The Sunday BIRD Volume 8, Issue 41 March 31, 2013

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alxdava Contributing Member • Posts: 754
From today

James Diedrick Forum Member • Posts: 60
Re: The Sunday BIRD Volume 8, Issue 41 March 31, 2013

Here are a few photos of a Royal Tern bathing and preening at Fort DeSoto County Park--on Christmas Eve 2012. I had rented a Canon 100-400 IS lens to try out, and was pleased to capture this behavior. All shots are hand-held:

Royal Tern--conducting!

Royal Tern--conducting Stravinsky?

Royal Tern--requesting Pianissimo

Royal Tern--conducting John Adams' Dr. Atomic

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Richard Pavek
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Re: Blue tit

Pretty little bird

R

Richard Pavek
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Re: Cattle Egret

Nice shot of a young one

R

Richard Pavek
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Re: From today

Interesting bird, what is it, please?

Richard

Richard Pavek
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Re: The Sunday BIRD Volume 8, Issue 41 March 31, 2013

Nice series of photos.

It would be helpful next time you post photos if you would change the title to something appropriate.

Thanks for posting

Richard

alxdava Contributing Member • Posts: 754
Re: From today

Hoopoe. Very beautifull birds. Now that spring has come in Europe, those birds have start the ritual, so i,ve seen them in gruops of 3-12.

But today(the day that i had the camera with me) was a warm one, so the park was over saturated with people and i saw just this one

alxdava Contributing Member • Posts: 754
Re: The Sunday BIRD Volume 8, Issue 41 March 31, 2013

James Diedrick wrote:

Here are a few photos of a Royal Tern bathing and preening at Fort DeSoto County Park--on Christmas Eve 2012. I had rented a Canon 100-400 IS lens to try out, and was pleased to capture this behavior. All shots are hand-held:

Royal Tern--conducting!

Royal Tern--conducting Stravinsky?

Royal Tern--requesting Pianissimo

Royal Tern--conducting John Adams' Dr. Atomic

Excelent work!

Roger Engelken
Roger Engelken Veteran Member • Posts: 5,306
Re: The Sunday BIRD Volume 8, Issue 41 March 31, 2013

That tern looks like quite the actor in those shots, hamming it up for the camera perhaps.

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Re: The Sunday BIRD Volume 8, Issue 41 March 31, 2013

LMAO!!!!!!!  These are really awesome and gave me more than a chuckle!......

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sarc Regular Member • Posts: 241
Norwegian Fjord Birds...

All taken from my boat last week. A highly unusual good weather along the west coast made for some fun boat and photo activities.

Mostly with OM-D EM-5 + 40-150R (and 50-200 for stationary birds). Also took out E-3+50-200+EC14, but autofocus is too slow ...

Look carefully under the first bird...

E-3

Good balance!

Thanks for looking!

Svein

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Roger Engelken
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Re: From today

A nicely captured image of a unique bird, at least to me.

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Re: Blue tit

You have a beautiful image.  I very much enjoy capturing birds in the midst of a tree.

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dharma108 Veteran Member • Posts: 4,705
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One of my favorite birds. Nice shot.

Dharma

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dharma108 Veteran Member • Posts: 4,705
Re: The Sunday BIRD Volume 8, Issue 41 March 31, 2013

Great set--really enjoyed them.

Dharma

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dharma108 Veteran Member • Posts: 4,705
Re: Norwegian Fjord Birds...

What a wonderful series--Really like the Geese in flight. Surprised to hear that the 50-200 and 1.4 is too slow--not my experience using the E5. Perhaps the AF is somewhat improved on the E3.

Dharma

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mike3116 Forum Member • Posts: 65
Re: The Sunday BIRD Volume 8, Issue 41 March 31, 2013

Lesser Sandhill Cranes   Bosque del Apache

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Roger Engelken
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Re: Doves in the cold

A very beautiful pair you captured there.  The birds are returning to the Front Range of Colorado, so hopefully I can gather a few that come out decent.  These are nicely done, and showcase the 40-150 is a quality lens.

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Re: From the archives....

I especially like the second in the series, a beautiful bird with a background that allows his colors to shine in the image.

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Steve Throndson Senior Member • Posts: 2,702
Re: Norwegian Fjord Birds...

Svien,

The fifth one in your set is an interesting shot.  What sort of birds are they?  And do they do that 'balancing act' often?  I've never seen that before.  Good photos!

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