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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 May 2008 at 00:35

OK, finally was able to get some shots that weren't of geese, ducks or sparrows...

A700 - Minolta 28-75/2.8 - Quantaray 2x TC
1/200s f/5.6 at 150.0mm iso320


A700 - Minolta 28-75/2.8 - Quantaray 2x TC
1/1250s f/7.1 at 110.0mm iso320


A700 - Minolta 100/2.8 D - Quantaray 2x TC
1/250s f/8.0 at 200.0mm iso200


A700 - Minolta 100/2.8 D
1/500s f/8.0 at 100.0mm iso200


A700 - Minolta 100/2.8 D
1/200s f/5.6 at 100.0mm iso200


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 June 2008 at 07:30
Good one polygot.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 June 2008 at 07:56
thanks, brettania!. It was rescued by PP - taken at ISO800 and without enough +ve compensation for the sky so I had to push it 1.2 stops and apply loads of noise reduction - it'd make a crap print but there's just enough there for the web.

I tried following the Frankman-directions but this guy was only hanging about under overcast in the afternoon then went away in the evening. Next time!

LTTay's duck - very impressive control of the dynamic range there. Did you make two exposures from RAW and combine them or something?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 June 2008 at 14:48
One more Honeyeater (got yesterday) and a couple of raptor shots.








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Edited by geardown - 01 June 2008 at 14:49
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 June 2008 at 14:54
Polyglot - nice raptor. Looks like a Whistling Kite to me.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 June 2008 at 15:02
Nice selection of Aussie birds polygot and geardow. Even Dumont's in the act with a few Budgies - nice. It's funny but I've never seen budgies in the wild.

Mike, I like your first gull capture. Great focus on the face. LTTay - that mandarin duckbetter not show off too much otherwise he'll end up as Peking Duck    .

Anyway, here are a few from this morning. Not much out there - lots of cloud cover:

Caspian Tern:




And this is ther first grebe I've ever shot - woohoo - a new species:




I didn't realise grebe were so small. When I first saw it I thought it was a baby duck .

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 June 2008 at 15:11
Originally posted by geardown geardown wrote:

Polyglot - nice raptor. Looks like a Whistling Kite to me.


Polygot, I've just looked it up in my "bird book". My money is on Nankeen Kestrel (I have been wrong before.... quite a few times )

I took this a while ago, and somebody else identified this as a Whistling Kite:



It matches the description in my Pizzey and Knight.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 June 2008 at 15:27
Originally posted by Frankman Frankman wrote:

Originally posted by geardown geardown wrote:

Polyglot - nice raptor. Looks like a Whistling Kite to me.


Polygot, I've just looked it up in my "bird book". My money is on Nankeen Kestrel (I have been wrong before.... quite a few times )

I took this a while ago, and somebody else identified this as a Whistling Kite:

It matches the description in my Pizzey and Knight.



....and I'm pretty sure you're wrong this time too!

No way polyglot's bird is a kestrel. Kestrels are almost pure white underneath, while poly's bird is dark with Kite markings. Compare the pattern to your bird - they're almost identical.

Also, the kestrel has yellow legs, and polyglot's fella has grey ones.

I'm still betting on whistling kite. I'll pursue with the better half tomorrow morning. She's been birding raptors since she was a teenager, and she'll be able to put the issue to bed.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 June 2008 at 15:47
Geardown - sorry, I was looking at YOUR post of the Nankeen Kestrels. I only just realised that you were talking about the single image posted further up - that's a whistling kite indeed. My bad... AGAIN . Too much coffee.

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Family outing at the RSPB Conwy reserve. I was tucking into chocolate cake when this lot headed for the shore, so I grabbed the camera (with 200/2.8 and 1.4x mounted) and just got them all into the frame. I was a little disappointed with the result, as nothing seems quite in focus.



One of the goslings
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 June 2008 at 18:36
"I WANT SOME FOOD!!!"



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BTW - Brilliant Minolta 300 f4 - first effort, thank you Octupi
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 June 2008 at 20:08
A shot from last evening.




Edited by rmscustom - 01 June 2008 at 20:34
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 June 2008 at 22:29
I visited the Rainham Marshes RSPB Reserve in Essex yesterday, and found these two...



Reed Bunting

(a700, Sigma 300/2.8, Sigma 1.4x TC, 1/800@f6.3, ISO 400, cropped)




Reed Warbler

(a700, Sigma 300/2.8, Sigma 1.4x TC, 1/500@f7.1, ISO 400, cropped)

Edited by punkskaphil - 01 June 2008 at 22:33
A1, SEL200600G, 85/1.4 G RS, ∑24-70/2.8, Hartblei SR 35/2.8, ∑70-200/2.8, ∑150/2.8,
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