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Topic: Show us some Birds... 30
Posted By: Wētāpunga
Subject: Show us some Birds... 30
Date Posted: 02 November 2009 at 02:22
Okay, photographing birds in the early afternoon (inland NT) isn't the ideal time, and you need plenty of water and a light kit (just the 70-300 G) to survive the 40 degree heat.

I managed to get a few acceptable shots of this bird near the Mary River at a camping site. If any Australians can identify the creature, I'd be grafetul

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Posted By: momech
Date Posted: 02 November 2009 at 04:21
Uno mas; red head ducks "falling out".



Posted By: Wētāpunga
Date Posted: 02 November 2009 at 07:02
I thought I'd do a quick series on the jacana (comb-crested species). In theory, this species is found from Borneo to Northern Australia. It's sometimes called the Jesus bird because of its ability to walk on water. In fact, it walks on weeds that lie just beneath the water and had enormous feet to allow this.

I had tried earlier at Fogg Dam (NT) to get some shots of this, but they tended to move away from the camera. When we had a boat out in the Mary River, the bird was more relaxed about being close to us. Or less keen to move closer to the crocodiles. I don't know...either is possible.

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Posted By: NIKO
Date Posted: 02 November 2009 at 07:41

Red Tailed Hawk - Bird of Prey (10)
Picture taken with Sony Alpha 700 Camera and Sigma APO 100-300mm F/4 EX
DG Telephoto Zoom Lens at 300mm, F/5.6 and 1/160 sec exposure time. ISO
speed set at 200. Metering Mode Center Weighted Average.


Red Tailed Hawk - Bird of Prey (16)
Picture taken with Sony Alpha 700 Camera and Sigma APO 100-300mm F/4 EX
DG Telephoto Zoom Lens at 210mm, F/5.6 and 1/160 sec exposure time. ISO
speed set at 200. Metering Mode Center Weighted Average.


Red Tailed Hawk - Bird of Prey (19)
Picture taken with Sony Alpha 700 Camera and Sigma APO 100-300mm F/4 EX
DG Telephoto Zoom Lens at 280mm, F/5.6 and 1/200 sec exposure time. ISO
speed set at 200. Metering Mode Center Weighted Average.


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Posted By: Stan53
Date Posted: 02 November 2009 at 08:53
chthoniid,

I think this is a female Great Bower Bird. Great shots of the Bower Bird and the Jacana.

NIKO - Great shots of the Red Tailed Hawk very sharp and interesting.

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Posted By: Wētāpunga
Date Posted: 02 November 2009 at 09:03
Originally posted by Stan53 Stan53 wrote:

chthoniid,

I think this is a female Great Bower Bird. Great shots of the Bower Bird and the Jacana.

NIKO - Great shots of the raptor.


Thanks Stan

I'm quite fond of the jacanas.


Posted By: Stan53
Date Posted: 02 November 2009 at 11:25
The Metallic Starlings have returned

This one isn't very sharp but I like the shot anyway.


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Posted By: Frankman
Date Posted: 02 November 2009 at 11:31
Stunning work guys. I'm really enjoying the quality of work and the amazing diversity.

Frank

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Posted By: dilettante
Date Posted: 02 November 2009 at 11:39
Some over-friendly crows


A700, CZ1680

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Posted By: Wētāpunga
Date Posted: 02 November 2009 at 21:34
Lovely red tailed hawk photos NIKO- the branches act as a good natural frame, the interaction with prey makes the shot interesting, and these shots are very sharp and well detailed.

Just some more jacana photos







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Posted By: Comin
Date Posted: 02 November 2009 at 22:52
Here are my pennys worth

All taken with a CZ50 2.8 m42 with adaptor . Doing everything manually is giving me a better insight into how touse fstop and shutter speeds.

Manual focusing is causing me some problems but thats all part of the fun!

#1 A heron on the water of Leith waiting for lunch


#2 Canadian Geese (i think) These 3 have been at Inverleith park for 2 weeks or so now (focus point a prob on this one)


C&C welcome as always and thanks for looking

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Posted By: NIKO
Date Posted: 02 November 2009 at 22:57
Originally posted by Stan53 Stan53 wrote:

chthoniid,

I think this is a female Great Bower Bird. Great shots of the Bower Bird and the Jacana.

NIKO - Great shots of the Red Tailed Hawk very sharp and interesting.

Thanks Stan! I'm glad you like the Raptor photos.

