Oriole... the dream comes true

Discussion in 'Birds' started by Igor, May 10, 2007.

  1. Igor

    Igor

    May 15, 2005
    Ukraine, Europe
    I've been dreaming about shooting an Oriole for a few years. It's the MOST shy bird of all I've ever encountered. You get lucky when you just see it, let alone get close enough to shoot.
    Yesterday was a great day for me as I got this opportunity TWICE! :smile:
    The lighting was bad on #1 and the bird was too far on #2 but I'm still happy with the results! :smile:

    Nikon D200 + AF-S 300/4 + TC14E
    Iso 250.

    bird-oriole-D20_1246-RS-afs-300m-1.

    bird-oriole-D20_1421-RS-afs-300mm-f.
     
  2. Glacier

    Glacier

    Jan 17, 2006
    Boaz, Alabama
    A very pretty bird! No wonder you are happy. Don't you love it when things come together? Nice images!
     
  3. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Wonderful images and beautiful bird
     
  4. Hi Igor very nice and yes very very shy.

    Phillip.
     
  5. It was well worth the wait Pane Igor. The first one is very good!
     
  6. Gr8Tr1x

    Gr8Tr1x Guest

    #2 is perfect...congrats!
     
  7. WOW! I think they're both beautiful! And yeppers, you got em! That's what counts sometimes! :biggrin:
     
  8. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    These looks pretty good to me Igor. I have a couple of Baltimore Oriole shots, but none of this variety. Very nicely done. :smile:
     
  9. There really nice Igor as yellow is one color I have a lot of trouble with. Nice going.
    Lou
     
  10. Nice Outcome 2 very nice shots
     
  11. Igor

    Igor

    May 15, 2005
    Ukraine, Europe
    Thanks!!!

    A BIG THANK YOU TO EVERYONE! :smile: :smile: :smile:
    I'd love to reply each post individually, but in a few minutes I'm off to another wildlife shooting trip (deep Ukrainian mid-country woods- WOW! :Waldo: :eek: ), wish me luck! :smile:
     
  12. What a beautiful bird! Congratulations. A bit of flash woud have made the first one a killer image.

    Best,

    Jose
     
  13. Congratulations, there is nothing like getting a bird you haven't gotten, I got a American Goldfinch today and that was a first and I wasa very happy with that!

    I think number two is a dandy!!!
     
  14. Igor

    Igor

    May 15, 2005
    Ukraine, Europe
    Thanks Jose, I agree, but the Oriole would not probably :smile:

    Thanks Andreas!
     
  15. Well done, Igor! You should be very proud of your golden oriole photos.

    Alan
     
  16. DNAsiRNA

    DNAsiRNA

    139
    Nov 27, 2006
    Dallas, USA
    Well done.
     
  17. mdupont

    mdupont

    724
    Jun 12, 2007
    Centreville, VA
    Very nice. I was fishing in the Shenadoah valley on Friday and saw two Orioles. It was the first time I have ever seen them in the wild. And of course I had my fishing pole and no camera:eek:

    Mike
     
  18. Igor

    Igor

    May 15, 2005
    Ukraine, Europe
    Thanks Alan, DNAsiRNA, Mike.
    Mike, I try to always have at least 300mm with me... just in case :smile:
     
  19. Congratulations Igor. Nice shots.

    Lil
     
  20. Igor

    Igor

    May 15, 2005
    Ukraine, Europe
    Thank you Lil!
     
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