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PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2008 4:35 pm 
It is my goal to get a photo of a hawk in flight. Those are some great photos!

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Some more from my trip to the zoo a couple of months ago...

White Throated Bee Eaters
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Taveta Golden Weaver
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Not great quality on this guy... was close to a 100% crop.


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Just thought I'd post this, let me know what you think!

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This guy was trying to eat a very big insect... I got it right before it swallowing it :D

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This one had beautiful colors. Loved it!

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Thanks for the posting tip and the critique Oeyvind.

I got this guy today.

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Great shot, what a beautiful bright coloured bird.Love the colour of the bright green plumage :)

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Just a plain ol Sparrow....

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WOW that is a VERY green bird bradwah! Great photo!

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2008 2:22 am 
Thanks heaps Mbrutus and Naniani. I'm not even sure what kind of parrot it is, but he was definitely showing off for the camera.

Here's an old and interesting one I got with the D70. Could probably do with a bit of cropping.

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Killer eyes! Haha! I like the cross that it is standing on... make for a great place to hang out for our feathered friend here...

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Cracking bird but the shot caused me all sorts of problems due to the fact that the bird was in an aviary. I felt that f/3.5 was as wide as I could go to retain the depth of field I wanted but that left some rather ugly patterning in the image caused by the wire netting both in front of and behind the subject. A restricted viewing point also meant I couldn't do anything about the tree in the background. Lots of Photoshop work with the eraser and selective masking and blurring helped but the after effects are definitely visible, unfortunately.

By the way, I didn't like to tell the bird but if it wants to hide it definitely needs a bigger leaf. 8)

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Feathers are always fascinating and those owl-feathers certainly are! Big bird, great shot, Bob!
And nice comment about his "fig-leaf" :lol:

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You caught that owl out in the wild, simple?

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 30, 2008 5:24 pm 
Thomas wrote:
You caught that owl out in the wild, simple?


errr no :oops: wish i had though :) we do get one sometimes in the field at the back of my house but with the dark winter nights drawn in about time when i finish work it is pitch black so maybe in the future it may be possible.... heres me sat with my fingers crossed.

it was actually broad daylight when i took that shot , through a mesh fence wich was slightly visable so i just raised the contrast a little and dropped the brightness .

here is the original the brighter section to the left of the owl is the fence

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Ah, good post-processing!

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