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Posted By: ianb
Date Posted: 03 November 2009 at 11:13
Niko - Great capture of the ret tailed hawk. Really like the pics

Just a another humble Robin from me... probably just a bit too much PP!


A700 70-400G @400mm through the window/f6.3/500th/iso640 light was not at all good!

Ianb


Posted By: dd001
Date Posted: 03 November 2009 at 11:32
Stunning work in this new thread
chthoniid, your last series is very nice, with a low angle and a nice bird.
Dilletante, very nice exposure on those crows, and interesting composition.
Keep up the good work

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Posted By: Frankman
Date Posted: 03 November 2009 at 13:36
And a few of mine from the weekend to keep things ticking along:

1. You've got to look closely to see the "catch":


2. Snakebird:


3. This is what they look like out of the water:


4. Pelicans (of course!)


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7. And last of all.... another osprey


Cheers, Frank




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Posted By: dd001
Date Posted: 03 November 2009 at 13:48
What a nice series Frank, colors and exposure are spot on.
I especially like #1 #2 and #4

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Posted By: aditya
Date Posted: 03 November 2009 at 14:18
fantastic sharp and crisp great work frank

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Posted By: bms44974
Date Posted: 03 November 2009 at 20:57
@Frankman: From these shots and the http://www.dyxum.com/dforum/osprey-heaven_topic54536.html - ospreys , it looks like your weekend outing was a smashing success. I really like the composition and different background of #4.

Cheers... Brian

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Posted By: JamesD
Date Posted: 03 November 2009 at 21:39
Terrific thread. Great quality and variety. Fun! Chthnoiid, I particularly enjoyed your Jacana shots. That's one I've never seen. A great example of evolutionary adaptation..
Frank, the cormorants are as good as I've seen. Well captured.
Here are a few of my efforts from the weekend. I gotta say though, posting on this thread is a bit intimidating!

Lunch time



More lunch time



Catching a few rays



And now, for a little nap!



Keeping the wings dry



Thanks for looking

Jim

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Just for fun.

Jim


Posted By: ianb
Date Posted: 03 November 2009 at 21:57
Jim... intimidating.. are you setting the standard!!!!!

Ianb


Posted By: JamesD
Date Posted: 03 November 2009 at 22:11
Thanks Ian. I don't know about that, but I'll take it. LOL
I forgot to post my favorite shot from the weekend. I entered this one in the dpreview Alpha mount portrait challenge. That's just the way it struck me.



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Posted By: bms44974
Date Posted: 03 November 2009 at 22:19
@JamesD: I like the napper! Nice shots, Jim. Cheers... Brian

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Posted By: Frankman
Date Posted: 03 November 2009 at 22:32
Excellent set Jim.

Frank

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Posted By: mediman30
Date Posted: 03 November 2009 at 22:55
Superb shots guys!

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Posted By: p1127
Date Posted: 04 November 2009 at 21:39
Heron on a fishing trip....



(sorry - also posted in Birds 29 by mistake)

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Posted By: rovhazman
Date Posted: 04 November 2009 at 21:52
Jim, great set! And I also love your portrait...

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Posted By: eccles
Date Posted: 04 November 2009 at 21:54
Graham, amazing pic!

Here are some titmice. I hope the profanity filter is set to low otherwise some of the headings are going to get deleted.

Longtailed tit. A700 + beercan


Bluetit. A700 + 70-400 G


Coal tit. A700 + 70-400 G


Great tit. A700 + 70-400 G


Mike.


Posted By: Frankman
Date Posted: 04 November 2009 at 22:40
Lovely set Mike - in particular the first and last.

Graham - how did you get the heron to wink at you?

Frank

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Posted By: Wētāpunga
Date Posted: 04 November 2009 at 22:51
Okay, now we have flying Jacanas. These are great to watch, because they have to put their legs somewhere

I got these shots from a bank we were hiding on, and while Tate wtached out for crocs, I tried to get this sequence.

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#2 With bonus dragonfly


#3 Prepare to overtake


#4 Going...going...


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Posted By: mediman30
Date Posted: 04 November 2009 at 22:56
Here's a few of mine.
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Posted By: Bob J
Date Posted: 05 November 2009 at 00:08
@chthoniid: Amazing series - I don't think I've ever seen a bird flying with legs that untidy... If I were a bird, I imagine that's how I'd fly.

