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Topic: Show us some bird shots....26
Posted By: 800si
Subject: Show us some bird shots....26
Date Posted: 07 July 2009 at 09:19


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Canon 5DmkIV, Nikon Z7, Sony A7RIV, and some lenses.



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Posted By: Stan53
Date Posted: 07 July 2009 at 09:22
Rainbow Bee-eater

Sacred Kingfisher - On guard

and again showing his/her true colors


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Stan aka Peter

A77 A700 A300, 16-80CZ, 18-70 KIT, Min 300 f4, 70-300g Sigma 105 EX DG 200-400 Tamron http://www.flickr.com/photos/stan_dea" rel="nofollow - Flickr


Posted By: TBMike
Date Posted: 07 July 2009 at 21:25
Fantastic Eagle 800si !

A Wood Stork Landing to start 26



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Tampa Bay


Posted By: bms44974
Date Posted: 07 July 2009 at 22:54
@TBMike: You must have taken that shot from the air trafic control tower. Nice angle of approach.

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Posted By: TBMike
Date Posted: 07 July 2009 at 23:11
OK I jumped out between rain showers and took some pictures of this 2009 model (young) Tricolor Heron
#1


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Tampa Bay


Posted By: maskedman
Date Posted: 08 July 2009 at 01:47
I loved this little guy's expression:



a700 + Sigma 100-300 f4

Brian


Posted By: wolfy
Date Posted: 08 July 2009 at 06:02
Heheheh, that is cool Brian...

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Posted By: bharnois
Date Posted: 08 July 2009 at 14:57
Love the wood stork and the little duckling. Heck I like them all! Nice work to start the thread!

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Posted By: Pavel
Date Posted: 08 July 2009 at 19:18


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Posted By: aa
Date Posted: 09 July 2009 at 14:24
spoonbill


a200 + min300/2.8 + 1.4xtc f5.6 1/2000 iso400

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Posted By: Reflekt
Date Posted: 09 July 2009 at 19:33
Oystercatcher
I had to go down in the mud for this shot, but for me it was worth it!

f6,3 @500mm, ISO400, 1/100 sec


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Posted By: TBMike
Date Posted: 09 July 2009 at 19:48
Great Capture Reflekt !

Getting eye level always improves the perspective of a beach shot.
Sanderling


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Tampa Bay


Posted By: Pavel
Date Posted: 09 July 2009 at 20:43


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Posted By: maskedman
Date Posted: 10 July 2009 at 04:19
@ TBMike: Love the sanderling! Great close shot!


Posted By: Frankman
Date Posted: 10 July 2009 at 11:45
I like the low perspective Reflekt. It was certainly worth getting down "low and dirty" to achieve the reult. The background is magic. Mike - I like your low perspective as well. Looks like "low perspective" is catching on!

Guys, all the images on this page are excellent. I'm hanging out for clear skies... however, we do need the rain, so in the meantime I'll enjoy your works.

Frank

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Posted By: Pavel
Date Posted: 10 July 2009 at 22:06


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Posted By: Pavel
Date Posted: 11 July 2009 at 17:08


A-900 Min 600 HS G f/7.1 1/1000sec ISO 2500

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Posted By: Scott B
Date Posted: 12 July 2009 at 11:58
Great shots as always from all

A couple of my humble shots have not really been in a position for series birding lately.

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Only had my 24-70 on when this one fly past.
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Posted By: Pavel
Date Posted: 12 July 2009 at 13:52

A900+Min600 f/5.6 1/500 ISO 100

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Posted By: Llew81
Date Posted: 12 July 2009 at 14:05
These are from London Zoo... taken with a900 and Min 400G

Pelican



Ground Owl



Edited to increase the size of the pics.... hope its better n not too big!


Posted By: Pavel
Date Posted: 12 July 2009 at 14:24

A-100+Sony 75-300

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Posted By: HPG
Date Posted: 12 July 2009 at 15:48
Pavel great Stork


Posted By: pegelli
Date Posted: 12 July 2009 at 16:18
Good work on this page guys.

