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Big ­ Ugly
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Apr 01, 2017 14:00 |  #7756

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Apr 01, 2017 16:25 as a reply to post 18316653 |  #7757

An excellent image!




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Will ­ in ­ Tejas
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Apr 01, 2017 16:31 |  #7758

Eaglet spreading it's wings.

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Apr 01, 2017 16:43 |  #7759

Pectoral Sandpiper:
These birds spend the winter in South America and the summers in the arctic tundra of North America. They are migrating through Texas right now. A helpful birder told me where to find this specimen, although he called it a Baird's Sandpiper. So, not a lifer, but a seldom seen species for me. He was close, about 15 meters and very much undisturbed by my presence. Later, another birder, dressed in white, with a big white lens, approached and he soon departed.

These are the two best portraits, out of the several image I took, center focus point, Ai Servo, High speed continuous. One is in the sun, the other, light overcast.

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Apr 01, 2017 17:44 |  #7760

shooz wrote in post #18316509 (external link)
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I have a question... posting it here because I really respect the photographers in this section. Please give me an honest answer.
I have taken probably over a thousand Bluebird pictures this year. On this morning, the light was perfect, so I thought I would try to add a little colour to where the birds were perching. I placed the green moss up on the stump and waited for an opportunity.
I was pretty happy with the result and posted it on Facebook (Canadian Bird Photography), to favorable reviews.
But one guy, with a claimed "over 50 years of bird photography", is all over me for "staging" the photo. Even gone so far as calling me an "unethical Photographer". This is a wild bird, not baited or harmed in any way. I just liked the colour and the light.
I'm fairly new to bird photography and photography in general.
Would very much appreciate honest opinions here so as to not cross any lines in the future, Thanks.

It's called "making"a photograph as opposed to simply "taking" a photograph. I know several photographers that use their backyard as a studio for photographing birds. It's good clean fun and it's a great way to learn valuable field skills. Nothing you did was unethical and you succeeded at capturing a very nice shot.


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Apr 01, 2017 18:58 |  #7761

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Apr 01, 2017 19:05 |  #7762

shooz wrote in post #18316509 (external link)
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I have a question... posting it here because I really respect the photographers in this section. Please give me an honest answer.
I have taken probably over a thousand Bluebird pictures this year. On this morning, the light was perfect, so I thought I would try to add a little colour to where the birds were perching. I placed the green moss up on the stump and waited for an opportunity.
I was pretty happy with the result and posted it on Facebook (Canadian Bird Photography), to favorable reviews.
But one guy, with a claimed "over 50 years of bird photography", is all over me for "staging" the photo. Even gone so far as calling me an "unethical Photographer". This is a wild bird, not baited or harmed in any way. I just liked the colour and the light.
I'm fairly new to bird photography and photography in general.
Would very much appreciate honest opinions here so as to not cross any lines in the future, Thanks.

To me, if you did nothing to change the behavior or feeding habit of the bird, then all is good. Yes, you did "stage" the photo but so what ! I don't you are trying to tell anyone that this is a special bluebird that has a symbiotic relationship with green moss and therefore this shot belongs in a bird textbook. You shot it for color and light and did nothing to change / challenge the bird's behavior.


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Pondrader
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Apr 01, 2017 19:18 |  #7763

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GeoffSFAs10
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Apr 01, 2017 19:40 |  #7764

get outta here with the red breast!! great shot!!

I saw what might be my last two for some time on wednesday and they stayed way up in the trees away from me.


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Apr 01, 2017 19:47 |  #7765

shooz wrote in post #18316569 (external link)
That's another odd thing. For all his supposed photographic experience, I've never seen him post a picture, or in fact, post at all. He seems to have come out, just to go after this picture.

There's always (at least) one. A vid was posted on FB showing a guy on a bridge netting hundreds of juvenile snakes that were being flushed downstream (at a rapid rate) in last weeks floods and re-locating them. The number of posts, some highly abusive, that the poor poster got from so-called wildlife experts saying that "snakes are good swimmers. leave 'em alone, you're interfering with the balance of nature" blahdy blah blah. I replied with the fact that some humans are good swimmers too but would never survive the floods what with the speed of the water and all the debris bashing against the bridge etc. Also, that the "balance of nature" had already been disturbed and that there was a high probability that the snakes were in trouble due to man's intervention in nature anyway. It gave them a new target if nothing else :-)


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Lycomech96
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Apr 01, 2017 20:11 |  #7766

shooz wrote in post #18316509 (external link)
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I have a question... posting it here because I really respect the photographers in this section. Please give me an honest answer.
I have taken probably over a thousand Bluebird pictures this year. On this morning, the light was perfect, so I thought I would try to add a little colour to where the birds were perching. I placed the green moss up on the stump and waited for an opportunity.
I was pretty happy with the result and posted it on Facebook (Canadian Bird Photography), to favorable reviews.
But one guy, with a claimed "over 50 years of bird photography", is all over me for "staging" the photo. Even gone so far as calling me an "unethical Photographer". This is a wild bird, not baited or harmed in any way. I just liked the colour and the light.
I'm fairly new to bird photography and photography in general.
Would very much appreciate honest opinions here so as to not cross any lines in the future, Thanks.

I think it's fantastic. Very creative and something I think is worth trying. It would be hard to top that image in a contest. Congratulations on a superb shot.




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Pondrader
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Apr 01, 2017 20:12 |  #7767

GeoffSFAs10 wrote in post #18317030 (external link)
get outta here with the red breast!! great shot!!

I saw what might be my last two for some time on wednesday and they stayed way up in the trees away from me.

Ha thanks, their all up here to nest lol.. I'm getting flocks of all kinds right now.

Something you might like then.. Right out of the nest last year, He grew up to be a very cool little dude. Like having a Lab waiting outside the front door.

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Apr 01, 2017 20:14 |  #7768

Pondrader wrote in post #18316565 (external link)
There is always going to be that person on the internet forums Dave, The know it all, The guy that needs to tell you how it is, we all have branches and sticks, and yes even bait !!... I put mine in this new fangled thing they call a Bird Feeder. If you think about it everything we shoot is baited.. we either sit at the food source or somewhere in between to find the birds and critters we all shoot. I for one grow intolerant of the purest. They are mostly people who never leave the couch and live a Facebook existence, which leads them to believe all the B.S that is conjured up in the minds of the same. You put moss on a log.. No one died or was injured lol Every bird I have posted were baited as goes for everyone here that shot a bird near a feeder or with any type of food or rodent in their mouths. You should not take it to heart. I have come to terms with it and so will you. Now about those sticks in the back ground lol ??

I'll bet the critic attracts birds with his stellar personality. See the Vultures circling above him?




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Apr 01, 2017 20:21 |  #7769

Raven.

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Apr 01, 2017 20:32 as a reply to aezoss's post |  #7770

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