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Topic: Show us some bird shots...19
Posted By: momech
Subject: Show us some bird shots...19
Date Posted: 14 March 2009 at 00:07
Gotta keep the Admins happy

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Posted By: brettania
Date Posted: 14 March 2009 at 00:45
Thanks Roy.

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Posted By: Grumpyoldman50
Date Posted: 14 March 2009 at 07:36
Awesome....So detailed you can see the cobwebs

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Posted By: momech
Date Posted: 14 March 2009 at 13:41
Thanks, Grumpy. Didn't know they were there until I processed it.

And welcome to Dyxum!


Posted By: Frankman
Date Posted: 14 March 2009 at 14:04
And a few more from me

1. Australasian grebe:


2. Little pied cormorant:



3. Purple swamphen (aka Bald coot or Pukeko)


4. Spoonbill (ungainly)


5. Another ungainly Spoonbill:


6. Whistling kite looking for dinner (Spoonbill and a few ibis)


7. Glossy ibis:


8. Egret


9. Egret


10. Female white-eyed duck


11. Little pied cormorant


12. Great crested grebe:


13. Eurasian Coot


14. Black swan:


All with Min 300/4 + 1.4TC

Frank

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Posted By: bigjt
Date Posted: 14 March 2009 at 15:09
Frank - do you EVER take a bad photo? Me thinks not!!
John

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Posted By: I Inspiron
Date Posted: 14 March 2009 at 15:18
Great set Frank, my favourites are #2 and #9 (#9 because of the great environment)


Posted By: Frankman
Date Posted: 14 March 2009 at 15:23
Originally posted by bigjt bigjt wrote:

Frank - do you EVER take a bad photo? Me thinks not!!
John


John - my recycle bin is much fuller than my save folder. I take a LOT of images. You only see the keepers. The rejects are shockers .

And thanks as well, I Inspiron. This lake has a variety of nice locations.

Cheers, Frank

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Posted By: Pochmahone
Date Posted: 14 March 2009 at 16:19


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Posted By: Reflekt
Date Posted: 14 March 2009 at 18:26


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Posted By: HUU
Date Posted: 14 March 2009 at 18:57
Reflekt, your duck makes me smile! In a good way :)


Posted By: TBMike
Date Posted: 14 March 2009 at 20:47
A common yellowthroated warbler.


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Posted By: YorkieBen
Date Posted: 14 March 2009 at 21:06
A200, 70-300mm, ISO 400, f/5.6m 1.100 @ 300mm - thankyou for SSS!



Posted By: rovhazman
Date Posted: 15 March 2009 at 01:26
My walk today:

Great Blue Heron (I always call it like that, but I am not sure. Maybe it is Grey?)

A700 + Sony 300mm f/2.8 + Sony 1.4xTC, 1/160sec, f/5.6, ISO 320. PP with LR2.3.

American Robin

A700 + Sony 300mm f/2.8 + Sony 1.4xTC, 1/640sec, f/5.6, ISO 320. PP with LR2.3.

There were also many red-winged blackbirds, but I didn't manage to get a decent picture of them. Maybe next week...

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Posted By: Stan53
Date Posted: 15 March 2009 at 10:50
Australian Spice Finch

Northern Fig Bird

Brown Honey Eater


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Posted By: Jens G
Date Posted: 15 March 2009 at 19:37
Swan, starring angry at me

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Posted By: bms44974
Date Posted: 15 March 2009 at 20:07
@Jens G: He was probably mad when he saw your bag was not full of bread .

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Posted By: tpetpe
Date Posted: 15 March 2009 at 21:34


An inquizative little thing :).

tim

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Posted By: David_S
Date Posted: 15 March 2009 at 21:51
rovhazman I'm pretty sure it is a Great Blue. He looks like and old man on guard. We have a lot of them around here but they are very wild so it's a rare occasion when I can get close enough to get a decent shot.

Stan's spice finch looks like he's eating spaghetti

Trumpeter Swan in the wild from today.

