Home News Buyers Guide About Advertising
 
 
 
   
Page 21 of 251 FirstFirst ... 1119202122233171121 ... LastLast
Results 201 to 210 of 2504

Thread: Bird Thread

  1. #201
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Bartow, Florida
    Posts
    861
    Fantastic photos are being posted on this thread, here's my humble contribution, hope you like, I think they call him a Grouch, oops, i meant Grouse.
    Attached Images Attached Images  

  2. #202
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Sherman Texas
    Posts
    201
    Quote Originally Posted by Bald Eagle
    Fantastic photos are being posted on this thread, here's my humble contribution, hope you like, I think they call him a Grouch, oops, i meant Grouse.
    --
    Nice contribution. Easy to see identifying marks. From my bird books, I would almost say that the bird is a Northern Bobwhite No guarantees however
    Bill, Pentax K100D, 18-55mm, 70-300mm

  3. #203
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    SW Chicago suburbs
    Posts
    153
    XOO,

    have you ever thought of post-processing some of your images? the shot above IMO could benefit from just a tough of contrast push and some slight white ballance. with the grey some of the image is lost...but a fine picture nonetheless!!! infact, several of your last shots posted in this thread are simply amazing! keep up the good work!

  4. #204
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Bartow, Florida
    Posts
    861

    A little color.

    hope you like.
    Attached Images Attached Images  

  5. #205
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Sherman Texas
    Posts
    201
    Quote Originally Posted by phistio
    XOO,

    have you ever thought of post-processing some of your images? the shot above IMO could benefit from just a tough of contrast push and some slight white ballance. with the grey some of the image is lost...but a fine picture nonetheless!!! infact, several of your last shots posted in this thread are simply amazing! keep up the good work!
    Thanks, phistio. Probably correct on the contrast. I try not to fiddle with the pics too much. I particularly want to capture the detail of the feathers and eye in the birds (one of the reasons I sold the Panasonic FZ1(2) and kept the UZ). I hestitated adding contrast as I feared it may darken the dark feathers to the point of just having a dark blob rather than the individual feathers under the neck area.
    Bill, Pentax K100D, 18-55mm, 70-300mm

  6. #206
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Bartow, Florida
    Posts
    861

    Some kind of Crow?

    hope you like.
    Attached Images Attached Images  

  7. #207
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Posts
    231
    Thats a heron I think. Crows are much uglier.

    Heres a rare shot of an Amazonian red cheek killer pigeon.
    Attached Images Attached Images  

  8. #208
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Bartow, Florida
    Posts
    861
    love the colors on that killer pigeon, as to the crow/heron. are you sure? it looks like a crow, only longer legs, longer beak and 30 times its size. oh, and a lot prettier

  9. #209
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Posts
    231
    Xoo, very sharp picture. The beak do resemble a falcon but then yes its different. It looks kinda cute.

  10. #210
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Sherman Texas
    Posts
    201
    Quote Originally Posted by DiJ
    Xoo, very sharp picture. The beak do resemble a falcon but then yes its different. It looks kinda cute.
    An aside to the story...threw a towel over him (he was trying to fly through a closed window). Not being a huge bird I picked him up bare-handed. That's a no-no! Those talons pierced into my finger. I saw why once a creature is snagged by one of these there is no shaking free - those claws sink in like a fish hook - go in and curve upwards. Had to put towel over his eyes and pull each claw out individually. You could have heard me scream a block away when he did this!
    Bill, Pentax K100D, 18-55mm, 70-300mm

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •