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02-11-2019, 11:27 AM - 16 Likes   #30541
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QuoteOriginally posted by gatorguy Quote
Great series as usual.
Thanks, gatorguy!

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That is a really fine BIF. You've captured a dramatic posture that really shows off the spoonbill, both its color and its unique features. It's a real wish-I-could-have-done-that image.
Now that I think of it, the lighting does highlight the wing features in a unique way. Itís obvious but I didnít judge it that way.

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A lovely image.

The luxury of two cameras. I'm envious. I love the BIF!
I want to play with the K-1 but I figure there wouldnít be much difference with my landscape photos between it and the 5iis. $1500 vs $350 for a 5iis.
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Beautiful series.
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Thanks, gatorguy!

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Wonderful shots. Now I feel I should have just got myself the 150-450 instead of 560

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Wonderful shots. Now I feel I should have just got myself the 150-450 instead of 560
I was impressed with the details rendered by the 150-450 here given the lack of direct sunlight.
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My last couple of trips to the Holland Marsh north of Toronto were unproductive, but this time I was able to find one Snowy Owl. Even so, for the first couple of hours all I saw was a few pigeons, so I took the opportunity to take a few shots for my "buildings past their best" thread. Buildings past their best - Page 9 - PentaxForums.com
It's nice to have options sometimes.

The owl was on the highest twig of the highest tree in the area and these shots are heavily cropped. I didn't want to flush the bird but some are much more skittish than others.



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Very nice! I just purchased a used K-5iis. I will keep using the K-3 for birds and the 2s for macro and landscapes. In my area I occasionally see bobcats and I like to use the K-5ii with them.

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A lovely shot of the bird in flight!

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A very rare leopard cat in the wild. I was crouching and had to sit real still when this cat was walking towards me (and my frozen still family) without realizing we were there.
I didn't even check the screen to see if I got the settings correct. Finally it stood still when it saw me. Gave me chance to shoot reasonable picture.
Almost full frame. Slight cropping

K-5iis + FA 300/4.5.


A wonderful capture. You don't get these kind of opportunity often while having the camera at the ready.

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We're fostering a 6-7yr old female husky, a former breeder female. She's a sweetie. A couple weekends ago, on a crisp sunny day she was watching some birds in the cedar tree and stray snowflakes drifted down from the tree. With the DA300mm I was able to stand across the yard and get more casual shots, which I think worked out really nicely. The background isn't great, but you take what you can get.







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Wonderful shots, beautiful dog. I especially like the second one.
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Wonderful shots, beautiful dog. I especially like the second one.
I'll second that. Huskies have a wild, wolf-like appearance, and the blue eyes seem to be evaluating your nutritional value, but the breed has been selected to cooperate with humans and they are generally very social and friendly.

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QuoteOriginally posted by TER-OR Quote
We're fostering a 6-7yr old female husky, a former breeder female. She's a sweetie. A couple weekends ago, on a crisp sunny day she was watching some birds in the cedar tree and stray snowflakes drifted down from the tree. With the DA300mm I was able to stand across the yard and get more casual shots, which I think worked out really nicely. The background isn't great, but you take what you can get.
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Wonderful shots, beautiful dog. I especially like the second one.
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I'll second that. Huskies have a wild, wolf-like appearance, and the blue eyes seem to evaluating your nutritional value, but the breed has been selected to cooperate with humans and they are generally very social and friendly.
I agree! Wonderful shooting of a lovely dog. There is a neighbour here with two of them. I'm one of those people that dogs treat as "scratch my ears" slaves even when they've never seen them before. I have to almost run to her or they will drag her across the street -- Husky's are sled dogs after all -- she finds it funny, and I get to scratch some really great ears.
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She's learning. As a former breeder female she missed out on a lot of training and social skills around other dogs. She's defensive with toys, treating them alternately like her puppies and prey. It's pretty disruptive when the others want to play.
But yeah, Huskies remember their friends and can apparently hear them blocks away.

Watching the birds:


Kato, our big male Husky.


Kiowa our Malamute. Mals have personalities matching their size.

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She's learning. As a former breeder female she missed out on a lot of training and social skills around other dogs. She's defensive with toys, treating them alternately like her puppies and prey. It's pretty disruptive when the others want to play.
But yeah, Huskies remember their friends and can apparently hear them blocks away.

Watching the birds:

Kato, our big male Husky.

Kiowa our Malamute. Mals have personalities matching their size.
Those are beautiful dogs, TER-OR, I'm envious. SWMBO isn't a dog person, so I am a bit deprived. A canary just doesn't cut it, somehow.
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well, the new lens arrived today - the UPS guy had to comment on how huge the box was, about two feet by two feet by three feet. it was boxes within boxes - like russian nesting dolls with gobs of bubble-wrap; ricoh is really serious about their packaging. this picture is a heavily cropped selection - about ten percent out of the center (operating on the jpeg, no other postprocessing). lens seems to work. the car was located across the street from us, and I was standing at the highest point of our lot, probably (using the American standard of horizontal measurement) a distance of two football fields.
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