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  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 0 Many Grins

    @pathfinder said:
    Here's another bird in flight in my back yard a few years ago

    And a black bird as well

    What a great back yard you have. Thanks for sharing both pics. I like them.

  • pathfinderpathfinder Drive By Digital Shooter western IndianaPosts: 14,418Super Moderators moderator

    I've shot lots of song birds in my back yard, as well as a few red tail hawks and geese, but most of them were not flying. I do get an occasional bif from my backyard. I just liked the hummingbird shots because I find them so hard to shoot with a handheld telephoto - especially without using flash to stop their motion.

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    @pathfinder said:
    I've shot lots of song birds in my back yard, as well as a few red tail hawks and geese, but most of them were not flying. I do get an occasional bif from my backyard. I just liked the hummingbird shots because I find them so hard to shoot with a handheld telephoto - especially without using flash to stop their motion.

    I have similar problem when shooting the Humming-bird Hawk-moth. :)

  • pathfinderpathfinder Drive By Digital Shooter western IndianaPosts: 14,418Super Moderators moderator
    edited May 7, 2017

    For hummingbird moths I really prefer to add flash to stop their wings - I have gotten several shots of them over the years in our backyard. They can be challenging, but I think hummingbirds up close with telephotos are some of the hardest for me to grab. Because they can fly in any of six directions I think.

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  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 0 Many Grins

    @pathfinder said:
    For hummingbird moths I really prefer to add flash to stop their wings - I have gotten several shots of them over the years in our backyard. They can be challenging, but I think hummingbirds up close with telephotos are some of the hardest for me to grab. Because they can fly in any of six directions I think.

    I will remember the information about using flash.

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    @davev said:

    Many thanks for sharing these great pictures. I love them all but would like to mention that I personally know how hard it is to capture small owls in flight.

  • JAGJAG Photomaniac Wasilla, AKPosts: 6,747Super Moderators moderator

    Can't figure out where this gull's legs have gone.

    Other gulls that were shot that day had legs!

  • JAGJAG Photomaniac Wasilla, AKPosts: 6,747Super Moderators moderator

    Love all the bird in flight shots @davev

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    edited June 1, 2017

    @JAG said:
    Can't figure out where this gull's legs have gone.

    ...

    Other gulls that were shot that day had legs!

    Many thanks for sharing these nice gull pictures. Gulls can hide their legs totally in the feathers; see https://dgrin.com/discussion/261479/a-one-legged-gull#latest, and this one of a Common Gull:

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    A Black Guillemot

  • MoonMan04MoonMan04 MontanaPosts: 53Registered Users Big grins
    edited June 1, 2017
    Wonderful shot of the sandhill's! Where did you capture that photo? @davev

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  • JAGJAG Photomaniac Wasilla, AKPosts: 6,747Super Moderators moderator
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    Fine capture of the Grey Heron.

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    Eurasian Spoonbill

  • JAGJAG Photomaniac Wasilla, AKPosts: 6,747Super Moderators moderator

    Thanks @Jørgen_Bjerring . I too had a moment in time to capture a spoonbill. I was in a moving boat on the Tarcoles River in Costa Rica. Saw this pink spoonbill about 20 feet up in a tree. Had my big heavy 200-500mm tamron lens and no tripod or even a monopod to help me steady. These are not BIF but I had never actually seen a spoonbill in person till that day!

  • davevdavev Getting older by the day Posts: 3,116Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 2, 2017

    @MoonMan04 said:
    Wonderful shot of the sandhill's! Where did you capture that photo? @davev

    In Minnesota, 50 miles north of the Twin Cities.

    dave.

    Basking in the shadows of yesterday's triumphs'.
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 0 Many Grins
    edited June 2, 2017

    @JAG said:
    Thanks @Jørgen_Bjerring . I too had a moment in time to capture a spoonbill. I was in a moving boat on the Tarcoles River in Costa Rica. Saw this pink spoonbill about 20 feet up in a tree. Had my big heavy 200-500mm tamron lens and no tripod or even a monopod to help me steady. These are not BIF but I had never actually seen a spoonbill in person till that day!

    Great to se your photos of this flamingo spoonbill. I did not know they excisted in that color. I know what you are talking about. On last saturday I had to take photos from a boat that was rolling from side to side. :)

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    Grey Heron

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    edited June 2, 2017

    The Great Spotted Woodpecker on a cleaning job. What goes into the young ones comes out.

  • JAGJAG Photomaniac Wasilla, AKPosts: 6,747Super Moderators moderator
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    Thank you for sharing this fine capture of the male Mallard.

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    Hen Harrier

  • StumblebumStumblebum I shoot, therefore I am Posts: 7,593Registered Users Major grins

    Impressive shot of Hawk Jorgen! You seem to find them often~

  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 0 Many Grins

    @Stumblebum said:
    Impressive shot of Hawk Jorgen! You seem to find them often~

    Thanks Taz. I love the challenge of BIF and therefore I seek it. The smaller they are the harder it is. The one below is from a birdwatching tour yesterday in Sweden. I would have loved some sunlight directly on the swallow's head so the eye had been visible but you can't get it all.

  • moose135moose135 Major grins Long Island, NY, Charlotte, NC and points between...Posts: 1,331Registered Users Major grins

    Impressive shots!

    I was out on the North Fork of Long Island this weekend, and came across some Ospreys.

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    @moose135 said:
    Impressive shots!

    I was out on the North Fork of Long Island this weekend, and came across some Ospreys.

    Many thanks for sharing these great shots of one of my favourites :)

  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 0 Many Grins
    edited June 4, 2017

    Great Spotted Woodpecker - female on the tree, male in flight.

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    edited June 6, 2017

    From today's - June 5, 2017 - watching of a male Western Marsh Harrier

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