A700 SAL70-300G @300mm + Kenko 1.4 And I still had to crop heavily. I need a boat or a much longer lens

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Posted By: Ome_Joop
Date Posted: 15 March 2009 at 21:58
Some Zoo shots but still they are birds right?!


Sony A100 50AF 1.7



Sony A100 70-210 Beercan

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Posted By: Ausgezeichnet
Date Posted: 15 March 2009 at 23:18
Ah....you guys can't imagine how pissed of I am with winter and rain and overcast skies...so finally we got a half-decent day last weekend, here's the result, hope you like, more to follow:


regards,
Bernd
P.S. Wonderful shots all!


Posted By: Xmilehigh
Date Posted: 15 March 2009 at 23:20
Hi all,

Couple of shots from today.

Chaffinch


Great Tit


Both taken with a700 & 70-400G (Tripod used)

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Posted By: David_S
Date Posted: 15 March 2009 at 23:45
Both taken with a700 & 70-400G (Tripod used)

How do you get the birds to stand still long enough to use a tripod? The birds around here barely stand still long enough to permit the use of a monopod

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Posted By: Elisha
Date Posted: 16 March 2009 at 02:04


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Posted By: Turerkan
Date Posted: 16 March 2009 at 04:20
Originally posted by tpetpe tpetpe wrote:



An inquizative little thing :).

tim

OMG so cute!!

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Posted By: DaveW
Date Posted: 16 March 2009 at 04:22
Here are few of my first wildlife photos.









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Posted By: brettania
Date Posted: 16 March 2009 at 04:49
Welcome to Dyxum Dave.

Having a look at the Exif, your shutter speeds seem high enough in #1 and #3, so I suspect you may need to use a bit more USM to sharpen them up. The beercan should be able to be quite crisp even at f4.5. In #2 and #4 I think your shutter speeds were just a stop too low to freeze the birds.

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Posted By: Craig144
Date Posted: 16 March 2009 at 05:34
Cardinal


a700 & 70-300G @ 300mm f10 1/160 ISO400
Cropped to about 60% of the original size.

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Posted By: brettania
Date Posted: 16 March 2009 at 07:59
@ Elisha
The same duck shot you had just posted here appears on the previous page. I did some thread merging which must have confused you.

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Posted By: Frankman
Date Posted: 16 March 2009 at 09:54
It's pleasing to see so many new folk participating in this thread. Welcome guys. Anyway, a bunch more from me:

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2.


3.


4.


5.


6.


7.


8.


9.



All with the A700 + Min 300/4 + 1.4TC

Frank

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Posted By: TBMike
Date Posted: 16 March 2009 at 10:04
Elisha excellent mallard photo. Crisp sharp uncluttered well lit photo!
Frank you set the standard as always.
Xmilehigh beautiful sharp closeups. Sony has made a wonderful lens in the 70-400 G.
Welcome all and keep them coming.

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Posted By: dd001
Date Posted: 16 March 2009 at 10:11
So many nice pictures in those birds thread (#19, wow).
Frank, excellent series, as usual. They are all excellent

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Posted By: Elisha
Date Posted: 16 March 2009 at 18:00
Originally posted by TBMike TBMike wrote:

Elisha excellent mallard photo. Crisp sharp uncluttered well lit photo!


Thank you.



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Posted By: pegelli
Date Posted: 16 March 2009 at 20:52
Another "exploding" pigeon from London:


A700 + 200/2.8 HS

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Posted By: silversurfer
Date Posted: 16 March 2009 at 21:15
Startling posing in a tree. Minolta 300 F4 & 1.4x TC

Mallard coming in for a landing. Minolta 300 F4

Canadian goose coming in for a landing. Minolta 300 F4 & 1.4x TC


Posted By: peterf
Date Posted: 17 March 2009 at 02:58
My first Dyxum pics.
I take a lot of images of Birds and welcome all c&c on anything I post.
A700, Sigma 70-200f2.8

Some Blue Herons







A Bald Eagle









Posted By: outback88
Date Posted: 17 March 2009 at 07:05
These little guys dart about like a fart in a bottle, chasing insects.






l think he is telling me to p*ss off!!!



