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street 10-11-2021 07:56 PM

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Originally Posted by doneat54 (Post 2674391)
Took this in our barn yesterday. I love the browns, contrasts and wood textures. Cabot, our Border Collie is 14 years old. View it full size.

Sorry about the eye booger.

That is a great picture!!

MRG 10-11-2021 09:51 PM

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That is interesting because I was down on the river a few days ago and a baldy was on the same limb that I took a picture of one last winter or this early spring.



It is a perfect tree limb they can watch the river for food coming down.

I used to see a kingfisher sitting in the same place all the time. Birds of prey know good fishing.

Sunset 10-11-2021 10:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Souschef (Post 2671251)
Here is a night heron by a koi pond on Kauai

I've never seen one, will have to look them to see if they are called night heron because of a time relationship. I did, and Yes they start hunting at dusk. :flowers:

skyking1 10-17-2021 07:45 AM

Reflection Lakes Mount Rainier NP
https://i.postimg.cc/vHBdWyxv/IMG-20...091233-858.jpg
I worked there two summers

Ronstar 10-17-2021 08:38 AM

^Very nice!

skyking1 10-17-2021 09:03 AM

Thanks
Just around the corner at Inspiration Point
One fall day
https://i.postimg.cc/fTwgdfpn/IMG-20...065724-594.jpg
to the next
https://i.postimg.cc/26R0SQht/IMG-20...063255-982.jpg

Time2 10-17-2021 10:05 AM

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Here are two pictures I clipped from the local marina webcam 4 and 6 years ago. I posted the one with the red hue to a photography group and was accused of photoshopping it. I didn't, wouldn't know how and don't have photoshop.

Chuckanut 10-17-2021 05:33 PM

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Lisbon Portugal - Chairs

ijack 10-19-2021 03:24 AM

Amazing photos

street 10-19-2021 06:48 AM

Amazing photos! Thanks for sharing them.

Ronstar 10-24-2021 06:46 AM

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The leaves are falling, but fall colors are not as good as in years past. This leaf was suspended by a fine strand of spider web, making it look like I caught the leaf falling

skyking1 10-24-2021 08:39 AM

That was a fun subject :)

Ronstar 10-24-2021 11:39 AM

^ It was. Except the wind kept blowing the leaf around. Took about 100 shots of it, but needed to wait until the wind stopped to get it.

f35phixer 10-25-2021 07:37 AM

very cool Ron, right place at right time...........

Ronstar 11-02-2021 05:56 PM

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Went for a hike and ran into this guy.

Freedom56 11-02-2021 07:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Ronstar (Post 2684054)
Went for a hike and ran into this guy.

Nice shot

f35phixer 11-03-2021 09:55 AM

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Originally Posted by Ronstar (Post 2684054)
Went for a hike and ran into this guy.

Couple things, had hoped to find your focal length you use for your wonderful pics. Saved eagle down to see camera / focal length etc that you see in details, compared to mine pics, yours didn't have that info and only then did I see the remove properties from image in details tab...:facepalm:

I guess I can see some reasons to do that, guess i will too ;D

So I have been trying to justify a 100 - 400 mm ($1000ish) lens for my Sony A6000, only have a 55-200 right now. Our creek has eagles, osprey, blue herons, river otters etc etc and i can see how a 100-400 would make much better pics. That is what a birding sites suggest.

can you talk to your normal birding camera setup please...

street 11-03-2021 10:01 AM

Excellent photos again Ronstar!! I always enjoy your work. Thanks!

kcowan 11-03-2021 01:42 PM

We had a bald eagle wrestling a huge seagull for lunch. He won. The seagull was his lunch!
It was just off the West Van pier. We needed Ron!

Ronstar 11-03-2021 03:04 PM

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Originally Posted by f35phixer (Post 2684348)
Couple things, had hoped to find your focal length you use for your wonderful pics. Saved eagle down to see camera / focal length etc that you see in details, compared to mine pics, yours didn't have that info and only then did I see the remove properties from image in details tab...:facepalm:

I guess I can see some reasons to do that, guess i will too ;D

So I have been trying to justify a 100 - 400 mm ($1000ish) lens for my Sony A6000, only have a 55-200 right now. Our creek has eagles, osprey, blue herons, river otters etc etc and i can see how a 100-400 would make much better pics. That is what a birding sites suggest.

can you talk to your normal birding camera setup please...

Didn't know that the details were not in exif. I didn't do it - Lightroom did. I'll see if I can change the settings so that the exif has the info in the future.

I use a Nikon D850 and Tamron 150-600m F/5-6.3 G2. For sitting birds, etc, I have camera set in Aperture priority. Usually F10 or F11 when it's sunny. That's about the sweet spot of my lens. I'll go down to F7.1 when it's cloudy. Shooting mode is continuous high.

I have my camera set with back button focus. I use the AF-on button to focus. So I get focus first. Then it is set for all shots as long as the bird doesn't move much. Back button focus prevents the camera from trying to refocus itself for every shot.

I like to keep the shutter speed around 1/400 or faster. (experts say to have a shutter speed meet or exceed focal length). And ISO as low as it can be for that shutter speed and aperture. A good way to do this is to set the camera to auto ISO and set ISO sensitivity settings in the menu to a minimum shutter speed of 1/640. This eagle shot was ISO 400, 600mm, F/10 1/1000 sec.

I almost always shoot handheld. And take a burst of photos when the bird is sitting with a good pose. Yesterday I brought my monopod and had time to screw it on to take the eagle shots. Same thing with a monopod - burst of photos.

When I'm shooting birds in flight I have auto ISO on with a minimum shutter speed of 1/1600 for eagles, herons, egrets, etc and 1/2000 for faster birds. I will have the aperture at 6.3 or 7.1 for birds in flight because it takes more light to shoot them at 1/1600 or 1/2000. Always handheld in continuous high.

Because of different menu setting for whether birds are sitting or flying, I rarely get a good shot of a bird that decides to fly when I have my camera set for sitting birds.

Hope this makes sense. Sounds like to you have a target rich environment in your creek. I would suggest a lens up to least 600 mm though. I usually have to crop even at 600 mm. Birds are never close enough as they should be. Good luck and have fun! The thrill of the hunt is more fun than getting a good photo IMO.


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