Bob

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Posted By: wolfy
Date Posted: 05 November 2009 at 01:05
@chthoniid: ditto, great catch of very cool flight series, I nearly fell out of the chair with the dragon fly overtake...

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Posted By: Wētāpunga
Date Posted: 05 November 2009 at 03:21
@Bob J & @wolfy - thanks, Australia has a lot of bird variety and the NT wetlands are a good spot to find them. I'm beguiled by the jacana's feet however.   I'd also like to thank Tate for doing a great job looking out for crocodiles while I was peering down the camera viewfinder.


Posted By: momech
Date Posted: 05 November 2009 at 04:27
That does it, I'm switching to macro (or something); keeping up with you guys is getting too tough!
Great shots, all


Posted By: digiton
Date Posted: 05 November 2009 at 08:39
Tawny Owl




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Posted By: happyjack
Date Posted: 05 November 2009 at 09:10
Looked out our back window and saw this little group. Shot thru the slightly glass as opening the window would have scared them off.

Alpha Male in Charge?


This is my first posting using the new monitor, so hope the colours all look OK.
Howard

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Posted By: dilettante
Date Posted: 05 November 2009 at 10:19

@Digiton: I love the second owl shot. He looks very peaceful.

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Posted By: happyjack
Date Posted: 05 November 2009 at 10:31
Digiton,
love the #2 shot too.
We only have one species of owl here - called the Morepork cos that's what it sounds like he's saying. And very hard to see them at all, but very easy to hear in the bush.
Howard

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Posted By: digiton
Date Posted: 05 November 2009 at 19:56
I have another one from de same day


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Posted By: momech
Date Posted: 05 November 2009 at 20:12
digiton, that is such a cool shot. The patterns and the colors just keep repeating.


Posted By: ronghomes
Date Posted: 05 November 2009 at 20:34
Sigma 70-200
#1

#2


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Posted By: Wētāpunga
Date Posted: 05 November 2009 at 23:02
Landing


Shag/Cormorant from the Mary River region, NT.

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Posted By: maewpa
Date Posted: 07 November 2009 at 05:40
It's bird time in Thailand again. Just getting started now, but the difference when I went out last Sunday was already very pronounced, although after the rains there's a lot of greenery in the way. I tried out my new 70-400. A little slow compared to the 300/4 but very sure.

Parakeet (I cannot find this one in my bird book - anyone recognise it? Could possibly be an import as this is shot near to Bangkok. Eyes don't seem to match any of the Thai parakeets I can find, and neither male nor female have any significant colour on the head except for the yellow/green neck ring being more pronounced on some (the male?). Ring-necked? But none of the group had pink colourations that I could see.



Coucal after a bath




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Posted By: al_1571
Date Posted: 07 November 2009 at 17:50
Shot with A700, Big Beercan and HVL-36AM. C&C always appreciated.

Snowy Egret #'s 1 & 2





Bonaparte's Gull



Greater Yellowlegs



Gull over Greater Yellowlegs



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Posted By: learningbokeh
Date Posted: 07 November 2009 at 20:16
1. Lunch Time


2. Cattle Egret


3. You lookin' at me?


Posted By: al_1571
Date Posted: 07 November 2009 at 20:38
Numbers 2 & 3 are wild. Excellent work!

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Posted By: ar-wis
Date Posted: 07 November 2009 at 20:42
A few birds I shot a while ago... I really don't have any idea's about their names, so I can't give them..

Both shot with A100 & Sigma 70-300 APO

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2. I'm ignoring you..


Posted By: rovhazman
Date Posted: 07 November 2009 at 21:34
Great thread, as usual. I am still amazed from the Jacanas .

Today I managed to scare all the birds with my lens. They all flew as soon as I pointed at them... Here are few examples:


Sony A700 + Sony 300mm f/2.8 + 1.4xTC | f/4 | 1/320sec | ISO 320


Sony A700 + Sony 300mm f/2.8 + 1.4xTC | f/4 | 1/1000sec | ISO 320

But luckily, my friend the Great Blue Heron is always happy to pose for me...


Sony A700 + Sony 300mm f/2.8 + 1.4xTC | f/4 | 1/800sec | ISO 320


Sony A700 + Sony 300mm f/2.8 + 1.4xTC | f/4.5 | 1/250sec | ISO 320


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Posted By: Pavel
Date Posted: 07 November 2009 at 21:59





All with A-900 + M600 f/4 HS G

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Posted By: punkskaphil
Date Posted: 08 November 2009 at 20:17
@ar-wis:

Great shots there.

