The Sunday BIRD Volume 8, Issue 43 April 14, 2013

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At the feeders...
In reply to Richard Pavek, Apr 14, 2013

All shot with the 7D & 100-400 L. The first four also used the Kenko 1.4x tc.

Reed Bunting

Goldfinch

Dunnock

Chaffinch

Goldfinch

Blue Tit

An unbelievably messy little Blue Tit!

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Re: Herons and Sparrows
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Great shots of the heron, love the pose

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Re: Australian Birds
In reply to dharma108, Apr 14, 2013

Nice shots indeed. I wish our pigeons looked that interesting!

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Re: American White Pelicans, Copper's Hawk and Black Capped Chickadee in Boulder, CO
In reply to bobdant, Apr 14, 2013

Lovey catch on the coopers hawk, nicely lit too

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Re: Great Blue Heron and Cormorant (Full Body)
In reply to carizi, Apr 14, 2013

I wish the herons around here were that tame, 560mm isn't even close to filling the frame!

Nice captures

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Australian mix
In reply to Richard Pavek, Apr 14, 2013

It's been a few months since I've been out shooting birds, so this week I just have a few odds and ends from various camera/lens combos spanning a couple of months.

Here is a Little Wattlebird.
I caught this one yesterday. I was at a family get-together here in Sydney and had taken my E-5 and 12-60mm for family shots, and luckily I had tossed the little 40-150mm into my bag just in case . . .

A Crested Pigeon from a few months back.
A regular visitor to my garden who doesn't mind posing for the camera

Canon 5D3 +  OM Zuiko 300mm f/4.5

My local flock of Sulphur-crested Cockatoos . On the ground at close range. I was in my backyard sitting behind a retaining wall  for this shot, putting the camera at the same level as the birds

5D3 EF 24-105mm f/4

A Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo - Largest of the Australian parrots.

I still don't have a good shot of this bird. Seems that I don't have a camera or (as in this case) the right one for the job when I spot one of these birds.
A tight crop that came out OK after a bit of PP work

Canon 5D3, EF 24-105mm f/4

And  a White-faced Heron,  taken with the E-5 and ZD300mm .

Peter

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Re: Bush Stone Curlew, Darwin NT
In reply to rb dwn, Apr 14, 2013

Great close-up!

Richard

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Re: Great Blue Heron and Cormorant (Full Body)
In reply to carizi, Apr 14, 2013

Really great that he Heron let you get that close. Nice shot.

Richard

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Re: A few water birds from downunder
In reply to Denjw, Apr 14, 2013

Good work, Dennis

Herons will eat anything small enough to get down their throat

Richard

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Re: 2 Gulls, 4 Eagles
In reply to sb123, Apr 14, 2013

Great scene with the eagles

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Re: At the feeders...
In reply to Private Custard, Apr 14, 2013

Lovely shots, great color, great poses!

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Re: Australian mix
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Nice shots, good job with the cock-a-too

Richard

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Magpie Lark and Spoonbill portraits
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Both taken with EM5 and 75-300.

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More Black Grouses
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E5 + Bigma at 500 mm

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In reply to Richard Pavek, Apr 14, 2013

Here are a few from the archives. Haven't been able to get out to shoot yet. All taken with the E-30 and the Bigma.

Juvenile Little Blue Heron

Cattle Egret

Feeding Time in the Great Blue Heron Nest

Purple Gallinule

Black-bellied Whistling Duck

Juvenile Roseate Spoonbill

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Green-crowned Brilliant at a feeder
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Green-crowned Brilliant hummingbird from Costa Rica:

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Re: Green-crowned Brilliant at a feeder
In reply to MikePDX, Apr 14, 2013

Nice capture, so is the shutter speed you usually use, and do you think that is the slowest one can go? I just put my hummingbird feeder up today.

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Re: Great Blue Heron Waves Hello
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Re: Great Blue Heron Waves Hello (2nd try)
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Re: Green-crowned Brilliant shutter speed
In reply to Brad Ross, Apr 14, 2013

Thanks Brad.  I'm certainly no expert.  Maybe someone else can give advice here.  I was hand-holding in A mode, so I set aperature to f/4 for the DOF I wanted and let the camera pick shutter speed.  I have some shots at a slower speed with more wing blur, but the birds stay remarkably still so their bodies are sharp.

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