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07-24-2016, 11:03 PM   #22621
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Nice shots, Kameko!
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Nice!
Thanks Albert and Derek

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Awesome shot. I have thousands pictures of the birds over 70 species , but zero shot of Osprey :-)
Y'know, it wasn't until this year that I was able to get half decent shots of Osprey, after trying for 3 or 4 years. You'll get them

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QuoteOriginally posted by WPRESTO Quote
That swallow is a fine capture, and I can attest to the one-out-of fifty capture rate from my own attempts with swallows. Their flight is soooo fast. For all they are gliders, and a much bigger target, shear-waters skimming over the ocean present a similar challenge. Until you try to track them in the viewfinder, you don't realize how fast they are sailing with essentially no wing movements. Of course it's logical for them to be moving fast, otherwise they couldn't generate sufficient lift to stay in the air.
Thanks Walt.

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Excitement at the RSPB - only the second time a great white egret has been seen here. Couldn't get a close shot, here's your "where's waldo" pic amongst the little egrets (K5 + DAL 55-300mm):



This heron was more cooperative (K5 + tamron 31A 200-500mm).



yaahay gotcha! 100% crop. Clunky ol 31A did ok actually. 450mm F10, 1/1250th, 800ASA, bean bag on sill.


Yum yum.


The great egret again, not quite 100% crop. You can see the tendency of the 31A to haloing, even though I have tried to correct it.
Good shooting Marcus, especially the heron.

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Great work Philip, I like them all.

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Awesome pictures. Great detail and colors. Nice to see birds from the other side of the planet.
I really like the colors of the Southern masked weaver.
Thanks for sharing.

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K-50 with SMC A 400mm f/5.6





K-50 with SMC 500mm f/4.5

Nice eagles - the look of disdain in the third one cracks me up.

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Excellent portrait Kameko.

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Thanks ChipB, I love this bird too.


Sharing few shots from K5-IIs which I've sold off recently, a cam I used to shoot most of the landscape/cityscape but only few months on birdie/wildlife









Another wonderful series Ken, well done!
07-25-2016, 07:03 AM   #22623
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Pygmy Owl from last weekend K1, DA 560
I've always had to photograph these aiming at the tops of trees. This was the first time I've ever seen one close to eye level




These are AMAZING!!! Which, is an understatement. Awesome captures. Was there a flash involved? Congrats on some stunning images, and thank you for sharing them.
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Thanks ChipB, I love this bird too.


Sharing few shots from K5-IIs which I've sold off recently, a cam I used to shoot most of the landscape/cityscape but only few months on birdie/wildlife
Damn Ken - I'm just going to have to get rid of my cameras, lenses, etc!! Good doesn't describe your work!!

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QuoteOriginally posted by Kameko Quote
Family portrait time

Very nice !

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QuoteOriginally posted by cleaverx Quote
Awesome pictures. Great detail and colors. Nice to see birds from the other side of the planet.
I really like the colors of the Southern masked weaver.
Thanks for sharing.

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K-50 with SMC A 400mm f/5.6





K-50 with SMC 500mm f/4.5

Excellent work !

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QuoteOriginally posted by kengoh Quote
Thanks ChipB, I love this bird too.


Sharing few shots from K5-IIs which I've sold off recently, a cam I used to shoot most of the landscape/cityscape but only few months on birdie/wildlife









Gold medal work as always Ken !
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Around the balcony/deck of the cottage we were staying at for the last couple of weeks (central Ontario). DA*300mm with or without the 1.4xTC.

Nesting Eastern Phoebes (the first clutch was successful but the chicks from this one disappeared overnight)



I actually used the 90mm f2.8 macro for the nesting bird due to the poor light but thought you might be interested anyway



Purple Finches





Ruby-throated Hummingbirds



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This bird is a newcomer to me and I don't really know what it is I'm thinking a young Finch of some sort ? DA*300 1.4 TC handheld.
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These are AMAZING!!! Which, is an understatement. Awesome captures. Was there a flash involved? Congrats on some stunning images, and thank you for sharing them.
Thanks all for the positive feedback. I did not use a flash. I simply got lucky with the lighting and was able to move around to get a decent background to shoot against.

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Black-crowned night heron.
Sigma 150-500 on a K5ii. These birds were extremely cooperative. At times they were so close that the Sigma couldn't focus on them.
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Something different with no feathers... K-3II + FA250-600



Jeux du Québec - Canoe-Kayak
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Sigma 150-500 on a K5ii. These birds were extremely cooperative. At times they were so close that the Sigma couldn't focus on them.
Great opportunity and great shooting

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Something different with no feathers... K-3II + FA250-600

Jeux du Québec - Canoe-Kayak[/URL] by Sylvain Cote, sur Flickr
Nice shooting - great shutter speed selection
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Something different with no feathers... K-3II + FA250-600
Very engaging image. Lots of youth, energy, determination, capability, fitness- - - I remember those.
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This bird is a newcomer to me and I don't really know what it is I'm thinking a young Finch of some sort ? DA*300 1.4 TC handheld.
Well, if nobody else is pitching in I'll weigh in with my 2 weeks' experience of birding in Texas about 5 years ago - based on the range maps for this time of the year, perhaps an immature male Lesser Goldfinch? I still find the pinkish spots on the underparts puzzling, though.
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Black-crowned night heron.
Sigma 150-500 on a K5ii. These birds were extremely cooperative. At times they were so close that the Sigma couldn't focus on them.


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