***Weekly Wildlife Thread - Mar 24 - Mar 30***

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Re: ***Weekly Wildlife Thread - Mar 24 - Mar 30*** A couple of shots
In reply to Sonyshine, Mar 25, 2013

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Super light in these lovely shots!

Thanks a lot for your kind comment.

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Re: Finch and Blue Tit
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Very nice on both - Audubon-worthy on that blue tit capture, as it is in a perfect pose and setting that almost looks like something he'd have sketched.

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thanks. Glad you liked them. Well, since "film" isn't a cost intensive factor anymore one can really shoot right away to get in all this nervous moving around of those little fellows a lucky moment where posing, lighting and focussing are just right. And a lot of shots of this specific shooting went into the trash bin.

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Re: Some Migrant Stopovers (Northern Illinois)
In reply to KVanhoogen, Mar 25, 2013

Nice collection. The first ones seem to show season's hair fashion.

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Re: ***Weekly Wildlife Thread - Mar 24 - Mar 30*** A couple of shots
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Wow! Very sharp and nice exposures. That's quite a setup you've got - 840mm.

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Thanks a lot Ed. I appreciate your kind comment.  It now allows me a good distance from the tiny birds and frees me of the task on setting up a portable hide or building one in the woods. I'll just seat (not comfy though) and wait. But still, as what birders say, there's always not enough reach to satisfy all birders.

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Re: ***Weekly Wildlife Thread - Mar 24 - Mar 30*** A couple of shots
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Excellent selection and lovely shots, all. That's quite some reach you're using to get to those birds, too! I'd love to have a 600mm F4 and 1.4x TC - even though many of my birds get a lot closer, there are always those ones more distant that I don't have the reach to capture.

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Thanks a lot Justin for your kind comments. I appreciate it.

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A few from the weekend in St.John's Newfoundland Canada
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Boreal Chickadee

Red breasted nuthatch

Ring-billed gull

all taken with the a99 and 70-400

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All from this morning :-) . Really.
In reply to zackiedawg, Mar 25, 2013

Like most of the US, we are having some unseasonable weather, part of, one suspects, global weirding. But oddness begets some opportunities to observe. All taken this morning on or near the Allegheny River, within about 10 miles of Pittsburgh, Pa. a850 70-400G.  (The editor ate some comments.)

Not really rare, but uncommon, I think.

Not real happy with global weirding.

Not really concerned.

Not real close.  Really wet, rainy, snowy, misty.

Flying in this?  Really?

Hungry.  Really.  But not real well named (Red-belied Woodpecker, methinks).

Not really hairy, at least as far as I can tell. (Hairy Woodpecker)

Really together.  Not really in focus.  

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Re: Mine from the week - 9 images
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I couldn't quite tell what the fox caught for dinner - doesn't quite look like a possum, not a raccoon...could you figure out what it was when you saw it?

Thanks Justin.  It's a squirrel.  That particular fox is a master of catching squirrels.  I believe it's the male.  He has to supply the female with food and a little later this spring the kits too.

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Re: ***Weekly Wildlife Thread - Mar 24 - Mar 30***
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Re: Florida Spring Birding Life
In reply to zackiedawg, Mar 25, 2013

Very nice series Justin, The Bunting almost looks like a Lorikeet, and I also love the colors of the Purple Gallinule.

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Re: Mine from the week - 9 images
In reply to Ed at Ridersite, Mar 25, 2013

Very nice shots Ed, that close up of the Squirrel you can really it's pupil detail.

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Re: Fish Whirlpool
In reply to dennismullen, Mar 25, 2013

Very cool shot Dennis. Have you ever been able to catch a bait ball where the bait fish try to trick try to trick the game fish?

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Re: ***Weekly Wildlife Thread - Mar 24 - Mar 30***
In reply to Atgard, Mar 26, 2013

Very nice set, I also am working on my BIF shots, I work on the slower bigger birds, and now I am trying to get the smaller and faster birds.

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Re: Alki spring eagle
In reply to Ed at Ridersite, Mar 26, 2013

I was using Aperture priority with low ISO and max zoom to get a couple portrait shots and noticed the bird was fidgeting and perhaps set to take flight.  I pulled back on the zoom but did not have time to adjust ISO to get a quicker shutter speed before it leaped.  The last six shots of the flight sequence are all stamped with the same time including second so guess I was getting at least 6 fps.

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Some BIF's with the Nikon D600 (8)
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Taken with Nikon D600 & Sigma 80-400 (OS)

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Re: The Blaumeisen or Blue Tit
In reply to busch, Mar 26, 2013

Nice captures, they sure are cute little guys, also nice feather detail on them as well.

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Re: ***Weekly Wildlife Thread - Mar 24 - Mar 30***
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A bit old photo I just found when reviewing my files. Taken with the KM Maxxum 7D, Minolta 100-300/4.5-5.6 @ 200mm, f5.6, 1/250s, ISO800.

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Re: ***Weekly Wildlife Thread - Mar 24 - Mar 30***
In reply to zackiedawg, Mar 26, 2013

Hi Zackie,

They (Horses) are beautiful animal and DNA subclass of their own; a little history on the horses:

"Around 1630 the first horse was brought back into what is now Alberta by the Blackfoot Indians. Through wars with other bands, these horses began to roam free throughout the prairies in ever increasing numbers".

An interesting site http://www.northernhorse.com/wildhorses/History.htm.

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Re: ***Weekly Wildlife Thread - Mar 24 - Mar 30***
In reply to busch, Mar 26, 2013

Hello,

All three horses were in a group together, the Blonde one looks like she is expecting. They roam freely in the foothills at the base of the mountains (about 45 minutes west of Banff).

A little history on the horses

"Around 1630 the first horse was brought back into what is now Alberta by the Blackfoot Indians. Through wars with other bands, these horses began to roam free throughout the prairies in ever increasing numbers".

Interesting site about them http://www.northernhorse.com/wildhorses/History.htm

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Re: A few from the weekend in St.John's Newfoundland Canada
In reply to geneherz, Mar 26, 2013

Nice shooting love the donuts in the background on the gull.

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