The Sunday BIRD Volume 8, Issue 40 March 24, 2013

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Re: Some Godwits
In reply to Messier Object, Mar 25, 2013

Nice tack sharp focus; I'm still having trouble with that on minimal dof and MF legacy lenses.

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Re: Kingfisher, a Surf Scoter at sea, and a Peregrine in Flight
In reply to sb123, Mar 25, 2013

Nice Kingfisher in flight.  How the heck did you track that?

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In reply to rb dwn, Mar 25, 2013

Wish I could get f3.5 out of my MFT 70-300 at 200mm!

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Re: Just a few waterbirds this week
In reply to Denjw, Mar 25, 2013

Interesting shot of the pelican fishing.  I never knew the big pocket under the bill puffed out like that in the water, although in retrospect it seems kinda obvious!

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Blue Heron in Pond on Briones Crest
In reply to Richard Pavek, Mar 25, 2013

There are several ponds along the Briones Crest Trail and this Blue Heron was in the one named Sindicich Lagoon on March 18, 2013

E-PL1 1/800s f13 ISO640 151mm (Panasonic 45-200mm)

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Re: N. Platte River, NB, Sandhill Cranes; S.C. Northern Cardinal
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Love the cranes!

Andrew

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Re: Blue Heron in Pond on Briones Crest
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Good detail in the heron and the water growth.

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Re: N. Platte River, NB, Sandhill Cranes; S.C. Northern Cardinal
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Nice Sandhills,

thanks

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Re: Blue Heron in Pond on Briones Crest
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Nicely done
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Re: Blue Heron in Pond on Briones Crest
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Nice!

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Re: N. Platte River, NB, Sandhill Cranes; S.C. Northern Cardinal
In reply to GAitken, Mar 26, 2013

Quite good results for the in flight birds with the legacy Leica + 2x.

I'm wondering how much the Leica weighs and how it handles on the EM-5

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Re: N. Platte River, NB, Sandhill Cranes; S.C. Northern Cardinal
In reply to GAitken, Mar 26, 2013

I especially like the Cardinal from South Carolina, nicely shot.

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Re: Kingfisher, a Surf Scoter at sea, and a Peregrine in Flight
In reply to GAitken, Mar 26, 2013

All of these are not far from a perch, so the adjustment to the focus was relatively small, and could, to some extent, be practiced beforehand.  Following the bird is indeed hard.  Persistence helps - I've been trying for a long time to get a good shot of a kingfisher hovering.  It helps a lot that I'm using the lens handheld, and can let the superb IBIS of the EM5 keep the subject sharp. It's hard to imagine following a kingfisher with a monopod or tripod and it's also hard to imagine (till now)getting a sharp result from a handheld 700mm equivalent.

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Re: Some odds and ends
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Love the pelican Shot Richard.

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Re: The Sunday BIRD Volume 8, Issue 40 March 24, 2013
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Nice starling and I like the second last one.

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Re: Some Godwits
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Nice peter.

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Re: Crested Terns
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Very nice. I always love these birds they look so cool with their shades.

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Re: Mourning Doves
In reply to carizi, Mar 26, 2013

Nice shoots. Over the last few months I have realized why doves make out so much. Well if you ever look at there nests , which are normally a few twigs with a couple of eggs placed precariously on top of them , they have to lay a lot as the eggs keep on falling out the nest.

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Re: Kingfisher, a Surf Scoter at sea, and a Peregrine in Flight
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Love the surf scooter and the static kingfisher.

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Re: Koel female
In reply to sanjaykool, Mar 26, 2013

What an interesting looking bird. Nice catch.

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