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Jun 29, 2018 14:42 |  #76

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Yes, I would love that lens too, but, and this is a big factor for me, at almost 3 lbs heavier and $9,400 more expensive, it's a show stopper for me on two points. I'm always on the move & I prefer to hand hold and the weight of this sucker would basically require a tripod for me. I can't move nearly as well and I haven't developed a technique shooting with a tripod that is effective, at least for me. I really like the extra reach I get with the 600mm with a lens I can hand hold.

Unless the birds are flying, I'm using at least a monopod.... my tripod gets a lot of use too but I lug my gear around in a Rugged Gear cart... so I don't have to carry it to and from the birding sites. Still, the 200-400 is beast, as you suggest. I've been pretty happy with the results of the 1D X2/100-400ii/with the 1.4X TC, but it's at f/8.

I'll probably pick up the Tamron eventually because I've seen in just under $900 a few times now.


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Jun 29, 2018 14:55 |  #77

Posted these in other threads, but they should fit in here.

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Jun 29, 2018 17:12 |  #78

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I enjoy finding humor in the shots that I get.

Me too...humor adds so much to what might otherwise just be an ordinary picture.


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Jun 29, 2018 17:14 |  #79

Big Ugly wrote in post #18653686 (external link)
Posted these in other threads, but they should fit in here.

Beautiful shots, Jack.


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Jun 30, 2018 07:56 as a reply to  @ Lame-Duck's post |  #80

Thanks Mike!


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Jun 30, 2018 17:19 |  #81

Barred owlets. There are three of them in this nest, but I could only get two in the same frame. The parents showed up after it started to get dark and I wasn't able to get them.


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Jul 04, 2018 19:46 |  #82

One-eyed male Powerful owl. Powerful owls are Australias largest owl. Ninox Strenua. They can fly carrying prey that out weighs them.
This fella has no problems catching enough food for himself, mate and their chick. Last year in mid September the chick looked like it was going to make the leap from the hollow at any moment, both parents watching nearby, when a Kookaburra launched an attack and struck the chick at the base of the skull with it's beak. The chick did not survive. Ethical dilemma now. Do I intervene this year? Intervention would be harmless to the Kookaburra, slingshot with some light weight projectile to scare it off.

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Jul 04, 2018 20:01 |  #83

Choderboy wrote in post #18656533 (external link)
One-eyed male Powerful owl. Powerful owls are Australias largest owl. Ninox Strenua. They can fly carrying prey that out weighs them.
This fella has no problems catching enough food for himself, mate and their chick. Last year in mid September the chick looked like it was going to make the leap from the hollow at any moment, both parents watching nearby, when a Kookaburra launched an attack and struck the chick at the base of the skull with it's beak. The chick did not survive. Ethical dilemma now. Do I intervene this year? Intervention would be harmless to the Kookaburra, slingshot with some light weight projectile to scare it off.

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Very nice shot Dave. What an incredible owl. The fate of the young owl last September is a sad one. I think I'd have to intervene in order to try and prevent that from happening again.


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Jul 04, 2018 20:37 as a reply to  @ Choderboy's post |  #84

Saw something similar here in Texas w a mating pair of Barred
Owls, large owls w 4’ wingspan, though probably not the size of this owl. I was waiting on the owls to fly in with breakfast on a Saturday morning when a large racoon scaled the tree to get the hatchlings & both male & female swooped in & pounded the racoon alternating one after the other until they succeeded in thwarting the attack.


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Jul 04, 2018 20:55 |  #85

Choderboy wrote in post #18656533 (external link)
One-eyed male Powerful owl. Powerful owls are Australias largest owl. Ninox Strenua. They can fly carrying prey that out weighs them.
This fella has no problems catching enough food for himself, mate and their chick. Last year in mid September the chick looked like it was going to make the leap from the hollow at any moment, both parents watching nearby, when a Kookaburra launched an attack and struck the chick at the base of the skull with it's beak. The chick did not survive. Ethical dilemma now. Do I intervene this year? Intervention would be harmless to the Kookaburra, slingshot with some light weight projectile to scare it off.

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Great shot. Sad about the eye. I'm given to understand that the ethical code amongst the top photographers responsible for our major TV nature series here is that you don't interfere with nature, however much it might tug your heartstrings.


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Jul 05, 2018 03:58 |  #86

Choderboy wrote in post #18656533 (external link)
One-eyed male Powerful owl. Powerful owls are Australias largest owl. Ninox Strenua. They can fly carrying prey that out weighs them.
This fella has no problems catching enough food for himself, mate and their chick. Last year in mid September the chick looked like it was going to make the leap from the hollow at any moment, both parents watching nearby, when a Kookaburra launched an attack and struck the chick at the base of the skull with it's beak. The chick did not survive. Ethical dilemma now. Do I intervene this year? Intervention would be harmless to the Kookaburra, slingshot with some light weight projectile to scare it off.

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I had a similar situation here on Crete last year, two hooded crows had forced a juvenile Buzzard into a small tree and where attacking it, I made the choice and rescued it. My reasoning being that there is an abundance of these crows whereas buzzards are nowhere near as common. Many make think I interfered but in my mind I saved the youngster and my conscience is clear.


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Jul 05, 2018 04:03 as a reply to  @ Red Dexs's post |  #87

In my experience codes are guidelines for times when you don't have a specific conviction. Betraying your own convictions also in my experience, can lead down a bad road, in turn bringing about guilt and remorse.




  
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Jul 05, 2018 18:53 |  #89

A very fortunate find when I came across a Western Screech Owl nest. Not many of these left where I live!
I was even happier when I saw the owlet!!
Recent pics of the baby and one of the parents


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Jul 05, 2018 18:58 |  #90

brad94sc wrote in post #18657038 (external link)
A very fortunate find when I came across a Western Screech Owl nest. Not many of these left where I live!
I was even happier when I saw the owlet!!
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Both are very nice shots, but I really like the adult one the most. Those big yellow eyes are so cool.


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