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Jun 11, 2017 18:48 |  #6121

Did a short run and played SAG while wifey reconned the bike course of next week's tri, so I had some time around the lake to do some shooting.

I still don't understand this "birds" thing.


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Jun 11, 2017 21:09 |  #6122

I put my 1.4 extender III on my lens and took a few photos in the backyard while resting from my fence project this weekend.


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Jun 12, 2017 00:30 |  #6123

Lewin's Honeyeater in the Lamington National Park.

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Jun 12, 2017 05:09 as a reply to  @ LonelyBoy's post |  #6124

That's a good question... for me, photographing birds is a relaxing retreat from a modern world filled with incessant distraction. I can go birding for hours at a time, away from the bustle of everyday life, and just revel in that one singular focus. Many times I come away with no useful photos, but that's OK because the joy of it all is in process; yet, when you do happen upon that rare moment that it all comes together, it's immensely satisfying, and it's what keeps you coming back for more :) Fishing is an apt comparison.

I kind of just described photography as a whole, yes, but... Birding and other wildlife photography gets you out of the house, further away from iPhone/computer/TV/vid​eo games/work/traffic/oth​er humans/house work/deadlines/etc.


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Jun 12, 2017 06:42 |  #6125

And a few more from yesterday.


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Jun 12, 2017 06:43 |  #6126

Not just birds Matt, a little shot of adrenalin is good for the soul too lol


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Jun 12, 2017 09:12 as a reply to  @ Pondrader's post |  #6127

Jeff, that is a nice BIF shot (Bears in Foliage).


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Jun 12, 2017 11:24 |  #6128

MatthewK wrote in post #18376503 (external link)
That's a good question... for me, photographing birds is a relaxing retreat from a modern world filled with incessant distraction. I can go birding for hours at a time, away from the bustle of everyday life, and just revel in that one singular focus. Many times I come away with no useful photos, but that's OK because the joy of it all is in process; yet, when you do happen upon that rare moment that it all comes together, it's immensely satisfying, and it's what keeps you coming back for more :) Fishing is an apt comparison.

I kind of just described photography as a whole, yes, but... Birding and other wildlife photography gets you out of the house, further away from iPhone/computer/TV/vid​eo games/work/traffic/oth​er humans/house work/deadlines/etc.

I feel exactly the same. I go shooting birds or wildlife every weekend, even maybe for just an hour, but I have to do it to get out of the house. Sometime I am lucky to get a nice shot of a big hawk or tiny a warbler, sometime it is nothing but a few swallows, but it became a strong habit of mine.

Considering that I am just less than two month out of a lung cancer surgery, walking is a regiment that I have to do. Walking with a camera gives this regiment a nice flavor!


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I feel exactly the same. I go shooting birds or wildlife every weekend, even maybe for just an hour, but I have to do it to get out of the house. Sometime I am lucky to get a nice shot of a big hawk or tiny a warbler, sometime it is nothing but a few swallows, but it became a strong habit of mine.

Considering that I am just less than two month out of a lung cancer surgery, walking is a regiment that I have to do. Walking with a camera gives this regiment a nice flavor!

Good regiment!
Keep it up!! :-D


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Jun 13, 2017 09:36 |  #6131

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These little fellers are so hard to nail focus as you can see their size in relationship to the rain drops. Not as sharp as I would have liked with all the rain/ moisture in the air and lens at full stretch

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Hydro lines in the way but it added to the challenge.

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