I think #1 is a young Pygmy Owl. I should know for sure because owls are normally my strong-point, but I'm not totally certain of this one.

#2 is a bee-eater - I think probably the Green Bee-eater.

Where did you find them?

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Posted By: momech
Date Posted: 09 November 2009 at 04:17
Red head ducks "blast off". Wish I'd had a WA, there were several thousand of them. There were spooked by a pair of northern harriers.



Black crowned night heron fly-by



Northern shrike in the rain



Posted By: PWhite214
Date Posted: 09 November 2009 at 04:27
Such wonderful photos on this thread. I learn from all of you.

American Oystercatcher




Phil

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Posted By: rovhazman
Date Posted: 09 November 2009 at 04:28
momech - I like the ducks! (and all the other as well...)

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Posted By: H3
Date Posted: 09 November 2009 at 06:16
I took this one in Iraq with a Sony DSC-R1 (before I bought my A700).

http://klnothstine.smugmug.com/Travel/Iraq/9420339_k2rA7/1/#631438339_MVnK3-A-LB">

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Posted By: Brandy
Date Posted: 09 November 2009 at 07:36


Pacific Gull fly by.







Cheers Brandy.

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Posted By: ar-wis
Date Posted: 09 November 2009 at 10:24
Thanks Punkskaphil, I found them both in Malawi. The owl in the Liwonde National Park and the bee-eater in some small wildlife reserve in the South of Malawi (forgot the name of that park).


Posted By: Stan53
Date Posted: 09 November 2009 at 10:29
The shots on this page alone make one a little hesitant about posting shots - well done all.
Black-winged Stilts



Mirror Mirror


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Posted By: punkskaphil
Date Posted: 09 November 2009 at 13:47
Originally posted by ar-wis ar-wis wrote:

Thanks Punkskaphil, I found them both in Malawi. The owl in the Liwonde National Park and the bee-eater in some small wildlife reserve in the South of Malawi (forgot the name of that park).


Given the location, I think that might be the African Barred Owlet (a type of Pygmy Owl) and Böhm's Bee-eater. Looks like a great location for birding - I'll have to put that on my list of places to visit!

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Posted By: Pavel
Date Posted: 09 November 2009 at 14:13

A-900+M600 f/4 HS

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Posted By: Pavel
Date Posted: 09 November 2009 at 14:50


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Posted By: napo
Date Posted: 09 November 2009 at 14:57
Beautiful photos Pavel. The first "sykorka" is amazing!!

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Posted By: Pavel
Date Posted: 09 November 2009 at 15:23
Originally posted by napo napo wrote:

Beautiful photos Pavel. The first "sykorka" is amazing!!


Thanks for comments.BTW how do you know we call it sykorka in CZ?

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Posted By: jaquoval
Date Posted: 09 November 2009 at 21:13
Nothing fancy - just a mallard drake


7d; beercan

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Posted By: falconsusi
Date Posted: 10 November 2009 at 02:25
Killdeer birds this past summer.

1. Eggs


2. Mama doing the broken wing impression to lead me (a predator) away from the nest


3. Two of the babies just born and still wet


Posted By: klw10
Date Posted: 10 November 2009 at 02:33
Cropped shot of a Blue Jay.
http://www.kevinlwilliams.net/Animals/Birds/9519403_GzLMm/1/#707090957_L8mbb-A-LB">
A700, Sigma 100-300 f4 + Sigma 1.4 TC, 420mm, ISO 400, f7, 1/200


Almost got it! (Crop)
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A700, Sigma 100-300 f4 + Rokunar 1.4 TC, 420mm, ISO 200, f9, 1/500
Crop
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A700, Sigma 100-300 f4 + Rokunar 1.4 TC, 420mm, ISO 200, f9, 1/800

Walking on Water... (Crop)
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A700, Sigma 100-300 f4 + Sigma 1.4 TC, 420mm, ISO 200, f8, 1/640

These are all crops for the original. How do these look?





Posted By: klw10
Date Posted: 10 November 2009 at 02:34
@falconsusi love the killdee shots. I always have them making a nest in my yard and I have some shots as well.


Posted By: Xmilehigh
Date Posted: 10 November 2009 at 15:32


Couple of shots from a local lake the other day.





