another new bird photo

Discussion in 'Leica and Rangefinders' started by doug herr, Feb 22, 2004.

  1. A hen Ring-necked Pheasant, taking advantage of the seeds spilled by Juncos from my back yard bird feeder:
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    Ring-necked Pheasant, hen - Sacramento County, California
    Leicaflex SL2, 280mm f/4 APO-Telyt-R, Kodachrome 200
    All comments are welcome.
     
  2. I am wondering, Douglas, if your reputation has spread so far that birds are trekking to your place to have their portraits made. It's probably a status symbol in the avian world, like sitting for a Liebowitz. No matter; once again, your work is magnificent.
     
  3. gib

    gib

    wonderful color and crispness
     
  4. Nice bird to have as a yard bird, and a nice photograph to have to remember it by. What is your list up to? When I lived in Phoenix, AZ, birdwatching in my backyard was a better hobby than most of the rest of what I did. My favorite was a pair of Harris Hawks that used to come to visit and try to convince the chickens in the coop in my backyard to come a little closer to the fence wire. The chickens were not convinced this was a good idea.

    And thanks for your web page. Each time I've had a question about Leica R, you've had the answer.
     
  5. Doug, it looks so real..!! Who builds your studio sets? ;>)

    Dennis
     
  6. Peter A wrote: I note the 'easy on the eye' OOF areas, - I have recently discovered that the Canon 70-200 2.8 ISL I use can produce very very ugly 'bokeh' under certain conditions.
    It's an imaging property I watch for in a lens. So far I've been quite pleased with the 280 f/4's combination of a crisp plane of focus and good bokeh.
    I believe that Kodak has announced the end of Kodachrome - so I would be interested to hear what you intend to replace this with.
    I don't recall hearing of an end to all Kodachromes. K25 has been discontinued and Kodak tried to discontinue professional K200 (and they listened to photographers' protests) but I haven't heard of an end of all Kodachromes. Have I missed something? I'm not sure what I'll replace it with. Provia 100F and E100G are both quite good so I'll probably use one or both of these films.
    Jorn Ake wrote: Nice bird to have as a yard bird, and a nice photograph to have to remember it by. What is your list up to? When I lived in Phoenix, AZ, birdwatching in my backyard was a better hobby than most of the rest of what I did.
    Jorn, my life list is a bit over 500 species. My photo list is somewhere over 300 species. Phoenix is a GREAT area for bird variety. I wish I could spend more time in AZ.
    Thanks all for looking and commenting.
     
  7. Doug, I always look forward to viewing your images. Beautiful. Along with Marc Williams, your images are always at the very top of the offerings on the 'net. One of these days I will try to learn how to post an image.
     
  8. I have not seen any announcement that Kodak is discontinuing Kodachrome although
    A&I will be discontinuing Kodachrome processing March 1. I am sending out my last
    rolls to them today. Very sad indeed.

    By the way, I've been seeing a lot of birds I havn't seen before. Red Tailed hawks are
    everywhere and last summer I saw a Pilliated woodpecker right outside the house.
    Maybe the birds are coming back.
     
  9. I was photographing some Pheasant that had been re-introduced into the wild at Huntley Meadows in Northern Virginia. They were not fully "re-indoctrinated" to the ways of the wild yet. They came running towards me and I had to protect them from a Great Blue that wanted lunch.
     
  10. Doug, what do you charge a bird for: a head shot? 3/4 shot? full?
     

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