Weekly Wildlife Thread: February 12th - February 18th

Started Feb 12, 2012 | Discussions
yanzhuo Regular Member • Posts: 425
Weekly Wildlife Thread: February 12th - February 18th

Post your wildlife images.
All wildlife not contained or restricted (NO pets or zoo animals please).

All systems are welcome. Please indicate the equipment.

When posting your own images, please reply to this first post in the thread;
otherwise, thread viewers will likely overlook your contribution.

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OP yanzhuo Regular Member • Posts: 425
Re: Weekly Wildlife Thread: Purple-throated Carib

Nikon D3S and Nikkor 600/4 VRII:

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danny006 Senior Member • Posts: 1,098
Re: Weekly Wildlife Thread: February 12th - February 18th

Sony A77 + Minolta 400/4.5

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Amateur Sony Shooter Veteran Member • Posts: 5,433
More snowy owls

From last week outing. Sigma 120-300/2.8 OS HSM with 1.4xTC all handhold.

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danny006 Senior Member • Posts: 1,098
Re: Weekly Wildlife Thread: February 12th - February 18th

I don't understand what Canon/Nikon users are doing in this thread ... I think we are interested in what Sony gear can produce.
You guy's have your own forum, go post there please.

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Ed at Ridersite Forum Pro • Posts: 19,107
What????

All systems have always been welcome here. Read the opening post.
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Ed at Ridersite Forum Pro • Posts: 19,107
Mine from last week - 12 images

All with the A-77 and Big Beercan.

RSH - 6th fairway
f/8 @ 300 mm, 1/250, ISO 800

Female House Sparrow on dead branch
f/8 @ 300 mm, 1/100, ISO 800

Squirrel on blacktop
f/8 @ 300 mm, 1/320, ISO 200

Hermit Thrush on limb
f/8 @ 300 mm, 1/250, ISO 200

Hermit Thrush - feather detail
f/11 @ 300 mm, 1/125, ISO 200

Canada Goose - waist level
f/8 @ 280 mm, 1/1000, ISO 400

Song Sparrow - cloudy day
f/8 @ 300 mm, 1/100, ISO 400

Male House Finch awaiting the feeder
f/8 @ 300 mm, 1/100, ISO 400

Male Eastern Bluebird through double-pane glass
f/8 @ 300 mm, 1/125, ISO 1600

Eyeing the Mallards
f/8 @ 300 mm, 1/800, ISO 400

Female Mallard landing
f/8 @ 300 mm, 1/1600, ISO 400

RSH - hunting
f/8 @ 300 mm, 1/640, ISO 400

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Ed at Ridersite Forum Pro • Posts: 19,107
Re: Weekly Wildlife Thread: Purple-throated Carib

Nice colors and bokeh on all. Sharp too. Is the last one the same bird or just warmer light?
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Ed at Ridersite Forum Pro • Posts: 19,107
Re: Weekly Wildlife Thread: February 12th - February 18th

Interesting birds and sharp too. Do you know the species?
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Re: More snowy owls

I've not seen one with the beak open - cool! Nice exposure too in that light.
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OP yanzhuo Regular Member • Posts: 425
Re: Weekly Wildlife Thread: February 12th - February 18th

Nice series Alex. Thanks for sharing!

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OP yanzhuo Regular Member • Posts: 425
Re: More snowy owls

Thanks for sharing these good pictures!

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OP yanzhuo Regular Member • Posts: 425
Re: Mine from last week - 12 images

Nice as usual Ed. Thanks for sharing!

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OP yanzhuo Regular Member • Posts: 425
Re: Weekly Wildlife Thread: Purple-throated Carib

Ed at Ridersite wrote:

Nice colors and bokeh on all. Sharp too. Is the last one the same bird or just warmer light?
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Thanks Ed. The last one is the same bird with warmer light. This bird color look different according to the light. It can look as beautiful as on the pictures or just plain black.

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caporip Senior Member • Posts: 1,181
Re: Weekly Wildlife Thread: February 12th - February 18th

Another wild horse (konik pony) shot. Sonya900 and 24-70zeiss.

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Kriekira Senior Member • Posts: 2,227
Florida, where the wildlife share your yard

Was offered a weekend pet-sitting at a house on Florida's west coast (near Tampa) -- I live in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania -- and, having seen the photos posted here by some who live in Florida, bought my Southwest ticket and made the trip.

Would not recommend the Tampa/St. Pete area for nature or landscape photography, but Florida -- wow! Visited 14 State/County parks in three days. Still processing my captures. Here are some I liked. (All RAW, Sony a850, 70-400G, converted and developed in Aperture.)

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Kriekira Senior Member • Posts: 2,227
Re: Florida, where the wildlife share your yard (2 more)

For some reason DPR wouldn't let me post these at first. Two more from my weekend in Florida.

Great Horned Owl sleeping in the sun

Gopher Tortoise (the official state tortoise)

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phiri Contributing Member • Posts: 969
Re: Weekly Wildlife Thread: February 12th - February 18th

danny006 wrote:

I don't understand what Canon/Nikon users are doing in this thread ... I think we are interested in what Sony gear can produce.
You guy's have your own forum, go post there please.

Are you afraid that the Sony gear will be outclassed? No need man. A camera is just a tool. We need more of these threads where people just concentrate on the end side of photography and how results were obtained.
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steelhead3 Veteran Member • Posts: 7,653
Re: What????

The only stipulation is the thread not have captive animals; shots must be "in the wild".

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OP yanzhuo Regular Member • Posts: 425
Re: Weekly Wildlife Thread: February 12th - February 18th

Nice picture and good choice of black and white

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