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Wildlife photographs

Postby tigerburnie » Mon Nov 05, 2018 4:57 pm

Folk have commented on my pictures, so I thought I'd open a new thread for them, I spend quite a lot of time taking photos of our wildlife.
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Re: Wildlife photographs

Postby tigerburnie » Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:00 pm

A Redpoll
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Re: Wildlife photographs

Postby robo » Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:18 pm

Great pictures ,just out of curiosity what camera do you use , I do realize it's the skill of the person behind the camera rather than the camera ,my wife used to be into photography the cost of her equipment at the time was very expensive now it's worthless
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Re: Wildlife photographs

Postby tigerburnie » Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:48 pm

I used a Canon 1D iv with a 100-400 mm telephoto lens on these shots, yes the equipment is very expensive if you want professional standard kit. I'm looking for a faster prime lens and even an old second hand one is going to start at £2000. If you have access to flickr on the tinternet, you can find my pictures on there, it also lists the equipment used and the settings I used to take the image.
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Re: Wildlife photographs

Postby Westi » Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:21 pm

Amazing tiger! Mr Westi is a member of the local ornithological club & your photos are well superior to what they put on their site.
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Re: Wildlife photographs

Postby tigerburnie » Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:20 pm

A female Kingfisher, she is definitely the boss
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Re: Wildlife photographs

Postby tigerburnie » Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:22 pm

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This is the male, if you look at the bill you can see the female has a red lower part.
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Re: Wildlife photographs

Postby tigerburnie » Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:44 am

A Long tailed Tit
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Re: Wildlife photographs

Postby Diane » Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:04 am

Absolutely love all your photographs and I now know the difference between boy kingfishers and girl kingfishers - brilliant. Thank you.
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Re: Wildlife photographs

Postby tigerburnie » Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:56 pm

A mixture of sadness and joy when I see a field of Poppies
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Re: Wildlife photographs

Postby tigerburnie » Tue Nov 13, 2018 4:24 pm

One of the walks in my local forest

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Re: Wildlife photographs

Postby Primrose » Tue Nov 13, 2018 4:39 pm

Your photos are a joy to behold Tigerburnie. You live in a beautiful part of the world. Long may you enjoy the pleasure of getting out and about with your camera.
Please do keep posting
A couple of years ago in bad weather we had a brief invasion of redpolls who devoured every berry in sight and then took off. Haven,t seen a single one since then. The hot dry summer seems to have resulted in far fewer berries available round here for all the birds.
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Re: Wildlife photographs

Postby tigerburnie » Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:07 pm

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Our local Osprey nest at Balgavies Loch(pronounced Bal-guys), about 8 miles from where we live.
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Re: Wildlife photographs

Postby Westi » Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:24 pm

That is brilliant tiger - my fav pic!

I was trying to take a pic of something today to post here but the wee bee that was visiting was photo shy! November & a bee was still out & about was very surprising, but then the fact I have flowers still in bloom is as well!
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Re: Wildlife photographs

Postby Primrose » Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:30 pm

Magnificent!. I'm afraid the nearest raptor we're likely to see round here is a red kite who now seem to be becoming almost as common as blackbirds! I
Was wondering how long it took yiu to get that particular snap or was is just a case of being in the right place at the right time ? Being a good wildlife photographer takes a huge amount of patience.
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