Stork is indeed nice pavel, you kept very good feather detail in the white and blacks. Pelicans are nice as well, the last one shows that older bodies with kit lenses can produce very good pictures when handled by skilled and experienced shooters.

No need to be bashful pat, I wish some of mine were as nice.

Llew, especially like your one-legged owl. I think these pics deserve to be posted bigger!

Yesterday we went to the Belgian coast where I for the first time tried my new Sony 1.4x paired with the 200/2.8 HS. Most BIF's were not good (operator error, nothing to do with my gear) but some others came out quite nice (I think). C&C welcome, as I have a lot to learn in this field.

The only BIF that came out OK (a bit of a crop):


Juvenile looking for food:


On the look-out:


100% crop, no processing/sharpening of this shot:


Pretty happy with the combo so far, much better IQ than with the 2x. Need tons more practice though

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Posted By: Pavel
Date Posted: 12 July 2009 at 16:54
Hugo & Pieter thanks for comments

A-900 840mm f/6.3 1/200 ISO 200 (Min600+1.4xTc tripod)


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Posted By: alphafreak
Date Posted: 12 July 2009 at 17:07
A300/ Beercan or 75-300 kit





Posted By: Pavel
Date Posted: 12 July 2009 at 17:42


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Posted By: maskedman
Date Posted: 12 July 2009 at 18:14
@ Pavel,

You make me feel like I really, really, really NEED a 600 f4!!!!!!

Brian


Posted By: bms44974
Date Posted: 12 July 2009 at 18:16
@Pavel: You do well with whatever equipment is in your hands. A100+75300kit for pelican and A900+600/4+1.4xTC for cormorant. I particularly like the composition and detail in your first cormorant shot.

@alphafreak: Great job with the egret! I noted some well-deserved complements from your Flickr post. Welcome to Dyxum and the Bird thread.

@everyone: very nice shots! Keep'm comin'!

Cheers... Brian

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Posted By: bigjt
Date Posted: 12 July 2009 at 18:40
Pavel, is there anything your not good at photographing?Brilliant bugs and now birds.
John

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Posted By: Pavel
Date Posted: 12 July 2009 at 19:56
Thanks to everyone for comments Today I am sorting my bird shots so I will post some more
@Maskedman;I know how you feel,I have the same disease and you are showing the early signs of(LL illnes).We are doomed,noboby has a cure for lens lust!

John;I dont think that I am good photographr I just like to take pictures and there are many things I am not good at

This one is from A-700 600mm f/7.1 1/125 ISO500


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Posted By: Pavel
Date Posted: 12 July 2009 at 21:27
A-900 600mm f/4 1/500 sec iso200


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Posted By: Llew81
Date Posted: 12 July 2009 at 22:18
Lovely shot of the pelican.... I love their beaks... great job with the detail n subtle colours of the wing feathers in particular!

Here's a nuthatch from the heart of the Brecon Beacons, a900 n Min 400G



Posted By: Pavel
Date Posted: 12 July 2009 at 22:49
A-900 840mm f/6.3 1/400sec iso800


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Posted By: bharnois
Date Posted: 13 July 2009 at 01:18
Thank goodness you all inspire me.

"Osprey on the Hunt"





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Just luvin' DYXUM.


Posted By: bharnois
Date Posted: 13 July 2009 at 01:30
More!

"Osprey Dive!"


"Just a Gull"


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Posted By: luisv
Date Posted: 13 July 2009 at 05:40
Here are some from the last couple of days.

1. White Pelicans preening


2. Western Scrub Jay


3. Spotted Towhee


4. Future Thanksgiving dinner


--
Luis


Posted By: Pavel
Date Posted: 13 July 2009 at 06:55


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Posted By: TBMike
Date Posted: 13 July 2009 at 14:36
bharnois excellent Osprey dive!
luisv I love the spotted towhee.
Out back the woodstorks are about finished for the year only this one group still hanging out in the nest.