Posted By: 800si
Date Posted: 17 March 2009 at 09:48
Some from a quiet day at the Reifel Bird Sanctuary near Vancouver Sunday. Sunny, but really windy. Sony a700 + 200mm f2.8 APO HS G & Nikon D300 + 400mm f2.8 VR. The 200mm f2.8 never ceases to amaze me...20 years old, and still a killer lens.







This House Sparrow had a cute walk.






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Posted By: Sony in OZ
Date Posted: 17 March 2009 at 10:24
Wedge-tailed Eagle from Healesville Sanctuary (Melbourne - Australia)

The largest raptor in Australia

A100, ISO100, 70-300G, 300mm, f5.6, 1/500s

This beautiful bird performs a party trick for the crowd. He picks up a rock then throws it to crack open the fake Emu egg. Very Clever.



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Posted By: brettania
Date Posted: 17 March 2009 at 11:51
That sparrow is a regular little star, 800si. Good shooting.

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Posted By: TBMike
Date Posted: 17 March 2009 at 12:38
peterf outstanding Eagle catch!
On the blue herons these would be much better if sun was behind you.
#3 has good light. Study the location and figure out what time of day the sun is behind you.

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Posted By: RosieA100
Date Posted: 17 March 2009 at 13:04
Originally posted by Sony in OZ Sony in OZ wrote:

Wedge-tailed Eagle from Healesville Sanctuary (Melbourne - Australia)


hi there, whilst I have to admit you have a stunning photo there I have to correct you because you do not have a Wedge-tailed Eagle but Beatrice the Black breasted Buzzard!!!

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Posted By: bms44974
Date Posted: 17 March 2009 at 13:50
@peterf: Welcome to Dyxum and to the "Show us some bird shots..." thread!

Cheers... Brian

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Posted By: Elisha
Date Posted: 17 March 2009 at 23:14


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Posted By: DaveK
Date Posted: 17 March 2009 at 23:20
The jumping sparrow... amazing pics!

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Posted By: TBMike
Date Posted: 18 March 2009 at 01:01
Elisha
Two ducks walking at you is a very tricky shot to get the depth of field right. Then they are walking away from the sun. Birds are best shot when they are parallel to the sensor/film plane (Sideways to you) and facing the sun or the sun behind you.


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Posted By: TBMike
Date Posted: 18 March 2009 at 01:16
Last week at Ponce De Leon Inlet Park out on the jetty I caught my first
Purple Sandpiper


At the Marine Science Center
Priscilla the Kestrel modeled for me


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Posted By: EKStarzinger
Date Posted: 18 March 2009 at 01:34
A300, 70-300G

White Ibis, Eudocimus alba


Double crested cormorant, Phalacrocorax auritus
A cloudy day, worse luck, but a good view of him as he was about to take off.


Not quite sure what this is...




Posted By: TBMike
Date Posted: 18 March 2009 at 01:41
Why did you paint the Ibis's legs red??   
Your mystery bird is a Palm Warbler, our most common warbler this winter in Tampa Bay.

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Posted By: peterf
Date Posted: 18 March 2009 at 02:30
I am not sure my photos are up to the level of what I have seen posted just prior to this, but here goes...
The Osprey are back in my part of the world. Today I found two nesting pair close to each other.
I also got my first decent picture of a Belted Kingfisher. They are very elusive birds and I have been visiting the same spot trying to get this one.
All taken with A700, Sigma 70-200f2.8 with Sigma 2X TC

Osprey couple #1 building their nest on a Duck Blind


Osprey couple #2 building their nest in a tall pine tree


Belted Kingfisher (another bird to check off my list)


Thanks for looking, c&c always welcome


Posted By: TBMike
Date Posted: 18 March 2009 at 03:01
Excellent photo of Kingfisher( and Ospreys). Except for Gustav, Kingfishers are very difficult to get close too.



