Some Birds

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Some Birds

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Taken in Florida with the a700, 300mm 2.8 (non high speed) and a 2x converter.

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Very nice, I like the last one best.
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Thanks for responding.
A few more for your review.

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Hello jbtaylor, :D

I can't pick any as the best. Each one is a different value. You have very nice compositions of these birds in their most natural state and environment. If you collect many more such as these shots then one day you'll have a great lake birds collection. Would make a great book or posters, I guess!

Lots of nice details; like the feathers being lifted by the wind; picking food out of the waters; good light showing each detail of the feathers and nicely sharp too...

Thanks for sharing. And that lens with the converter seems to make things easy for you while shooting wild creatures, as they all are very natural and undisturbed. Must be a relaxing experience! When I'm not 'building scarecrows to scare the illegal construction erectors' in shape of contractors around my residence I should do some wildlife shooting myself. I need soothing my nerves too... :D

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Thanks Yildiz. It was fun and exciting. I was alble to relax once the shooting was done.
These birds have become used to people being around which made it easier to get close.
Some final shots that didn't make the first cut from a special morning.

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How to bide a few hours away and commune with the outdoors.
It is the road traveled that can be just as rewarding.

I've enjoyed viewing all of these.
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Some very good shots there, especially that striated heron with the shrimp (probably a different name there, here it's quite variable in colour...numerous morphs, but all have the same blackish cap at least), great capture.
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Greg, we call that a Green Heron in our parts. They often straighten their necks and extend their crown feathers. Unfortunately, I was unable to capture that pose.
Thanks to all for your feedback.

A moment of reflection for Bodak.
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Nice shots JB.
I think #3 and 6 need a bit of darkening and #1 a bit of cooler temperature. :?
Overall, I enjoyed the shots.
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Good ones! I rarely take bird photos, but here are a few (all on film):

Anhinga at Everglades National Park, Florida:
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Great Blue Heron at Everglades National Park, Florida:
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California Marbled Godwit:
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Some great shots JB & Henry

Here is a wee Redwing Blackbird. KM 5-D
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Nice shots, especially of the Herons. And now for some that are a bit more common (though still somewhat colorful):
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Alpha 700, Tamron 70-210/2.8 @210/6.7, 1/500th.

As you can see from the water, it's pretty windy here today...
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Taken with the A700 and the SIgma 500mm F4.5 lens

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Hi Robbie,

Interesting looking birds. :)
I especially like the second and third birds' photos. The second bird is sharp enough to see the reflections in the eye and also the spots on the feathers and it looks good to see the expression of the bird. In the third photo I like the body language of the bird when stretching out its wings and thus bringing forth a lot of details even if the head section isn't as sharp due to bird's motions.

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Some great bird photo's being posted by one and all.
Hey Robbie I see you have a bird that looks very similar too one over here, (middle photo) called a bush stone-curlew or weeloo here, I wonder if it also has the same eerie night time call.
http://www.chappo1.com/bush_stone_curlew.html
I thought I'd put this link in as he seems to use both a KM5D and an A700 for his bird photography.
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