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    Posted: 19 November 2007 at 20:57

The last birds thread was bulging more than an overstuffed featherdown pillow. See.

Here we go with a new one.
 



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 November 2007 at 22:02
This fellow really took my measure, as you can see, finding out what food it could capture. You see glossy starlings a lot in Kruger National Park; their iridescent colours are amazingly beautiful. I think this is the Cape Glossy Starling (Lamprotornis nitens), don't always find it easy to tell the different species apart.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 November 2007 at 20:09
Wow, nice detail! Here's a gull in flight, not as sharp, but loved the motion blur in the wing, captured with the Beercan and a 3600 HSD in Rear Curtain Synch.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 November 2007 at 05:50
Here's another, woodduck.

taken with the 80-200/2.8 at 200mm and f/4.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 November 2007 at 17:31
This one was shot on sunday, very strange light.



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 November 2007 at 17:32
Excellent colors Lionel..
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 November 2007 at 19:46
New thread, more great photos. Nice capture Mats - what kind of a bird is that? We don't see those here in the US.

Here's one I took this morning. It's a Red-Breasted Nuthatch. This is a bird that my wife and I have only seen a couple of times. I have been hoping to get a good photo of him, and finally had my chance today.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 November 2007 at 07:30
Juvenile Red-Crowned Cranes- Zhalong Reserve (near Qiqihar)

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 November 2007 at 13:15
Allthough technically a bird, you don't see many chicken in the bird threads.
This one was basking in the late afternoon sun. Maybe she was practicing for her last hours (without the feathers in a pan)   

Mind the bandwidth of others, don't link pictures larger then 1024 wide or 960 pix high, see here
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 November 2007 at 17:25
Blackbird


Robin


Another robin


Chaffinch


All shot with A100 and recently acquired Sigma 400mm f5.6 Telemacro.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 November 2007 at 13:36
Man, I was going to post in this thread but now I think better of it :) How close was that robin, eccles?

With my 300 + 1.4x, I typically don't get nearly that magnification. Or are you cropping heavily?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 November 2007 at 13:56
Very nice work indeed. Not sure whether I've posted these... I don't think so:









Need to get out more on weekends -

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 November 2007 at 17:51
@Polyglot, as winter draws in, robins get bolder so you can get quite close to them especially if you tempt them with a few peanuts and don't make sudden movements. I suppose I was about 6-8 feet away from the robins, the crops in both cases being around 50%. The Sigma Telemacro is a cracking lens though and I got a nice 8x10" print from the first robin pic. The chaffinch is a heavier crop.

Frankman, those in-flight shot are stunning.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 November 2007 at 18:01
More great bird shots guys.

eccles I am encouraged by your shots as I have just got my hands on a Sigma 400mm telemacro.

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