 80s every day. Hurricane Ike disrupted things badly. But the birds are migrating through. Large flocks of blue wing teal, some green wings, and (in the pic) red heads.

   

Had no luck at the Hawk Watch. They've shifted their roosting areas away from the parks where I used to see them, probably to avoid the activity by the "Watchers" (who don't seem to understand the concept that 50 people pointing into the sky and yelling "Red Tail" "Broad Wing" might just keep the birds from coming in closer). So I have to post a pelican instead of a peregrine.



Posted By: le_rez
Date Posted: 27 October 2008 at 21:11
And a mighty fine pelican shot it is momech, just love the reflection.


Posted By: Dumont
Date Posted: 27 October 2008 at 21:50
Nothing to laugh at! Very nice and sharp pic. What lens/camera?

Originally posted by UniballerJimmy UniballerJimmy wrote:

A blue heron
My first posted picture, no laughing please.



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Posted By: brettania
Date Posted: 28 October 2008 at 07:06
Ditto from me UniballerJimmy. An excellent start!


Posted By: wildeye
Date Posted: 28 October 2008 at 13:41
@UniballerJimmy if you're nervous about posting such a good picture of the Heron, I can't wait to see the pictures you're more confident to post.

@momech The pelican shot is a prize winner! I've always been a sucker for well placed reflections.

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Posted By: UniballerJimmy
Date Posted: 28 October 2008 at 14:42
Thanks for the encouragement everyone! I took it with an A700 with the Sony 70-200 G attached. Its actually not a bad lens. I just wish it wasn't so expensive.



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