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    Posted: 20 April 2009 at 17:04
OK

Let's start another thread. This one starts with a bit of "attitude":

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Join in guys.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 April 2009 at 18:38
Frank, You make the impossible look easy! Getting crows against the sky WITH detail is a feat I've yet to master. #2 is my favorite despite loosing the top bird's right wing.

This is about all the attitude that I've had lately (breeding plumage and lots of showing off)

1. Northern Cardinal

A350; Sony 70-300G (180mm); ISO200; f7.1; 1/500th

I did have a chance to get some close-ups of a female Brown-headed Cowbird. She let me get to within 3-4 meters (while keeping a watchful eye on me of course). Her mate was in the dark folliage of a nearby tree. The light in the grass was a bit problematic as she seemed to prefer the shade and I had to bump the ISO to increase the shutter speed.

2. ISO 100 (1/60th)


3. ISO 200 (1/100th)


4. ISO 400 (1/400th)


5. ISO 400 (1/400th)


The last two were salvaged by a recently purchased version of Noise Ninja.

Cheers... Brian



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 April 2009 at 04:16
In Florida its spring migration. Last Saturday several hundred birders descended on Ft. Desoto Park to see the migrants feasting in the Fig and Mulberry trees.

Female Summer Tanager


Blue Grosbeak


Rose-breasted Grosbeak


Orchard Oriole


American Redstart


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 April 2009 at 05:33
Great shots so far. TBMike, what lens do you use?

Here are the birds of prey I've managed to capture with the Minolta 100-400. I almost always run the ISO at 400 to get a crisp shot hand-held.

The ubiquitous red-tailed hawk:

The ubiquitous red-tailed hawk.


A young Mississippi Kite:

A young Mississippi Kite.


Adult Mississippi Kite:

Adult Mississippi Kite.


A Sharp-shinned hawk visited our deck:



a sharp-shinned hawk.



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 April 2009 at 06:09
cool sets guys



my share, a brown goshawk landed on the tail of a mini-windmill in the park but flew away so quickly....just managed to took a couple of clicks, no time to adjust hehehe.....


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 April 2009 at 10:32
Hi, two from the weekend, A700 + Minolta 80.200 G HS
Cattle Egret:

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Saving for something longer Minolta 300 F4 or 400 4.5
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 April 2009 at 13:01
Excellent shots all.
Sparky lens is Minolta 400mm f4.5 G. It was one incredible day. The birds were in a feeding frenzy and ignoring the birders. We added 10 life birds to our list that day. I have a couple hundred more photos focused on wrong twig, no head, or bird moved etc.
Here's one a Kentucky Warbler bouncing along on the ground feeding The best of 20+ shots not in clear focus.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 April 2009 at 13:41
Wow, Frank! That #2 is fantastic!!! I mean, all your shots are but that one takes the prize!!
There's no such thing as too many lenses.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 April 2009 at 15:34
Tried a bit of birding myself. All taken with KM5D and Sigma 400/5,6 APO. Loads and loads of CA, I think...

#1



#2



#3

There's no such thing as too many lenses.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 April 2009 at 16:13
This semi-arid zone honeyeater is a lifetimer for me. I got him yesterday in the heart of the Mallee scrub, just north of the Little Desert. They were in the last flowering native for miles.

White-fronted Honeyeater (Phylidonyris albifrons)


If you look at full-sized image, you will see that the tiny red spot just behinf the eye is actually composed of four small feathers - no biggewr than a millimetre. I love my 300/4!

Edited by geardown - 21 April 2009 at 16:15
99% of the time, A200, 300/4 HS G + APO 1.4 TC. My flickr
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 April 2009 at 17:06
white-cheeked honeyeater.....


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 April 2009 at 23:05
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 April 2009 at 02:50
Alpha α700
Minolta: 28-135mm F4-4.5 | 50mm F1.4
Sony 70-300mm G

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 April 2009 at 03:09
There were few Hawks, so here is my contribution (I hope I didn't post it in the past - they are from few months ago).

"Taking pictures?"

A700 + Minolta 400mm f/4.5 HS, 1/80sec, f/8, ISO200.

"I am not interested!"

A700 + Minolta 400mm f/4.5 HS, 1/100sec, f/8, ISO200.
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