Weekend with Airic and Bernie (14 pics)

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  1. Raymond J Barlow

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    We hiked over to Whitby Ont., and had a blast all weekend with Airic and his wife Bernie, Canoncan came down to the lake for some photg stuff too. My first day started at Lynnshore Conservation Area, and I was following a Barred Owl around for a few hours.

    Airic has already posted a few of this beauty, and here are a few more. I lost this owl for a while, so I found a bird feeder to hang around, and collected a few shots of some other feathered friends too.

    4 of us went out for dinner, along with Maria, and had a great time.. Bernie would not let go of Maria! More pics in the Snapshot Gallery soon.

    1 this is the first thing I saw when I went down Halls Rd.! Too lucky!
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    2 It got a mouse shortly after, and I lost it in the trees, and caught up with it here...
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    3 It wouldn't budge from its perch here, so we took off for lunch, and a break from the snow. I came back to the area, and hung around a popular bird feeder...
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    5 Most of these where shot at 1/125-200 sec @ F 5.6, @ 400 ISO.. brutal dim lighting,.. and as Airic says, the 80-400 mm Nikon VR lens is very cool.
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    6 A male Dowmy Woodpecker
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    7 A Northern Red Cardinal
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    8 Blue Jay
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    9 the Barred Owl scooted over here for a peek at mouse heaven!
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    10 Then, jumped to a nice fence pole for a bit..
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    12 Here it is setting its sights for a pole accross the road...
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    13 But it skipped down to another old fence post ..
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    14 and finally to the other side of the road, and slowly getting out of range.
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    I ran out of memory, and headed back to the hotel, to make sure Daisy wasn't toooo upset with me!

    Thanks for looking~!!
     
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    Nice clear photos :thumbup:
    I really like #12
    I think it's the combination of the dof and how natural it looks.
     
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    All of these shots are just a joy to behold! Beautiful work, with beautiful subjects. :D Love all that flying snow!

    Always a treat to view your images, Raymond. Thanks for posting. :thumbup:
     
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    Thanks Woodsac, and Terri!
     
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    Awesome Raymond and outstanding focus !
     
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    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    There is not one that I do not like!
    Well, these are Raymond-pics, so how COULD there be one not to be liked!?!?!?

    You have the coolest of lenses.
    And "your" birds are so friendly. "Mine" only make me know they were there when I - inadvertantly, for sure! - make a noise upon approaching some part of landscape and find them lift and fly away :roll:

    And the only owls I ever get to see are those that cross the street at night when we rush by at 100 km/h --- they fly pretty low! Daring birds. I am surprised I don't ever see any as road kill. The bussards (which I get to see but only in that stretch of road where I can IMPOSSIBLY stop the car!) often don't make it... :cry:

    Your lens gives you a wonderful DOF!
    I really like 1 and 10 - 14 because of the DOF.

    And I do love that close-up of the woodpecker!!!
    Red cardinals are beautiful birds, too!
     
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    Very nice captures indeed. Those look great, the Blue Jay looks really cool
     
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    great series you three porduce really good bird pictures, myfavourite has to be no 7 as the red body stands out so much from its surroundings
     
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    Love em Ray! I gotta come up there. I never see owls here in Ohio.
     
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    What a great weekend we had despite the weather. You did an amazing job on the images and have kicked it up a notch from the last lens, especially with the poor lighting we had all weekend. The worst part of the weekend was keeping the snow off the cameras.

    Cheers,

    Eric
     
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    :shock: aaaaaaaamazing...
     
  12. Raymond J Barlow

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    Thanks everyone! It was a lot of fun, but wow was I tired last night!

    Matt, please come up for a shoot some time soon, you are more then welcome.
     

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