Levina de Ruijter wrote in post #19378361
LOL, yeah, and I could hear the tapping on the window from my apartment on the third floor! You can hear it in the clip as well I think. It was just really funny.
I love the Ruddy Turnstone pics. Especially the first really shows nicely how you caught the colours in its feathers. Not something you see a lot in pics of this bird. Very nice indeed.
I went out at dawn this morning (het gloorde
). Shot some birds. Went to a lake I often go to and stumbled upon this Oystercatcher, feeding. Here he sees another Oystercatcher coming in. I think it was its mate as soon after he followed that bird.
Thank you, I was lucky with the (not so early) morning light and I could separate them from the stones and seaweed(they are very well camouflaged) against the clear Oosterschelde water.
Lovely picture, like me when my wife comes home
Levina de Ruijter wrote in post #19378384
Also spotted this little birdie. I always have a hard time id'ing these little brown birds, but I think it is a Eurasian Reed Warbler.
I shot this at 500mm. I later mounted the RF 1.4xTC but never got as clear a shot as this one. I will post one or two more later.
Levina de Ruijter wrote in post #19378474
Another shot of the Reed Warbler. Same location, different spot. If only some of the sunlight we see in the background had also reached the bird. Alas. I still like the shot though as it is a fairly clean shot with not too much clutter.
Great shots, good use of the light in the first. In the reeds it's so cluttered that I think it doesn't matter if you're at f4 or f10, there will be stalks in the plane of focus so I'm not going to get that 600 f4 (but I'm thinking of trading in my 100-400/1.4EXIII/2.0EXIII and 5DIV for a RF100-500 and 1.4 extender, are you happy with that combo?). Like you I've got trouble with all those little birds. I think I've got a tjiftjaf, roodborsttapuit, a grasmus or braamsluiper and more rietzangers but I've got to proces them(much to much, blame the 20fps ES or 12fps MS, still have to get used to that) first, the weather's to nice to sit long behind my laptop! I've got some bird ID books and lately often use Obsidentify(just take a phonesnap from the screen).