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Re: *Feathered Friends*
« Reply #30 on: July 02, 2006, 04:23:11 PM »
And the exposure is well controlled.
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Re: *Feathered Friends*
« Reply #31 on: July 02, 2006, 05:32:25 PM »
Dag gone there are some great shots here. I knew Clive would have some, his waterfowl are always fantastic. But everyone's I have seen are good. Would do me no good to have to try to judge.  I don't have many bird pics, but have time to try to increase that. This one was probably the first or second day I had my 500mm. He was hopping from cone to cone, very difficult for me, and as a result, not to good. :) 

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Re: *Feathered Friends*
« Reply #32 on: July 03, 2006, 01:45:16 AM »
So many great photos, for sheer 'ooomph' effect the pelican does it for me. :)

Below is my one and only bird photo, taken within hours of getting the 5D using the 70-300 on auto.

Technically, well there's heaps wrong with it, the line going through the middle is a power line in the distance, yuk.  I personally would like to see the sky a deeper blue one gets using a polarising filter, and no if your thinking where's the rest of it, doves around here dont have legs :) :)



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Re: *Feathered Friends*
« Reply #33 on: July 03, 2006, 05:32:42 AM »
Same location as the duck, Noosa River Queensland.




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Re: *Feathered Friends*
« Reply #34 on: July 03, 2006, 08:59:21 AM »
Wow the quality of photos is great!

I don't know if I can match them at all - however I will edit this post later and put another picture in.

To the other competitors -> Congrats on the bird shots !

Edit:
As promised - here is the second submission. Cropped and resized (I think that is all I did to it)  --  18-70mm standard @ 70mm -- F6.3 - 1/250 - iso 125



I don't have many (the 70mm max zoom doesn't let me get close enough usually ;) so these are from Brasil where I was experimenting with the lens/camera - shutter priority.
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Re: *Feathered Friends*
« Reply #35 on: July 03, 2006, 09:38:49 AM »
Great entries, everybody.

Bill, is that a purple finch?

Clive, what kind of bird is that, in the post where you've said "I'm all in"?
Thanks for the ID on the pelican and for the compliments!

I'm a dud when it comes to pelicans. Too used to looking at inland birds, and the only seabirds I usually get to see in and around Mumbai are terns, gulls and cormorants.
In fact, I don't usually see too many other birds aside from crows and pigeons. Even the sparrow population has seen a steady decline. I remember waking up in the 80s and seeing so many of them taking mud baths, and even more of them frolicking around in puddles during the monsoons.
Now I'm lucky if I even hear one every other day.

Sigh.

Btw, shouldn't we make it such that you can't vote for yourself? Or would that be too difficult to implement?
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Re: *Feathered Friends*
« Reply #36 on: July 03, 2006, 10:00:39 AM »
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Re: *Feathered Friends*
« Reply #37 on: July 03, 2006, 11:56:15 AM »
There'll be three remaining entries after the 24th July.

MP's vote for themselves and for their own party, so you can vote for yourself if you make it to the last 3. Why not? :)

I automatically can't win. But I will post more pictures as examples.
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Re: *Feathered Friends*
« Reply #38 on: July 03, 2006, 02:25:41 PM »
Nice pic Clive!

Shoveler?  I would have thought it was a Cedar Waxwing.  Beautiful birds.

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Re: *Feathered Friends*
« Reply #39 on: July 03, 2006, 06:59:12 PM »
Unfortunately don't have the wide expanse of wildlife in South London but thought I'd add a few as I'm still getting used to this DSLR lark and the lenses.
Luckily have a lake outside of work which had a pair of nesting swans - the male showed off to anyone going near.

Minolta 7D Tokina 80-200 Shot at 200mm F5 at 1/2000sec ISO 100
Recently have a couple of Ruddy Ducks on the lake with their bright blue beaks.  Unfortunately they are quite shy and had to shoot at 500mm and then crop

Minolta 7D Tamron 200-500 Shot at 500mm F6.3 at 1/125 sec ISO 200
Trying out the Tamron 200-500 for the first time in mother-in-laws garden some young blackbirds where being fairly helpful .
Minolta 7D Tamron 200-500 Shot at 300mm F5.6 at 1/125 sec ISO 100

Minolta 7D Tamron 200-500 Shot at 500mm F6.3 at 1/80 sec ISO 200
This final entry was more an example of how good I think the 100mm f2.8 macro lens is.  I took my daughter to the London Butterfly house and only took the 100mm macro lens along.  Having filled a 2GB card with butterflies went in to their avery and took a few photos of the birds.  I loved the colour of this bird and the pose but what impressed me most was that this is cropped to about third of original size, as I couldn't get close enough to fill the frame, but even at 200% the image quality is still pretty good

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Re: *Feathered Friends*
« Reply #40 on: July 03, 2006, 07:44:23 PM »
Taken at local bird of prey demonstration (prior to me sitching to digital)

Sorry no exposure details



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Re: *Feathered Friends*
« Reply #41 on: July 03, 2006, 07:49:16 PM »
Akshay,

Yes...Purple Finch!

I posted this in another thread a while back.  It is not up to the quality of some of these other pics, but I know I'm not a great photographer.  As you can see it is a 35mm film picture.

It's prpbably the best submission I have, so I posted it!

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Re: *Feathered Friends*
« Reply #42 on: July 03, 2006, 08:07:42 PM »
Akshay,

Yes...Purple Finch!

I posted this in another thread a while back.  It is not up to the quality of some of these other pics, but I know I'm not a great photographer.  As you can see it is a 35mm film picture.

It's prpbably the best submission I have, so I posted it!

Bill

Oh don't be so hard on yourself. It's fairly difficult to capture birds that aren't tame or to capture smaller birds (like finches, for example :))with anything less than 300mm. Any and all photographs of birds I've ever taken have either been at that focal length or have been instances in which the birds were quite bold and weren't more than two or three feet away.
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Re: *Feathered Friends*
« Reply #43 on: July 03, 2006, 08:15:12 PM »
Ok, here is my other feathered pic. He brought the peanut with him, think he was hiding from his friends.

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Re: *Feathered Friends*
« Reply #44 on: July 03, 2006, 08:32:10 PM »
Ain't this grand? Nice to see birds from all over.

Bill, you wrote, "Shoveler?  I would have thought it was a Cedar Waxwing.  Beautiful birds." I am confused -- doesn't take too much for me ... :) 

Shoveler .. yes.
Waxwing ... yes. Both posted. (That is a Bohemian waxwing though, as distinguished by the white and yellow on the wings.)

Fud .. aren't the Ruddy Ducks pretty? I really like them. They are so shy and cautious though. A male hangs near my blind but won't come closer than about 40 meters. 

Akshay's pelican is top drawer.
 
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