Some Birds from my trip to the Aviary

Discussion in 'Nature' started by shaolin95, Jun 11, 2014.

  1. shaolin95

    shaolin95 TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    I used the NEX-6 with SEL55210 as well as the Rokkor 300mm 4.5 , Canon FD 24mm 2.8, and others. Just a few samples here.
    More to come as I sit down tonight to work on them . :)
    The first one is over 50 years old according to the information there.



    UPDATE: Added a few more pics...somehow not as good as the first ones. I will do one last check to see what else I got worthy of posting.
    I like the parrots how they were posing for me and I got that one shot where they looked like a nice couple on a romantic pose :D

    The Flamingos remind me of Miami Vice :D

    Anyways, hope you like them.
     

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  2. roundball

    roundball TalkEmount Hall of Famer

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    Good close-up detail...what's the name of that first bird? Good gracious, it's ugly, LOL !
     
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  3. shaolin95

    shaolin95 TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    hahaah thanks amigo! It is the Andean Condor and yes, is not a beauty queen that is for sure :D
     
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  4. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

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    Dave
    Great detail
     
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  5. SpaceManSpiff

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    Eric
    Oh wow, I had no idea that they had a Skeksis from the Dark Crystal in a zoo! :p Funky bokeh too.
    Cute duck too.
     
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  6. shaolin95

    shaolin95 TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    hahahah that brought back memories for sure! Yeah gotta love the "cage" bokeh too :D
     
  7. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
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    Nick
    Have to agree - especially #2 is so sharp!!!
    Great photos. Looking forward seeing more ;)
     
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  8. SpaceManSpiff

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    Eric
    ^^^Hmm, yeah me too. Saw that movie in a theater in Amsterdam while on holiday (I must have been in my early teens?). I think the cage bokeh adds to the intensity of the image --great work.
     
  9. shaolin95

    shaolin95 TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    That is very kind of you!
    I will surely post more. I love sharpness which is one of the reasons I have been looking at FF and also why I get upset when my NEX-6 misses the focus so I then switch to manual again :D



    Thanks amigo! Appreciate all the kind words here :)
     
  10. Vincepad

    Vincepad TalkEmount Regular

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    Nice shots! Makes me want to get to the zoo to shoot some birds. With my camera of course.
     
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  11. shaolin95

    shaolin95 TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Yes, let's keep shooting only with the camera please :D
    Thanks :)
     
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  12. roundball

    roundball TalkEmount Hall of Famer

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    I took comfort in seeing the cage background, considering that the drop of water on it's hooked beak, would normally be blood ! LOL
     
  13. shaolin95

    shaolin95 TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    That gave me a photoshop idea :D
     
  14. shaolin95

    shaolin95 TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Updated:

    Added a few more pics...somehow not as good as the first ones. I will do one last check to see what else I got worthy of posting.
    I like the parrots how they were posing for me and I got that one shot where they looked like a nice couple on a romantic pose :D

    The Flamingos remind me of Miami Vice :D

    Anyways, hope you like them.
     
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  15. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
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    Nick
    I like the 2nd set too! Very nice colors here ;)
     
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  16. shaolin95

    shaolin95 TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Thanks amigo! :)