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    Had a bunch of photos building up on my desktop so I'm posting them up C&C welcome.
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    Nice captures. I really like #3.


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    Beautiful images Roger... I really like #1 2, and 3.

    #3 especially for the position of the bird, the colours and the beautiful water but the birds in the first photo have the nicest detail.

    You captured the action of the pelican wonderfully but the face and beak seem soft to me, whereas the rest of the pelican has beautiful detail.

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    Good work Roger, the pelican is quite interesting. The second is a nice image of a Tern with a fish.

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    Re: Birds

    Hi Roger,

    #1 and #2 for me

    Good captures,

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    Thanks Joe I like the pelican pose I have thousands of pelican shots but not quite like that definitely unusual.

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    Re: Birds

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Humphries View Post
    Hi Roger,

    #1 and #2 for me

    Good captures,
    Thanks Dave do you what kind of bird it is in photo #1?

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    Re: Birds

    Quote Originally Posted by RogerCook View Post
    Thanks Dave do you what kind of bird it is in photo #1?
    'fraid not; I'm useless enough at ID'ing British birds, and even less experienced at American ones

    This site looks useful for you;
    http://www.birds-of-north-america.net/shorebirds.html

    Perhaps a Sandpiper?

    Maybe the Pectoral?

    I quite like that site

    Cheers,

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    Re: Birds

    I don't know what type of bird that is in the first photo but you captured it beautifully.

    Roger, I'd love to see more of your pelican photos as they are my favourite bird to photograph in flight and in action. I'm missing them because there are no pelicans in Vancouver. I have seen lots of your beautiful shots of pelicans. Why can't I see they eye/face in this pelican? Is it just that the face is in shadow or is it artistic?

    Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Christina S View Post
    I don't know what type of bird that is in the first photo but you captured it beautifully.

    Roger, I'd love to see more of your pelican photos as they are my favourite bird to photograph in flight and in action. I'm missing them because there are no pelicans in Vancouver. I have seen lots of your beautiful shots of pelicans. Why can't I see they eye/face in this pelican? Is it just that the face is in shadow or is it artistic?
    Thanks Cristina I will post some Pelican shots for you soon. The bird in this shot has his head turned to the right looking down at the water surface at a fish he seen, he was flying straight and then seen the fish and threw his wings up to brake and dive.

    Thank you.
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    Thank you for solving the mystery behind your pelican... I thought the face/eye of the pelican was missing. Indeed it's a peculiar angle and very interesting!

    Thank you. I'm looking forward to seeing more of your pelican shots... The next time I visit any place with pelicans my camera will be glued to my side... I adore the positions they take, and how comical they can look one moment and how beautiful and graceful they can look in flight and while landing... The middle positions are just fun!

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    Roger, thank you for explaining what the pelican was up to. I was wondering if he or she had had a fright and jumped straight upwards.

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    nice series Roger I like 4 for the spreadwing capture.

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    Nice set, Roger. The tern grabbing the fish is awesome. I think the bird in the first shot is a surf bird.
    http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/surfbird/id

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    1 and 2 for me as well Roger but a nice series overall. What lens were you using? I'm looking for something loner than my 70-300. The Sigmas are a possibility but after reading the reviews, I'm not sure about quality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John 2 View Post
    1 and 2 for me as well Roger but a nice series overall. What lens were you using? I'm looking for something loner than my 70-300. The Sigmas are a possibility but after reading the reviews, I'm not sure about quality.
    Thanks John, The lenses were #1 Olympus 35-100, #2 & #3 Olympus 50-200 and #4 was the Sigma 50-500. As far as the Sigma goes there have been days I love that lens and it seems it can do no wrong but other times I have trouble, however I'm not sure it's entirely the lens's fault the terrible ISO of the Olympus E-3 could be the problem. I don't know enough to be able to tell, but I do know that I've had enough I've ordered the Canon 70D so as soon as it's released bye bye Olympus.

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    Re: Birds

    Thanks Roger.

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    Re: Birds

    Hi Roger,

    Not being from So Cal I just spent a little while id'ing your bird - tricky little blighters are sandpipers. Anyway, they are surfbirds, in breeding plumage. Great photos, by the way.

    Dave

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    Re: Birds

    Quote Originally Posted by davidedric View Post
    Hi Roger,

    Not being from So Cal I just spent a little while id'ing your bird - tricky little blighters are sandpipers. Anyway, they are surfbirds, in breeding plumage. Great photos, by the way.

    Dave
    Thank Dave appreciated.

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