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Youcatan Jay:
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Tyran, In Yucatan, Mexico

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hummingbird in the Monteverde Cloud Reserve, Costa Rica. Had to use all of my stealth skills to sneak up to this guy. :P Taken hand held with a relatively slow (but light) 70-200 f4.0 in low light situation, severery cropped. Flash used.

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Bird photography is one of my hobbies. Here are some pictures of local birds.

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Just took this one a few hours ago from time of posting. House and gold finch. Also now up on weathernetwork's website.

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Bluejay coming in for landing

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Junco

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Mallard duck doing yoga

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Red-tailed hawk munching on a mouse

I have many more...


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I think this beautiful bird is a heron. He winters on the Sierpe River in Costa Rica:
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A yellow crowned night heron maybe .


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surfinbird wrote:
A yellow crowned night heron maybe .


By Jove, I think you've got it!!

But I guess I better re-process the RAW. :oops: I must have the WB wrong if you can't see the yellow. That does explain the lack of a 'blue heron'. It didn't look like a green heron.


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Bluejay coming in for landing

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What a pity that you must have done major cropping. Impressive timing indeed


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Flight shots of small and ultrafast birds is tricky to take. But they are fascinating


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Flight shots of larger birds is slightly easier. But still tricky



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danieltpmg wrote:
Flight shots of larger birds is slightly easier. But still tricky


Agreed, though it helps to get lucky :wink:

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sorry...i just realised I posted that one earlier :oops: :oops:

This wasn't.
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/phil_marion/4310976806/" title="pelican fishing for breakfast - Bahia Drake, Costa Rica by Phil Marion, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4031/4310976806_ccc0798b43_o.jpg" width="1024" height="682" alt="pelican fishing for breakfast - Bahia Drake, Costa Rica"></a>


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Flight shots of small and ultrafast birds is tricky to take. But they are fascinating

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<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/phil_marion/4266346757/" title="hummingbird - Monteverde cloud forest by Phil Marion, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4064/4266346757_4c8d8c845a_o.jpg" width="1024" height="682" alt="hummingbird - Monteverde cloud forest"></a>


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^^^^^^WOW - pin sharp focus!!^^^


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The 70-200 f/2.8 IS L has yet to fail me :)


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I like the details that I can get with my lighter f4.0 70-200. I imagine it doesn't focus as quickly as the f2.8 lens. That makes it difficult to get moving birds like this one.



<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/phil_marion/4342293276/" title="pelican landing in Corcovado National Park - Costa Rica by Phil Marion, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2729/4342293276_07a52620fb_o.jpg" width="1024" height="682" alt="pelican landing in Corcovado National Park - Costa Rica"></a>


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undergrad. wrote:
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200mm is short for a birdie lens. But you did well. And you must be close then.


At one time I was really close to a huron which put on a show


It is so close that I was using a 200mm lens and with the image uncropped

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It took me a good 30 minutes to get a decent shot of that little guy.
Mainly because of distance of my lens as you said and they don't tend to stand still for very long.


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It took me a good 30 minutes to get a decent shot of that little guy.
Mainly because of distance of my lens as you said and they don't tend to stand still for very long.


That's the beauty of digital - you can fire off several shots and save the one that was in focus and sharp (when the critter didn't move much)

This was one of the few keepers of a small jittery guy I shot in a lowlight cloud forest canopy with the slow f4.0 70-200mm
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/phil_marion/4297177093/" title="Monteverde Cloud Forest, Costa Rica by Phil Marion, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2714/4297177093_85b89276b4.jpg" width="500" height="333" alt="Monteverde Cloud Forest, Costa Rica"></a>


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this is a peacock - from behind

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/phil_marion/4354877105/" title="peacock from behind - Costa Rica by Phil Marion, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4058/4354877105_77a2d51ebc_o.jpg" width="1024" height="683" alt="peacock from behind - Costa Rica"></a>


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A few from last weekend!

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/annie57/4366564952/" title="post.109 by amcdermaid05, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2742/4366564952_69cffa81b1.jpg" width="500" height="374" alt="post.109"></a>

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<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/annie57/4365820309/" title="post.286 by amcdermaid05, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4055/4365820309_29569eb8eb_o.jpg" width="900" height="753" alt="post.286"></a>

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Had a few more from another spot!

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/annie57/4300323175/" title="post.0391 by amcdermaid05, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4023/4300323175_f062453e55_o.jpg" width="608" height="800" alt="post.0391"></a>

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<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/annie57/4300327745/" title="post.0330 by amcdermaid05, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4022/4300327745_1df9d85c48_o.jpg" width="800" height="502" alt="post.0330"></a>

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/annie57/4300329657/" title="post.085 by amcdermaid05, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2799/4300329657_4a72fa2926_o.jpg" width="657" height="850" alt="post.085"></a>

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Wow ...impressive motion and timely shot.
Common subject is not necessarily boring


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Looks like we were following the same Kestrel around and I found my little owl friend again . Both taken at the spit .


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My Barred Owl, woodpecker and hawk photos are from Presqu'Isle and the Kestrel and duck photos were from Colonel Samuel Smith Park.

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