The Sunday BIRD Volume 8, Issue 36 February 24, 2013

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Richard Pavek
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The Sunday BIRD Volume 8, Issue 36 February 24, 2013
Feb 24, 2013

Good Morning All,

Hope you’re having a good 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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My photo/essay blog is at: www.RichardsBirdBlog.com

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Kestrel
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Re: Kestrel
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Excellent work Richard

The last one is my favorite

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Re: OMD with 50-200 SWD with EC 20 experiments.
In reply to Richard Pavek, Feb 24, 2013

All hand held shots from India all developed in viewer II from raw. C & C always welcome.



Golden Oriole

Courser

Bee eater

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Yellow Rump
In reply to Richard Pavek, Feb 24, 2013

I commented to Messier Object last week about his picture of a Yellow Rumped Thornbill that it reminded me of our Yellow Rumped Warbler. They are apparently not related but seem to have evolved with similar physical characteristics. Anyway, I believe that I said that the Warbler wintered here but that I thought I had seen him into spring. On going back through older photographs I find that I've never photographed him anytime except in February.

I first saw this bird along the Flint River and then in my yard. Here he is from last year





I haven't been back to look along the Flint as this winter's rains took the river out of its banks and washed away the bridges to the trails. But he did show up on demand this week in my yard





Of course the attraction was the peanut butter



I hadn't intended this but when the Warbler showed up this week I couldn't refuse him some time here. We appreciate your spending time looking at these pictures....

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Re: Yellow Rump
In reply to WhyNot, Feb 24, 2013

Excellent images of these tiny fast moving birds...

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Eagle and Cormorant
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Both at Semiahmoo, WA.  EM5 + Leica 350/4.8, handheld.

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Balboa Lake III
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Boundary Bay, Delta, BC
In reply to Richard Pavek, Feb 24, 2013

A place with lots of birds.

Snowy Owl

Robin

Long-ear Owl

Hwak

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Re: Kestrel
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Extremly Sharp! What's the lens? How do you capture the motion so clear?

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some from Stratford upon Avon
In reply to Richard Pavek, Feb 24, 2013

on cold grim day

i'd hate to be the person who has to clean that lot up

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Two youngsters and an adult
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Gull in sunset light, Red-necked Grebe and Tern.



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Canadian Winter Songbirds
In reply to Richard Pavek, Feb 24, 2013

More birds from Western Canadian Winter.  Thanks for looking. db

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1. Boreal Chickadee.  Cute, intelligent and curious, one of my favourite species.

Edmonton, Canada.

Oly E-620, ZD 50-200 (non-SWD) + EC-14.

Permanent photolink (view larger) here: http://dingobear.zenfolio.com/birds/h55ec7d06#h55ec7d06

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2. Male Common Redpoll. Not long before these happy Arctic finches fly north for the spring.

Clifford E. Lee Wildlife Sanctuary, Canada.

Oly E-620, ZD 50-200 (non-SWD) + EC-14.

Permanent photolink here: http://dingobear.zenfolio.com/birds/h55ec7d06#h55ec75a8

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3. Male Downy Woodpecker.  Just hanging out.

Clifford E. Lee Wildlife Sanctuary, Canada.

Oly E-620, ZD 50-200 (non-SWD) + EC-14.

Permanent photo link (view larger) here: http://dingobear.zenfolio.com/birds/h55ec7d06#h55ec75d6

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4. Female White-breasted Nuthatch.  Funny birds that walk up and down trees around here.

Edmonton, Canada.

Oly E-620, ZD 50-200 (non-SWD) + EC-14.

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5. Same Female White-breasted Nuthatch as in #4, different angle.  Looks like a cartoon bird!

Edmonton, Canada.

Oly E-620, ZD 50-200 (non-SWD) + EC-14.

Permanent photolink (view larger) here: http://dingobear.zenfolio.com/birds/h55ec7d06#h551a472e

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6. American Red Squirrel. Not a bird but definitely greedy in raiding a bird feeder!

Clifford E. Lee Wildlife Sanctuary.

Oly E-620, ZD 50-200 (non-SWD) + EC-14.

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Re: Kestrel
In reply to Richard Pavek, Feb 24, 2013

Really like the first one, great capture.

db

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Re: OMD with 50-200 SWD with EC 20 experiments.
In reply to sanjaykool, Feb 24, 2013

Looks like a successful experiment to me.  Really like the last two.

db

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Re: Balboa Lake III
In reply to carizi, Feb 24, 2013

Terrific detail in these shots.  Well done.

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Woodland birds from SE Australia
In reply to Richard Pavek, Feb 24, 2013

I spent a brief hour in a local National Park after work last Thursday. In amongst the tall trees and dense bush the E-5 was a little outside its comfort zone at ISO800, but there were plenty of small birds fussing and flittering about feeding in the trees. I was kept busy trying to hit the small overhead targets with the ZD300mm.  Here are the few that I caught in reasonable light.

Peter

A couple of Varied Sittellas



An Eastern Spinebill



And a female Golden Whistler
She came right up close to pose for me, but stayed in the shadows 
These 3 shots lifted nicely using Lightroom 4.





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In reply to carizi, Feb 24, 2013

Wow they are good !!

Peter

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Re: Kestrel
In reply to Richard Pavek, Feb 24, 2013

A very pretty bird Richard - nicely taken.
That first shot is really special, maybe the best you've posted this year.

Peter

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Bittern and some other friends
In reply to Richard Pavek, Feb 24, 2013

I got very lucky with the Bittern. Also a male and female Mandarin and a few feeder shots which show off the birds quite well Lesser Redpoll, Siskin and female Chaffinch

All Panny G5 and 100-300

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