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Lorakeet is a tropical bird, got this one up close at he local zoo.
Hooded Merganser  Chicago, IL
A Red Tailed Hawk comes in to land. Captured in Kern National Wildlife Refuge, California. #99111231  © Payam Nashery - Photoarts
Snow Bunting
Great Egret with a fan of feathers!
Red Shouldered Hawk (I think)    Was out today looking to see if the local eagle pair was nesting yet. They weren't home today but I did finally get a shot at this hawk who frequents a field near my house.
Golden-tailed Sapphire
This a photograph of a Sandhill Crane taken at Bosque Del Apache, New Mexico (12/05).
Juvenile House Sparrow
Snowy Owl (female) - Harfang des neiges (femelle),   Somewhere in Quebec, Canada
I should post the original. This is a fairly big crop.  Seems to be ok thanks to L glass.  Of late, I've been seriously thinking of upgrades.  I know no one else things about that!  LOL.  I'm still limping along on a 20D with an XT backup.  Man, almost the dark ages!!!  What I really want is a 500mm lens.  I've tried Tamron's 200-500.  It just didn't do the trick.  Two copies went back to the factory.  How about Sigma?
Female Northern Cardinal in the Late Afternoon
Tufted Titmouse, yet again.    Tried a different exposure method. I normally just use the on-board light metering and let it decide (with maybe some exposure comp in AV mode). But read about the ETR (Expose to the Right) method and gave it a try. This method invloves using manual mode and the RGB histogram to determine exposure. Here I took a few test shots at a specific aperture (f5.6 wide open for the 100-400 L) and adjusted the shutter speed and ISO until the RGB histogram was as far to the right as possible without clipping any of the channels. I still ended up pushing the exposure up a bit in post but I'll have to play with this method some more. I tend to underexpose quite frequently when relying on the built in light metering.    It supposedly helps with noise and seemed to do the job.     ETR Method tutorial
Blue Jay
Lorakeet is a tropical bird, got this one up close at he local zoo.

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Lorakeet is a tropical bird, got this one up close at he local zoo.
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Photo by: Sreekanth · See photo in original gallery.

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