800mm - Minolta 400mm and 2X Kenko Tele Plus

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Posted By: Pavel
Date Posted: 13 July 2009 at 18:20
A-900 600mm f/4 1/640 iso400


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Posted By: domk275
Date Posted: 13 July 2009 at 19:34


Posted By: Pavel
Date Posted: 13 July 2009 at 19:39
A-900 600mm f/4 1/800 iso200


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Posted By: sydknee
Date Posted: 14 July 2009 at 09:45
A few gulls A700 and Tam 90mm   I forgot to check which lens I had when leaving home.
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Posted By: Pavel
Date Posted: 14 July 2009 at 12:15
A-900 600mm f/4 1/160 iso200


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Posted By: Pavel
Date Posted: 14 July 2009 at 17:23
A-900 840mm f/8 1/500 iso400


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Posted By: pauljg
Date Posted: 14 July 2009 at 20:15
A gull, dancing on the parking place of the ferries from Dover to Calais:


Dynax7d, Sony 70-300mmG at 300mm, f/5.6, 1/4000s, ISO400

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Posted By: pauljg
Date Posted: 14 July 2009 at 20:18
A Bird in Rest (BIR?) on the same place as in the previous post:


Dynax7d, Sony 70-300mmG at 300mm, f/5.6, 1/4000s, ISO400

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Posted By: pauljg
Date Posted: 14 July 2009 at 20:20
Finally a BIF: photographed from the strongly vibrating deck of a Dover - Calais ferry in a heavy wind:


Dynax7d, Sony 70-300mmG at 140mm, f/19, 1/500s, ISO400

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


Posted By: Pavel
Date Posted: 14 July 2009 at 23:12
A-900 600mm f/4 1/500 iso200


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Posted By: pegelli
Date Posted: 15 July 2009 at 07:36
Originally posted by pauljg pauljg wrote:

Finally a BIF: photographed from the strongly vibrating deck of a Dover - Calais ferry in a heavy wind:


Nice BIF, but I think the bird dropped some goo on your sensor

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Posted By: badlydrawnroy
Date Posted: 15 July 2009 at 10:14
Well, I do not usually do bird shots ? too tough for me but I was so pleased with these I will 'dare' to show them to the experts.

Taken with my Panasonic G1 + 45-200mm lens (X2 crop) handheld.

Sedge warbler. (Acrocephalus schoenobaenus)

Here this strident little bird http://www.rspb.org.uk/wildlife/birdguide/name/s/sedgewarbler/index.asp - here

1. 200mm f/6.3 1/400s iso200




2. 200mm f/5.6 1/500s iso200



Roy


Posted By: pegelli
Date Posted: 15 July 2009 at 16:05
Roy, love the first one, you can "hear" it sing looking at the picture.

Also all the flowers/branches in the background really help the composition and fill the frame very well.

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Posted By: Pavel
Date Posted: 15 July 2009 at 19:31
A-900 600mm f/5 1/1250 iso2500


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Posted By: pauljg
Date Posted: 15 July 2009 at 21:00
Two further tries at BIF's, again on the vibrating deck of a Seafrance ferry Dover - Calais in a strong wind:


Dynax7d, Sony 70-300mmG at 300mm, f/13, 1/1000s, ISO400


Dynax7d, Sony 70-300mmG at 160mm, f/16, 1/500s, ISO400

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Posted By: FineArt
Date Posted: 16 July 2009 at 05:48
You hold it until I say "target!"









Posted By: geardown
Date Posted: 16 July 2009 at 13:32
I'm back in reasonably reliable internet range, after having been *way* outback for the last few weeks.

Here's a taster from the trip, got yesterday west of Cobar in far western New South Wales.

Major Mitchell's Cockatoo (Cacatua leadbeateri)


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Posted By: aa
Date Posted: 16 July 2009 at 13:56
pavel, i'm really liking that 600/f4, good set mate

@roy, great capture and details

@geardown, top shot of this mitchell, never seen one yet

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Posted By: Brandy
Date Posted: 17 July 2009 at 00:57
I've also been out of range and am now 3000 km from home in southern queensland. A couple of new species for me and an old favourite.

