The Sunday BIRD Volume 9, Issue 28 January 5, 2014

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Richard Pavek
Richard Pavek Veteran Member • Posts: 6,541
The Sunday BIRD Volume 9, Issue 28 January 5, 2014

Hi Everyone,

I wish you all a Happy New year. I spent much of New Year’s Day photographing Sandhill Cranes. Hope you had a good holiday also.

My photos follow.

Cheers and Chirps,

Richard Pavek

SHENmaker@MSN.com

My photo/essay blog is at: www.RichardsBirdBlog.com

Gallery at www.pbase.com/shenmaker

Richard Pavek
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If you’re new to the thread please read this.

Whatever your cameras and level of proficiency, please know that you are welcome!

We would like you to help us keep the BIRD from becoming a confused mess by
1. Posting your photos first, as a reply to the Parent post (the one with the Sunday BIRD in the title)
before you view or comment on other posts.
A maximum of 5 or 6 per post, please. Post again if you need.

2. IMPORTANT: replace the Sunday BIRD title in the Subject title of your post with a title that describes your photos or they will be missed.)
3. Please ID your birds, we have readers all over the world and many will not know yours.

(If you don’t know the IDs by all means ask.)
4. Please don’t put your photos inside a reply to another poster, because the rest of us won’t see them.
5. You may make any comments you wish on the photos others have already posted.
6. It is not necessary to thank each person who makes a minor comment on your photo(s). Sometimes there have been so many ‘thank yous’ that dpReview cut us off at the 150 post limit!
So, if you wish to say thank you please do it once for all those who commented. Thanks.
Richard

Richard Pavek
Richard Pavek OP Veteran Member • Posts: 6,541
Sandhill Cranes
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Thanks for looking, comments welcome,

Richard

CalNature Contributing Member • Posts: 958
More Cranes!

Nice shots Richard...you are always a tough act to follow. After working on the farm today I took a trip for some more crane pics myself. It is addicting.  Anyway, here's mine:

sinkas Senior Member • Posts: 1,153
More Australian Parrots

Happy New Year to you all. Thanks for your fantastic Crane shots. They are quite rare around here.

These parrots like to come for a quick dip in the mornings in our bird bath but are soon gone.

The Red-rumped Parrot (Psephotus haematonotus), also known as the Red-backed Parrot or Grass Parrot, is a common bird of south-eastern Australia, particularly in the Murray-Darling Basin. Red-rumped Parrots are slim, elegant, moderate-sized parrots approximately 28 cm (11 in) in length. The male's plumage is a bright emerald-green with yellow underparts, a brick-red rump and blue highlights on the wings and upper back. The female's plumage is less vibrant, with pale olive underparts, dull green wings and back and blue-black wingtips. The characteristic red rump is only found in the male.

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Regards Daryl

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WhyNot
WhyNot Veteran Member • Posts: 4,674
A Little Gold

We have a small flock of goldfinches that are roosting in the hedges just over the fence. When they are thirsty or want a few seeds they jump over the fence and pose for me (or maybe just tolerate me... )

All taken with the E-30 and the 70-300mm lens. ….

262mm; f/7.1@1/800; ISO 800

215mm; f/8@1/1250sec; ISO 800

One of the joys of photographing yard birds is the occasional stranger that drops by

215mm; f/8@1/1000sec; ISO 800

This is not a goldfinch but I believe he is a Pine Warbler who just came to town to see what was going on and whether life was better in the city than where he usually stays....

Thanks for stopping by.. all comments and critiques are gratefully received...and usually responded to and so I apologize for not coming back last week, just spent too many hours waiting for and watching the yard birds....  (I'm having some problems with this entry so I'm not sure how it will look when I submit it...)

joeletx Senior Member • Posts: 1,668
Slow day in the park

Hardly anyone coming out and play. I just manage to snap a couple.

Green Teal

Pine Warbler?

