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PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2008 1:59 pm 
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Good shot Mark. I like the blue sky you have in the background. Looked like a nice day! Haha! I think I will be doing some birdie photos sometime soon.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2008 2:27 am 
Very cool, Mark!

Lets add another odd guy to the thread.. Black-and-white Casqued Hornbill
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And a pretty bird... Bali Mynah
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 26, 2008 6:25 pm 
amazin shots above :) in the second shot is that a chain saw?


african grey.

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oh, my gosh, serenity...that first one looks like he has a hunk of wood for a beak...very funky, and absurdly beautiful...and the little white wonder...with the beautiful blue makeup..holding a feather!! Delicate, pure beauty, on a chain saw...even if it ISN"T a chain saw, forever now it will be...lol...and Simple, that grey is fantasic...Mark-A..what a wonderful capture..

I am going to back up and look at all of these...wonderful wonderful, albeit not a waddle in sight..still loving it.


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Now that you say it, Patti: It really looks like a rusty chain saw :shock:

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T. Simple was the one who thought it looked like a chain saw first...I just....uhm...parroted it...ahaha...snort...hahahalllolheheheheh.

sending waddles your way...be ready with your camera!!!!


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 28, 2008 1:37 pm 
It is indeed a chainsaw. This was taken at a zoo - the exhibit showed the destruction of the forest. I should have mentioned that in my original post!


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 11:22 am 
I went out birding yesterday and got some pics I liked. Every time I go out birding I miss the 100-400L :cry:
I hope you like it. If you want the EXIF data, it's on my Flickr :wink:

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2008 11:23 am 
Hello everyone!
This weekend I went to a very, VERY beautiful city in Brazil called Campos do Jordao. It is an mountain city with lots of beautiful landscapes and wildlife and I could take some pictures of our beloved feathered friends there too.
The EXIF data can be retrieved aty my Flickr. :wink:

I took most of those with a 70-300 f/4-5.6 IS USM attached with a Kenko Pro300 Teleconverter. :wink:

Brazilian Falcon:
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Blue Arara (parrot)
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We call this fellow "Joao de Barro" (Muddy John) because it builds his home using mud.
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Lunch time!! Yummy!! 8)
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Black Bird
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Hope you like it!
PP was only Brightness, Contrast, Sharpness and some crops.
C&C will be appreciated :wink:


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Way Way up there.....Eagle

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Took this shot on campus. The bird was amazingly not shy at all...

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More info on Flickr, just click the pic. I would have actually liked to have shot wide open for that famous beercan bokeh, and shoot at a lower ISO than 400, but experience told me that CA would be a problem. Surprisingly, it did rather well at f5.6 which was something of a compromise. Lighting was kind of poor because it was shaded. I have more pics, but don't have the time to develop/salvage them right now. Some were better than others.


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csrussell that's such an awesome photo. I love eagles and hawks.

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csrussell that's such an awesome photo. I love eagles and hawks.


Thanks! I honestly thought I was going to see nothing but crows, pigeons, and squirrels. Although there is this albino squirrel that I wouldn't have minded getting some pictures of. The last thing I expected to see on my walk was a falcon. Kind of made my day.


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WOW!! Now THAT'S a really nice photo, csrussell! Sharp as a tack, great colors, great contrast and a pretty nice blur of the background. If it were mine, I would print that for sure. Congratulations!
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Any PP on the picture or is it "right off the camera"?


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Hey westcoast... How much did you crop? It looks like you cropped it so much that it lost a lot of its clarity... But I like it for some reason... makes it actually look like our flying friend is REALLY high up!

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