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11-17-2014, 01:04 AM   #2701
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All 3 shots in the city of Chiangmai, Thailand, using a Sigma 18mm-250mm f3.5 - f6.3. Shooting upward at the temple hanging, I wanted a fast shutter speed because I know I am not always that steady. Plus I am still learning when I can successfully use higher ISO's, so I purposefully use the 3200 ISO. The construction shot is one of 6 continuous shots of this one swing. The fisherman in the last shot came out just OK; can not remember why I used f6.3 with the 250mm shot at that distance, but I did...... and I will admit to some Lightroom processing on all 3.


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QuoteOriginally posted by gaweidert Quote
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Great photos and the one titled Morning Reflections is stunning. Excellent work.
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Terrific work!
11-17-2014, 12:12 PM   #2704
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Tawny Frogmouth

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I am not much of a bird shooter mainly because I am not that interested. But we have in our backyard a big old tree and from one of my upstairs windows I can frequently observe a pair of Tawny Frogmouths sitting on a branch mainly pressed hard against the tree trunk. (this is their style.) Now there are three, so obviously this is the offspring of the pair as it is still a bit smaller and the other two seem to fuss over it a lot. The tree is some 15m (50ft) away from the window and I decided to give it a go and do some photos. I must admit I got a bit inspired by Normhead's lovely bird pictures, so here is my contribution. All shot with the Pentax 60-250.

P.S. These buggers are very hard to spot as they are very well camouflaged.

Tawny frogmouth - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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11-17-2014, 07:23 PM   #2706
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Those are awesome.... we hear owls sometimes, so far we've never seen one.

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A couple of DA 15 limited shots.



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and another with the same combination. Keills Peninsula with the Isle of Jura in the background

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and another with the same combination. Keills Peninsula with the Isle of Jura in the background

Very nice. I wonder if the second wouldn't look good as a black and white photo.
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Terrific work!
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Those are awesome.... we hear owls sometimes, so far we've never seen one.
Hi Norm
Thanks for the comment.
Just for clarification; From your comment about owls I get the feeling you may not realise, but Tawny Frogmouths are not owls.

If you have problems spotting owls you want to try these buggers, they are almost invisible in the right sort of tree. To find them you have more luck if you look down rather than up, that is, you look for the right sort of tree which matches the birds silvery grey/brown and black mottly plumage and then look around the bottom of the tree for a concentrated mess of big white droppings. (Because they sit perfectly still in the one spot when they sleep during the day.)

I watched these two birds in our backyard on and off with binoculars. During the day when they are sleeping they often stretch and elongate themselves to mimic branches and keep at least one eye open with a tiny slit remaining so they can observe whats going on around them. Their camouflage is so perfect I have seen a crow landing on the same branch without it realising two Frogmouths sitting next to it only a few feet away. Apparently they can see the crow but don't move which would blow their cover. Amazing.

Sorry for the long winded reply but I thought you might just be interested.

Greetings

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Interesting, not owls but cousins of owls, another Australian evolutionary divergence no doubt.
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