***Weekly Wildlife Thread - Mar 31 - Apr 6***

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Gene Tenold Veteran Member • Posts: 3,275
Re: First some from the backyard - 7 images

Very nice shots Ed, do you shoot jpeg or raw with the a77? I started shooting jpeg as I did not like the raw files on the a77 because they seemed to have to much noise.

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Re: From my daily walks - 10 images

The Mallard shot is fantastic!

OP Ed at Ridersite Forum Pro • Posts: 18,567
Re: First some from the backyard - 7 images

Thanks Gene.

I've been shooting exclusively RAW for about a year and a half now.  I only shot jpg with my A-100, but with the A-77, I decided to dive in.  For me, the only way to learn is to force myself.  At this point, I'm glad I did.  Once you get pretty familiar with the newer RAW processing, you can easily save images that just wouldn't be usable shooting jpg - so it goes shooting wildlife.

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Gene Tenold Veteran Member • Posts: 3,275
Re: From my daily walks - 10 images

Very nice images Ed, you got a good shot of the Rainbow Trout in the shallows.

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Re: First some from the backyard - 7 images

Loved the 'Tufted Titmouse with seed'

A few from my front garden - Australian King Parrots

Male King Parrot

Male

Female - she likes posing for the camera

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Re: Crowned Pigeon

Never would have guessed that is a pigeon.  Beautiful bird - thanks for posting.

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Re: Crowned Pigeon

My offerings.  Just LBJs.

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Another blue tit.

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Re: ***Weekly Wildlife Thread - Mar 31 - Apr 6***

Sharp and with interesting lighting.

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Re: Crowned Pigeon

That is a spectacular bird and you did a great job of capturing the crown feathers.

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I always enjoy your postings.  I'll never get to see a wolf

Nice series of Canada Geese.  I don't remember ever seeing one on a perch like that.

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Re: ***Weekly Wildlife Thread - Mar 31 - Apr 6***

Good sharpness in all of those Peter.  I think you are correct with your ID on the last one too.  The Wacholderdrossel, looks similar to what we call the thrush family.

Pretty nice shots of the tits in your other postings too.

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Re: Red-wattled Lapwing, at Ranthambhore National Park, India

A good likeness.  The background doesn't enhance, but I suppose there wasn't much you could do about that

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Re: At the Lake

You are pretty steady Lucas.  I've tried that before (1/15th and 500mm), but it was a mess

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Re: Gone Fishing

That is very sharp for 100%!  And, a nice catch with nice timing.

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Re: some boids

Nice shutter and wing spread on the swallow.  Look like you could probably crop it some too.

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Re: From the local park...

A fine set with lots of variety!  You demonstrate nice sharpness and good colors in all of these.  That Song Sparrow looks very similar to the one in my 1st post!

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Re: At the Lake

Ed at Ridersite wrote:

You are pretty steady Lucas.  I've tried that before (1/15th and 500mm), but it was a mess

Thanks, Ed! Anyway, as I mentioned, I supported my left shoulder on a trunk ( my left arm/hand were supporting the lens ). That helped, but I wasn't expecting a reasonable shot...!

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Love is in the air ;-)

Mallards

Horned Grebes

Common Goldeneye

Red-breasted Mergansers

American White Pelicans at Sunset

My attempt at BIF

A lonely loon

Killdeer at sunset

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