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Posted By: PWhite214
Date Posted: 18 March 2009 at 03:51
Laughing Gull

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Posted By: Stevedb
Date Posted: 18 March 2009 at 03:58





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Posted By: 800si
Date Posted: 18 March 2009 at 04:03
Thanks, Brettania & DaveK!

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Posted By: EKStarzinger
Date Posted: 18 March 2009 at 04:09
I wanted to catch him red handed, but red legged was the best I could do...?

Thanks for the ID, Mike. Those l'il rascles don't sit still for very long.

EK


Posted By: 800si
Date Posted: 18 March 2009 at 04:14
Can't remember if I've posted these...some ducks...









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Posted By: mastercastr
Date Posted: 18 March 2009 at 04:22
Here is my first post and hopefully I have done it correctly.

Shot with a Sony 70-200G at close range.





Posted By: Elisha
Date Posted: 18 March 2009 at 05:25
Originally posted by TBMike TBMike wrote:

Elisha
Two ducks walking at you is a very tricky shot to get the depth of field right. Then they are walking away from the sun. Birds are best shot when they are parallel to the sensor/film plane (Sideways to you) and facing the sun or the sun behind you.


Thanks for the tip. actually the focus was on the duck on the left. i cropped it in a way that the right one is in the pic as well cause it looked more interesting.

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Posted By: Elisha
Date Posted: 18 March 2009 at 05:27


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Posted By: brettania
Date Posted: 18 March 2009 at 05:27
@mastercstr

You need to read the section about pBase http://www.dyxum.com/dforum/forum_posts.asp?TID=28010&PID=293333#293333 - here.

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Posted By: Pavel
Date Posted: 18 March 2009 at 08:40
Some nice ducks on the previous page

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Posted By: maewpa
Date Posted: 18 March 2009 at 09:34
@800si.... I haven't seen them if you have posted them before. Great "look" and nice angles. I'm tempted to ask "how did you do it?"

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Posted By: TTaponen
Date Posted: 18 March 2009 at 09:45
Hi,

I haven't yet posted any pic to this forum, but here's my input: a sparrowhawk, shot with A700 and Sigma 500/4.5 + 1.4

http://www.aijaa.com/v.php?i=3826818.jpg">

Greetings,

Tapio Taponen
Helsinki, Finland


Posted By: 800si
Date Posted: 18 March 2009 at 09:47
Originally posted by maewpa maewpa wrote:

@800si.... I haven't seen them if you have posted them before. Great "look" and nice angles. I'm tempted to ask "how did you do it?"

Thanks. For the first shot, I was kneeling on the ground with my 7D + 17-35mm with the flash in my hand in wireless mode for fill. The next two shots were taken in a fountain by the planetarium in Vancouver. The last shot was on a frozen lake. That's not a real duck, BTW.

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Posted By: brettania
Date Posted: 18 March 2009 at 10:38
A great shot Tapio. And welcome to Dyxum.

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Posted By: TTaponen
Date Posted: 18 March 2009 at 10:43
Originally posted by brettania brettania wrote:

A great shot Tapio. And welcome to Dyxum.


Thanks! It's actually a crop from vertical frame, but this has better composition.

T.T.


Posted By: Frankman
Date Posted: 18 March 2009 at 10:54
Tapio - you've captured a beautiful bird very nicely. Great focus on the eyes and excellent colour. Welcome to Dyxum.

And to everyone else, keep up the standard! It's great to see such strong work coming through.

Frank

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Posted By: peterf
Date Posted: 18 March 2009 at 12:37
@TBMike, thanks for taking the time to comment on my pics.
Peter


Posted By: dogears
Date Posted: 18 March 2009 at 13:35
@TTaponen, great shot! Love the eyes.

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Posted By: Frankman
Date Posted: 18 March 2009 at 14:24
And a few more....

1.


2.


3.


4.


5.


6.


7.


8.


Frank

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Posted By: TBMike
Date Posted: 18 March 2009 at 14:40
Frank they are all excellent! In the first picture are those Godwits and Plovers?? Which specific ones?

