Birds 2014

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Birds 2014

Unread postby mvanrheenen » Fri Jan 03, 2014 8:11 pm

Let me follow Dusty and Andy in opening this new yearly topic about our feathered friends.

Please post your bird shots here.

Have fun!

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Re: Birds 2014

Unread postby the_hefay » Sat Jan 04, 2014 7:52 am

Ooops, I guess I should've waited to post my eagle pictures here.
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Unread postby mvanrheenen » Sat Jan 04, 2014 9:23 am

No problem, we're not as picky as other communities are.

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Re: Birds 2014

Unread postby Dusty » Tue Jan 07, 2014 12:25 am

2 starving birds in the cold, glad we're sharing the Chickens treats.

Taken thru a dirty picture window, and on the laptop monitor I can't tell if I made this too light or not.

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Unread postby Dr. Harout » Sat Jan 11, 2014 10:12 pm

Dusty, brightness is fine, but contrast is the problem (too low IMHO)
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Re: Birds 2014

Unread postby Dusty » Thu Jan 16, 2014 3:28 pm

Dr. Harout wrote:Dusty, brightness is fine, but contrast is the problem (too low IMHO)


Yes, now that I'm on a real monitor I see that. On the laptop it looked different at every angle! I don't think the dirty picture window helped any with the contrast! :roll:

How's this one?

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Unread postby the_hefay » Tue Feb 04, 2014 8:45 am

Saw another bald eagle. This one sitting on top of a sprinkler. I guess he didn't want me to stop and take his picture.
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Unread postby Ossie » Tue Feb 04, 2014 10:36 am

It has been a little while since I posted anything on the forum and it is a great surprise to me that I have some shots of birds that I thought worth posting here. They are not usually a subject I would attempt to shoot (I don't have the equipment, skill or patience to do it seriously) but on a recent tour of Sri Lanka I came back with a few half decent shots. These are probably the best of the bunch.

All shot with A77 + 70-300mm G

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Unread postby Birma » Tue Feb 04, 2014 1:23 pm

Those are cracking shots Ossie :) ! Great, vibrant colours and I love the eye contact with the bird in the first one.
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Re: Birds 2014

Unread postby Ossie » Wed Feb 05, 2014 12:46 pm

Birma, Thanks. There are some amazing birds to be seen there.

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Re: Birds 2014

Unread postby Ossie » Wed Feb 05, 2014 4:58 pm

Three more from Sri Lanka

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Re: Birds 2014

Unread postby the_hefay » Wed Feb 05, 2014 10:22 pm

Ossie, those are some very good captures. I really like the very first little bird staring you down and the one of the heron flying off with it's meal.
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Re: Birds 2014

Unread postby sury » Wed Feb 05, 2014 10:35 pm

Half decent Ossie!!! Talk about understatement of the year. :lol:
If these are half decent, I can't wait for your decent shots. :)

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Re: Birds 2014

Unread postby caporip » Tue Feb 11, 2014 12:09 am

Dunnock, shot from my study A57 and 70-400 mk 1

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Re: Birds 2014

Unread postby sury » Tue Feb 11, 2014 2:09 am

Nice capture.

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