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      03-15-2013, 06:41 PM   #1497
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It's amazing what 1000m elevation will do.
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      03-15-2013, 08:03 PM   #1498
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This is why I "need" a 500! This is a pretty heavy crop from my 1D with the 100-400 of a great horned owl in its nest. That stupid twig is in the way of a really decent shot, but still, it was really cool just to see one in person. This was shot at the Merced NWR in the central valley of California last month.

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What lens do you have that goes to F64? That's so small!

Maybe I just don't reach the super narrow F stops to realize how high they go.... I rarely get to F16 because of optics declining, so above that is unknown territory to me.
It's a Tamron 90mm macro.
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One angry goose!

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One angry goose!
What's his problem?

Great shot.
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What's his problem?

Great shot.
There was a pretty big kerfuffle with a couple of other geese. I'm guessing it was about lady geese!
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Wow, take a couple off and miss a bunch. I might have something to add later.
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This is why I "need" a 500! This is a pretty heavy crop from my 1D with the 100-400 of a great horned owl in its nest. That stupid twig is in the way of a really decent shot, but still, it was really cool just to see one in person. This was shot at the Merced NWR in the central valley of California last month.
A typical problem with owls is branches in the way. This actually a pretty open shot. Nice shot.

A 500mm solves lots of problems.

If you've got a tripod, this is a situation where you can MF and use a 2X TC. Use LiveView and 10X maginification to get perfect focus and take lots of shots.

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My backyard this afternoon, I was waiting for some hawks to fly by, but started watching all the bees around my hibiscus.

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you have to occupy yourself somehow and that is a very fancy hibiscus.
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I'm still consulting experts trying to confirm what this beautiful bird of prey might be. People are telling me that it's a dark morph red tail hawk, but I'm still not convinced that it's not a ferruginous or swainson's:


Dark Morph Ferruginous Hawk (?) flies over. by dcstep, on Flickr
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Great shot, Dave. Almost looks like you used a fill flash with the nice lighting and the catch light.
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Good luck. I am terrible at identifying hawks, so I won't even try! Cool looking bird regardless though. The hard core bird types at POTN would probably offer their opinions.
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Great shot, Dave. Almost looks like you used a fill flash with the nice lighting and the catch light.
The sun was still low and it tipped it's wings toward the sun as it banked in a turn.
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The sun was still low and it tipped it's wings toward the sun as it banked in a turn.
Love it when things work out like that. In my short tenure as a bird photographer, I've learned to wait for just that. A couple of my eagle shots were saved thanks to the bird cooperating.
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Love it when things work out like that. In my short tenure as a bird photographer, I've learned to wait for just that. A couple of my eagle shots were saved thanks to the bird cooperating.
I take many, many shots of animals, hoping they'll turn to the light, catch an eye light, put their wings up, put their wings down, etc. This bird was over me a minute or so and I took 60-shots, kept two and this was the best of the two.

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