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Old 02-07-2006, 11:24   #141
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A couple more shots from this morning. Not quite sure if these come under the 'wildlife' name, but if flowers are in why not trees:

Sprouting Yew

Scaling the Heights
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Old 02-07-2006, 15:09   #142
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Nice bit of contrast and texture, good bit of composition Fozzybear.
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Old 02-07-2006, 16:13   #143
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Load of birds from Beale Park this afternoon

Three from Australasia. No idea what they are though :






Buzzard and its chick





Spectacled Owl



Snowy Owl (couldn't get him to look at me)



Some Terrapins







And some Lemurs having a scrap (last one isn't very good but liked the poses )








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Old 02-07-2006, 16:29   #144
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Fantastic birds and Lemurs GreyJackal, beautiful candids of the lemurs especially.

I made a lot of newbie mistakes at Shuttleworth, so I'm seeking advice. I set the camera for the sunshine, and unexpectedly the birds were often in the extreme shade beside me and the camera shutter speed went to zilch.
Should I just set the ISO for 400 at events like this (extreme light and shade) where things happen too quickly to change the ISO?

Also I tried the AI-servo and got pretty poor results, my own fault probably. I used autofocus when I tried AI-servo and it seemed to focus mostly on the birds bodies not the eyes, so I got some nice crops and rough beaks.
Should I have used a single focus point with AI? I tried using that today at home and it gave better results, at least I had a sight to connect up with the point I was trying to focus on.


Anyway, thanks for any input, here's Owl from Shuttleworth.




A Caracara, we were told to put any food away as it would do anything for a sandwich or an ice cream.
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Old 02-07-2006, 17:03   #145
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Ok - I'll give this a go. I don't use anything special - a Dimage Z10 - so don't expect super quality ...

Wish I could say these first two were spotted whilst over in Germany a couple of months ago, but ....


My favourite Otter photo is on my laptop; I'll post it later.

and last for now....
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Old 03-07-2006, 08:36   #146
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Two more, first a nosey Peacock who thought he'd look appealing to get some scraps.



Secondly Doobie! an abandonded Eagle Owl chick we were allowed to stroke.

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Old 03-07-2006, 18:10   #147
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That baby eagle owl's a cracker Nana

Could someone ID these 2 birds please? (Cropped to death again!!)
I think one is one a reed bunting?




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Old 03-07-2006, 18:16   #148
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The first, I think, may be a female Reed bunting. The second is a young robin.

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Some of the animals on here are stunning! Wish I had them near me

I mak do with birds. Very Small ones.



Not bad for 100% crop, the noise isnt horrifc as some pics I see with my camera, well not ion the bird
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Thanks John.
Female reed bunting and juvenile robin it is

Great shot there Rom. 100% crop is pretty good too.

Here's another shot from today.

Chaffinch:

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GreyJackal - 3rd down looks like a zebra finch to me, can usually be seen in your local pet shop
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Man thats a scary looking eye.

Absolutely cracking shot John

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Magnificent John.
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Saw this chap having a good look round before he was brave enough to move in on the bird table..

1. Is he looking at me.


2. Dare I pinch some seed..


3. Him with the camera isnt bothered.


4. Ah what the hell..
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Old 06-07-2006, 21:07   #156
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1. Why's there a shadow of hair clippers on me chest cooo.....

Just what I was thinking too.

I can never see why people hate pigeons so much I think they look quite nice. Same goes for Magpies.
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Mainly becuase pigeons are vermin and spread disease etc..

Whats this? a Gul? brown top and tail confuses me.

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Old 06-07-2006, 23:33   #158
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pigeons = rats with wings.
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Black Headed Gull I believe.
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Quote:
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pigeons = rats with wings.
The photos are of a wood pigeon, very different to the feral rock dove (town pigeon).
You won't see any bedraggled wood pigeons with toes or feet missing.
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