Spring and Summer in Germany

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Re: Spring and Summer in Germany 2012

Post by fireblade1 » September 5th, 2012, 7:28 pm

Manu wrote:Oh wow, what an experience... WTE so close... wonderful :loveshower:
Thank you Manu. Just ordered a printing (20x30) and had a telephon talk with a friend who told me that I made it wrong and unsharp :D

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He told me Bodden and Linum are good places for crane watching. In the middle of october.

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Post by Manu » September 5th, 2012, 8:55 pm

fireblade1 wrote: Just ordered a printing (20x30) and had a telephon talk with a friend who told me that I made it wrong and unsharp :D
Not nice your friend :laugh: , you saw it with your own eyes and that's the main thing :thumbs:
To catch it with the camera was an extra :nod: .

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Post by Felis silvestris » September 5th, 2012, 9:16 pm

I also would not mind - to see a WTE, outside in the nature, this is already something great! I think I also would not mind if the photo is a bit out of focus! Keep them coming! They are great!
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Post by Tuula » September 6th, 2012, 4:11 pm

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Post by fireblade1 » September 11th, 2012, 10:24 am

:wave: Last sunday out again early in the morning to watch cranes a.o.. Foggy weather and bad light
coast with some boats
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cranes in the water
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For breakfast
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Goldammer?
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Post by fireblade1 » September 11th, 2012, 10:30 am

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"Raubseeschwalbe"
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And my first "Knut"
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Post by vainamoinen » September 11th, 2012, 11:43 am

[quote="fireblade1"]:wave: Last sunday out again early in the morning to watch cranes a.o.. Foggy weather and bad light
coast with some boats

cranes in the water

For breakfast

Goldammer?


Nein, it's Linnet (Bluthänfling in Deutsch), juvenile or female.

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Post by fireblade1 » September 11th, 2012, 1:09 pm

vainamoinen wrote: Goldammer?
Nein, it's Linnet (Bluthänfling in Deutsch), juvenile or female.
:wave: Thank you really very very much. There were many birds, I saw only the juvenile or female :D . Also the reed bunting. Such a special face and back and I did not know.
Sorry, but there was a bird yesterday at my nearly daily place. Very quiet day but I made some photos. At home saw this bird with an insect in its beak
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Post by vainamoinen » September 11th, 2012, 2:53 pm

Sorry, but there was a bird yesterday at my nearly daily place. Very quiet day but I made some photos. At home saw this bird with an insect in its beak

I am a beginner[/quote]


Das ist Neuntöter (Lanius collurio). I think female, but maybe also juvenile.

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Post by fireblade1 » September 13th, 2012, 7:26 am

:wave: Thank you very much. So I saw "only" no male of the red-backed shrike this year.
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Post by Fleur » September 13th, 2012, 10:33 pm

beautiful Felis :thumbs:

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Post by alice44 » September 13th, 2012, 10:38 pm

What is that last bird?

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Post by Felis silvestris » September 14th, 2012, 8:02 am

Fleur wrote:beautiful Felis :thumbs:
Fleur, as much as I would wish to, they are not mine, but fireblade's! Really beautiful.
Alice, I also wondered, the primaries look quite different from what I know about a WTE flight silhouette! Or is it a very tattered one, looking at the tail?
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Post by Lussi05 » September 14th, 2012, 8:42 am

Felis silvestris wrote: Or is it a very tattered one, looking at the tail?
I agree, the tail looks a bit ragged..
Great pictures, Fireblade :thumbs:

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Post by fireblade1 » September 17th, 2012, 4:04 pm

:wave: Thank you. Just saw that the seal cam is back. So I have to look for a (working) adress. Some pictures of this weekend. Saturday in Sehlendorfer Binnensee and sunday in pohnsdorf where we saw two ospreys at the same time. A.o.
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Post by fireblade1 » September 17th, 2012, 4:06 pm

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Post by fireblade1 » September 17th, 2012, 4:09 pm

On the left is the roof of the view point
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no osprey, I know
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Post by Felis silvestris » September 18th, 2012, 8:07 am

Again, beautiful photos! Spring and autumn are really the best times for going out to photograph wildlife! Thanks, Fireblade, for sharing!
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Post by Manu » September 18th, 2012, 11:44 am

As always, nice pictures from your observations :loveshower: .

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Post by Starling » September 20th, 2012, 11:02 am

Thanks for the pictures again, fireblade1. :bow:

Sorry of the off topic, I haven´t find a bird photographing discussion here yet. I would be interesting to hear some opinions about cameras. Maybe you have some? Did you say earlier you use Canon EOS? What model, if I may ask?

I´ve been seeing a few hawks lately. This morning on my way to work I saw a hawk chasing pigeons in the city. So exciting! (It was light coloured under and had a stripy tail. I wish I could recognize them better, I´m guessing only what species it was.) :faint: And I wish I´d had a good camera with me. :mrgreen: My Canon Ixus isn´t good enough for long distance photographing. Some day I would like to get a better camera, but I don´t know what would be a good choice.

I usually check bird photos from Finnish web site Tarsiger (http://www.tarsiger.com/home/index.php?sp=&lang=eng). I looked what kind of cameras they use, for example Canon EOS ID, 7D, 50D and I noticed they can cost thousands of euros. A bit too much for me maybe at this point. :laugh: So any good tips what kind of camera would be good but would cost less than 1000 euros. Anyone? :puzzled: Thank you. :)

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