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Apr 09, 2018 17:40 |  #16636

Beautiful image. I love the color and sharpness.


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Apr 09, 2018 17:42 |  #16637

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Excellent...I love that one!!


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Apr 09, 2018 17:44 |  #16638

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Very nice shot. That little guy is just singing his heart out.


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Apr 09, 2018 17:46 |  #16639

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This juvenile Pied-billed Grebe was close to being on its own but, at this point, still hanging with a parent. Photographed at Vasona Lake in Los Gatos, California

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That is a really nicely done shot!! I definitely like that one.


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Apr 09, 2018 18:07 |  #16640

Was standing waist deep in thorns and brambles for this one. The OOF twig/vine to the upper right bothers me, but considering what I was shooting through it could have been worse. I do like the bird though as it was a new one for me. Imagine my surprise to find out it was called the Common Yellowthroat :oops:


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Apr 09, 2018 18:23 |  #16641

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That fish looks rather spiny - did you see it swallowed?:-) Great shot.

They swallow head first that way the spines fold down


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Apr 09, 2018 18:40 |  #16642

Harbinger of Spring, the Robin:


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Eastern Phoebes return really early from the south. This is the first one I saw, was really excited, and then about a week later a truckload of them arrived at the local pond. Now, they're common as the Robins :lol:


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One little fellow that I had a fun time photographing was Winter Wren. Boisterous little guy that loves the underbrush, very tough to get a clean shot:

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Apr 09, 2018 18:52 |  #16643

:-) Really like the Robin as well as the Phoebe. Sometimes the best photos are of what we take most for granted. That wren is letting everyone know about it!


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Apr 09, 2018 19:04 |  #16644

Pax2You wrote in post #18603406 (external link)
Was standing waist deep in thorns and brambles for this one. The OOF twig/vine to the upper right bothers me, but considering what I was shooting through it could have been worse. I do like the bird though as it was a new one for me. Imagine my surprise to find out it was called the Common Yellowthroat :oops:


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:-) Really like the Robin as well as the Phoebe. Sometimes the best photos are of what we take most for granted. That wren is letting everyone know about it!

Thank you, and more true words have never been spoken! It's actually a mantra that I continually keep in mind regarding birds: "when there's nothing new or exciting around to photograph, take what you can get and photograph the things that you know well". Sort of like the "take 10 photos of an object" exercise, helps me through the dullness of winter :)

Your "common" Yellow Throat above is a fine specimen, as they're gorgeous little birds that are actually really not all that common, at least around here. Like the Winter Wren, they love underbrush that makes it a challenge for us to get a clear shot!


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Apr 09, 2018 19:19 |  #16645

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Have a couple more from the series taken during spring break with the ol' SL2 and kit zoom...

Never underestimate the 55-250 kit lens. It's mighty fine for its price!
I was thinking about the SL1 and two kit lenses for travel, myself. My regular gear was a bit heavy to drag around on vacation.


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Apr 09, 2018 20:22 |  #16647

Lame-Duck wrote in post #18603385 (external link)
That is a really nice done shot!! I definitely like that one.

Thanks, Mike. Appreciate the kind words.


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Apr 09, 2018 20:27 |  #16648

Javan Myna, shot in Singapore Botanic Gardens.


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Apr 09, 2018 20:53 |  #16649

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I love the high iso performance on that A9. What are your thoughts Doc?

The a9's ISO easily beats the A7Riii, is equal to and maybe just a smidge ahead of the 1DXii. I did compare side by side for
6 weeks before selling the Canon. ISO performance wasn't a goal, saving grams was, but I'll take the a9's low light performance.
If any of you go way back to the Sony A7s I think the a9 is that level for low light and I always regreted selling my A7s so in a way
I have it back. So I'm thankful.


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Apr 09, 2018 20:59 |  #16650

Lame-Duck wrote in post #18603348 (external link)
Oh man...that is a great capture!! Excellent work.

Too kind, thanks. Just luck. I was shooting an Egret in the other direction and suddenly a clatter behind me in the
a dark dank canal. I didn't get the pic of the fish in the air....the bierd would toss it up and 're-poke' it several
times. Just too dark for that shot.


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