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Lorakeet is a tropical bird, got this one up close at he local zoo.
Hooded Merganser  Chicago, IL
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
Proud Peacock Portrait
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
This Golden Eagle is part of a raptor rehabilitation program.
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
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.
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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