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    Quote Originally Posted by HDNitehawk View Post
    In regard to Homer, it appears that bird photography is just like all sports. The Pro's get the best facilities to work with. In this case it is a world class bird feeder for eagles in Homer.

    The article I think was Canon's way of letting us know that wildlife photographers need to embrace the 1D X, as they are not going to give us anything else. Canon gives us these choices, for the crop factor 1.3 vs FF difference just move in closer. For the missing f8 AF again get closer so you don't need it, or use MF.
    Agreed.

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    Here's one from this week, don't have time to shoot today .....



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    Only had time for one shot this morning before I had to doll myself up for yet another graduation. The one benefit of being a college professor...I only have to wear a tie once a year.

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    I took my first blue jay pic this morning. The background isn't quite as good as Joel's! The sky was overcast and I needed to use my flash to illuminate the bird.


    2012_05_12_4873_upd by dthrog00, on Flickr

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Throgmartin View Post
    I took my first blue jay pic this morning. The background isn't quite as good as Joel's! The sky was overcast and I needed to use my flash to illuminate the bird.


    2012_05_12_4873_upd by dthrog00, on Flickr
    I like the pose and head angle, with the light sky behind you can push the exposure and go for the "high key" effect.

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    This is an attempt to use a texture with a bird image. The image was a high key pic of a Black Vulture and I downloaded the texture from ShadowHouse Creations. Inspired by Denise....

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    I was kayaking on Saturday. Great day on the water, but not much in the photo opportunities. Just a few ducks in the distance. Until we saw this odd bird about 50 yards ahead of us walking about 5-10 yards from the side of the marsh. We got closer, but it spooked to behind some bushes. We decided to pull over and wait to see if it would come back out. And then I saw this reed/branch poke up that wasn't a reed or branch....and it was watching us....


    small-4560 by kayaker72, on Flickr

    I've been trying to identify the bird, and I believe it is an American Bittern. Here is a full body example I took last winter at Parker River NWR:


    small-0798 by kayaker72, on Flickr

    Thanks for viewing....Brant
    Last edited by Kayaker72; 05-14-2012 at 11:42 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kayaker72 View Post
    I've been trying to identify the bird, and I believe it is an American Bittern. Here is a full body example I took last winter at Parker River NWR:

    Thanks for viewing....Brant
    That is a Green Heron.
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    You are correct that is an American Bittern, They stand with their face pointed up like that to try and blend in. the idea is that the strips on their neck look like the grass they normally are in.
    Last edited by nvitalephotography; 05-14-2012 at 09:53 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kayaker72 View Post
    I was kayaking on Saturday. Great day on the water, but not much in the photo opportunities. Just a few ducks in the distance. Until we saw this odd bird about 50 yards ahead of us walking about 5-10 yards from the side of the marsh. We got closer, but it spooked to behind some bushes. We decided to pull over and wait to see if it would come back out. And then I saw this reed/branch poke up that wasn't a reed or branch....and it was watching us....


    small-4560 by kayaker72, on Flickr

    I've been trying to identify the bird, and I believe it is an American Bittern. Here is a full body example I took last winter at Parker River NWR:


    small-0798 by kayaker72, on Flickr

    Thanks for viewing....Brant
    I vote for Bittern as well

    Love those eyes on the first shot , I would like to see a closer crop on that one just for fun!

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