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Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Mar 13, 2014 - 08:34pm PT
My first thought was also a Warbling Vireo. Looking forward to seeing other opinions as well -
Plan B

Ice climber
Agua Dulce,CA
Mar 13, 2014 - 08:44pm PT
Nice Juvenile Black-Crowned Night-Heron, Reilly!

Great shots Dee ee!

Anyone think John's bird could be a Golden-Crowned Kinglet?
Here's a photo plucked from the internet that looks very similar.

http://www.ventbird.com/news/2012/11/17/ventflash-148

http://www.ventbird.com/system/photo/image/1244/standard/golden-crowned-kinglet.jpg
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Mar 13, 2014 - 08:50pm PT
I agree with Warbling, I just wanted to post my Plumbeous. ;-)
I think the color of the photo is a bit off and, as usual, there are issues
with contrast and saturation. I'm not trying to be an obnoxious photo nerd,
although it does come naturally, but those things do make it harder to
make an ID.

Hello, my name is Reilly and I'm a photo nerd.
But I've no intentions of recovering.
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Mar 13, 2014 - 10:27pm PT
If anyone need a spotting scope...I have an extra one that needs to go. Great scope at a great price.

"NIKON FIELDSCOPE IIIA III-A ANGLE VIEW 40X EYEPIECE and CASE"

Really clean glass and body
Really clean glass and body
Credit: Bob D'A

$500
john hansen

climber
Mar 13, 2014 - 10:35pm PT
Reilly,, guilty as charged with the con and sat.


I swear I am trying to cut down. :)


May have to start going to the O S A meetings again.

Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
U.N. Ambassador, Crackistan
Mar 14, 2014 - 12:18am PT


DMT
Mike Bolte

Trad climber
Planet Earth
Mar 14, 2014 - 12:45am PT
Young Cooper's Hawk
Young Cooper's Hawk
Credit: Mike Bolte
Red-napped Sapsucker in Santa Cruz
Red-napped Sapsucker in Santa Cruz
Credit: Mike Bolte
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Mar 14, 2014 - 08:52am PT
The Cooper's posture makes him extra awesome!
Mike Bolte

Trad climber
Planet Earth
Mar 15, 2014 - 02:24am PT
Harrier, click for larger version
Harrier, click for larger version
Credit: Mike Bolte
Credit: Mike Bolte
Credit: Mike Bolte
Lasti

Trad climber
Budapest
Mar 15, 2014 - 03:40am PT
Black rumped flameback after taking a nice dip in the treetrunk. <br/>
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Black rumped flameback after taking a nice dip in the treetrunk.

Photo maestros: Any idea why the pic is so hazy and not-quite-sharp? I've tried several focus settings and stuff but it is never spot-on and almost always a bit hazy.

Lasti
Credit: Lasti

Any idea why the pic is so hazy? I've tried several settings and tricks, but haze and not-quite-spot-on focus are constant problems.

Lasti
john hansen

climber
Mar 15, 2014 - 04:12am PT
I'm with you. I would like to hear some tips.

One thing I found is if the lighting is really good, strong sunlight , increase the ISO as high as possible so the speed is really fast, like 1000/sec.

The faster the speed the sharper the image.


Dawn and dusk of course,, are the best ... its all about light.

Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Mar 15, 2014 - 09:58am PT
Wow! What an awesome bird Lasti! Can't help with photo tips here - I have taken about one in-focus photo in my life.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Relic MilkEye and grandpoobah of HBRKRNH
Mar 15, 2014 - 10:02am PT
Crimpie,, yesterday i saw a eurasion collared dove that has a light PURPLE head on him,, must be breeding plumage but he is the only one..

I instantly thought of the Brass one- wishing he was there to photograph him.
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Mar 15, 2014 - 01:27pm PT

Unbelievable harrier, Mike! WOW!!!
Timid TopRope

Social climber
the land of Pale Ale
Mar 15, 2014 - 01:39pm PT
Getting back to the vireo..........I've seen hundreds of warbling vireos. Yellow wash is not usually apparent. They tend to be mostly gray. Given the location and noticeable yellow I would lean towards Bell's.
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Mar 15, 2014 - 01:41pm PT
Come visit me in Chile and I'll guarantee sightings of:
Black-Chested Buzzard Eagle
Chilean Flamingo
Andean Condor
Austral Parakeet
Black Necked Swan
Southern Caracara
Black-throated Huet-huet

along with a good chance of seeing:
Nandu
Magellanic Woodpecker
Crested Tinamou
john hansen

climber
Mar 15, 2014 - 04:13pm PT
I went back and reverted the picture to its original.


More realistic coloring...
Credit: john hansen
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Mar 15, 2014 - 08:26pm PT
John, much better!

Lasti, the short answer is you didn't throw enough money at the poor boid. The long answer involves ISO, shutter speed, technique, shooting at the limit of your zoom, sensor size, in-camera contrast/sharpening/contrast settings, file size/compression, and money. Oh, and in your shot I suspect your camera was set for matrix metering when it should have been set to center-weighted. With boids you also want your focus set to center or even spot, if possible. I should add that with most cameras these days most of these options are available, to a certain extent.
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Mar 15, 2014 - 09:14pm PT
Hmmm?

Dammit Reilly, I'm still a neophyte phote hog.
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Mar 15, 2014 - 09:24pm PT
With all of those settings to make, you had best Audubon them to ensure enough time.
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