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07-01-2018, 03:53 PM   #28876
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G'Day Pratik,

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What do you mean by special pass and keys?
This link will explain it best.

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I am in South East.
Then Braeside park would be a great start, it's where I shoot most.

But you will have to forget about the 'hide' part.

You might even see me there, I'm the guy with the Pentax

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Braeside this morning:

Nankeen Kestral landing in a tree:




Nankeen Kestral being chased from tree by a Noisy Miner:




Black-shouldered Kite on the hunt:



There's a bit more to that story, it was great watching it hover close-up, every now and then it would lift it's head and look over it's shoulders to make sure nothing was hunting it while it was hunting.
Also there was another photographer nearby and every now and then the Kite would look at me then the other guy to make sure we wern't going to bother it. We both thought it was a little bit magic.


Black-shouldered Kite in a tree:



These events were a few minutes apart in the same spot. Perhaps the Kestral left because it saw the Kite coming. Perhaps the Kite came because it saw the Kestral.
07-02-2018, 05:12 AM - 8 Likes   #28878
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A few posts ago I mentioned how hard it is to get close enough for decent shots of Cliff Swallows when they are gathering mud for their nests. Turns out shooting from the car was the solution - though these are still heavily cropped.





K-3, DA*300mm, DA 1.4xTC
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A few posts ago I mentioned how hard it is to get close enough for decent shots of Cliff Swallows when they are gathering mud for their nests. Turns out shooting from the car was the solution - though these are still heavily cropped.K-3, DA*300mm, DA 1.4xTC
That is precisely the only way I've managed to get an image of one. If I remember I'll search back and see if I can find one worth posting.

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Ok. After much deliberation got myself a 560. The winter season is long over so had to be satisfied with the residents.
Still haven't got the hang of shots. I see shake even though I placed the lens on car window or on a lake wall.
With K-5iis

Grey Francolin


Little Grebe with a chick


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My effort at a from-the-car-blind image of a swallow. Aside from the very deep crop, the puddle was under a tree that cast a very deep shadow. The swallows were colorful but dull. The starlings weren't so colorful but they were more fun to watch and photograph.
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QuoteOriginally posted by alfa75ts Quote
Braeside this morning:
Nankeen Kestral landing in a tree:
Nankeen Kestral being chased from tree by a Noisy Miner:
Black-shouldered Kite on the hunt:

There's a bit more to that story, it was great watching it hover close-up, every now and then it would lift it's head and look over it's shoulders to make sure nothing was hunting it while it was hunting.
Also there was another photographer nearby and every now and then the Kite would look at me then the other guy to make sure we wern't going to bother it. We both thought it was a little bit magic.

Black-shouldered Kite in a tree:

These events were a few minutes apart in the same spot. Perhaps the Kestral left because it saw the Kite coming. Perhaps the Kite came because it saw the Kestral.
Well shot - neat experience!! Thanks for sharing.!
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QuoteOriginally posted by jacamar Quote
A few posts ago I mentioned how hard it is to get close enough for decent shots of Cliff Swallows when they are gathering mud for their nests. Turns out shooting from the car was the solution - though these are still heavily cropped.K-3, DA*300mm, DA 1.4xTC
Neat to see what they go through to gather the mud - thanks for sharing!!

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QuoteOriginally posted by WPRESTO Quote
My effort at a from-the-car-blind image of a swallow. Aside from the very deep crop, the puddle was under a tree that cast a very deep shadow. The swallows were colorful but dull. The starlings weren't so colorful but they were more fun to watch and photograph.
Quite different activity - enjoyed seeing!
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Ok. After much deliberation got myself a 560. The winter season is long over so had to be satisfied with the residents.
Still haven't got the hang of shots. I see shake even though I placed the lens on car window or on a lake wall.
With K-5iis

Grey Francolin
Little Grebe with a chick
Nice work with the Grebe chick!!
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And for a change of pace - shot with a Canon 100-400 at 400mm - hand held and I forgot to turn on the OS. Cropped and slightly sharpened.
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Another image of starlings at their ablutions. I should have boosted the ISO more to get a faster TV
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Paruline masquée [Geothlypis trichas] chassant les insectes en cette grosse canicule qui sévit au Nord-Est de l'Amérique du Nord.
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Common Yellowthroat [Geothlypis trichas] chasing insects during extreme hot wheather in Eastern North America.

2018.07.02, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Québec, Canada

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Paruline masquée / Common Yellowthroat [Geothlypis trichas]
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QuoteOriginally posted by Weevil Quote
Paruline masquée [Geothlypis trichas] chassant les insectes en cette grosse canicule qui sévit au Nord-Est de l'Amérique du Nord.
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Common Yellowthroat [Geothlypis trichas] chasing insects during extreme hot wheather in Eastern North America.

2018.07.02, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Québec, Canada

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Merci -- c'est one belle image. 1957-1960 j'étais cadet au Collège Militaire Royal de St-Jean. Vous me fait souvenir.
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Merci -- c'est one belle image. 1957-1960 j'étais cadet au Collège Militaire Royal de St-Jean. Vous me fait souvenir.
What he said - I think!!
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