***Weekly Wildlife Thread - Mar 31 - Apr 6***

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Re: Sam's Weekly Wildlife
In reply to Sam_Oslo, Mar 31, 2013

Some lovely goose portraits Sam - all very nice closeups showing off the feather detail and head and bill shapes.

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Re: Bonaire underwater
In reply to dennismullen, Mar 31, 2013

Those are all very strong - the color on the first fish are wonderful.  I must say that turtle shot with the reef foreground is a stunner - a wonderful underwater landscape shot and the turtle just adds a surreal element to it all.

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Re: ***Weekly Wildlife Thread - Mar 31 - Apr 6***
In reply to lehill, Mar 31, 2013

Love the poppies - I remember those well.  The bluebird is lovely - blue colored birds, especially when against a background devoid of blue, really do stand out...I can appreciate that as I've recently encountered a very blue bird I've never seen before, and it was practically a neon beacon that you couldn't miss!

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Re: ***Weekly Wildlife Thread - Mar 31 - Apr 6***
In reply to fishbreath, Mar 31, 2013

I would love to see an animal like that in the wild - very nice!  I admit I didn't even realize elk were in PA...I always think of them as a western animal.

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Re: ***Weekly Wildlife Thread - Mar 31 - Apr 6***
In reply to zackiedawg, Mar 31, 2013

zackiedawg wrote:

I would love to see an animal like that in the wild - very nice!  I admit I didn't even realize elk were in PA...I always think of them as a western animal.

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They are the largest free roaming herd east of the Mississippi. Mostly in Elk county Pa. I not sure of the numbers  without looking it up. About 700 about 7 years ago In the fall its amazing to see the bulls rack and bugling.

Check Benezette elk on youtube

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Re: ***Weekly Wildlife Thread - Mar 31 - Apr 6***
In reply to fishbreath, Apr 1, 2013

Don't see many Elk posted here.  Thanks for sharing.

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Re: Active wetlands lately! Raptors and migrators
In reply to zackiedawg, Apr 1, 2013

Hi Justin,

That painted bunting is an incredibly brilliant bird!
Nice set.

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Re: ***Weekly Wildlife Thread - Mar 31 - Apr 6***
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Baby Sandhill Crane

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Re: ***Weekly Wildlife Thread - Mar 31 - Apr 6***
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A few from last week.  The birds are busy with courtship and nesting

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One from our recent trip to Thailand.

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Re: ***Weekly Wildlife Thread - Mar 31 - Apr 6***
In reply to Ed at Ridersite, Apr 1, 2013

Fire the photographer for not getting into a good position

Bad Case of the Grummpies

Canadian Unicorn

Standing Tall

Limbo Anyone

Enjoying the Sun

Goose Step

Twins

Resting

Fire the photographer for not getting into a good position

Fire the photographer for not moving into a good position

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Blue Tit.
In reply to Ed at Ridersite, Apr 1, 2013

No Sunny weather, so no sunny images :-/

The image came out rather dark and was brightened up a lot. So it is not ISO 800, but probably more. Horizontal crop 50%,vertical crop none, reduced 50% in size.
The shallow DOF is visible.

Blue Tit.

Have fun,

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Re: ***Weekly Wildlife Thread - Mar 31 - Apr 6***
In reply to Ed at Ridersite, Apr 1, 2013

This duck is really sharp. ooc JPEG, only cropped and some USM. DOF is very shallow at aperture f/6.3 !

I am not sure about the last bird.
I believe its german name is "Wacholderdrossel", but I am not an expert.
It came out really sharp!

have fun!

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Red-wattled Lapwing, at Ranthambhore National Park, India
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Red-wattled Lapwing, at Ranthambhore National Park, India

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At the Lake
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I took this shot when I was about to leave the lake park since it was getting dark very quickly. I saw this bird through the branches and set the max aperture on the Tamron 200-500 @ 500mm and shot the A99 at ISO2000 handheld ( 1/15s )  supporting my left shoulder on a tree trunk. Post processed the Raw file after converted in Silkypix Pro5 in PS CS6, trying to make it look like a daylight shot. At the OOF background is the lake ( could've been anything, I guess...! ).

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Gone Fishing
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With SIGMA 105 Macro, about 1 mile away (LOL) and 1:1 crop.

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some boids
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Northern shoverler

tree swallow

northern pintail

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Re: Active wetlands lately! Raptors and migrators
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What a great variety of colorful birds!

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From the local park...
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Unknown spring flower - not a buttercup, it's bigger.

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Sleepy...

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common Song Sparrow taking a break

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First low ISO Fox Sparrow I've caught. They'e normally darting through the underbrush.

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Another unknown spring flower

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Re: ***Weekly Wildlife Thread - Mar 31 - Apr 6***
In reply to Ed at Ridersite, Apr 1, 2013

Very nice shots Ed, do you shoot jpeg or raw with the a77? I started shooting jpeg as I did not like the raw files on the a77 because they seemed to have to much noise.

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