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PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2008 9:13 pm 
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During my recent trip to the Bronx Zoo, I got many many photos of birds. Instead of clogging up the forums with new topics, I'll just post them here unless I think they deserve their own thread (or if they're ducks!). All photos shot using my Canon Digital Rebel XTi with my Canon EFS 55-250mm F/4-5.6 IS lens.

Bald Eagle -> Click for Thread

Scarlet Ibis
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1/30 s, F/5.6, 250 mm, ISO 400 (no barriers)

Tufted Puffin
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Shot through glass, 1/6 s, F/5.6, 229 mm, ISO 400
No flash used because the rocks where shiny and the glass was wet, that's why the shutter speed is so slow (thank god for IS!)

Condor
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Shot through a vertical fence, 1/200 s, F/5.6, 163 mm, ISO 100
No flash used because it bounced off the fence (which is noticeable in the background parts)

Snowy Owl
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Shot through a vertical fence, 1/30 s, F/5.6, 220 mm, ISO 400
No flash used for the same reason as above. I wish the leaf wasn't in the way...

Feel free to comment, critique or juts look.

I'll post more as I put them online!

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Lovely. They each have their own different quality. Is that owl cross-eyed?

Keep posting more of these.

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I love number 2 :D :D :D

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Thanks for the comments =)

Here's some more:

Great Indian Hornbill
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Shot through glass, no flash, 1/50 s, F/5.6, 194 mm, ISO 100

Toco Toucan
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Shot through glass, no flash, 1/30 s, F/5.6, 84 mm, ISO 100
There are visible reflections from the glas =\

White-throated Bee Eaters
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no barrier, 1/200 s, F/5.6, 194 mm, ISO 250

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ahhh those photos are great! the owl looks like it was shot with a flash :lol:
Can't wait for my 18-200 and shoot some animals.

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I certainly couldn't do flash! It would reflect off of the fence. That would have made my life much easier!

Thank god for IS!

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awesome pics! the lens seems to be able to produce some very nice shots!

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Serenity, these pictures are beautiful, you have captured the essence of the birds in the shot. That puffin, I 've never got that close amazing. The hornbill is also incredible, really difficult to pick a favourite. What a fantastic time yoiu must have had.

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Thanks for the wonderful compliments!!! I'm glad you're enjoying these.

Now, lets move over to the Turtle Back Zoo in West Orange, New Jersey, a Zoo that is catered more for kids than the photographer!! But I managed OK.

African Penguins
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1/400 s, F/5.6, Focal Length: 250 mm, ISO 400
No barriers; molting is fun =)

Golden Pheasant
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1/100 s, F/5.6, 250 mm, ISO 400
Shot through a fence; such a beautiful bird!!!!!

Chestnut Mandible Toucan
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1/60 s, F/5.6, 100 mm, ISO 400
Shot through glass; Found this guy hidden away.

Great Green Macaw
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1/125 s, F/5.6, 135 mm, ISO 200
No barriers; His tail would fluff out when he was cleaning just one feather. The sun really reflected off of him, so I had to work on making the exposed parts less bright.[/img]

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Some more... too lazy to post specs >.<

Blue-crowned Motmot
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Indian Peafowl
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Crested Wood Partridge
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omg! that crested wood partridge, and the blue crowned motmot...wonderful wonderful colors...

that red around the eyes..on the partridge...I have never seen that before!! Great clear crisp shots..makes me so proud of you! Your composition is getting better and better and better. Beautiful work. You are becoming an artist. I can see it!!!!


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Awwww - thank you :oops:

And yes, that partridge is quite the character - reminds me of an 80's punk rock chick with the eye make-up lipstick and wild hair ;)

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Hi Serenity
Your photos of birds are great....
Next month I'm going for a visit to a bird park. I am taking Nikon D60 with me(18-55VR). I wonder if you or anyone suggest me that I should buy nikon 55-200VR lens for this trip or may be 55-300VR. As I'm very new to photography, I will be glad if I could get a good advise..Do I need to take tripod? Any suggestion for the appreture setting and the flash?
I appreciate your help...
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Hi Serenity
Sorry that I have posted my pics of CBD under Wildlife....If possible can you remove it...
Thanks a lot....

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Once again great shots melissa, was the crested wood partridge having a bad hair day? :D
regards sue

blogurworld, this room is for wildlife and pets, there are other rooms for urban landscape etc
if you check through the forum you can see the many options for showing your photos in the appropriate places :)

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