The Sunday BIRD Volume 9 Issue 43 April 20, 2014
Hi everyone and a Happy Easter to all of you who celebrate this day! It is somewhat early this year so it is a bit cooler than in some years and fewer springtime birds.
Hope you all can get out and get some god bird shots today!
Cheers and Chirps,
My photo/essay blog is at: www.RichardsBirdBlog.com
Gallery at www.pbase.com/shenmaker
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Hi Richard, Happy Easter and/or Passover! I love your Snowy Egret shot, is that the breeding color around the beak?
Here's my contribution for the week, C&C always welcome!
Have a wonderful holiday all!
Here are a few from this week, all captured by the E-M1 and the m75-300mm lens at ISO 400. Still having problems with the EVF. Some shots are good - some so-so.
These are some followup images made of the same nests one week later with the E-M1 and the m75-300 lens at ISO 400.
Here is another set of Crested Terns from SE Australia.
Captured earlier this year at the ocean entrance to a small coastal estuary.
The terns use the rocky shore and isolated beach to rest and feed their young after fishing out at sea.
All with Canon 5D, 2x 300mm/2.8, hand held, pp using LR5.3 and resized to 1600P wide
Adult Crested Tern resting - cropped to 75% of original
And a closer crop (about 12%)
A juvenile waiting for food
In-flight sequence of just under 1 second.
The house sparrow is not a spectacular bird but sometimes a real challenge for the photographer.
All images with E-M1, ZD300 + EC-20
Young male and two females
Happy Easter and cheers!
A New Zealand South Island Robin. An inquisitive bird, always looking to see if your boots have uncovered some tasty insects. I don't usually photograph birds, but this one stayed around while I was sitting down for a breather.