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Glenn Bartley

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Whip-poor-will
« on: June 28, 2012, 01:17:57 PM »

I havent seen this species posted much?? I was fortunate enough to be in their presence earlier in June and managed to get this shot which I am very pleased with. What a cool experience to be out in the forest and hear these birds wonderful call all around :)



Camera Model: Canon EOS 7D
Shutter speed: 1/50 sec
Aperture: 5.6
Exposure mode: Manual
Flash: On
ISO: 800
Lens: EF500mm f/4L IS USM

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Re: Whip-poor-will
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2012, 05:38:32 PM »

Another stuffed dead bird, or one superglued in place. All getting very boring. Why no fuzzy out-of-focus, blurred shots of a tiny bird, sitting hidden behind a twig? You know, like my bird photos ...

I'll try harder next time  ;)

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Re: Whip-poor-will
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2012, 07:03:09 PM »

Glenn Bartley - Bird Photography Factory.

Well done - another winner.

Regards

Tony Jay
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Re: Whip-poor-will
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2012, 09:40:57 PM »

Hiking through Shenandoah National Park in late May, I spent a night camped in a small hollow with about a dozen whip-poor-wills. They started singing around 9:00pm, just as it became full dark, and didn't stop until first light. For maybe 15 minutes it was very cool. Wow! Whip-poor-wills! Then I spent the rest of the night wishing for a shotgun. Earplugs didn't help at all. The cry of a whip-poor-will sitting a few feet outside your tent is best described as "piercing."

Nice photo, though.
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Re: Whip-poor-will
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2012, 09:47:44 PM »

Another wonderful photo, Glenn and the first one that I feel I can offer some constructive criticism for, since all the others have been perfect in every way!  ;D

The bird itself is perfect, it's the foreground I object to.  I find that its brightness detracts from the bird and makes it into a full daylight scene rather than the dim evening typical of the species.Using a post-processing graduated mask/filter set to negative exposure will help to reduce the brilliance of the lichen-encrusted log/rock the whip-poor-will is on. My 2 cents worth (while pennies are still around).

[Edit: minor spelling errors]
« Last Edit: June 28, 2012, 10:58:55 PM by luxborealis »
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Re: Whip-poor-will
« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2012, 08:03:56 AM »

Glenn, you are a master.

I'm not a birder, I have a tough time telling a merganser from a mallard. It's nice to view great images of "local" birds in their natural setting.

Again, well done.
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Re: Whip-poor-will
« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2012, 04:26:32 PM »

Turn the flash off, you're outside!

lol other than that very nice photo
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