Tag: birds

Spending a Day with the Birds and the EPL7

I spent my Sunday morning in the park with the Pen E-PL7 and the Panasonic 100-300mm. The Pany 100-300mm is quite huge for the E-PL7 but, but manageable. Frankly speaking I really like the AF in the E-PL7 compare to the E-M5. I have noticed that this pen has improved AF both in Single AF […]

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Flamingos

Flamingos at the National Zoo. The Zoo exhibits flamingos from the Caribbean region. They are sometimes called American, Caribbean, or Greater Flamingo.

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Bald Eagle

This was shot last year during the 2013 Scott Kelby Worldwide Photo walk that was held Oct 5, 2013. Here’s another picture I shot from the photo walk that was chosen by our photo walk leader as the best photo and submitted for the contest. Please click here to buy a print of this photo. […]

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Back to Shooting Nature Wildlife, This time with the Olympus Pen Micro Four Thirds

I won’t be shooting sports for the moment since school is finally over. I’m trying to get my bearings back into shooting nature wildlife. But this time, I’m concentrating on using my micro four thirds system. This was shot with the Olympus Pen E-PL1 with the Olympus 40-150mm F/4-5.6 Lens. I’m also using the Olympus […]

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Shooting With the Canon EF 400mm F/5.6L USM

I recently bought a canon ef 400mm f/5.6L usm super telephoto primarily for photographing birds and some wildlife in the Zoo.  I was quite excited when I got the lens, this is the longest lens in my gear collection and I now have a lens that have more reach than my ef 70-200mm f/4l is. […]

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Learn to Anticipate and Capture Amazing Wildlife Action Photos

Taken with a 70-200mm F/4L IS USM Lens. ISO 200, 200mm, 1/400, F/10, Aperture Priority. One great tool in capturing beautiful live actions shots is anticipation. A good knowledge of your subjects behavior can greatly help you capture amazing photos. When you learned how and when your subject will do sorts of things you can […]

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Having Fun with Backyard Bird Photography

Canon EOS 40D with Canon EF 70-200mm F/4L IS USM Lens. Shot in Manual mode @ 1/400, ISO 1250, F/4, 200mm. Photographing birds in your backyard can be really fun and exciting, not just for you, but for the whole family as well,  especially your children. I mean just watching those tiny little birds take […]

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Photo for Day 49. 02-18-11

Today I notice these pesky Crows trying to feed on the bird feeder. Here’s one photo I manage to shoot, looks like he’s trying to charged. Anyway, since they’re too big to fit in the bird feeder, what they did was to knock it down to the ground. ManufacturerCanonModel NameCanon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSExposure ProgramAperture […]

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Today on My Backyard Photo Studio.

Scaredy Squirrel came by and checked out my My Backyard Bird Photo Studio. Yesterdays, Backyard Photo Studio was a success, I really had fun watching the birds bounced in and out taking turns. Today, not just birds were enjoying the treats, I saw two squirrels taking turns and enjoying the free food, I manage to […]

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Today’s Catch. Day 40. 02-09-2011

One of today’s client on My Backyard Bird Photo Studio. Gear: Canon EOS 20D Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 L IS USM Lens More Info : Focal Length : 200mm Shutter Speed : 1/1600 Aperture : F/4.0 ISO : 400 Exposure Program : Aperture Priority ManufacturerCanonModel NameCanon EOS 20DExposure ProgramAperture PriorityExposure Time1/1600ISO400Focal Length200mmMetering ModeAverage

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Backyard Bird Photo Studio

Spring time is almost around the corner, I’m really excited to be able to do some backyard photography, in fact I’ve already seen the birds playing around every morning. Because of that I decided to make a simple Backyard Bird Photo Studio. I got myself a bird feeder. Actually I bought this back in late […]

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Birds. Day 39. 02-08-2011

Taken in My Backyard Bird Photo Studio. Gear: Canon EOS 20D Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 L IS USM Lens More Info : Focal Length : 200mm Shutter Speed : 1/200 Aperture : F/5.0 ISO : 200 Exposure Program : Shutter Speed Priority ManufacturerCanonModel NameCanon EOS 20DExposure ProgramShutter PriorityExposure Time1/200ISO200Focal Length200mmMetering ModeAverage

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Use External Flash for Backyard Bird Photography

Taking beautiful photos of birds are every photographers quest and it can be rewarding and challenging at the same time. Like for example in situations where the bird is in a shaded area, this is where our external flash comes in. When I started taking photos of birds it really didn’t occur to me to […]

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The Birds are Out!!!

This isn’t what I had in mind for my Photo of the day. I was surprised to see them back, as I can remember I usually start to see them around February. So I quickly grab my 20d and 70-200mm F/4 IS and my flash and went to the deck, luckily it isn’t that cold […]

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Fly Free

Motion: Fly Free Originally uploaded by sweetspot@f8 This was my first attempt to photograph birds, this was taken December of 2009. That day when I went out, my only intentions are to take bird photos. I just got the Canon EF 70-210mm F/4 lens and really wanted to try it out. I used to have […]

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Be One With Nature. There are Beautiful Creatures Around You.

The world is full of beautiful creatures, you can take photos of wildlife just about anywhere. You can go to a local pond, parks or even a local river near you and take photos of ducks and birds. ManufacturerCanonModel NameCanon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSExposure ProgramManualExposure Time1/100ISO200Focal Length185mmMetering ModePattern

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Photographing Wildlife In Your Backyard

Birds-08, originally uploaded by sweetspot@f8. Another photo taken from our backyard. Birds are active during spring time. You can find them playing around in the morning between 6 AM to maybe 10:30AM and in the after noon when it starts to cool down around 4:30PM until sunset. Camera : Canon Rebel XS Lens : EF […]

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Wildlife from the Backyard

Welcome Spring 2010-17, originally uploaded by sweetspot@f8. Take a moment each day, relax and observed in your backyard. You don’t have to go anywhere to look for great subjects to photograph. Just grab your camera, a chair, a cup of coffee and wait, you’ll be surprise that there are lots of things going on.

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Shivering

A couple of days after I got my new Canon EF 70-210mm F4 lens, I decided to give it a test. This bird was one of the first 5 shots I took with the new lens. I noticed that she was just standing there on top of the snow and not moving, a few seconds […]

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