Davev's Mini Challenge #2: Birds

jwearjwear learning now shoot & cussLOS ANGELESPosts: 7,989Registered Users Major grins
edited May 26, 2008 in The Dgrin Challenges
Mini Challenge #2 -Birds [not in flight ] just looking good
This challenge will close on Sunday , May 25th at midnight.
Any post that has a date of May 26th is ineligible.
At some time on the 27th, I'll post the winner in a new thread titled: <<< MINI CHALLENGE # 2 Winner >>>

This mini challenge is about the capture of birds sitting ,eating .any thing you get them doing [less bifs we just did that ] everyone can get these shots . I was going to pick a theme but as it was pointed out to me ,the other challenge does these to the max and wildlife is left out .So this is my passion and I hope you find it fun --post your shots and win the chance the change the theme . GOOD LUCK and lets keep davev challenge going
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  • jwearjwear learning now shoot & cuss LOS ANGELESPosts: 7,989Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 12, 2008
    here is an idea or 2 294336907_eqTtZ-L.jpg

    and another little guy

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    ok now let get ahead of the pack and post some shots :D


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    Jeff W

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  • WildWallyWildWally Major grins Posts: 494Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 12, 2008
    Travesty of "MAN"
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    The "HONEYMOON"
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    Get my good side now !!!!:D :D
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  • anwmn1anwmn1 Wandering the Desert Posts: 3,469Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 12, 2008
    Buzz Off
    1.
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    2. Apple Please
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    3. Woo You Looking At?
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    "The Journey of life is as much in oneself as the roads one travels"


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  • davevdavev Getting older by the day Posts: 3,116Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 12, 2008
    Aaron, I really like this shot.

    Could you tell me where you took it?

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    dave.

    Basking in the shadows of yesterday's triumphs'.
  • davevdavev Getting older by the day Posts: 3,116Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 13, 2008
    I do Ok with bird shots.
    Shot #1 - Taking Off.

    This shot was taken when the temps were -16F.
    Camera - Canon XTi, Lens - Canon 28-300is.

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    Shot #2 - Hanging Around.
    Most of them aren't flying.:D
    Before you ask, Burlington, Iowa.

    Camera - Canon 30D, Lens - Canon 400L f5.6

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    Shot #3 - Minnesota State Bird.
    The common Loon.

    Camera - 30D, Lens Canon 300 f2.8 with a Canon 2x TC on it.

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    dave.

    Basking in the shadows of yesterday's triumphs'.
  • anwmn1anwmn1 Wandering the Desert Posts: 3,469Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 13, 2008
    davev wrote:
    Aaron, I really like this shot.

    Could you tell me where you took it?

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    I remember you have one a lot like this don't you?? I know someone does.

    I took this a few years ago when I took my son to San Diego. This guy was from the San Diego Wildlife Zoo

    EXIF just for extra measure deal.gif
    "The Journey of life is as much in oneself as the roads one travels"


    Aaron Newman

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  • KevXmanKevXman Always grinning! Posts: 945Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 13, 2008
    I was just at National Zoo in DC recently playing with my new telephoto/macro lens, so this challenge comes at an opportune moment.

    Please I Was Sleeping* (D70 with a 70-300 lens in macro mode)
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    Can I Eat That?* (D70 with a 70-300 lens in macro mode)
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    Both were about an arm's length away. The flamingo was behind a mesh
    fence, but the stork could have had fingers for lunch if I had reached out
    to him.

    — Kevin
    Enjoy today, tomorrow is not guaranteed.

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  • jzieglerjziegler Major grins Posts: 420Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 13, 2008
    I don't normally take many bird photos, and these likely won't compare well to many from the experienced birders out there, but a couple from a bird sanctuary in a park that I visited when in China last summer:

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    One last one with a distracting background...

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    Thanks to Dave for getting this started and to jwear for continuing it.
  • RichardRichard Mildly bemused Madrid, SpainPosts: 19,018Administrators, Vanilla Admin moderator
    edited May 13, 2008
    I don't get to shoot birds much, so I guess I'll post a couple that many of you have seen before.

    Grey Crowned Crane
    * 20D 70-200 f/4L w/ 1.4x TC @280mm f/6.3 1/1000 ISO 200

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    The IQ on this next one isn't very good, but I still get a kick out of it.
    Traffic Jam* 20D 70-200 f/4L @ 200mm, f/9 1/800 ISO 200

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    Thanks for looking.
  • pyrypyry Way up north Posts: 1,733Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 13, 2008
    A slightly different approach
    Sunset swans*
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    Coots taking it outside*
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    Feed me! *
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    Exif(ish): Canon 300D + 100-400L trombone.
    Creativity's hard.