A Mistletoe bird.



A Beach Stone Curlew.



And a Kookaburra, just finished laughin at me!!



Hope these work as I'm on my wife's laptop so I have none of my usual checks and balances, even a slight tilt of the screen and they look out of whack!!

Cheers. Brandy.

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Posted By: al_1571
Date Posted: 17 July 2009 at 02:28
Shot with A700 & Big Beercan, unless otherwise noted. C&C welcomed , always looking to improve.














With Tokina 100-300 F4


With Tokina 100-300 F4




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Beercan, Sigma 150-500 DG HSM


Posted By: brettania
Date Posted: 17 July 2009 at 04:30
@ Brandy

They are spot on!

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Posted By: Pavel
Date Posted: 17 July 2009 at 07:15
A-900 600mm f/4 1/100 iso200


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Posted By: Pavel
Date Posted: 17 July 2009 at 12:35


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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: aa
Date Posted: 17 July 2009 at 12:56
yes brandy, good one




another pose of my perched bird....


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Posted By: Pavel
Date Posted: 17 July 2009 at 14:19


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Posted By: wolfy
Date Posted: 17 July 2009 at 16:40
Nice series Brandy.



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Posted By: Pavel
Date Posted: 17 July 2009 at 17:32


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Posted By: EKStarzinger
Date Posted: 18 July 2009 at 04:23
Here's a few from my trip to Alaska.

EK

Arctic tern. This one normally migrates north in the spring, but one group of them has settled around Mendenhal Glacier near Juneau.


A300, 70-300G, a small boat, and a bay opening to the Pacific...
Horned Puffin

The jury is still out on these, but I suspect they are the Common Guillemot


Posted By: bms44974
Date Posted: 18 July 2009 at 05:16
EK, your Tern is wonderful! I really like the transparency and detail in the feathers against the white background. Great job.

Cheers... Brian

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Posted By: svjetlana
Date Posted: 18 July 2009 at 07:21











Posted By: Pavel
Date Posted: 18 July 2009 at 13:43


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Posted By: aa
Date Posted: 18 July 2009 at 14:05
good set pavel :D

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Posted By: aa
Date Posted: 18 July 2009 at 14:05
laughing kookaburra


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Posted By: Dorset Mike
Date Posted: 18 July 2009 at 15:58
OK Pavel you win, this proud mum has only got 4 chicks



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Posted By: bharnois
Date Posted: 18 July 2009 at 19:49
'Spread "Eagle"'




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Posted By: 800si
Date Posted: 18 July 2009 at 20:14
^^^ What a slut!

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Posted By: jet_set_willy
Date Posted: 18 July 2009 at 22:35
Chicks

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Posted By: Brandy
Date Posted: 19 July 2009 at 04:00
Three shots of a rainbow bee eater and one kookaburra. Next challenge to get a bee eater in flight









Cheers. Brandy.

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Posted By: raisiner
Date Posted: 19 July 2009 at 05:38




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Posted By: wolfy
Date Posted: 19 July 2009 at 05:54
@jet_set_willy: nice series of chicks

@aa & brandy: woohoo more kookaburra are sneeking in, nice

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Posted By: jet_set_willy
Date Posted: 19 July 2009 at 09:15
Thanks wolfy, must remember to check my ISO tho, had just come out of some woods where I needed ISO 800 and forgot to lower it for the chicks


Posted By: Stan53
Date Posted: 19 July 2009 at 09:29
Bowers Shrike-Thrush


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Posted By: geardown
Date Posted: 19 July 2009 at 10:30
Nice shots all.

@RAS, are you able to identify the birds for us?

@Brandy, that powerline looks vaguely familiar. Encouraging to know that the little blighters ar still where they are supposed to be.

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Posted By: raisiner
Date Posted: 19 July 2009 at 17:36
@geardown, the first appears to be a very young sparrow with considerable down left to shed. I haven't a clue to the second. At first I thought it was just another sparrow but all my bird books have offered up more new possibilities than answers. Can anyone help?

