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    Senior Member dsiegel5151's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joel Eade View Post
    I did some work on your BG, hope you don't mind. By selecting it with the magic wand tool I then ran Gaussian Blur and noise reduction after using the refine edge. This smoothed it out to some degree.

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    Don't mind at all...looks good. Yeah, the 1dIII is much more responsive than my 40d. Everything works faster. When reading camera specs and dealing with fractions of seconds, I didn't really think the speed difference between a 40d-7d series camera would be noticeable when jumping to a 1d series. I was wrong. I burrowed the camera so that I had a good wildlife camera for a trip to Arizona in two weeks. My 40d shutter is just about toast, along with the electronics.
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    I was surprised to find a hawk in my backyard this morning. I was able get the camera together and took these shots through the deck window. I believe the hawk had just captured a mourning dove.

    I originally guessed red-tailed hawk, but now agree with Vern that it is a Cooper's Hawk. If anyone suggests a different ID let me know!


    2013_03_03_3262_upd2 by dthrog00, on Flickr


    2013_03_03_3268_upd2 by dthrog00, on Flickr


    2013_03_03_3269_upd2 by dthrog00, on Flickr


    2013_03_03_3270_upd2 by dthrog00, on Flickr

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    Last edited by Dave Throgmartin; 03-04-2013 at 12:59 AM.

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    Hi Dave,

    I'm not expert, but I would guess that is a Cooper's Hawk or another Accipiter based on the prey. I don't think Redtails feed very often on other birds - they are too large and not so maneuverable. I can't quite see the bird's tail - the Cooper's Hawk is banded. Nice shots.

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    Agree, nice shots Dave.

    Here is one of a bird trying to feed on my lunch (btw pretty much the only occasion I took pictures on my recent trip to Miami).

    Rebel T3i, EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM @ 85mm
    ISO 200, f/ 5.6, 1/200s

    You from outa state?

    101_MG_9746 by ahab1372, on Flickr
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    That bird looks intense Arnt!

    Here's a female northern cardinal landing on my perch during the middle of a snow storm.


    2013_03_05_3368_upd by dthrog00, on Flickr

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Throgmartin View Post
    That bird looks intense Arnt!

    Here's a female northern cardinal landing on my perch during the middle of a snow storm.


    2013_03_05_3368_upd by dthrog00, on Flickr

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    The bird wanted my food - and was still wet from the rain shower that came down a few minutes earlier. Hungry and wet - not a good combination.
    Your cardinal is much more presentable
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    looks like I have a tendency to spot black birds

    102_MG_0114 by ahab1372, on Flickr

    Is this an american Pipit? Still learning to use iBird

    102_MG_0301 by ahab1372, on Flickr

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    Wildlife in the Bay Area - always a sign of civilization in the background
    And this guy/gal needs to wash his/her face

    101 _MG_9611 by ahab1372, on Flickr
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    Since we're on a black bird roll...

    The Raven

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    nice one Mark!
    I like these birds
    Arnt

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