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    Posted: 01 November 2020 at 08:30
Welcome to part 90 of the "Birds" thread.

For completeness, here is the list of all the previous bird threads:
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Hawfinch







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We are either lacking in the smaller, colorful birds or I am very bad with finding them. Perhaps the latter. I'll try to post more from my rookery collection. I've never been a birder but do enjoy photographing the big birds, maybe because I spent my first 50 years in an environment that didn't have them. I enjoy my mirror lenses and have more than makes sense. While they can't compete with the high-end lenses many people here have, I find them very challenging and fun to use.

Here's one that has the bird pointing to the telltale evidence of a mirror lens having been used.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote mambo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 November 2020 at 17:03
Beautiful shot
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Two Stonechats.

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Beautiful shots TFS
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Post Options Post Options   Quote pegelli Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 November 2020 at 13:16
@ VictorV, in the first shot it looks like the hawfinch is playing piano, and I also like the second shot very much

@woodrim, beautiful bird and a beatiful pose, the background bokeh goes very well with the shot, especially the white donuts above the bill. I might only center the bird in the frame for an even stronger composition.

@punkskaphil, great shots, especially the second one "in flight", landing gear is up
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Originally posted by pegelli pegelli wrote:

@punkskaphil, great shots, especially the second one "in flight", landing gear is up


Thanks. It was pure luck: I'd been shooting it perched when it took off but stayed pretty much within the same plane of focus, and just about within the frame.
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Today I had a chance to shoot northern hawk-owk (Surnia ulula) and although I failed to get any proper action shots, I got few decent portraits of this owl...

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α7R IV + Sony FE 5.6-6.3/200-600 G OSS @ 506 mm, f/6.3, 1/1600 s, ISO 4000

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α7R IV + Sony FE 5.6-6.3/200-600 G OSS @ 600 mm, f/6.3, 1/1600 s, ISO 4000

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α7R IV + Sony FE 5.6-6.3/200-600 G OSS @ 600 mm, f/6.3, 1/1600 s, ISO 2500

4. Wink! Wink!

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Nice owl. Especially on #2.

The shadow of my tail ;)
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Brandy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 November 2020 at 23:58

Reed Warbler.

Deep amongst the reeds



And they never keep still.





But now and again you get lucky when they climb to the top to view their surroundings..



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Post Options Post Options   Quote pbcbob Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 November 2020 at 00:05
At least in reeds one will often have pretty good light. In dense trees where many warblers live,it is often difficult to shoot at more than 1/60 second.
Great job Brandy.
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A friend told me that a tree in his neighborhood housed 27 long Eared-Owls.
It turned out to be true and impressive.
I took some photos









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There's a live stream camera in the US that has the camera pointed at some bushes, and for some reason Long Eared Owls line up next to each other in this bush somewhere in Montana. I have seen seven on a branch. Apparently live animal cameras are popular now after the virus lockdowns, go figure LOL https://explore.org/livecams/owl-research-institute/long-eared-owl-cam
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