The Sunday BIRD Volume 8, Issue 32 January 27, 2013

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Richard Pavek
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The Sunday BIRD Volume 8, Issue 32 January 27, 2013

Good Morning All,

Hope you’re having a great weekend! .

If you are new here, all cameras and lenses are welcome!

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Cheers and Chirps,

Richard Pavek

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Richard Pavek
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This week's birds

Ring-billed Gull

Ring-billed Gull

White-tailed Kite

Rough-legged Hawk, Dark morph

Rough-legged Hawk

Thanks for looking, comments welcome,

Richard

WhyNot
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House Finches

The lowly House Finch has got to be the mainstay of yard birds, at least they are for me. So when the sun finally came out last week I thought I'd spend some time with our finches..



They're almost always available and usually amenable for photographing. Usually they let me get within 20 feet and closer to them, at least some will.



They’re very sociable and don't mind playing out their squabbles in front of the camera..







I have many more pictures and may continue this next week...

makarandsaraf Senior Member • Posts: 1,118
Re: This week's birds

Very nice set of images Richard.Like the first and the nest landing shot the most.Thanks for sharing.

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makarandsaraf Senior Member • Posts: 1,118
Lovely lovely captures...........

love the last three action shots the most.Thanks for sharing.

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Messier Object Veteran Member • Posts: 4,064
Fairy Wren

Here are a few shots of the Australian Supurb Fairy Wren taken last week in the Georges River NP in SE Australia

I could hear a small group of wrens  twittering in dense vegetation on the shore of a fresh water lagoon.

I did my best to get close, having to walk out on a thick mat of water plants until I started to sink. I found an unsteady perch on a fallen tree and waited, and waited. It was hot and the mosquitos were doing their best to get through my chemical screen. The ZD300 was feeling extra heavy in my sweaty hands, and holdng the camera I had no hand-hold to keep myself steady

This little male Fairy Wren made a brief appearance. He didn't get into a nice position in the light and didn't keep still at all.  I was too uncomfortable to wait for a 'perfect' shot, so I took what I could get.

All shots E-5,  ZD300mm, EC-14, hand held, IS1, PP in LR4 and cropped.

Peter



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bobdant Regular Member • Posts: 410
A few from Taos, NM.

Bald Eagle, Northern Flicker, House Finch and Pinyon Jays.









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Okreb
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From South Florida (At Last)

I wish to thank those of you who offered their good wishes for my recovery. I spent about a month and 4 days in the hospital and then was in a skilled nursing rehab facility for a little over 3 months. I contracted Legionaires Disease and pneumonia. When I left the hospital for the rehab facility I was unable to walk or swallow. I was fed through a tube. I was on a respirator for 6 days and was not expected to make it. But I did. The medical people called it a miracle of sorts. Well, after all this tine, I'm walking, eating and getting my strength back. I'm still not allowed to drive - not till March at the earliest. Haven't had a camera in my hand, but will get there soon. I worked out in rehab like like I haven't in years. I may post some images from my archives.

Once again, many, many thanks.

Roger Engelken
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Re: A few from Taos, NM.

Those are a beautiful set of shots from a beautiful place.  All are done quite nicely indeed.  Thank you for sharing them all.

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Re: Fairy Wren

I cannot ever remember seeing quite that shade of blue on a bird, or any other creature.  A darling of a bird that was nicely captured and framed.

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Okreb
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Re: This week's birds

Richard, very nice captures, especially #1. Well done.

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Re: From South Florida (At Last)

Absolutely wonderful to hear from you and to know that you are recovering Milt !

Peter

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makarandsaraf Senior Member • Posts: 1,118
Re: Fairy Wren

She sure looks like a fairy Peter.Thanks for sharing these lovely images with us.

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Falcon, Harrier, and Owl



All with Oly EM5 + Leitz 400/6.8 MF lens.  Lummi, WA.

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Red Kite meets Canon n00b!

Well, my 7D arrived on Friday, along with the 100-400L, battery grip and kenko 1.4x tc.

I managed to grab these yesterday whilst attempting to learn where all the buttons were!

Didn't quite zoom enough for this one, so this is virtually a 100% crop!

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John Byrne Veteran Member • Posts: 7,027
Re: Gidday Milt

I knew there must have been something amiss with you when I didn't receive a reply to an email sent a few months back enquiring as to where you were and what you were doing, now I know you have been ill and understand fully why you couldn't answer. It's a tyranny of distance thing but I was missing your bird shots and thought you may have "hung up the cameras" a far better alternative to "hanging up the boots" I'm sure you'd agree.

Good luck with the recovery Milt, it shouldn't be too much longer before you are firing again on all cylinders.

Best regards,

John Byrne.

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Re: From South Florida (At Last)

Gidday Milt

What a terrible ordeal!

Glad to hear that you are on the mend, mate.

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Re: From South Florida (At Last)

Wow Milt, I had no idea. Glad you made it through those tough times. Take care.

Private Custard
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Re: This week's birds

That last shot is gorgeous. I love shots of birds of prey on the hunt, they always look so focused

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Private Custard
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Re: House Finches

Beautiful, especially #1

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