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  • kungalooshkungaloosh Big grins Posts: 53Registered Users Big grins
    edited May 13, 2008
    *Hawk & Duck
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    Pentax K10 300mm (macro) f 5.6
    Redtail Hawk kept by the boy scout leader in a nearby town.

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    Pentax K10 170mm f 4.5
    Taken in London's St. James Park

    I'm really enjoying these challenges. Here are a couple of entries for today. C&C welcome... help me learn folks thumb.gif
  • achambersachambers mudtographer Posts: 255Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 13, 2008
    I don't get many birds but I do have a few so here goes. *

    It was about 10°F out. I was driving down the road and he was sitting there about 3 feet off the edge of the road. He didn't seem to mind the passing cars at all.
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    Alan Chambers

    www.achambersphoto.com

    "The point in life isn't to arrive at our final destination well preserved and in pristine condition, but rather to slide in sideways yelling.....Holy cow, what a ride."
  • jrnylstjrnylst tickled Posts: 69Registered Users Big grins
    edited May 13, 2008
    birds
    Redbreast Sunrise
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    Breakfast
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    Cold Goose
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    alias Snowcatcher, but still a jrnylst at heart
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  • darkdragondarkdragon A Sad Panda Posts: 1,051Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 13, 2008
    Stop Me If You've Heard This One
    I sure hope ducks count as birds.

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    Camera Canon EOS 40D (Canon 70-200mm F/4L IS)
    Exposure Time 0.004s (1/250)
    Aperture f/4.0
    ISO 100
    Focal Length 200mm (320mm in 35mm)
    ~ Lisa
  • evorywareevoryware Major grins Posts: 1,330Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 13, 2008
    African Native
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    Canon XT 28-135



    Operation: Dinner Assault preparation
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    Canon XTi 70-200


    Real Bird of Paradise
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    Canon XTi 70-200
    Canon 40D : Canon 400D : Canon Elan 7NE : Canon 580EX : 2 x Canon 430EX : Canon 24-70 f2.8L : Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L USM : Canon 28-135mm f/3.5 IS : 18-55mm f/3.5 : 4GB Sandisk Extreme III : 2GB Sandisk Extreme III : 2 x 1GB Sandisk Ultra II : Sekonik L358

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  • Little TLittle T Major grins Posts: 170Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 13, 2008
    Back off Bub
    I actually took this picture last year while sitting down at the local Zoo, always found it to be an interesting photo.

    Taken with my Digital rebel xt, using Sigma 100-300. at f4.0 iso 200

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    http://jtrankler.smugmug.com
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    Canon 60D
    Tamron 28-75 2.8
    Canon 70-200 F4 L IS
  • anwmn1anwmn1 Wandering the Desert Posts: 3,469Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 13, 2008
    evoryware wrote:



    Operation: Dinner Assault preparation
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    Canon XTi 70-200

    This is great!! Nice capture thumb.gif
    "The Journey of life is as much in oneself as the roads one travels"


    Aaron Newman

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    Facebook: Capturing Light and Emotion
  • NorthernFocusNorthernFocus Ignorance is truly bliss. Posts: 1,347Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 13, 2008
    Water off a ...
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    Back Off !!!
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    Time to go (some may consider this a BIF but it's half BIF at most)
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    Dan

    My Photo Gallery:Northern Focus Photography
    I wish I was half the man that my dog thinks I am...
  • FlyingginaFlyinggina To see and not be seen Posts: 2,639Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 13, 2008
    Birds of a Feather
    Taken on Thanksgiving Day 2005 in Acton, Massachusetts

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    Virginia
    _______________________________________________
    "A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you, the less you know." Diane Arbus

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  • gluwatergluwater SmugMug Technical Account Manager Posts: 3,599Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 14, 2008
    I'll give it a try.

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    Nick
    SmugMug Technical Account Manager
    Travel = good. Woo, shooting!
    nickwphoto
  • OzoneOzone Yet another Noob Posts: 74Registered Users Big grins
    edited May 14, 2008
    Boids, Boids
    All of these images were shot with the 100-400 f/4.5-5.6 L IS mounted on a 30D.

