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Jan 09, 2018 16:36 |  #706

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A miracle happened. A ruby-crowned kinglet actually sat still for more than a second, allowing me to get a few shots off. It was a first for me, being able to photograph this perpetually moving bird.

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Man, you aren't lying, Kinglets are a mile-per-minute, never stopping! Good capture!


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Jan 09, 2018 17:28 |  #707

This Golden-Crowned Kinglet landed so close to me I had to back up to be able to focus on it. Never before nor anytime since has a Kinglet sat still long enough for a really good shot. They certainly are a frustrating subject!


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Jan 28, 2018 16:03 |  #708

My first shots with the 500mm Mk2. I owned the Mk1 for a few years then moved to a Sigma 150-600 S to give me a little bit more versatility when shooting video. The Sigma lasted less than a year before I decided to go back to a 500mm lens. I didn't get along with the Sigma at all. Both shot with the 5D mK4.

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Jan 29, 2018 16:52 |  #709

My son and I spent a couple of hours at Fernhill Wetlands in Forest Grove, Oregon on Sunday. It was pretty warm and for a change, dry.

All shots handheld, with a 1.4X III converter.

Saw 42 species including 6 raptor species (no good photos of them, unfortunately).

Here are some good ones though:

Golden-crowned Sparrow:

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Great Blue Heron:

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And we saw this muskrat snacking on the grass shoots.

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Feb 09, 2018 06:58 |  #710

A couple of shots from my second trip out with the 500mm. Tried the lens on the 1D MK4 this time in very trying conditions. Really poor dark and flat lighting. Have dialled in +10 MA with the combo and this seems to get the best out of the pair but I need to recheck that just to make sure. That's +8 with the 5DMK4 and +10 with the 1DMK4.

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More images from the pairing in the video below.
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Mar 19, 2018 05:40 |  #712

White Wagtail
Just back from wintrer vacation. Maybe a little bit early as we have an unusual cold winterstorn in Germany....


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Mar 24, 2018 03:41 |  #713

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Mar 24, 2018 22:15 |  #714

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Apr 16, 2018 08:10 |  #715

Just a few grosbeaks from my garden....


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Apr 16, 2018 09:48 |  #716

Lovely shots, Gerd! Do you commonly refer to them as grosbeaks where you are? I've always thought Coccothraustes coccothraustes was commonly referred to as a hawfinch, but maybe that is just in the UK?

We have the evening grosbeak here in North America (Coccothraustes vespertinus) that is a close relative, as is the hooded grosbeak in Mexico (I have not seen that one).


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Apr 18, 2018 22:13 |  #717

Hi Sam,
to bo honest I just translated the German word "Kernbeisser" by leo.org. ;-)a
Sorry I am not familiar with the right classification.

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Apr 23, 2018 01:44 |  #718

Just a starling, the bird of the year 2018 here in Germany ;-)a
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Apr 23, 2018 05:18 |  #719

Gerd, your shots capture the wonderful coloring. Very nice clarity as well, thank you for sharing!


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May 20, 2018 10:42 |  #720

Scrumhalf wrote in post #18607816 (external link)
Lovely shots, Gerd! Do you commonly refer to them as grosbeaks where you are? I've always thought Coccothraustes coccothraustes was commonly referred to as a hawfinch, but maybe that is just in the UK?

We have the evening grosbeak here in North America (Coccothraustes vespertinus) that is a close relative, as is the hooded grosbeak in Mexico (I have not seen that one).

Sure look like what we call Hawfinch in the UK.

However a lot of these English words have derivations from old English or earlier, in this case it is not so old:


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