Photography thread

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  1. Gazolba

    Gazolba Well-Known Member

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    After some research I think this bird is a Verdin. I did not find it in my bird book. I found it when I googled 'Arizona birds'.
    I think my photo is of a female, the males are more brightly coloured (as with most birds).
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    Gazolba Well-Known Member

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    Posting a few more birds. I have quite a few more to come as it's one of my main subjects, being as they come into my back garden trees, or to the lake just down the street.
    I believe these are both Green Herons, though they look different, so I could be wrong.
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    Gazolba Well-Known Member

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    Mergansers: DSCF2300-Merganser-resized.JPG DSCF2304-Merganser-resized.JPG
     
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    Gazolba Well-Known Member

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    Cormorants - notice the 'hooks' at the end of their beaks. Evolution is an incredible thing.
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    Gazolba Well-Known Member

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    Blue Heron. This is one of the most beautiful birds I've ever seen. I got within about 10 feet of it and it stood its ground as it had found a good fishing spot. From its beak, you can see that herons stab their prey rather than hooking it.
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  6. Gazolba

    Gazolba Well-Known Member

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    It sure is a pretty bird. I did not know they had red faces. The American Goldfinch does not have any red on it. Here's a picture of one, not up to my normal standards, but you can see it is one. They fly onto my hose pipe to drink and then are gone in a flash.
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  7. Houchens Head

    Houchens Head Fairly well known member from the Isle of Wight

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    Some nice pics Gazolba!
     
  8. Houchens Head

    Houchens Head Fairly well known member from the Isle of Wight

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    A mate of mine snapped this Peregrine Falcon last Friday at Whale Chine Beach on the South side of the Island. I reckon it's a brilliantly captured shot! Wish it was one of mine!
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  9. Houchens Head

    Houchens Head Fairly well known member from the Isle of Wight

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    The local "Old Bill"!
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    Wish I could get a picture of any kind of animal that good! I gave up trying in the end. No matter how quiet, how slowly I moved, the minute I pointed the bloody lens at them, they were off! I can only think the animals out here in the Forest of Dean are of the camera shy variety......
     
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    Houchens Head Fairly well known member from the Isle of Wight

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    I've yet to capture a red squirrel. There's hundreds on the Isle of Wight. Been here 7½ years, seen just 3 in all that time and didn't have my camera with me. It's just a matter of time! I see all sorts of photos on the local photography thread from all over the island, foxes, squirrels, hawks etc, but up to now I've only snapped birds , flowers, sunsets and butterflies!
     
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    Here you go HH, we get loads of them in our garden
     
  13. Houchens Head

    Houchens Head Fairly well known member from the Isle of Wight

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    Where's your garden though?
     
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    Callander in Central Scotland. Get loads of birds, deer, red squirrels & even the odd pine marten
     
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    Houchens Head Fairly well known member from the Isle of Wight

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    That explains it!
     
  16. Rich

    Rich Will the real Dale Evans please stand up

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    I've started hosting my pics on Eyeem, which is a community for hosting, sharing, commenting and selling images, Feel free to pop along and have a look here
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    I've also just started a Facebook page so if you could like, follow and share this then I'd appreciate it. Currently it has very little content, but I will be populating it in the next few days if I get a few followers and it's worthwhile.
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    Rich Will the real Dale Evans please stand up

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    I managed to get some corkers this week (in my opinion). You can see more on my Eyeem PhotoRichy P1090100.JPG P1090126.JPG
     
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    Rich Will the real Dale Evans please stand up

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    Cheers the sky was so clear it's unbelievable. Unfortunately the best stuff was directly above my head.
     
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    Houchens Head Fairly well known member from the Isle of Wight

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    I've yet to try light trails. There's not a lot of traffic around here at night to make it worth while. I might have a think about star trail shots though. I've seen a few on my local photography page and they're really good. It's just getting the right camera settings.
     
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    Rich Will the real Dale Evans please stand up

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    The pic above is only one car Baz. I put it on 30 second exposure with 2 second delay from pressing the button, just so the camera was not moving during exposure. One thing I'd say is if you're road side snap cars heading away from the camera. Anything coming toward an cause issues with the light shining onto the lense.
     
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    Houchens Head Fairly well known member from the Isle of Wight

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    Cheers for that Rich. I'm really looking forward to trying some light trail shots but it's a bit nippy at night at the moment, plus, I want my knee op out of the way, so I may wait until around March. Still dark enough but maybe not so bloomin' cold! Do you use a remote? I have one, also an intervalometer which I use with a tripod, so hoping I can get some good shots.
     
  23. Rich

    Rich Will the real Dale Evans please stand up

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    No remote and I've only got a 3inch tripod at the moment. I may well get a hama over the next week or so.
     
  24. Houchens Head

    Houchens Head Fairly well known member from the Isle of Wight

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    A few from Storm Eleanor this morning taken at Freshwater Bay, IoW ........
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    Rich Will the real Dale Evans please stand up

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    Houchens Head Fairly well known member from the Isle of Wight

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    No mate, I haven't.
     
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    Had a look in your County Press Houch.
    There's some belters on their site besides Ainsley, two lads Chad Powell and James Russell.
     
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    Houchens Head Fairly well known member from the Isle of Wight

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    I never buy the County Depress, Wingy. It's a once-a-week rag that just covers old news and fills the rest of the pages with adverts. However, I do look at their webpage, so I will take a peek later.
     
  29. Sub

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    one of mine
     
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    Houchens Head Fairly well known member from the Isle of Wight

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    Excellent Sub! I thought at first it was an Airfix model, but looked closer and noticed the crew!
     
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    Cheers Houch ! is an intresting bit of kit the Osprey was pleased witht he picture even showning some motinon on the blades in the picture which was nice.
     
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    QUOTE="Sub, post: 1454479, member: 2705"]Cheers Houch ! is an intresting bit of kit the Osprey was pleased witht he picture even showning some motinon on the blades in the picture which was nice.[/QUOTE]
    I took this one (among a few others) while I was waiting for the missus at our local hospital. It came in and landed on the Helipad.
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    is that with your camera or phone ?
     
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    Houchens Head Fairly well known member from the Isle of Wight

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    Camera. Canon 550D. I took the second one a bit quick though.
     
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    One i took while in the lake district. thought i would try some black and white photos.
     
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