A700 & Minolta 200mm f2.8 HS

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Posted By: eric lee
Date Posted: 10 November 2009 at 22:07
Been lurking admiring & hopefully learning a long while,time to post summers efforts, not in the same league as many that have gone before.Alpha A100 Sigma 70 300 apo






Posted By: Josiel
Date Posted: 11 November 2009 at 03:15


Posted By: Brandy
Date Posted: 11 November 2009 at 07:11


@Jaquaval loved the Mallard. Looked as if he were floating through space!!

Some from today. Very hot [36C] and very bright.
Black Swan and Cygnet, hard to approach.









A Thornbill and Royal Spoonbill










Cheers Brandy.

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Posted By: Wētāpunga
Date Posted: 12 November 2009 at 08:08
Brilliant shots Brandy- I liked the black swans.

Here's another bird I encountered up in the NT. If anyone can help identify the species I'd be grateful.

Shots with the α700, 300.4 G & 1.4x TC.

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Posted By: Stan53
Date Posted: 12 November 2009 at 09:59
It is a Fig Bird - Sphecotheres viridis - commonly known in Nth Queensland as a Red eyed Fig Bird

Regards Stan

You will have to try harder to stump me.

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Posted By: Frankman
Date Posted: 12 November 2009 at 11:27
Excellent images Brandy and chthoniid

Here are a few of my recent ones:

1. Resting:


2. Scatter!


3. Drying the wings:


4. Same


5. I like the reflection:


6. Empty-handed (large crop!)


7. 6 seconds later - drying off:


Frank

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Posted By: Pavel
Date Posted: 12 November 2009 at 21:14


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Posted By: Josiel
Date Posted: 13 November 2009 at 03:28


Posted By: Brandy
Date Posted: 13 November 2009 at 03:31


And some more. Australian Raven and a couple of Chats.







Cheers Brandy.

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Posted By: Brandy
Date Posted: 13 November 2009 at 03:34

Josiel, you were posting the same time I was or I would have said great shot. What is it?

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Posted By: Josiel
Date Posted: 13 November 2009 at 04:01
Thanks, Brandy! Rather a great bird than a great shot, unfortunately... I still need to learn how to get the clarity I see in your shots.

I long to get a decent shot of one in flight - it's the most beautiful shape I've ever seen of a bird.

Forgot to say it's a Tesourinha - Fork-tailed Flycatcher (Tyrannus savana)



Posted By: klw10
Date Posted: 13 November 2009 at 05:27
Shot these yesterday at Sunset.
The Mallard
http://www.kevinlwilliams.net/Animals/Birds/9519403_GzLMm/1/#711580205_KGz4v-A-LB">
A700, Sigma 100-300 f4 + 1.7 TC, 510mm, ISO 400, f11, 1/500
Striking a pose...
http://www.kevinlwilliams.net/Animals/Birds/9519403_GzLMm/1/#711582426_PwoXE-A-LB">
A700, Sigma 100-300 f4 + 1.7 TC, 340mm, ISO 400, f11, 1/500
Getting some groceries..
http://www.kevinlwilliams.net/Animals/Birds/9519403_GzLMm/1/#711738897_jb7Qw-A-LB">
A700, Sigma 100-300 f4 + 1.7 TC, 510mm, ISO 400, f11, 1/500
Get out of here!
http://www.kevinlwilliams.net/Animals/Birds/9519403_GzLMm/1/#711743372_tpgBx-A-LB">
A700, Sigma 100-300 f4 + 1.7 TC, 306mm, ISO 400, f11, 1/500


Posted By: Stef.
Date Posted: 13 November 2009 at 05:37
Superb shots Brandy!
Like the ducks as well!
Stef.


Posted By: ianb
Date Posted: 13 November 2009 at 05:42
Brandy,

Great Chat shots.. as always, lovely clarity

Ianb


Posted By: klw10
Date Posted: 13 November 2009 at 06:19
There are some great shots here!
What lens are you using Brandy?

klw10


Posted By: Wētāpunga
Date Posted: 13 November 2009 at 08:50
Australian Ibis series

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Posted By: Pavel
Date Posted: 13 November 2009 at 09:07


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Posted By: Brandy
Date Posted: 13 November 2009 at 12:04


Thanks Chthoniid, Frank, Stef and Ianb.

Klw10 it's the Sony 70-400, it's rarely off my camera unless I'm doing portraits of my grandchildren. I also have the Kenko 1.4TC which goes really well with it but for some reason haven't got round to "birding" with that combination yet, don't know why...

