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Need more glass

Postby Cutter » Sun Mar 03, 2013 8:37 pm

Many photo ops in the back yard right now. I have pilated woodpeckers and redshoulder hawks nesting within 50yds of my back door. Unfortunately my longest glass is 200mm and the camera body needs an upgrade. This might cost me.

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Re: Need more glass

Postby GaryF » Mon Mar 04, 2013 9:45 am

Very nice
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Re: Need more glass

Postby bhorsley » Mon Mar 04, 2013 4:32 pm

something is the 24mp range is awful nice all of out stuff this winter was shot with 200mm---24mp let you crop big
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Re: Need more glass

Postby KnotCase » Mon Mar 04, 2013 6:23 pm

Nice capture nevertheless. Had one within 40-50 feet yesterday morning, but too much clutter between me and the bird. Not sure where they are nesting, but I have suspicions based on what appear to be prior year pileated holes.

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Re: Need more glass

Postby bhorsley » Mon Mar 04, 2013 6:41 pm

little bastards run from me---
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Re: Need more glass

Postby KnotCase » Mon Mar 04, 2013 6:45 pm

Very wary birds. Need a good hide, location of the nest, and an early start to catch them leaving the nest at first light.
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Re: Need more glass

Postby bhorsley » Mon Mar 04, 2013 7:19 pm

good thing they are pretty tasty
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Re: Need more glass

Postby BlueHeron » Mon Mar 04, 2013 8:28 pm

good blinding and scouting can reduce the need for glass. but our windows are so big - they see us damn near as well as we see them.
But, sitting still I've also had lots of close looks at great birds thus year. regular visits from pileated WP, sharp-shinned hawk, and red shouldered hawks along with all the more common stuff (counted 30+ species from the window one day last week).
Have watched an immature red shoulder catch and eat a mouse or vole at 15 yards with 10x50 glasses on it the whole process.
The sharpies like our yard- as I indirectly bait them. Can tell when one is around - not a passerine to be seen. Occasionally one will sit (but not still!) in plain site for a few moments. Intense birds - they will buzz the azaleas and privet to try to flush what hides there.
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Re: Need more glass

Postby Cutter » Mon Mar 04, 2013 8:50 pm

I can sit on my deck with a scotch and a cigar and have pilated, great horned owls, redtails, red sholders, occasional coopers, and a myriad of little birdies within camera range. Long past time to upgrade from 8 MP. My glass is good quality, so a better camera is in order.
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Re: Need more glass

Postby KnotCase » Tue Mar 05, 2013 8:25 am

A 5D Mark III? It's named after you, FCS.
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