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Bird pix

Discussion in 'Nature' started by orlcam88, Mar 7, 2018.

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  1. orlcam88

    orlcam88 TalkEmount Regular

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    I figured since we have dog pix and cat pix, I'd start Bird pix as I'm a big fan of birds!!! Hope there are others out there. So to start this off, here are a few from my recent visit to the Bronx Zoo.
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  2. WestOkid

    WestOkid TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jan 25, 2014
    New Jersey, USA
    Gary
    Great shots. Especially the first 2.
    A7RII + 100-400GM?
     
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  3. orlcam88

    orlcam88 TalkEmount Regular

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    yes, with a 1.4x
     
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  4. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

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    Dave
    Nice collection of birds
     
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  5. AlwaysOnAuto

    AlwaysOnAuto TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Feb 17, 2015
    Really great shots here!
    I'm going to have to use my pass at the SD Zoo, even if I have to go it alone.

    Do I assume correctly that you used a tripod for these?
     
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  6. roundball

    roundball TalkEmount Legend

    Oct 8, 2013
    USA
    Female Northern Flicker mugging for the camera
    Canon FD400/4.5, NEX7, ISO400


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  7. orlcam88

    orlcam88 TalkEmount Regular

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    Long Island, NY
    Thanks!

    With the A7Rii and 100-400mm GM OSS I didn't need to use a tripod/monopod as the camera and lens combination are great at stabilization. The Zoo here won't allow a tripod but they'll allow a monopod. I had to use the monopod with my Canon and 100-400mm.
     
  8. orlcam88

    orlcam88 TalkEmount Regular

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    Birds in captivity are much easier to shoot, with less amount of time to wait and not a lot of room for them to go. The only issue is with people. They scare them away. So if I've waited 15 min for a bird to get acclimated with me, once a group of noisy people come in, that wait is now 30 min. Outside, you need to be very patient. My presence would either scared the birds away that they never come back or they go into hiding. If I wait around an not make any sudden movements, they'll come out to investigate. Usually popping up different locations until they see that I don't want to eat them. Once they are acclimated, they'll appear in the open, still a little nervous but much more comfortable with me. I've waited in a spot for 30 minutes on one spot hoping for their appearance! Since they have space theirs no need for them to return so my wait was basically useless. Sometimes I don't have the time so I resort to cropping photos.

    Here are a couple from a local park where I go for walks on Sundays and I didn't have patients due to weather. They are cropped photos.
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  9. Kmac76

    Kmac76 TalkEmount Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Kevin
    Excellent set of photos. Well done
     
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  10. TedG954

    TedG954 TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Nov 29, 2014
    South Florida and NE Ohio
    Ted Gersdorf
    Now those are good bird shots. Nice job.
     
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  11. WestOkid

    WestOkid TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jan 25, 2014
    New Jersey, USA
    Gary
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  12. AlwaysOnAuto

    AlwaysOnAuto TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Feb 17, 2015
    OK Gary, how'd you get them to pose like that for the last shot?
    You feeding them crackers or something?
     
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  13. orlcam88

    orlcam88 TalkEmount Regular

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    Dec 24, 2017
    Long Island, NY
    Had a tough 2 days trying to take some bird shots as I had many that just didn't make it. A Robin, there were quite a few at the park; A female Mallard duck and a Dove looking around for the hawk I couldn't get a good focus on.
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  14. Kmac76

    Kmac76 TalkEmount Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Kevin
    Good call on the Bird Thread...looking forward to some cool shots from the talkEmount crew...
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  15. Tipton

    Tipton TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Rae Leggett
    Getting better with the a6500 + Sony A 70-300. Unfortunately the geese let these ducks know I was lurking in the bushes, so I had to practice BIF:

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  16. AlwaysOnAuto

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    Mourning Dove in the California sun.
     
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  17. orlcam88

    orlcam88 TalkEmount Regular

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    Dec 24, 2017
    Long Island, NY
    Birds off of Jamaica Bay..................in New York.
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  18. Tipton

    Tipton TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Rae Leggett
    First day of spring, first bluebird!

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  19. johnson4096

    johnson4096 TalkEmount Veteran

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    Dan Johnson
    starling
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  20. Keith (M)

    Keith (M) TalkEmount Rookie

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    Mar 18, 2018
    Wiltshire, England
    Well, can't compete with any of those stunning close-ups! Picked up a new 70-200 f4 G for my A6500 yesterday - my one and only bird photo...

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