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Re: Some Birds

Posted: Thu Mar 12, 2009 2:07 pm
by RobbieA
Greg Beetham wrote:No problemo Robbie, :lol: when would you like the photo of the Red Necked Avocet? I'll see what I can do. :D
Greg

ps This might get me off the hook.
http://www.birdingnsw.org.au/gallery/displayimage.php?album=lastup&cat=0&pos=5


Ok, off the hook for now.. wow, the bird looks so strange to me, so used to our Avocets.. really kewl.. but now you have to go out and shoot one yourself..

Re: Some Birds

Posted: Thu Mar 12, 2009 7:51 pm
by jcoffin
A few of the local geese trying to decide the pecking order:

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and one showing how big and bad he is:

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Just out of this picture (to the right, in case that wasn't obvious) was another who'd apparently been chased out of the flock, at least temporarily -- he was wondering around the pond, and anytime he got too close to the water, something like this happened and he ran away again). The one who'd been chased out wasn't exactly shy or retiring either -- he was quite willing to get up-close and personal with me:

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Re: Some Birds

Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 11:53 pm
by Elisha
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Re: Some Birds

Posted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 8:23 am
by Dr. Harout
Very nice entry Elisha and welcome. :D

Re: Some Birds

Posted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 5:22 pm
by Winston
Screech Owl (click for larger)...

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Re: Some Birds

Posted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 5:37 pm
by david antony
Sensational shots Winston... Wow!

Re: Some Birds

Posted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 7:17 pm
by aster
Jcoffin, very nice moves from the geese...

Elisha, welcome to the forum and that duck has beautiful colours ...

Winston, intriguing owl shots...lovely feather details around the head and overall too. The eyes are pentetrating into viewer's soul, they are that striking!

:D
Thanks for sharing
Yildiz

Re: Some Birds

Posted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 7:49 pm
by Dr. Harout
Wow, nice owl, Winston.

Re: Some Birds

Posted: Thu Mar 19, 2009 12:08 am
by jcoffin
Welcome to the forum Elisha. Your shot of the duck is extremely nice -- Mallards do have such gorgeous colors!

Aster: thanks for the nice words -- just after I posted the goose shots was when everybody seemed to disappear for a while -- I had that feeling like sitting down at a table in a cafeteria, and everybody else immediately gets up and leaves! :-)

Winston, you shot of the owl is really nice. Where you using a long lens, or did it let you really close? From the CA visible at the top of the head in the second shot, I'm guessing it wasn't a really short lens, but nothing to really indicate how long it is either...

Re: Some Birds

Posted: Thu Mar 19, 2009 2:16 am
by Winston
Thanks all for your generous comments. Here's the EXIF for the two shots:
Sony DSLR-A700: 1/250s f/7.1 at 180.0mm iso800
Sony DSLR-A700: 1/320s f/6.3 at 400.0mm iso800

I was very close and he was very cooperative. Lens used was the Minolta APO 100-400mm f/4.5-6.7.

Re: Some Birds

Posted: Thu Mar 19, 2009 7:13 am
by RobbieA
Some great shots here.. I was away on business for a while so my participation became non existant.. haha.. yes, can imagine that coffee table feeling.. Since we onto water birds, another 3 from me..

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Re: Some Birds

Posted: Thu Mar 19, 2009 7:41 pm
by aster
jcoffin wrote:Aster: thanks for the nice words -- just after I posted the goose shots was when everybody seemed to disappear for a while -- I had that feeling like sitting down at a table in a cafeteria, and everybody else immediately gets up and leaves! :-)


Hi Jcoffin,

When that happens, just remind yourself that there’ll be a new crowd coming in with good coffee and muffins in mind ...some of the old ones will be among them ... :D

So, you just keep throwing your photos into this infinite dark space some call ‘forum’ and let those ‘fishing’ have a go at hunting for ‘what’s new’...
Now, please go and enjoy a ‘free’ coffee out of your own kitchen on my behalf ... and enjoy the sometimes-hitting-around-silence. Sometimes silence is golden with promises ahead! :D

All the best,
Yildiz

Re: Some Birds

Posted: Thu Mar 19, 2009 7:45 pm
by Dr. Harout
aster wrote:
jcoffin wrote:Aster: thanks for the nice words -- just after I posted the goose shots was when everybody seemed to disappear for a while -- I had that feeling like sitting down at a table in a cafeteria, and everybody else immediately gets up and leaves! :-)


Hi Jcoffin,

When that happens, just remind yourself that there’ll be a new crowd coming in with good coffee and muffins in mind ...some of the old ones will be among them ... :D

So, you just keep throwing your photos into this infinite dark space some call ‘forum’ and let those ‘fishing’ have a go at hunting for ‘what’s new’...
Now, please go and enjoy a ‘free’ coffee out of your own kitchen on my behalf ... and enjoy the sometimes-hitting-around-silence. Sometimes silence is golden with promises ahead! :D

All the best,
Yildiz


I join Yildiz on this one. Sorry I didn't comment on your shots. But surely will, as I'm really impressed by that goose portrait shot.

Re: Some Birds

Posted: Fri Mar 20, 2009 3:26 am
by pakodominguez
One of my first pics with the 7D (with 70~210 f4)
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Regards

Re: Some Birds

Posted: Fri Mar 20, 2009 6:51 am
by RobbieA
You think the duck is trying to say something to you by showing you the rear end?? hahaha