I'm adding a side shot of the second bird. Anyone know what this is?


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Posted By: Pavel
Date Posted: 19 July 2009 at 20:59


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Posted By: TBMike
Date Posted: 19 July 2009 at 22:57
Between rain showers today
Moorhen chick

Anhinga

Cattle Egret Chicks - check fuzzy head at bottom.


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Posted By: momech
Date Posted: 20 July 2009 at 03:26
Black bellied whistler



Posted By: EKStarzinger
Date Posted: 20 July 2009 at 05:16
A flight of swallows roost around a dilapidated antiques store (or infest, according to the owner) that I stop at going to and from my parent' place in Florida. I've been watching them for some time, and the chicks have finally hatched.





EK


Posted By: Brandy
Date Posted: 20 July 2009 at 11:53

A Variegated Wren who took a liking to my car today.





Cheers Brandy.

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Posted By: bms44974
Date Posted: 20 July 2009 at 15:13
Nice capture, Brandy! I'm glad you caught some of the reflection.

Cheers... Brian

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Posted By: Pavel
Date Posted: 20 July 2009 at 15:56


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Posted By: Frankman
Date Posted: 20 July 2009 at 16:00

Good work guys. That's a nice shoveller Pavel. Brandy - I'm so envious of you getting great shots of the wren. I have to go miles to find one and even then have trouble getting close enough for a half decent shot.

Frank

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Posted By: Pavel
Date Posted: 20 July 2009 at 18:27


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Posted By: jet_set_willy
Date Posted: 20 July 2009 at 23:39






Posted By: stiuskr
Date Posted: 21 July 2009 at 01:15
Here was one highlight on an otherwise dull and overcast day here on the beachfront. Spotted these two Red Tailed Hawks perched on a rooftop three houses down from ours and the Mockinbirds were very upset about the whole situation.

With the a700 and 100-400APO at full reach and on a monopod.

1-The one to the left was the focus of attention as they kept divebombing and picking at him/her.


2-And he was starting to get aggravated with the pests.


3-One of the local, vocal instigators.


4-So off he went. But not far though.


5-Leaving it's compadre behind and defenseless to a blindside attack


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10-There was no escaping the mob. Those Mockingbirds are everywhere, they are the State Bird after all.


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13-He went back to his buddy and they both took off from there.


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Posted By: haconb
Date Posted: 21 July 2009 at 01:36
not your usual bunch, but then they were at a zoo!
1 through glass
2 through fence
3 through air
some serious PP was required for 1 and 2..
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Posted By: Brandy
Date Posted: 21 July 2009 at 03:14

Another of the Wren in full song. A Honey Eater, and a pair of Frogmouth Owls which were high and hard to see, maybe I should climb a nearby tree to try and get level!!







Cheers. Brandy.

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Posted By: Pavel
Date Posted: 21 July 2009 at 13:33


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Posted By: notrom
Date Posted: 21 July 2009 at 13:44
Stiuskr,
Love the hawk & mocking bird series!

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Posted By: stiuskr
Date Posted: 21 July 2009 at 14:23
TYVM, just wish the light was a little more co-operative, it was like that all day yesterday but today looks more promising.

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Posted By: Pavel
Date Posted: 22 July 2009 at 20:52


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Posted By: geardown
Date Posted: 23 July 2009 at 02:28
Brandy, that's a superb sequence of Variegated Fairy Wren shots - I can hardly ever even find the buggers, let alone get shots of that quality. I note that several of them were taken at less than max focal length of your rig. I (or Frankman or Pavel) could not have got them without moving back, by which time the moment may well have been gone. This is one advantage of the new G zooms that those of of us shooting with Primes miss out on. And I don't think anyone could argue that you're giving up anything in practical IQ. So I guess the trade-off between the two really comes down to focussing speed vs flexibility.

Anyway, great series - and loved the Tawny Frogmouths as well.

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