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Roger Engelken
Roger Engelken Veteran Member • Posts: 4,280
A beautiful day at the park

These are with the E-M1 and ZD 150.  Definitely a work in progress for the shooter.

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Richard Pavek
Richard Pavek OP Veteran Member • Posts: 6,541
Re: More Cranes!

Nice

Richard Pavek
Richard Pavek OP Veteran Member • Posts: 6,541
Re: More Australian Parrots

Nice Work,"

Richard

Richard Pavek
Richard Pavek OP Veteran Member • Posts: 6,541
Re: A Little Gold

Like the last one best. Cute!
Richard

Richard Pavek
Richard Pavek OP Veteran Member • Posts: 6,541
Re: Slow day in the park

Sure OK for a slow day!
Richard

Richard Pavek
Richard Pavek OP Veteran Member • Posts: 6,541
Re: A beautiful day at the park

Not bad! A bit bluish, though.
Richard

Roger Engelken
Roger Engelken Veteran Member • Posts: 4,280
Re: A beautiful day at the park

Richard Pavek wrote:

Not bad! A bit bluish, though.
Richard

Thank you. I left these unaltered, RAW direct to jpg through Lightroom 5, otherwise untouched. A work in progress.

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jiankliu Contributing Member • Posts: 553
Bird of Prey
1

Lots of migration birds passing by, while many predary birds are spending their winter here in Vancouver.

Long Ear Owl

Bald Eagle

Northern Harrier

Short Ear Owl

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Messier Object Veteran Member • Posts: 4,110
Parrots, and a Pellican in flight
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Some home and away shots this week . . .

The parrots were taken at my home in Sydney last week.
The Pelican shots from last month about 200Km south of Sydney on a coastal lake
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Canon 5DIII, hand held, raw PP in LR5.2 cropped and resized to 1600p wide
Parrots with Canon 300mm f/2.8 L II + TC2X
Pelican with Sigma 50-500mm

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Peter

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Rainbow Lorikeet

This guy was in deep shadow in my front yard.
Because he was quite close I needed to stop the lens down to get a reasonable DOF (disadvantage of the FF format) so even at ISO 1600 I needed to push it in PP giving an overly bright background

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This young male King Parrot was making a lot of noise up in the neighbour's tree.

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And an Australian Pelican from last month

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K1W1 55
K1W1 55 Regular Member • Posts: 477
Captive and wild - which is which?

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Some Slideshows of a wee bit of my work, more to be added if I ever sort out my music rights issues.
http://www.youtube.com/user/truder55/videos

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Denjw
Denjw Veteran Member • Posts: 3,663
A few shots with the E-M1 and 50-200mm SWD +EC2.0
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Initially I was not getting the results I was when using this combo on the E-5.

Tried the AF adjust but I don't know if it is my eyesight or not but I couldn't see any obvious need to adjust the focus points. Based on my results with the E-5 I know the combo worked well and so I left things as they were.

Did some test shots on a tripod. Nothing very scientific just at full zoom, AP at f/8, antishock at 8sec, changing the ISO through the range 200-3200 to increase shutter speed. Results looked fine so maybe its just handholding is more sensitive because of the addition of the adaptor and I will need to watch my shutter speed more. This where shooting at F/8 is a distinct disadvantage.

Fortunately with the E-M1 the better sensor allows shooting with a higher ISO. With the E-30/E-5 I was reluctant to shoot higher then 800.

Anyway here are some shots from this week, I think I maybe getting the hang of using this combo.

Eastern Spinebills in the backyard

Been trying to get one like this for awhile and nearly nailed it.

Azure Kingfisher

Cheers

Dennis

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emsig
emsig Contributing Member • Posts: 715
Re: Sandhill Cranes

Great work Richard.

My favorite is the last one, No. 5. And very special to my eyes is No.3. Very cute how the birds obiously pay attention to the samething.

Cheers

Emilio

emsig
emsig Contributing Member • Posts: 715
Re: A Little Gold

I'm with Richard, the last one is very nice.

Cheers

Emilio

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