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  • Ian McLachlan's Avatar
    Today, 02:24 AM
    Ian McLachlan replied to a thread Black-bellied Plover in Avian
    Well done .It is great wing position to catch this bird. Light perfect .Sea the same .An Andrew Darby has just produced a lovely book about Black...
    5 replies | 68 view(s)
  • Paul Burdett's Avatar
    Today, 12:58 AM
    Paul Burdett replied to a thread Osprey up tree in Avian
    Thanks Dorian. I agree with you on the feet lighting. Cheers.
    7 replies | 88 view(s)
  • Ron Van Fleet's Avatar
    Today, 12:19 AM
    Ron Van Fleet replied to a thread Great egret in flight in Avian
    Thank you for the input Dorian. These birds were spooky. Will have to work on being stealthy, getting closer, and using the light properly. Am...
    10 replies | 98 view(s)
  • Paul Burdett's Avatar
    Today, 12:15 AM
    Another from my recent Osprey shoot. This is a pose I've never seen before. It was facing away from me but via a whistle or two from me it turned its...
    0 replies | 10 view(s)
  • Ron Van Fleet's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:52 PM
    Ron Van Fleet replied to a thread Wood ducks on display in Avian
    Thank you for your critique Daniel. Will look at the sizing instructions again. Your comments are appreciated. I have been doing mostly landscape...
    2 replies | 23 view(s)
  • Daniel Cadieux's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:05 PM
    Daniel Cadieux replied to a thread Wood ducks on display in Avian
    Hi Ron, doing well over here thanks! Wood Ducks are always fun to spot! First things first - you can post larger than what you present here, it...
    2 replies | 23 view(s)
  • Daniel Cadieux's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:56 PM
    Daniel Cadieux replied to a thread Goldeneye in Avian
    Pretty darn sharp, good wing positions, and I love those feet tucked in tightly under the tail. A few blotches in lower left part of the frame could...
    11 replies | 131 view(s)
  • Daniel Cadieux's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:52 PM
    The ripples are OK, but there is still too much canvas below IMO. You fell you could lose about half the space below, still get some good ripples...
    7 replies | 61 view(s)
  • Daniel Cadieux's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:48 PM
    Daniel Cadieux replied to a thread Black-bellied Plover in Avian
    I pretty much agree with Dorian on his critique. Very appealing blues, and I love the wingspread.
    5 replies | 68 view(s)
  • Daniel Cadieux's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:46 PM
    Great-looking subject, and you got it in peak display pose so that is very good. Yes, those green lores look super. I'm OK with the sticks at...
    3 replies | 69 view(s)
  • Dorian Anderson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:37 PM
    This tiny bird's body is the size of a golf ball! They rarely perch in the open, and they move hella fast to regain the understory on the rare...
    0 replies | 24 view(s)
  • Dorian Anderson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:27 PM
    Yeah, this is really sweet. Foliage in front and behind are far enough away add interest/context without being distracting. Wide crop is really nice....
    6 replies | 120 view(s)
  • Dorian Anderson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:26 PM
    Dorian Anderson replied to a thread Osprey up tree in Avian
    I think you did as well as you could have given that the bird was above and oriented away from you. Head angle is OK, but the ruffled feathers look...
    7 replies | 88 view(s)
  • Ron Van Fleet's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:26 PM
    Hello all, Hope you are well in these trying times. Here is another image that I shot near Astoria, OR. Shot with EOS 5DS with Sigma 150-600 mm at...
    2 replies | 23 view(s)
  • Dorian Anderson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:23 PM
    Dorian Anderson replied to a thread theme: red crossbill in Avian
    Lovely depiction of their signature feature and behavior. Unfortunately, the setting is too busy for me, and I agree the focal point has fallen...
    4 replies | 69 view(s)
  • Dorian Anderson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:20 PM
    Beautiful view, Jonathan! Eye contact is great, and the diffuse BG is perfect. Lichen adds interest as well. Focus looks sharpest on shoulder, so I...
    6 replies | 79 view(s)
  • Dorian Anderson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:18 PM
    Dorian Anderson replied to a thread Cormorant in Avian
    Yeah, this is really nice, Andreas. Angle, lighting, and detail all look great. You show the brown back feathers really well. It would have been easy...
    4 replies | 79 view(s)
  • Dorian Anderson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:16 PM
    Wasn't sure form the thumbnail, but I'ma huge fan now that I'm here. Lighting, exposure, and detail are awesome. The steely ice is so cool (for lack...
    6 replies | 94 view(s)
  • Dorian Anderson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:13 PM
    I want to walk into traffic after that pun....cheers!
    6 replies | 94 view(s)
  • Dorian Anderson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:11 PM
    Hi Ron Welcome aboard. I start by echoing the comments of others. There is NO substitute for proximity, so you're going to have to get close next...
    10 replies | 98 view(s)
  • Dorian Anderson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:05 PM
    Dorian Anderson replied to a thread Goldeneye in Avian
    This is really nice, Vaughn! Bird's body is razor sharp, and I really like the detail on the orange feet and the water droplets on the vent. Bird...
    11 replies | 131 view(s)
  • Dorian Anderson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:03 PM
    Love this bird, but I think he's way to small in the frame for maximum impact. I really think the ripples are working against you here. If the water...
    7 replies | 61 view(s)
  • Dorian Anderson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:59 PM
    Dorian Anderson replied to a thread Black-bellied Plover in Avian
    This bird is in winter plumage; hence no black belly! Great action pose, but I think the face could use a bit more sharpening. The reflected...
    5 replies | 68 view(s)
  • Dorian Anderson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:55 PM
    Beautiful pose and plumage, David. Gotta love these guys when they have those green breeding lores. Exposure and details on the bird look good, and I...
    3 replies | 69 view(s)
  • Paul Burdett's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:13 PM
    Paul Burdett replied to a thread Osprey up tree in Avian
    Hi Andreas. You have a keen eye! I haven't used the S/H adjustment for a very long time...preferring to use luminosity masks, but I thought it worked...
    7 replies | 88 view(s)
  • David Roach's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:41 PM
    First, Thanks to all for astute and valued inputs and encouragement. Professor Liedmann, thought you might have been interrupted in your feedback as...
    4 replies | 135 view(s)
  • David Roach's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:58 PM
    David Roach replied to a thread Goldeneye in Avian
    You will not be disappointed(with either Sony or Canon) from all the research I've done online. Not to mention experience with the baby 1dX MKIII...
    11 replies | 131 view(s)
  • Ron Van Fleet's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:49 PM
    Ron Van Fleet replied to a thread Great egret in flight in Avian
    Thank you for the suggestions David, Am just starting in this field of photography and have much to learn about my equipment and ability to get...
    10 replies | 98 view(s)
  • Ron Van Fleet's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:44 PM
    Ron Van Fleet replied to a thread Great egret in flight in Avian
    Thank you for the suggestions and encouragement Jonathan. Will try without TC. Will have to be sneaky though.
    10 replies | 98 view(s)
  • Ron Van Fleet's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:42 PM
    Ron Van Fleet replied to a thread Great egret in flight in Avian
    Hi , can only echo the above comments . Good question raised by David about the AF capabilities with the kit . The answer is : autofocus is not...
    10 replies | 98 view(s)
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