    #1 The Cross
    #1 Shot info: <table class="photoInfo"><tbody><tr><th id="ExposureTime">Exposure Time</th><td>0.0008s (1/1250)</td></tr><tr><th id="Aperture">Aperture</th><td>f/5.6</td></tr><tr><th id="ISO">ISO</th><td>320</td></tr><tr><th id="FocalLength">Focal Length</th><td>260mm </td></tr></tbody></table>
    Taken at the local park in March of this year. He did not fly away, just flapped his wings a few times, then settled back on the water.
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    #2 Try to Take It
    #2. Shot info
    <table class="photoInfo"><tbody><tr><th id="ExposureTime">Exposure Time</th><td>0.005s (1/200)</td></tr><tr><th id="Aperture">Aperture</th><td>f/5.6</td></tr><tr><th id="ISO">ISO</th><td>1600</td></tr><tr><th id="FocalLength">Focal Length</th><td>400mm </td></tr></tbody></table>
    Taken on the Blue Ridge Parkway last October. I was able to walk around this fella while he was eating. I think he was actually posing for me.

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    #3. The Early Worm gets the Bird!
    #3 Shot info:
    <table class="photoInfo"><tbody><tr><th id="ExposureTime">Exposure Time</th><td valign="top">
    </td><td>0.0008s (1/1250)</td></tr><tr><th id="Aperture">Aperture</th><td valign="top">
    </td><td>f/7.1</td></tr><tr><th id="ISO">ISO</th><td valign="top">
    </td><td>400</td></tr><tr><th id="FocalLength">Focal Length</th><td valign="top">
    </td><td>400mm </td></tr></tbody></table>

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    Ozone
  • MitchellMitchell Major grins Posts: 3,503Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 14, 2008
    Spoon me

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    Sunset icon

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    Gone fishing

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  • jeffmeyersjeffmeyers Major grins Posts: 1,535Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 14, 2008
    Feeding Time
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    Exif data
    More Photography . . . Less Photoshop [. . . except when I do it]
    Jeff Meyers
  • SeamusSeamus Reading is hard Posts: 1,607Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 14, 2008
    swan, eagle & robin
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  • kungalooshkungaloosh Big grins Posts: 53Registered Users Big grins
    edited May 14, 2008
    Seamus wrote:


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    Actually I think this looks like an Eastern Bluebird rather than robin. But it's a terrific shot regardless. Beautiful catch-light in his eye & excellent depth of field.

    Thanks for sharing.
  • gluwatergluwater SmugMug Technical Account Manager Posts: 3,599Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 14, 2008
    kungaloosh wrote:
    Actually I think this looks like an Eastern Bluebird rather than robin. But it's a terrific shot regardless. Beautiful catch-light in his eye & excellent depth of field.

    Thanks for sharing.
    Seamus is in Ireland, not the US deal.gif . Their Robins do not look like ours.
    Nick
    SmugMug Technical Account Manager
    Travel = good. Woo, shooting!
    nickwphoto
  • WildWallyWildWally Major grins Posts: 494Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 14, 2008
    This shot is awesome !!!!!!!!clap.gifclap.gif
    I would like to have felt/heard the air during the take-off ...
    Time to go (some may consider this a BIF but it's half BIF at most)
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  • pyrypyry Way up north Posts: 1,733Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 14, 2008
    kungaloosh wrote:
    Actually I think this looks like an Eastern Bluebird rather than robin. But it's a terrific shot regardless. Beautiful catch-light in his eye & excellent depth of field.

    Thanks for sharing.

    It's a fantastic shot of a European Robin thumb.gif

    Edit: The eastern bluebird is quite similar, I'll have to give you that :D
    Creativity's hard.

    http://pyryekholm.kuvat.fi/
  • JAGJAG Photomaniac Wasilla, AKPosts: 6,987Super Moderators moderator
    edited May 15, 2008
    A few from Alaska
    1. Eagle, On the road to Denali National Park
    Nikon D50, 200-500mm tamaron lens
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    2. Sandhill Crane in Snow
    Nikon D300, 55-200mm Nikon lens
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    I'm king of the dung hill, Sandhill Crane on dung hill with steam rising...
    Nikon D300, 55-200mm Nikon lens
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  • NorthernFocusNorthernFocus Ignorance is truly bliss. Posts: 1,347Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 15, 2008
    Seamus wrote:
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    Nice swan shot thumb.gif
    Dan

    My Photo Gallery:Northern Focus Photography
    I wish I was half the man that my dog thinks I am...
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