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Posted: 15 June 2012 06:56 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 76 ]
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not the best photo ever, but i had a surprise visitor this morning….

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Posted: 15 June 2012 07:40 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 77 ]
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LycanthropeX - 15 June 2012 06:56 AM

not the best photo ever, but i had a surprise visitor this morning….

Do you mean the people in the car….......LOL

Just joshin, thats a great capture…..I wonder which of them was the most surpised?

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Posted: 15 June 2012 07:46 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 78 ]
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the squirrels and the turkey were kind of afraid of each other. She is a young hen, still had a downy head. Not sure why she was alone. Usually they come in a small group.

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Posted: 15 June 2012 07:52 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 79 ]
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LycanthropeX - 15 June 2012 07:46 AM

the squirrels and the turkey were kind of afraid of each other. She is a young hen, still had a downy head. Not sure why she was alone. Usually they come in a small group.

Luckily for her it wasn’t Thanks Giving Day…....LOL

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Posted: 15 June 2012 07:59 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 80 ]
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honestly i think a Butterball is a better bird for thanks giving. The wild birds don’t have much meat on them and taste gamey. I much prefer feeding them and watching them. Normally I only get Turkeys in the winter when there is snow on the ground. When it gets hard to find food in the woods they will come into my feeding station. So seeing a bird this time of year is a rare treat. In the winter I put out cracked corn for them. They will come in 2 or 3 times a day to eat corn. The Toms will fight with their reflections in the windows, they put on a pretty good show.

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Posted: 15 June 2012 08:37 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 81 ]
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Many wonderful pictures here.

Szark - 15 June 2012 06:37 AM

Kalisx stunning shot.
Oh to be fit again sitting in a hide/tent waiting for the perfect shot with a Pentax SLR and a 500mm Mirror lens and a good sturdy tripod getting cold or bitten to death by midges. Never knowing if the image is good until the film was processed. The glory days.

Thank you Szark. I just waited 2 minutes for the duck pose ... I think he was agree to be on Daz forum but as anonymous.

Here’s a second one : our “tiger” hunting ... a fly.

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Posted: 18 June 2012 02:09 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 82 ]
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just shot this pic of a possum

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Posted: 18 June 2012 08:34 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 83 ]
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Hey, he’s not playing possum.

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Posted: 19 June 2012 12:16 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 84 ]
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And you’re feeding it!!!!????? The only food it would get here is canned lead. Can we please export our entire possum population back to Ozzzie.

Cheers GG

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WHO said Kiwis can’t fly ?????

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Posted: 19 June 2012 06:49 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 85 ]
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lol i feed all the critters, but actually the food was put out for the birds, the possums and raccoons have just decided that they like it too

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Posted: 19 June 2012 10:55 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 86 ]
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I feed the birds as well, because bird food is cheaper than cat food grin

Anyway back to the pictures, here’s a couple of birds.

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Posted: 19 June 2012 11:07 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 87 ]
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Very nice Kinich

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Posted: 19 June 2012 11:50 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 88 ]
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Frank0314 - 19 June 2012 11:07 AM

Very nice Kinich


Thank you.


I was looking at these two pictures and thinking that they are in some ways very similar, in others very different. So I thought I jot a few notes for anybody looking through these posts who maybe is new to or not very experienced with photography who might be interested.


The similar

Both feature birds in flight (and both over water), and both birds are in a similar pose/position. Both shots where taken on the same camera (a Canon 7D in this case).


The not some similar.

The lenses & settings:


Duck 1/160th Sec at f8 with a Sigma 150mm f2.8 Macro lens.
The Gull 1/1000th Sec at f9 with a Sigma 170-500mm f5-6.3 Zoom lens (at 500mm).


The lower shutter speed of the duck shot has meant that the background has blurred as I tracked the duck with the camera (a technique known as panning), also you can see the blur of the ducks wings as they have moved during the exposure. These effects result in a less sharp image but give a sense of movement to the shot.


The Gull shot because of the higher shutter speed has frozen the bird in flight, the result is a sharper bird but with little sense of movement.


Which you prefer is a personal choice and what you are looking to achieve, but in my opinion they both make good shots of similar subjects but with some distinct differences.

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Posted: 19 June 2012 11:59 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 89 ]
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I think somebody is wielding the thread scalpel around these parts.


Should I remove the bird food comment you think?

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Posted: 19 June 2012 12:02 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 90 ]
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Nope, your fine.

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