The Sunday BIRD Volume 8, Issue 41 March 31, 2013

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Denjw
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Re: BIF's and birds recently. Kingfisher, Herons, Harriers, etc
In reply to nzmacro, Apr 1, 2013

Excellent series. Love the kingfisher shots, the 1st one is superb. I have trouble capturing Sacred Kingfishers let alone with prey, very well done.

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Re: Quetzal!
In reply to MikePDX, Apr 1, 2013

Well done. I was fortunate to see one and yes they are resplendent.

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Re: BIF's and birds recently. Kingfisher, Herons, Harriers, etc
In reply to nzmacro, Apr 1, 2013

I'm always envious of great Kingfisher shots. Kingfishers with their incredible eye sight are my birding nemesis  Great series.

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Killdeer, Sharp Shinned Hawk, American Robin and Great Blue Heron.
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Re: Change here
In reply to Richard Pavek, Apr 1, 2013

Thanks--I'll do better next time!

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Re: Great Blue Herons
In reply to Richard Pavek, Apr 1, 2013

Beautiful Richard, we only have the white faced Heron here, so always great to see what others have. Fine shots.

Danny.

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Re: From the archives....
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Nice selection and well done in PP.

Danny.

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Re: Crested Turns at rest
In reply to Messier Object, Apr 1, 2013

I'm a bit of a sucker for Terns, love taking photos of them, so these are great to see. Well done and nice close shots with good details.

Danny.

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Re: Quetzal!
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Beautiful colours and what a tail !!. Gorgeous to see and how lucky you are to have them.

Danny.

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Re: Harassed Eagle, Snowy Owl, and Harrier Male
In reply to sb123, Apr 1, 2013

Fine shots and details Steve, excellent shots and great timing. Very well taken.

All the best Steve and fine in-flight shots.

Danny.

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Re: Killdeer, Sharp Shinned Hawk, American Robin and Great Blue Heron.
In reply to bobdant, Apr 1, 2013

Nice set Bob.  Like the heron in the nest image.  Have not seen any killdeer yet this year.  It is snowing as I type this so still cold!

Andrew

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Re: More of This and That
In reply to WhyNot, Apr 1, 2013

Great shots and I like the habitat for each bird. Good perches and nice details showing.

All the best, well done and also a good read thanks.

Danny.

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Re: A few from local billabong.
In reply to Denjw, Apr 1, 2013

Maybe the car should break down more often Dennis   Darn good shots and well worth the walk. Fascinating in what you have there in Aussie.

If you ever get a chance to visit Darwin, check out "Fogg Dam", just stunning !!! A birders heaven mate.

All the best Dennis.

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Re: Australian Pelicans
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They are stunning and massive. How these ever get off the ground is totally amazing Beautiful large bird and well taken.

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Re: Killdeer, Sharp Shinned Hawk, American Robin and Great Blue Heron.
In reply to bobdant, Apr 1, 2013

Love the variety of birds you have, we tend to miss out on a lot here, so I always love seeing shots like this. Wonderful shots and just love that Robin.

All the best and nicely done.

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Re: From South Florida
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Excellent shots with good sharp details. Nice work by you as well of course and the last shot brings smiles here Thats an excellent trio shot. Very well taken.

All the best.

Danny.

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Re: Killdeer, Sharp Shinned Hawk, American Robin and Great Blue Heron.
In reply to bobdant, Apr 2, 2013

Nice variety, good shots all

Richard

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Re: From the archives....
In reply to nzmacro, Apr 2, 2013

Thank you for the comments, Danny....Working with Topaz is a lot of fun....

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A Trio of Birds from Today with the E-1
In reply to Richard Pavek, Apr 2, 2013

A trio of Birds from today.  Each were quite some distance from the camera and are therefore cropped.  The woodpecker was way up in the tree, and I could not get anywhere without a branch or twig getting in the way.  All were shot with the ZD 50-200 mm lens.

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Re: The Sunday BIRD Volume 8, Issue 41 March 31, 2013
In reply to James Diedrick, Apr 2, 2013

James Diedrick wrote:

Here are a few photos of a Royal Tern bathing and preening at Fort DeSoto County Park--on Christmas Eve 2012. I had rented a Canon 100-400 IS lens to try out, and was pleased to capture this behavior. All shots are hand-held:

Royal Tern--conducting!

Royal Tern--conducting Stravinsky?

Royal Tern--requesting Pianissimo

Royal Tern--conducting John Adams' Dr. Atomic

Very nice wing positions and the last one is a classic All very nicely taken.

Danny.

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