Some East Coast FL Brown Pelicans


#2



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Posted By: bms44974
Date Posted: 18 March 2009 at 15:09
Frank, #1 is the standout for me. I like the imposter amoung the plovers (cleaverly avoiding a sweet-spot to avoid detection). Great DOF with detail on every single bird! Nice composition on #7 with the shallow DOF singling out the front bird.

Cheers... Brian

P.S. @PWhite214: Welcome to the birds thread

P.P.S. Mike, I took too long with my reply to Frank and your pelicans took me by surprise.

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Posted By: Frankman
Date Posted: 18 March 2009 at 15:15
Mike - I was hoping nobody would ask the ID..... I'm not sure, but I think Black Tail Godwits and Pacific Golden Plover (though the head markings are not "standard"). If anyone does know for sure, I'd love a positive ID too. I'll send the image to "Birds Australia" for ID and report back when I have an answer.

Cheers, Frank

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Posted By: TBMike
Date Posted: 18 March 2009 at 16:34
It is a fantastic shot Frank!
Brian I found a new technique in CS4 while doing these pelicans. They were washed out and couldn't get color balance to my liking then used the new color balance in PS and used a different overlay. Suddenly they popped!

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Posted By: Frankman
Date Posted: 19 March 2009 at 00:59
Mike

A follow up on ID. I was wrong on both counts . They are Grey Plovers and Bar-tailed Godwits. I got the information from "Birds Australia" - an excellent resource. They asked if they could use the image for their database too. I was happy to oblige.

Frank

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Posted By: Sony in OZ
Date Posted: 19 March 2009 at 01:17
Originally posted by RosieA100 RosieA100 wrote:

Originally posted by Sony in OZ Sony in OZ wrote:

Wedge-tailed Eagle from Healesville Sanctuary (Melbourne - Australia)


hi there, whilst I have to admit you have a stunning photo there I have to correct you because you do not have a Wedge-tailed Eagle but Beatrice the Black breasted Buzzard!!!


You are very much correct Rosie. My mistake. That is definately Beatrice. I was processing about 10 bird shots after the visit to Healesville and my head was starting to spin - I am by no means a bird fan but enjoy the challenge of shooting of birds (with a camera ). Here are some other from the day:

A Wegde-tailed eagle (and it is one this time)


A blue capped blown highlight chested water bird - any ideas what it really is Rosie




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Posted By: Frankman
Date Posted: 19 March 2009 at 01:37
HI "Sony in Oz". That's definately a wedge tail eagle. I'd love to get one of these in the wild, but they're pretty elusive. Not surprising since we almost shot them into extinction! The second is a Pied Heron according to my bird book (Pizzey and Knight). They're only found in the "top end" - Northern Territory and northern Queensland, so it appears that this one feels right at home in the sanctuary.

Frank

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Posted By: EKStarzinger
Date Posted: 19 March 2009 at 02:15
Sand Hill Crane, probably the Florida resident species Grus pratensis



his jump to strike kinda surprised me a little, but it helps to have a twitchy trigger finger..


but he may need glasses...


Posted By: SHUM
Date Posted: 19 March 2009 at 02:50


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Posted By: le_rez
Date Posted: 19 March 2009 at 03:36
A couple of backyard Finches.... A700, 70-300ssm g




Posted By: 800si
Date Posted: 19 March 2009 at 09:37
Whoa, that 70-300 is a sharp lens! #2 is great, focus is bang on the eye. Looks like you missed the eye by a bit in #1.


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Posted By: 800si
Date Posted: 19 March 2009 at 09:49


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Posted By: Frankman
Date Posted: 19 March 2009 at 10:02
Great work guys:

EKStarzinger - great exposure and colours and tack sharp. Excellent!

SHUM - another excellent image. I'm seeing a lot of stuff from you that I really like. Great use of low angles and DOF.

le_rez - excellent as usual. That lens is a keeper!

800si - great use of low angle (killer ducks on the march).

Frank



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Posted By: josj
Date Posted: 19 March 2009 at 12:32


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Posted By: svjetlana
Date Posted: 19 March 2009 at 18:27
Beautiful pictures of the birds.