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Posted By: klw10
Date Posted: 13 November 2009 at 15:14
Thanks for letting me know Brandy. Nice shots by the way. I would love to have that lens but for now I will tough it out with my Sigma and my 1.4 and 1.7 TCs.

klw10


Posted By: TBMike
Date Posted: 13 November 2009 at 20:23
Already page 7 and I'm just now posting! Back home again in the back yard. There are some awesome photographs posted gang!!
Red Shouldered Hawk sitting on the wall.


New visitor to my pond is (I think)a young Glossy Ibis.


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Posted By: klw10
Date Posted: 13 November 2009 at 20:42
A few more from the 11th.
I am watching you...
http://www.kevinlwilliams.net/Animals/Birds/9519403_GzLMm/1/#711761163_r8qUw-A-LB">
A700, Sigma 100-300 f4 + 1.7 TC, 510mm, ISO 400, f10, 1/500

http://www.kevinlwilliams.net/Animals/Birds/9519403_GzLMm/1/#711766464_iHbsR-A-LB">
A700, Sigma 100-300 f4 + 1.7 TC, 510mm, ISO 400, f10, 1/800
Birds of a feather....
http://www.kevinlwilliams.net/Animals/Birds/9519403_GzLMm/1/#711746253_CufzK-A-LB">
A700, Sigma 100-300 f4 + 1.7 TC, 510mm, ISO 400, f11, 1/500
Off I go...
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A700, Sigma 100-300 f4 + 1.7 TC, 510mm, ISO 400, f11, 1/500


Posted By: mvg_foto
Date Posted: 14 November 2009 at 00:26
Well, they _are_ birds, don´t listen to that nasty rumor about rats with wings.....



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Posted By: wross
Date Posted: 14 November 2009 at 00:46
Talk about stooping to their level!

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Posted By: Jens G
Date Posted: 14 November 2009 at 21:05
So many beautiful bird photos here.

In Denmark the weathermen says that we have had 3 hours of sunshine till now in november, and today I could feel that I just had to try some birding, even though there wasn't much light.

Here is one of the results,- a shouting sparrow.
Shot at ISO 800, and RAW processed in DxO 6.

A700 with 70-400G @400

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Posted By: Brandy
Date Posted: 14 November 2009 at 23:47


@ TBMike, love the pose of the Hawk and yes I'd go with a Glossy Ibis, not that we get any here although I have seen them in Northern Australia.

Jens, really like the sharpness of the Sparrow, those we have in plague proportions and I have never taken a shot of one, something I must rectify seeing yours. Was it a DxO preset? I'm currently trying both the latest DxO and Capture one and am having great difficulty deciding which one to go with, think I favour DxO for sharpness and noise control, but the new version has crashed a few times and Capture One is so much faster to process. Hard choice...

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Posted By: Jens G
Date Posted: 15 November 2009 at 00:05
Thanks Brandy

I am a beginner with DxO, so I just used the default preset, and set the white balance.

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Posted By: Brandy
Date Posted: 15 November 2009 at 05:42

From my recent Queensland trip.   Don't know what it is, female Rufous Whistler [Stan?] in late evening light and another Kite, PP in C1.





Cheers Brandy.

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Posted By: badlydrawnroy
Date Posted: 15 November 2009 at 08:56
Do you guys allow a 'non birder' in here ?

I think this is a young swallow caught with my A700 + 200mm hs apo f/4.5 1/400s iso200.




Roy


Posted By: Brandy
Date Posted: 15 November 2009 at 09:16


Most definitely especially with quality like that!! Love it, the colour, the detail, the bokeh the lot......

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Posted By: outback88
Date Posted: 15 November 2009 at 09:23
Brandy excellent shots, how do you get so close, l cannot get within "Cooee" of little so & so's, we have some Finches flying about here but they are too fast for this old F^rt .

l will keep trying !!


Posted By: jet_set_willy
Date Posted: 15 November 2009 at 09:50
Some amazing shots in this thread again, realy makes me want to get out but the weather here is terrible at the moment


Posted By: Frankman
Date Posted: 15 November 2009 at 10:09
I agree - excellent images indeed. Be patient Brian - your share of blue skies will come.

Frank

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Posted By: k9tales
Date Posted: 15 November 2009 at 10:22
Anyone ID this duck?
I can't find it in my bird books. It was in a marsh feeding with Mallards and Herons and a few others.

Thanks
Lynn

Update: I found a shot with two. Must be a male and female.







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