Some Birds

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Re: Some Birds

Unread postby Bodak » Tue Mar 10, 2009 7:38 am

Some great shots Rob, I'm going thru the files now to see what else I have.

Here we go.

"Purple Swamp Hen" Taken at same location.
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Re: Some Birds

Unread postby Bodak » Tue Mar 10, 2009 7:51 am

I just have to throw in a Percy.

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Re: Some Birds

Unread postby RobbieA » Tue Mar 10, 2009 12:41 pm

Lovely pics Stephen.. love your Percy.. I have an African Grey parrot and his name is Percy so expected some sort of parrot when it was coming up..hehe

Your Purple Swamp hen.. We have the same bird here but call it a Purple Gallinule..

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Re: Some Birds

Unread postby RobbieA » Tue Mar 10, 2009 12:50 pm

DO you have these down under?

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Re: Some Birds

Unread postby jbtaylor » Tue Mar 10, 2009 6:16 pm

Thanks for the encouragement Robbie. Yes that last hawk image can be improved. It was one of my first real captures and my inexperience shows. I chose to leave it as is to remind me to always see in terms of composition.
Here is one more image that is less than perfect but is still attractive to me. It was early morning on Kiawah Island when I was giving the 600mm a test drive. There is a certain water color feeling to it (at least I think so).
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Re: Some Birds

Unread postby RobbieA » Tue Mar 10, 2009 6:40 pm

Now this is kewl.. dark background with light on bird making it stand out.. just either the top or bottom needs a slight crop to bring the bird onto one of the thirds.. but bird sharp and great pose with reflection..

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Re: Some Birds

Unread postby kingfisher » Tue Mar 10, 2009 7:13 pm

nice pictures everyone

here some of mine

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taken in france ,


cheers
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Re: Some Birds

Unread postby RobbieA » Tue Mar 10, 2009 7:19 pm

WOW Gustav, these are stunning.. but we wouldn't expect less from you.. thanks for sharing..

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Re: Some Birds

Unread postby Bodak » Tue Mar 10, 2009 8:08 pm

Gee Whiz, some excellent shots being shown here.

Robbie, I would not know what we have here but the bird you ask about looks like
some sort of Stilt.

Gustav, I have been after eagles a few times without any luck. I know where they are but the traveling
makes it some what expensive to be out there with them.
Great shots.

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Re: Some Birds

Unread postby Bodak » Tue Mar 10, 2009 8:16 pm

White fronted chat birds, male and female I presume.

I was actually out after eagles and hawks when I must have positioned myself between them and the nest.
No eagles and the like, but did bring these home on the card.

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Re: Some Birds

Unread postby Dr. Harout » Tue Mar 10, 2009 8:35 pm

Wonderful forum. Keep them coming. :D
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Re: Some Birds

Unread postby RobbieA » Tue Mar 10, 2009 8:44 pm

Nice shots Stephen.. I love the second one.. overall colouring just great..

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Re: Some Birds

Unread postby kingfisher » Tue Mar 10, 2009 9:03 pm

indeed nice shots stephen
specially the first one

the vulture`s are difficult , but i now where they sleep ,
so i wait a few hours , an than they started , to fly

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with this picture , i go with my camera in the same direction as the vulture , i think you say " trekking " so the picture get some speed ??????

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Re: Some Birds

Unread postby RobbieA » Tue Mar 10, 2009 9:26 pm

Nice shots Stephen.. I love the second one.. overall colouring just great..

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Re: Some Birds

Unread postby Bodak » Tue Mar 10, 2009 9:31 pm

Heavens above, I look at these shots and feel giddy .
The older I get the more I have to watch myself near high places.
I used to be able to walk steel girders in the construction industry when young, but not now.

I'd kill to be able to get just one shot like yours. :D


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