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

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GAitken Regular Member • Posts: 219
Re: Some Godwits

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

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

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Nice!

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

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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StillRob Regular Member • Posts: 189
Blue Heron in Pond on Briones Crest

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

Love the cranes!

Andrew

19andrew47
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Re: Blue Heron in Pond on Briones Crest

Good detail in the heron and the water growth.

Andrew

Richard Pavek
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Re: N. Platte River, NB, Sandhill Cranes; S.C. Northern Cardinal

Nice Sandhills,

thanks

R

Richard Pavek
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Re: Blue Heron in Pond on Briones Crest

Nicely done
R

GAitken Regular Member • Posts: 219
Re: Blue Heron in Pond on Briones Crest

Nice!

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Messier Object Veteran Member • Posts: 4,437
Re: N. Platte River, NB, Sandhill Cranes; S.C. Northern Cardinal

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

Peter

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

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

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sb123 Senior Member • Posts: 1,158
Re: Kingfisher, a Surf Scoter at sea, and a Peregrine in Flight

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.

Steve Barnett

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Re: Some odds and ends

Love the pelican Shot Richard.

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

Nice starling and I like the second last one.

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Re: Some Godwits

Nice peter.

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Re: Crested Terns

Very nice. I always love these birds they look so cool with their shades.

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Re: Mourning Doves

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.

Great lovers but bad nest builders.

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Re: Kingfisher, a Surf Scoter at sea, and a Peregrine in Flight

Love the surf scooter and the static kingfisher.

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Re: Koel female

What an interesting looking bird. Nice catch.

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