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Jun 20, 2018 19:58 |  #10396

Lame-Duck wrote in post #18648603 (external link)
That right there is a beautiful shot.

Thanks Mike. That's when the snow started. I've got another or two with more snow I'll eventually get to.


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Jun 20, 2018 20:40 |  #10397

These are 2 of my favorite birds in flight shots to date. The first was a vulture landing on a railroad bridge - note the head on the inside of his wing. Nikon d750 1/4000 @600mm ISO 1000.


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The second was an Osprey that looked at me as if to say "don't even think about taking my dinner." Nikon D850 - Tamron 150-600 @ 1/800. This was taken handheld from my kayak.


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Jun 20, 2018 21:13 |  #10398

This female cinnamon teal dropped in fast. I barely got my camera on her to be able to call this one a "bird in flight." It's all legal however...since according to the rule book, both feet are in the air, above the water.

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OK, I know this photo of the red teal courtship behavior, is kinda iffy. But the male on the right is definitely airborne (according to the rule book, only one bird in the photo is required to be flying.

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I hope all you folks realize that I'm pretty much full of BS and made all this stuff up.

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Jun 21, 2018 02:29 |  #10399

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Jun 21, 2018 03:50 |  #10400

Living in Florida you always get to see these majestic birds in flight and feasting !!!!


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Jun 21, 2018 06:37 |  #10401

Speaking of gulls.
I know to most they're like crows eh, eschewed.
But to a mountain hillybilly I get excited to see them, just not a bierd
we have here in the sticks :)


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Jun 21, 2018 06:57 |  #10402

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Incoming Red Kite - RX10m4... :)
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Jun 21, 2018 07:39 |  #10403

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Catching up processing some of my older NEF files but using Capture NX-D then LR5, deffinatly makes a difference.

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Jun 21, 2018 07:41 |  #10404

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Shot me some swallows.

Barn Swallow:
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House Martins. They were too far away for anything good, plus I only had my 300mm with me, but then saw the shot on the computer screen and thought it was rather cool. :-P
Huge crop, hence 1280px and not 1600px on the long end.
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Jun 21, 2018 07:48 |  #10405

MedicineMan4040 wrote in post #18648762 (external link)
Speaking of gulls.
I know to most they're like crows eh, eschewed.
But to a mountain hillybilly I get excited to see them, just not a bierd
we have here in the sticks :)


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Nice photo, the idea of gulls being rare, is like pigeons being rare to me, almost incredible.




  
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Jun 21, 2018 08:03 |  #10406

Will in Tejas wrote in post #18648236 (external link)
Thanks Travis. It's fine as long as I do my part which needs practice. :-)

yeah, I have a lot to learn in this bird stuff...but I practice when I can...spent a bunch of time yesterday and 1200 frames...

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"They" say a lot of cameras are no good for BIF.

Gives you an idea what "they" know. :rolleyes:

well, I have had an ongoing debate with a local bird nerd...I finally figured out why his friend who is an experienced BIF/wildlife shooter had so much trouble with the a9...subject acquisition can be difficult, especially with smaller birds that were at a big distance difference than what you just shot...unlike a DSLR...the EVF shows you the image you will take, so the EVF is not just seeing what is out there, and that makes it tricky, it took me a while to figure out what was causing his friend so much trouble...but I think that must be it. But once the a9 locks on...it stays on...

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Agreed!

I had been watching these Sandpipers feed along the shore for a while, then they started to get less concerned with me...they got closer and were moving around me to feed on the other side then all of a sudden they took off...a9 tracked them the whole time, never lost them...so in this scene, it worked really good. It was the local Sheriff driving down the beach that made them take off...vmad


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Jun 21, 2018 12:06 |  #10407

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Incoming puffin...
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Very cool, Skomer?


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Jun 21, 2018 12:10 |  #10408

TRhoads wrote in post #18648794 (external link)
yeah, I have a lot to learn in this bird stuff...but I practice when I can...spent a bunch of time yesterday and 1200 frames...


well, I have had an ongoing debate with a local bird nerd...I finally figured out why his friend who is an experienced BIF/wildlife shooter had so much trouble with the a9...subject acquisition can be difficult, especially with smaller birds that were at a big distance difference than what you just shot...unlike a DSLR...the EVF shows you the image you will take, so the EVF is not just seeing what is out there, and that makes it tricky, it took me a while to figure out what was causing his friend so much trouble...but I think that must be it. But once the a9 locks on...it stays on...

I had been watching these Sandpipers feed along the shore for a while, then they started to get less concerned with me...they got closer and were moving around me to feed on the other side then all of a sudden they took off...a9 tracked them the whole time, never lost them...so in this scene, it worked really good. It was the local Sheriff driving down the beach that made them take off...vmad

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Nicely done!

I find it a learning process as far as the limits of the camera concerning distances and locking on to these small critters.


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Jun 21, 2018 12:43 |  #10410

Lester Wareham wrote in post #18648887 (external link)
Very cool, Skomer?

Yes, thanks. Stayed out there again for the third year running. Lovely place and great to walk around photographing the wildlife all day. :)


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