2023-05-16 Photographers Choice

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Joe Horler says:
2023-05-21 at 8:51 pm
One more Frank Lake image. This time the pelicans on the island.
Fuji XT-5 on tripod; 100[400mm lens at 400mm; ISO 500/ F5.6′ SS@1/2000

Karen Sandra McDaniel says:
2023-05-22 at 1:47 pm
Just in case the sign doesn’t tell it all! Red-winged Blackbird reinforcing the message at the Fish Creek Boat Launch. AP, 400 mm FL, F8, S 1/5000, ISO 200, CW Metering, Auto WB. Cropped.

Henri says:
2023-05-22 at 3:58 pm
Nice how the red in the wings picks up on the red rim of the sign. I like the humor.

Della 朱世芸 Ho says:
2023-05-22 at 9:56 pm
wood duck at Inglewood , ISO 1000 f7.1 400mm 1/1000

della says:
2023-05-22 at 10:01 pm
American widgeon at Inglewood , I like the pattern on the water ,
the smoke in the air caused haziness most days
ISO 1000 f7.q 400mm 1/4000

Paul Fesko says:
2023-05-22 at 10:39 pm
Trying to master the stabilizer modes on my lens with some birds in flight at Ralph Klein Park. The shutter speed for this image at 1/1600 s should have been fast enough but there is still some blur in the wings. f7.1, ISO 640. Edited in Lightroom and sharpened in Topaz AI Sharpen.

Henri says:
2023-05-24 at 12:24 pm
Really like this shot. The blurred background really makes the bird stand out. Just wondering about the lighter areas between the primary flight feathers. Did you selectively darken the background? What zoom setting and/or cropping?

Paul Fesko says:
2023-05-25 at 12:14 pm
Here is the RAWW file with no edits. I think that blur between the feathers is motion in the feathers; the shutter speed not quite fast enough. The only edits I did were to deNoise in Topaz, increase clarity and contrast a bit, and crop.

Henri says:
2023-05-24 at 12:31 pm
Singing sparrow or warbler? I think I heard this bird singing a warbler song during our walk in Griffith Woods yesterday. Not sure though. Can anyone identify this bird?
Extreme cropping and enhanced with LRC denoise. 1/200 sec, f/8, ISO 800, Zoom at max 200 mm.

Paul Fesko says:
2023-05-25 at 12:40 pm
I had a similar bird that I couldn’t identify. I asked in a FB group and they called mine a clay coloured sparrow. They look similar?

Henri says:
2023-05-24 at 7:26 pm
Also from our walk in Griffith Woods yesterday. Again processed in Lightroom Classic with denoise and some distractions removed with the healing brush. Significantly cropped. This bird is small. 1/400 sec, f/8, ISO 800 Zoomed in at 200 mm.

Ron says:
2023-05-25 at 1:40 am
Mallard pair in Dale Hodges Park. ISO 800, f/16, 1/500. Minor light adjustments in Apple Photos, sharpening in GIMP.

Ron says:
2023-05-25 at 1:43 am
Same mallard pair practising their synchronized swimming in Dale Hodges Park. ISO 800, f/20, 1/500. Minor light adjustments in Apple Photos, sharpening in GIMP.

Frankie says:
2023-05-26 at 4:18 am
I was on the paved path beside a pond in Carburn Park a couple of years ago when this bald eagle swooped down into the tree I was walking under. There was enough of a gap in the leaves to take some shots of it as it stood on the branch for a minute or two. Then it broke this branch off the tree and flew away with it.

My full frame mirrorless Canon RP I have since given up using:
ISO 1600, 240 mm, f/16, 1/1600 sec, -1 ev

Frankie says:
2023-05-30 at 6:24 pm
Here’s the full frame shot to give an idea of how tall the tree was. I was fully zoomed, but 240 mm isn’t that huge with a full frame camera.

I can’t make it today, so I wanted to comment on how wonderful all the bird shots are (and butterfly!). I never would have thought I’d take a photo of a bird before joining this group! I have no aspirations in this field, but it’s sure fun trying 🙂

Frankie says:
2023-05-26 at 5:13 am
This cattle egret doesn’t seem to mind the harsh urban environment of Delhi. March 2020.
ISO 200, 183 mm, f/8, 1/400

judi says:
2023-05-27 at 3:26 pm
Great Blue Heron taken (June 2022) with IPhone 12Pro Max in Vancouver. Not a crystal clear image but I like the reflection which gives a bit of a painterly effect.

Joe Horler says:
2023-05-28 at 5:51 pm
Following up on Diana’s beautiful image of the geese and goslings on the water. When they came ashore at Frank Lake, I was able to capture them hurrying along eh shore with the sun behind my back illuminating the family. I liked the catch light in all of theri eyes.
Fuji XT-5; ISO 500/F 5.6/ SS@1/2000 second. Focal length of fully extended 100-400mm lens

Doug Stewart says:
2023-05-29 at 3:53 pm
More images from Point Pelee. This male-female pair of Red-winged Blackbirds look like they just had a contentious discussion, with the body language suggesting the male came out the loser! ISO 400, f/4, -.3 ev, 1/1000 sec, 600mm equiv. Sharpened and de-noised in Topaz.

Frankie says:
2023-05-29 at 9:10 pm
My sister is an avid birder with a life list and has a pin from observing 104 species at Point Pelee during the 100 Species Challenge one year. I’ve never made it there!

I think they’re Baltimore orioles. I moved here from Ontario (almost five decades ago). Our cat removed the tail feathers of a Baltimore oriole once when I was a kid – we rescued it from her in a window well – and we kept it in the house until they grew back, then took it to a forest when it could fly again.

Doug Stewart says:
2023-05-30 at 12:58 pm
You are totally right! I had my wires crossed when I wrote that in an insufficiently caffeinated condition!

Doug Stewart says:
2023-05-29 at 3:56 pm
And you cannot leave Point Pelee without photographing one of its most colourful birds, the Scarlet Tanager. ISO 500, f/4, 1/1000 sec, 600mm equiv. De-noised and sharpened in Topaz.

Frankie says:
2023-05-29 at 9:13 pm
Amazing bird, nice shot!

Fred Schwering says:
2023-05-29 at 9:56 pm
I was in Florida in March and was able to visit some sites on the Florida Birding Trail. This one was taken at Circle B Bar Reserve. It is a Great Egret landing with a catch in it’s mouth. A little back lighting made for an interesting shot.
F/3.5, 1/2000 sec, ISO 100, FL 340 mm

Fred Schwering says:
2023-05-29 at 10:02 pm
Another photo from Circle B Bar Reserve in Florida. This one of a Common Gallinule.
Managed to get some catch light in the bird’s eye.
F/3.2, 1/320 sec, ISO 200, FL 510 mm.

Beth says:
2023-05-29 at 10:20 pm
Went up to Wentworth Wetlands just off 85 St and Bow Trail SW. Lovely walk but not many birds. But I did find something that could fly. A single butterfly shot at f/32, 1/60 sec, ISO 250

Beth says:
2023-05-29 at 10:31 pm
Frank Lake last week. Very smoky! I almost missed this two little birds, their colours keep them so well camouflaged. Taken with 100-400 lens at f/22, 1/30 sec, ISO 250

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