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Post your best "bad" bird pic.

 
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Dec 06, 2015 17:19 |  #32

This guy took off as soon as it saw a lens pointed at it...at least the camera AF seems to have stayed locked on it


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Dec 08, 2015 20:43 |  #33

This is my type of thread. It has been a long learning curve with my 7D and 100-400L.

How about a good story that was documented with bad bird pics?

We have had a broad-winged hawk nesting in the neighborhood the last two years. It occasionally swings through our yard but I have never been able to get a good photo. Late in May I was in the house and heard skreeee! skreeee!. Cool, it's in the front yard, I grabbed my camera and quietly went out on the front porch.

Skreeee! Skreeee! Omygosh it's in the maple tree on the other side of the driveway! Raise the camera, click! click! What the......?


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I did not know blue jays could imitate hawks. Brilliant! It could sit next to the bird feeder, scare the other birds away, and eat whatever it wanted. What could possibly go wrong, imitating the mating or territorial call of a large predatory bird??

Just then a large shadow went by......


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Okay, it wasn't quite that dramatic, the hawk landed on a branch ( I have the bad pic of that also) and crows dove on it to drive it off which was when I took the second bad hawk pic.

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Dec 08, 2015 23:11 |  #34


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Dec 09, 2015 03:19 |  #35

I'm still kicking myself for missing focus here...


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And another one from a few years back.


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Dec 09, 2015 07:03 |  #37

I don't know.......some of these 'bad' pictures are still pretty good.

This poor guy got caught by an unexpected wave while he was trying to snatch lunch.

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Dec 09, 2015 14:46 |  #38

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I'm still kicking myself for missing focus here...

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And another one from a few years back.

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Same with post just above your pics. he he I wish I nailed the focus and the subjects were not that far away.


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Dec 09, 2015 15:01 |  #39

Hired a 400mm lens to try out birding, turns out the 6D isn't the best for focusing on BIF, however, I did capture this beautiful, peaceful, I'd go so far as to even call it a pastoral scene, of an Egret having a dump.........

Got a 5D mkIII now, gonna hire another lens and try again....

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Dec 12, 2015 08:41 |  #41

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Dec 12, 2015 09:15 |  #42

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Dec 12, 2015 12:46 |  #43

cropped like crazy unfortunately.


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Pictures taken at the African Lion Safari near Hamilton , Ontario with trainer............


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Dec 12, 2015 16:01 |  #45

Levina de Ruijter wrote in post #17812418 (external link)
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If those were swallows, I'd be truly impressed if you nailed focus since they change direction so frequently and quickly.




  
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