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Forum: Bird Photography 10-02-14, 05:45 PM
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Birding / Bird photography workshops

For those interested in bird photography, we offer birdwatching tours & bird/nature photography & digiscoping workshops in GibraƖtar, Spain & Morocco and very reasonable prices.

At Aviantours,...
Forum: Birding Directory 08-12-13, 09:44 PM
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Posted By Birdman7
We are offering the ideal Xmas present for the...

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For more info go to HERE (http://aviantours.net)
Forum: Bird Photography 08-12-13, 09:39 PM
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Posted By Birdman7
Photos

Some really nice set of photos keep it up!
Forum: Places to See Birds 08-12-13, 09:36 PM
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Posted By Birdman7
Looking forward to seeing some photos Aquila!

Looking forward to seeing some photos Aquila!
Forum: Bird Chat 05-09-13, 06:57 PM
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Posted By Birdman7
Bird of prey migration

Bird of prey migration is quite spectacular now and for the next month or so in the Straits of Gibraltar, great for watching or even photographing.
Forum: Bird Chat 05-09-13, 06:50 PM
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Posted By Birdman7
Bird of prey and Egret.

Thx Goshawk. The Stork is in fact a Cattle Egret alighting at its roosting and the bird of prey is a Booted Eagle.
Forum: Bird Chat 05-09-13, 06:46 PM
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Posted By Birdman7
Bird of prey migration

Thx Magpie. The bird of prey is in fact a Booted Eagle. It looks like a falcon cause its struggling against the strong wind.
Forum: Bird Chat 05-09-13, 02:19 PM
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Posted By Birdman7
Birdwatching in the Straits of Gibraltar & La Janda

Yesterday I decided to head to the spanish-side of the Straits of Gibraltar to observe bird of prey migration. The winds were blowing quite strong from the east, (approximately force 6 on the...
Forum: Bird Photography 28-08-13, 12:50 AM
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Posted By Birdman7
Kowa Lens

Hi Baggins,

Remember it depends on what camera body you were using, I believe they had a Canon EOS 600D attached to that lens most of the time, the viewfinder of which is not as bright as other...
Forum: Bird Photography 26-08-13, 10:50 PM
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Views: 692
Posted By Birdman7
Robin

Nice pleasant shot well executed.
Forum: Bird Photography 25-08-13, 09:57 AM
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Posted By Birdman7
My telephotos lenses for bird photography

In my case I have 3 very distinct lenses, each occupies a different niche in my workflow.

1.) Kowa 500mm Telephoto Lens / Scope - One of my most used lenses lately for jack-of-all-trade session...
Forum: Bird Photography 22-08-13, 07:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,329
Posted By Birdman7
Kowa 500mm Telephoto Lens / Scope

Hi Joe,

Thx for your remarks ref the Fox image.

The lens is manual focus, buts its really smooth and easy to focus and not hard to get consistent results. What I like about it is that this...
Forum: Bird Photography 22-08-13, 07:03 PM
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Views: 2,329
Posted By Birdman7
Kowa 500mm Telephoto Lens / Scope

Hi Joe,

As you might well imagine, I didnt begin this thread to start a Kowa vs Canon lenses argument, and neither do I know if your friend has both lenses, but I do, and If you haven't used both...
Forum: Bird Photography 21-08-13, 07:04 PM
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Views: 2,329
Posted By Birdman7
KOWA 500mm Telephoto Lens / Scope

Just wanted to let everyone of the quality of Kowa's 500mm Telephoto lens and the fantastic images it captures.

The lens contains fluorite lenses and its hard to distinguish it from images taken...
Forum: Places to See Birds 16-05-13, 12:38 PM
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Views: 334
Posted By Birdman7
Spring

Well seems the pre-nuptial migration will be coming to a close soon. Lots of species still to see rearing their young and feeding on prey, great sights!
Forum: Bird Photography 16-05-13, 12:37 PM
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Views: 1,453
Posted By Birdman7
Workshops

Thx for all your responses, new workshops for Autumn / winter now available!
Forum: UK and Ireland Wildlife 16-05-13, 12:36 PM
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Posted By Birdman7
Butterflies

Always great to see some photographs of other nature like butterflies, great pic.
Forum: Places to See Birds 16-04-13, 11:22 PM
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Views: 334
Posted By Birdman7
[B]Spring arrivals at SW Andalucia, Spain.[/B]

Lots of Greater Short-toed Larks, Glossy Ibis, Collard Pratincole, European Bee-eaters, Purple Heron & Great Reed Warblers around, Quite a few Melodious & some Western Olivacious Warblers too. Seen...
Forum: Bird Photography 16-03-13, 11:11 AM
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Views: 1,453
Posted By Birdman7
Yesterday

Very few birds migrating yesterday considering it was a fresh easterly and clear sunny skies, although the highlight was a migrant Black-winged Kite feeding over the hills after just arriving across...
Forum: Bird Photography 13-03-13, 07:52 PM
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Views: 939
Posted By Birdman7
Nice review indeed!

Nice review indeed!
Forum: Bird Chat 13-03-13, 07:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,165
Posted By Birdman7
Eagles

Nice having a look at the webcams now and then. Plenty of Eagles migrating over here too, Especially, Short-toed. Good for photography.
Forum: Bird Photography 11-03-13, 06:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,453
Posted By Birdman7
Raptors, the dangerous of Migration

Here's a series of photos taken today depicting the trauma migrant Short-toed Eagles annually endure after successfully crossing the straits and reaching the skies above GibraƖtar. When all seems...
Forum: Bird Photography 11-03-13, 12:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,453
Posted By Birdman7
Black Kite

A Black Kite having just arrived at GibraƖtar across the straits this morning.

This individual shows certain characteristics of Red Kite such as the pale primary patch and reddish brown plumage...
Forum: Canon Cameras 10-03-13, 08:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,844
Posted By Birdman7
Bird of prey migration

Hi Aquila, will be posting some next week, hopefully weather will have cleared a bit, been rather stormy lately :)
Forum: Canon Cameras 10-03-13, 06:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,844
Posted By Birdman7
Upcoming Canon Firmwares & offers

Looks like more cameras are going to be given the AF at F8 feature which a lot of bird photographers want without having to invest in super tele lenses. The latest rumour is a possible firmware...
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