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quartergauger48
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Posted - 08/13/2015 :  8:20:36 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by railphotog

Been having fun taking photos of a hummingbird that visits one of my wife's beebalm flowers this summer. Using my recent Canon Powershot SX50HS superzoom camera, set at continuous shooting. Just point where the bird is feeding and blast away. In this session think I took around 150 photos, but discarded over half due to missed focus, the bird moves around so much. Had to use ISO 1000 to be able to shoot at 1/500 sec., f/5.6 on this dark day. This image is greatly cropped from the larger original.



That is a great shot!. How happy are you with
the new SX50??








Ted

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railphotog
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Posted - 08/13/2015 :  8:45:25 PM  Show Profile  Visit railphotog's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Love the SX50! Traded up from an SX30, which was my "go to" camera most of the time, although I do have a DSLR (T3i) with 7-8 lenses as it could do most everything I wanted. The SX50 has a longer zoom (24-1200mm)and other upgrades that I am just getting into.

Had better weather today, took another bunch of the bird:







Bob Boudreau
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quartergauger48
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Posted - 08/13/2015 :  10:41:10 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob, I know from experience they are very difficult to
photograph. The smaller the bird, the more difficult.
DOes the SX50 have any macro capabilities?
And that 1200 zoom is that optical or digital....



Ted

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railphotog
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Posted - 08/14/2015 :  07:29:23 AM  Show Profile  Visit railphotog's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Ted: The SX series has close up capabilities, and at f/8 work really good, although I usually use my DSLR for such serious work. The 1200 mm zoom is all optical, can go beyond with digital zooming, which is really cropping and not worthwhile. Think that's something? Nikon has a new similar camera (P90 I think) which goes to 2000mm! Saw a video where a fellow started at the wide end and zoomed into the moon, showing great detail.

Also my hummer photos are cropped, probably less than a quarter of the image was used, attesting to the decent quality of the last original image at ISO 800, 1/640 sec exposure. I just point the camera where the bird is feeding and keep the shutter button down using the high speed shutter option.



Bob Boudreau
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http://sites.google.com/site/railphotog/

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quartergauger48
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Posted - 03/21/2016 :  1:07:16 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
No action on this thread since August 2015. So here is a sign of Spring for 2016. Wood peckers love peanut suet'...





Ted

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ebergh
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Posted - 03/21/2016 :  2:30:48 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ok...
The guys were out a couple of weeks ago between rain storms, strutting their stuff, but the ladies weren't buying it...



Stay dry,
-eric


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quartergauger48
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Posted - 05/09/2016 :  9:24:16 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Went out on the deck early to have morning coffee, as it finally stopped raining after
10 days in a row. I have this little platform feeder for the baby birds that are born on my property and get their first wings. Any way, I spotted this beauty. I thought at first it was a red breasted black bird, but after studying his beak, I don't think so. I have to dig out my book on species and check. If anyone knows for sure what he is, please post'..

sure was a nice surprise to see this beautiful bird first thing in the morning'...especially after the past week of lousy weather'..










Ted

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Carrie Creek
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Posted - 05/09/2016 :  11:26:10 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ted, looked this one up and I believe it is a Rose Breasted Grosbeak migrating thru your area.

Phil Z
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Guff
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Posted - 05/09/2016 :  11:27:23 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ted,
I think it's a Rose Breasted Grosbeak!
Saw a female at my feeder today.



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Dutchman
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Posted - 05/10/2016 :  08:20:33 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ted, what a coincidence. We saw our first Rose Breasted Grosbeak of the season on our feeders yesterday.

We also saw an Indigo Bunting late last week. Those two are both rare visitors to the feeders.


Bruce

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quartergauger48
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Posted - 05/10/2016 :  8:39:54 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Aha, yes indeed gents'. A rare visitor to our area. First time in 27 years at this location a male, "Rose-breasted Grosbeak" has stopped by. He has been at different feeders again today. According to my
Audubon Society Field Guide, Eastern Region, he is most likely heading up to Canada for the summer. I wish he would stick around for awhile.
His colors brighten up the landscape and my mood'..



Ted

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herronpeter
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Posted - 05/11/2016 :  8:14:26 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I was going to say it was someone's pet parrot that escaped!

Peter



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quartergauger48
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Posted - 05/11/2016 :  10:34:04 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I said the same thing initially. He does look like a parrot with that beak'..


Ted

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deemery
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Posted - 05/12/2016 :  2:20:02 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
We have a pair of almost-tame foxes in the neighborhood. I was walking my dogs and didn't want to get too close, this was taken from about 100' away with my phone (so that's why it's not too clear). The fox looked at the dogs and I. Eventually he sauntered away. Finally one of my dogs spotted the movement and started barking, and that's when the fox crossed the street and ducked into the woods.

A couple days ago, I was walking (carrying) a neighbor's dog to its designated potty place. There was a fox there, we were maybe 25' away. I stopped, the fox eventually decided to cede the patch of ground to the dog, and walked away. No photo, hands were too full carrying the dog (who has bad arthritis in his hips, as well as being blind and deaf. But he's a real sweetie, so we don't mind helping him get where he needs to go.)

dave


Modeling 1890s (because the voices in my head told me to)

Edited by - deemery on 05/12/2016 2:23:33 PM

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Geezer
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Posted - 05/30/2016 :  4:07:45 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Was cleaning up the deck this morning,
after the rain last night.
I heard a lot of racket each time I came close to one corner - Here are the culprit(s)


Three baby Tit Mouse(s) (Tit Mice?)
The mommy is the one that gives me hell....

Those Red Breasted Grossbeaks are beautiful birds, we have 5 nesting pairs that come to the feeders.

Walker Lake
Shohola, PA


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