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Jul 19, 2021 15:35 |  #2431

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Jul 23, 2021 21:05 |  #2432

I've been totally out of the loop (and this thread) as I just moved out of my house of 28 years and into some new digs. Moving is never fun but having to go through 28 years worth of stuff and decide what to keep was a painful (but necessary) experience. But now that's over with, I've been able to get back out shooting. A few of my Nikon friends have jumped ship to the R5 + 100-400, but I'm keeping the 500+500PF combo going as long as I can and got to get some nice Kingfisher shots the other day too.


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Jul 24, 2021 10:09 |  #2433

WOW!!!!!! Best KF shots I have ever seen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I've been totally out of the loop (and this thread) as I just moved out of my house of 28 years and into some new digs. Moving is never fun but having to go through 28 years worth of stuff and decide what to keep was a painful (but necessary) experience. But now that's over with, I've been able to get back out shooting. A few of my Nikon friends have jumped ship to the R5 + 100-400, but I'm keeping the 500+500PF combo going as long as I can and got to get some nice Kingfisher shots the other day too.
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Jul 24, 2021 22:44 |  #2434

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WOW!!!!!! Best KF shots I have ever seen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You are too kind Mark, thanks!


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Jul 24, 2021 22:48 |  #2435

Hey I call 'em like I see 'em!

You should put those over in the birds section as well. I think the other best kf shots are perched that I've seen on here, but nobody has come that close to a proper outta water shot like that!!

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You are too kind Mark, thanks!


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Jul 24, 2021 22:53 |  #2436

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You are too kind Mark, thanks!

I've got to second that. Marks comments ie.
It's exceptionally good. There's enough action to get the feeling, but the detail is incredible.
Really well done



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Jul 24, 2021 22:56 |  #2437

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I've got to second that. Marks comments ie.
It's exceptionally good. There's enough action to get the feeling, but the detail is incredible.
Really well done

Thanks so much. This was a very special encounter - such an amazing bird!


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Jul 25, 2021 09:03 |  #2438

DocRoger wrote in post #19263415 (external link)
I've been totally out of the loop (and this thread) as I just moved out of my house of 28 years and into some new digs. Moving is never fun but having to go through 28 years worth of stuff and decide what to keep was a painful (but necessary) experience. But now that's over with, I've been able to get back out shooting. A few of my Nikon friends have jumped ship to the R5 + 100-400, but I'm keeping the 500+500PF combo going as long as I can and got to get some nice Kingfisher shots the other day too.

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Probably one of the most perfect bird photos I’ve ever seen, hats off to you, Doc!




  
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Jul 25, 2021 09:19 |  #2439

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Probably one of the most perfect bird photos I’ve ever seen, hats off to you, Doc!

Really so nice of you to say Matthew, and I could say the same about some of your Warbler shots!


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Aug 29, 2021 21:17 |  #2440

DocRoger wrote in post #19263415 (external link)
I've been totally out of the loop (and this thread) as I just moved out of my house of 28 years and into some new digs. Moving is never fun but having to go through 28 years worth of stuff and decide what to keep was a painful (but necessary) experience. But now that's over with, I've been able to get back out shooting. A few of my Nikon friends have jumped ship to the R5 + 100-400, but I'm keeping the 500+500PF combo going as long as I can and got to get some nice Kingfisher shots the other day too.
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Dang Roger!

These are spectacular!

Simply.... W O W!!!!

Kinda makes be embarrassed to post this one (but you already saw it. ;-)a ).

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Sep 02, 2021 09:13 |  #2441

Well, since I last posted here, I moved from Maryland to Wisconsin. New house is in a small woodsy village, and my backyard is teeming with bird activity, yet... I've kind of just lost the spark for photography :( I've managed to get out on a few walks though, just to scout the place out. Delighted to see that there's Rose-breasted Grosbeaks around, as well as Yellow Warblers and Indigo Buntings. If the birding urge ever returns, I'm definitely in a good place!


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Well, since I last posted here, I moved from Maryland to Wisconsin. New house is in a small woodsy village, and my backyard is teeming with bird activity, yet... I've kind of just lost the spark for photography :( I've managed to get out on a few walks though, just to scout the place out. Delighted to see that there's Rose-breasted Grosbeaks around, as well as Yellow Warblers and Indigo Buntings. If the birding urge ever returns, I'm definitely in a good place!

