Here are a few bird shots from this past weekend...

10 years 2 weeks ago #137238 by chasrich







“Amateurs worry about equipment, professionals worry about money, masters worry about light, I just make pictures… ” ~ Vernon Trent
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10 years 2 weeks ago #137240 by fotozone
Nice, you are lucky to have big birds to shoot. Around here most are under 5 inches and it makes it hard to get that nice clear eye.

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10 years 2 weeks ago #137273 by eryck
must take a lot of practice to have the patience to be able to capture so many of those cranes and herons with still some to share, im not an expert on birds at all but i know those big birds prefer to be away from people. what was your approach to this? how were you able to have so much time with the creature? and what lens are you using?

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10 years 2 weeks ago #137274 by Cre8tivefix
Wonderful captures of some beautiful birds.


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10 years 2 weeks ago - 10 years 2 weeks ago #137294 by chasrich

eryck wrote: must take a lot of practice to have the patience to be able to capture so many of those cranes and herons with still some to share, im not an expert on birds at all but i know those big birds prefer to be away from people. what was your approach to this? how were you able to have so much time with the creature? and what lens are you using?


These birds don't think too much about a boat passing by. They are reclusive but a boat gives access to their favorite haunts. A slow approach works almost every time. I'm using the Tamron 18-270mm lens. They are one of our sponsors BTW www.tamron-usa.com/lenses/prod/18270_vcp...008&utm_term=banners

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10 years 2 weeks ago #137310 by eryck

chasrich wrote:

eryck wrote: must take a lot of practice to have the patience to be able to capture so many of those cranes and herons with still some to share, im not an expert on birds at all but i know those big birds prefer to be away from people. what was your approach to this? how were you able to have so much time with the creature? and what lens are you using?


These birds don't think too much about a boat passing by. They are reclusive but a boat gives access to their favorite haunts. A slow approach works almost every time. I'm using the Tamron 18-270mm lens. They are one of our sponsors BTW www.tamron-usa.com/lenses/prod/18270_vcp...008&utm_term=banners


Theres a lake ive been to a few times this summer and once a heron flew by low and fast about 20 yards from me late sunset time around, and another time there was a hawk or something flying over our boat for a few minutes but flew away, and with my 70-300 i could barley get a shot cause the bird was so high. Well this is in Canada where we're known for our wilderness and over a period of say a weeks worth of days of this summer. But I got tons of shots of a Loon family. So I have to say I think I forgot , Really Great images Chasrich, I like em a lot :)
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10 years 2 weeks ago #137324 by Pixelchix
Great set! The second is my favorite. The light thats hitting his eye and face is perfect


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10 years 2 weeks ago #137368 by robbie

eryck wrote: must take a lot of practice to have the patience to be able to capture so many of those cranes and herons with still some to share, im not an expert on birds at all but i know those big birds prefer to be away from people. what was your approach to this? how were you able to have so much time with the creature? and what lens are you using?

Don`t know where you live but in Florida some of the birds will not fly away when you approach.Once a crane was within touching distance,had my 24-120 zoom on and had difficulty framing the shot.
Tried to get the crane to go away but not succesful.Ospreys in trees will stay there eating their fish sometimes they will fly as soon as you get too close.


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10 years 2 weeks ago #137370 by robbie
Lovely series Charles.the GBH is my fav.


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