The Sunday BIRD. Volume 7 Issue 50 May 26, 2012

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Richard Pavek
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The Sunday BIRD. Volume 7 Issue 50 May 26, 2012
May 26, 2012

Good Morning All,

Welcome, if you are new, the Sunday BIRD is a place for all bird photographers to show their photos, regardless of skill or camera brand. Ask questions or ask for critique and you will probably get several responses; we have many posters who like to help.

There are a few organizational guidelines to help the BIRD from becoming a confused mess. So:

Please post your photos first, a maximum of five, please , as a reply to this post before you comment on anyone else’s photos. Also IMPORTANT: please replace the Sunday BIRD title in the Subject window with one that describes your photos or they will be missed .)

After that, make any comments you wish on the photos already posted. But don’t put your photos inside a reply to someone else’s post, because others won’t see them.

Many photographers (especially newer ones) gain from knowing your EXIF data, especially: Camera, lenses, ISO, metering and focusing methods.

Cheers and Chirps,
Richard Pavek
SHENmaker@MSN.com
My photo/essay blog is at: http://www.RichardsBirdBlog.com
Gallery at http://www.pbase.com/shenmaker

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Forster’s Terns
In reply to Richard Pavek, May 26, 2012

All Olympus E-5 ZD 300mm + EC14 1/2000s f/6.3 at 425.0mm iso400

Thanks for looking, comments welcome,
Richard

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Just a couple of little guys
In reply to Richard Pavek, May 27, 2012

Not much this week.Taken with E5 and 50-200
First Ruby Throated Hummingbird for the season.

Chikadee

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Re: Forster’s Terns
In reply to Richard Pavek, May 27, 2012

Beautiful--such elegance.

Dharma

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From South Florida
In reply to Richard Pavek, May 27, 2012

There are quite a few little ones being born in the nests of the wetlands here in south Florida. Here are a few of them, all photographed with the Olympus E-30 and the Sigma 50-500mm Bigma at ISO 400.

Black-bellied Whistling Ducks and Ducklings. 1/200, f/8.0, 337mm.

Mottled Duck and Duckling. 1/160, f/8.0, 500mm.

Black-necked Stilt Chicks. 1/800, f/8.0, 500mm.

Great Egret and Nestlings. Bigma + EC-14. 1/400, f/8.9, 708mm, hand-held.

Adult Cattle Egret Being Chased by its Nestling, wanting to be fed. 1/200, f/8.0, 149mm.

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Re: Forster’s Terns
In reply to Richard Pavek, May 27, 2012

Richard, excellent Tern series. Reminds me of dive bombers.
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Maryland Bird (id?)
In reply to Richard Pavek, May 27, 2012

There was this pair of birds across from my house in Maryland. I don't know what they are. They are rather plain, but I'm still learning how to get the best from my new lens.

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Plover/Dotterel
In reply to Richard Pavek, May 27, 2012

caught on the shoreline just after sunrise. SE coast Australia.

This little chap goes by several names;
Mongolian Plover, Mongolian Dotterel, Lesser Sand Plover

I wanted to show more of this one but I've reached my upload limit for this month.
Next week.

Peter

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From Saskatchewan
In reply to Richard Pavek, May 27, 2012

A bit of a variety this week, all shot with either E-620 or E-30 + Bigma.

Mourning Dove

Mountain Bluebird

Western Meadowlark

Western Kingbird

Killdeer

Brown-headed Cowbird

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Re: Plover/Dotterel
In reply to Messier Object, May 27, 2012

That's a pretty little shorebird. Nicely shot.

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Re: Maryland Bird (id?)
In reply to SirSeth, May 27, 2012

Looks like a Brown Thrasher to me. We have them up here in Canada as well, but I've yet to get a photo of one.

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Re: Forster’s Terns
In reply to Richard Pavek, May 27, 2012

Very nice series, and a nice way to finish with that last shot.

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Re: Just a couple of little guys
In reply to dharma108, May 27, 2012

I always love a good Chickadee shot, and as ever, the hummer just makes me jealous. Maybe this year I'll actually get a shot of one (first I have to find one, which is difficult enough).

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Re: Maryland Bird (id?)
In reply to Kurt_K, May 27, 2012

Here is a Brown Thrasher image I captured yesterday here in south Florida with the E-30 and the Bigma.

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Re: From South Florida
In reply to Okreb, May 27, 2012

That little Egret chasing the adult is adorable.

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Ready, set, go - now time for lunch!
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Pigeon
In reply to Richard Pavek, May 27, 2012

Hi
described early in the morning,,, 07.00 am, our yard
I like the morning light

(Columba palumbus)

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Re: From Saskatchewan
In reply to Kurt_K, May 27, 2012

Nice set, like the Meadowlark the best, can almost hear him singing
Richard

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Re: Ready, set, go - now time for lunch!
In reply to larrymull, May 27, 2012

Nice set of the Black Shouldered Kite
Richard

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Re: Pigeon
In reply to Harri Fin H5, May 27, 2012

Good light, good shot
Richard

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