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May 04, 2022 13:37 |  #31

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That's a problem here to, more mm would be nice, new 800 or 1200 5.6? (one can only dream...)

That's where the 800/11 comes in. A pretty darn capable lens. With some restrictions, yes. But capable. I have one although I haven't used it much since getting the 100-500.

Here's the Kievit(Lapwing), sadly very dull background for the flock but it's something I don't see very often.


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I shoot a lot in Waterland and they're everywhere. I can usually get pretty close. Or wait until they fly by. Their numbers too have declined though. They're amazingly good flyers and the males show off how good they are at it. It's an amazing spectacle. A couple of them will go up and do their shenanigans. They will even fly upside down. I took some shots of a couple earlier this year. They were a bit too far away for anything good, and light was difficult but here are two shots. Pretty big crops though.


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May 04, 2022 13:45 |  #32

pcs wrote in post #19374066 (external link)
That's a problem here to, more mm would be nice, new 800 or 1200 5.6? (one can only dream...)

Here's the Kievit(Lapwing), sadly very dull background for the flock but it's something I don't see very often.


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I forgot to say that I like this shot a lot.


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May 04, 2022 13:57 |  #33

From early this morning: Oystercatcher.


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May 05, 2022 03:40 as a reply to  @ Levina de Ruijter's post |  #34

Like the interaction you've caught, even with the crop they came out nice.

Here are some more, both severely cropped.


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May 05, 2022 03:43 as a reply to  @ Levina de Ruijter's post |  #35

Lovely Oystercatcher, especially like the pose against the backdrop of foliage, I usually get them against the sky(which is often just dull grey).

And now, the Wulp(Curlew):


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May 05, 2022 10:29 as a reply to  @ pcs's post |  #36

Cool. Another bird (Curlew) I have only seen deep into the fields where I can't get to them. I only have a few shots for the record.
I love the baby Lapwing!

Thanks for the nice words on the oystercatcher. I do agree that a foliage background is usually nicer than a uniform sky. Here's another shot of the Oystercatcher from a few seconds later.


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May 05, 2022 12:25 as a reply to  @ post 19373869 |  #37

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May 06, 2022 01:32 |  #38

a few more from a couple of years ago, the Stork and the Black Stork

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May 06, 2022 04:25 |  #39

Levina de Ruijter wrote in post #19374596 (external link)
Cool. Another bird (Curlew) I have only seen deep into the fields where I can't get to them. I only have a few shots for the record.
I love the baby Lapwing!

Thanks for the nice words on the oystercatcher. I do agree that a foliage background is usually nicer than a uniform sky. Here's another shot of the Oystercatcher from a few seconds later.
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That one's also very good, like the unsharpness on the wingtips.

Edit: Here's a female pheasant.


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May 06, 2022 11:00 |  #40

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a few more from a couple of years ago, the Stork and the Black Stork


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A Black Stork! They’re very rare here. I have never seen one. Nice catch, Lyn.


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May 06, 2022 11:10 |  #41

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That one's also very good, like the unsharpness on the wingtips.

Thanks. I was shooting perched birds when he swooped in. It was also still quite dark (30 min. after sunrise). A shutter speed of 1/500s is not enough for these birds. Most shots in the sequence have a degree of motion blur in the wings. In this pic the blur was acceptable, I thought.

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A female. Nice!


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May 06, 2022 14:22 |  #42

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By the way, I did think of "Wild Birds of the Netherlands" too, but that would have been really ridiculous! :-D

Levina,

I just found this thread posted in your signature! Smart girl you are!!

Please enlighten me, why would a Netherlands Bird thread be ridiculous?


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May 06, 2022 14:45 |  #43

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Levina,

I just found this thread posted in your signature! Smart girl you are!!

Please enlighten me, why would a Netherlands Bird thread be ridiculous?

I’m pleased to see that putting a link in my signature worked! Hi, Charles!

To answer your question, “ridiculous” because:
a) we are a very small country, so a thread for Dutch birds alone would be all too limited in scope, I feared, and
b) there are probably not even a handful of Dutch bird photographers on POTN, so I might have ended up being the only one to post in my thread.

Although, as it is, only Dutch birds have been posted in the thread so far, so I may have been wrong and “Birds of the Netherlands” would not have been too ridiculous after all! :-P


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May 07, 2022 04:50 |  #44

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A Black Stork! They’re very rare here. I have never seen one. Nice catch, Lyn.

Thanks Levina. I was somewhere in Noord-Brabant in "De Peel". beautiful part of the country.




  
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May 08, 2022 11:31 as a reply to  @ Levina de Ruijter's post |  #45

Even 1/2500 isn't enough it seems...


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