Posted By: pegelli
Date Posted: 19 March 2009 at 21:26
Some only need a small pond for a bath


A700 + 80-200/HS

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Posted By: Pavel
Date Posted: 19 March 2009 at 22:20


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Posted By: TBMike
Date Posted: 19 March 2009 at 23:15
Wow Pavel the bird (and the photograph) are awesome! What is the bird? Guessing maybe a Godwit?

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Posted By: vutrungphong
Date Posted: 19 March 2009 at 23:37


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Posted By: darosa
Date Posted: 20 March 2009 at 00:21
Pavel:

Here are 3 swans from the recent cold spell in Holland:


(A700 + Sony 70-200 @ 200, F3.2, 1/1250, 200iso)


Posted By: bms44974
Date Posted: 20 March 2009 at 00:51
@darosa: Leo, I kind of liked the goats . Nice angle on the swans, though.

Cheers... Brian

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Posted By: TBMike
Date Posted: 20 March 2009 at 01:10
darosa I thought maybe you got into the Tulip petals again with the picture of the goats in my email. Beautiful shot of the swans!
More from the east coast last week
Snowy Egret


Ruddy Trunstone


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Posted By: TBMike
Date Posted: 20 March 2009 at 01:18
So many lovely photos from too many people to give credit to all.
I do like the duck protest match!!

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Posted By: Dumont
Date Posted: 20 March 2009 at 01:32
A900 with Tamron 28-300/3.5-6.3

1/2000s f/6.3 at 200.0mm iso200


1/1000s f/6.3 at 300.0mm iso200


Darren

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Posted By: le_rez
Date Posted: 20 March 2009 at 01:48
A couple more finch shots from the backyard...A700, 70-300ssm g




Posted By: peterf
Date Posted: 20 March 2009 at 01:55
Male and Female Northern Cardinal
A700, Sigma 70-200f2.8, Sigma 2xTC

Oh, branches are a part of nature as well, so I leave them alone for the most part.

Male




Female




And I got another shot of a Belted Kingfisher. Two in one week, I'm on a hot streak.
Male and Female Northern Cardinal


Posted By: svjetlana
Date Posted: 20 March 2009 at 05:17
Sony A100
Minolta AF 70-210mm f/4.5-5.6
ISO100 f/8 1/50





Sony A100
Minolta AF 70-210mm f/4.5-5.6
ISO100 f/8 1/50





Sony A100
Minolta AF 70-210mm f/4.5-5.6
ISO100 f/8 1/50





Sony A100
Minolta AF 70-210mm f/4.5-5.6
ISO100 f/8 1/50





Sony A100
Minolta AF 70-210mm f/4.5-5.6
ISO100 f/8 1/50





Sony A100
Minolta AF 70-210mm f/4.5-5.6
ISO100 f/6.3 1/100




Posted By: maewpa
Date Posted: 20 March 2009 at 06:23
@svjetlans... These are lovely. The first one is a really nice picture of the family, but my favorites by some way are the third and the fifth, in which the lighting is just beautiful - you couldn't have painted it better on the abckground in #5. Your compositions are striking in all.

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Posted By: svjetlana
Date Posted: 20 March 2009 at 06:35
Originally posted by maewpa maewpa wrote:

@svjetlans... These are lovely. The first one is a really nice picture of the family, but my favorites by some way are the third and the fifth, in which the lighting is just beautiful - you couldn't have painted it better on the abckground in #5. Your compositions are striking in all.


Thank you so much for your kind words. These beautiful birds are very good models.I also like the colour of the third one as well.


Posted By: Frankman
Date Posted: 20 March 2009 at 06:40
Hi svjetlana. Good to see you're enjoying these lovely birds. When I see your images, I see a little bit of blurring. I suspect this is from camera shake, since your shutter speeds are 1/50-1/100 sec at 210mm. This can be challenging, especially if the bird is moving.

Can I suggesst you try ISO 400, which will give you faster shutter speeds which should overcome shake/motion.

Frank

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