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You have some beautiful birds there Matthew! I can understand you lost the spark; birding is a quaint passion. I don't run that risk myself, since in my case it did not start with bird watching or photography, but with an inexplicable fascination with bird migration and their unbounded perspective during their life on this earth. I made air balloon trips to understand their literal view better, and have a fascination for their navigational skill and physical attributes that make this possible. I also hve a fascination for their "living on the edge of starvation" skills, and their abilities to give birth to new hedgelings and get them ready for trips around the globe in only a week or 8-10.

This is a fascination that cannot diminish or disappear, since apparently a small part of my soul is embedded in the way birds live, but if I did not have that, I would easily lose interest over time as well I guess. I don't have the sports action interest in capturing birds in impossible flight positions at 20fps at all, so that would certainly not keep me going, and neither do I have a liking for capturing birds ripping their prey into pieces explicitly.

But who knows, when you have fully settle, it might all return ;-)a. Your songbirds images are great.




  
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Sep 02, 2021 10:09 |  #2443

Agreed; It's always nice to take time off / enjoy some variety...

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You have some beautiful birds there Matthew! I can understand you lost the spark; birding is a quaint passion. I don't run that risk myself, since in my case it did not start with bird watching or photography, but with an inexplicable fascination with bird migration and there unbounded perspective on living on this earth. I made air balloon trips to understand their literal view better. This is a fascination that cannot diminish or disappear, since apparently a small part of my soul is embedded in the way birds live, but if I did not have that, I would easily lose interest over time as well I guess. I don's have the sports action interest in capturing birds in impossible flight positions at 20fps at all, so that would certainly not keep me going.

But who knows, when you have fully settle, it might return ;-)a


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Sep 02, 2021 13:26 |  #2444

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Well, since I last posted here, I moved from Maryland to Wisconsin. New house is in a small woodsy village, and my backyard is teeming with bird activity, yet... I've kind of just lost the spark for photography :( I've managed to get out on a few walks though, just to scout the place out. Delighted to see that there's Rose-breasted Grosbeaks around, as well as Yellow Warblers and Indigo Buntings. If the birding urge ever returns, I'm definitely in a good place!

Very nice Matt. Hopefully, you'll soon settle into the new environment and be able to do whatever puts a smile on your face. I can only imagine the kiddos occupy a majority of your time and interest.

Wish you all the best, Buddy! ;-)a


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Sep 02, 2021 14:28 |  #2445

Chris1966 wrote in post #19278843 (external link)
You have some beautiful birds there Matthew! I can understand you lost the spark; birding is a quaint passion. I don't run that risk myself, since in my case it did not start with bird watching or photography, but with an inexplicable fascination with bird migration and their unbounded perspective during their life on this earth. I made air balloon trips to understand their literal view better, and have a fascination for their navigational skill and physical attributes that make this possible. I also hve a fascination for their "living on the edge of starvation" skills, and their abilities to give birth to new hedgelings and get them ready for trips around the globe in only a week or 8-10.

This is a fascination that cannot diminish or disappear, since apparently a small part of my soul is embedded in the way birds live, but if I did not have that, I would easily lose interest over time as well I guess. I don't have the sports action interest in capturing birds in impossible flight positions at 20fps at all, so that would certainly not keep me going, and neither do I have a liking for capturing birds ripping their prey into pieces explicitly.

But who knows, when you have fully settle, it might all return ;-)a. Your songbirds images are great.

Appreciate the kind words, Chris. Songbirds are definitely my passion, and that's what I'll always be drawn back to.

I'm of the notion that the best bird photographers are ones that weren't originally photographers, aka they picked up the camera because they wanted to capture wonderful birds that they already had a passion for ;)


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Very nice Matt. Hopefully, you'll soon settle into the new environment and be able to do whatever puts a smile on your face. I can only imagine the kiddos occupy a majority of your time and interest.

Wish you all the best, Buddy! ;-)a

Thanks, Phil. The move was a bear, but we're pretty much settled in now. And yes, the kids take up a majority of my time now, especially since I'm 100% work from home now. If it isn't kids, it's lawn work, so at the end of the day, I don't have much time to devote to any other pursuits!




  
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