***** Weekly Wildlife Thread 4-13 to 4-19 *****

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***** Weekly Wildlife Thread 4-13 to 4-19 *****
Apr 12, 2013

It's Saturday in Kuala Lumpur so you can post!

To post your pics, please reply to this post and change the title. Otherwise, in threaded mode, your post might get lost and things get confusing.

Try to limit pics to three and identify subjects if possible. It would be nice if you would include location and other info others might find interesting. And do comment on others' pics if so moved.  Everyone is welcomed to participate with any camera, any time. Lurkers and new members please join in.

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Great Blue Heron and Cormorant
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Eagle in Flight
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Well I finally managed to get my Eagle shot. I've been trying for quite some time but they always seemed to far away or I wasn't fast enough. I had to do a fair bit of cropping but I still think it came out quite nice. It's nice to finally get something. This was near UBC Spanish Banks. I've included a shot of the area so you can see where it is.

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Sorry just realized Apr. 13
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Re: Sorry just realized Apr. 13
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No problem CK , " It's Saturday in Kuala Lumpur so you can post! "  

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Coyote Mid-day rest
In reply to myssvictoria, Apr 12, 2013

in reverse order, w/e17ed

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Turf War
In reply to myssvictoria, Apr 12, 2013

Hello all and thanks Vickie for this wonderful thread.

Actually it was more of bullying than a war. The larger Great Egret kept chasing  the smaller one around , then the Blue Heron joined in. My observation was that  the heron got upset that these two neighbors interrupted his hunting

At the end the birds made peace, and all three of them continued sharing their hunting grounds as usual.

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Two birds and a lizard
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House Finch (male), Anna's Hummingbird (female) and an Alligator Lizard.  This lizard will get to about 1' (30cm) and he will bite!!

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Komodo Dragon
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Well, not really. But maybe if he grows up....

What are you looking at Bud?

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OK, no birds or bugs here for once in the Bagan Datoh mangroves !
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There I was squatting on a boardwalk beside the mangrove swamp waiting for my tailorbird to appear, when this guy pops up from the river, totally stunned at my presence

My.. what big eyes you have .. oh, if you look at its left eye closer, you'll see a mossie feeding off it !

This was on a 4-foot monitor lizard by the river

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Fishing
In reply to myssvictoria, Apr 13, 2013

Got lucky recently getting these shots. And they did manage to swallow their catches, though it took the Grebe several tries to get  it down. FZ200 with Nikon TC-E17ED.

Hooded Merganser, probably used a little too much NR

Been trying out iZoom, using the resulting in-camera cropped Raw. These were taken at 48X zoom.

Pied-Billed Grebe

Pied-Billed Grebe

Wish I had taken a video but it never crosses my mind to do so during the action.

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Re: Fishing
In reply to myssvictoria, Apr 13, 2013

Hi Vickie, those shots came out really well. The 48x zoom doesn't seem to suffer much at all. I have had mixed results with the 48x, some come out looking like no digital zoom had been applied and others, while others weren't quite as good.

I have just ordered a 1.5x teleconvertor, which I should get on Monday, so I am keen to try it out and see what its quality is like.

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More birds flying.
In reply to myssvictoria, Apr 13, 2013

Here are some birds in flight all taken with the FZ200. These were all shot near my home here in southern Australia at a local wetlands.

Welcome Swallow.

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Pacific Black Duck. Not sure why they are called black ducks, there's no black on them at all.

Collared Sparrowhawk. One of the smaller members of the hawk family.

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For some reason only one of the three birds I uploaded appeared in my post. I'll have another go at it.

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Re: Great Blue Heron and Cormorant
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Beautiful shots carizi. Isn't the green in the eyes of the cormorant amazing?

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Re: Coyote Mid-day rest
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Nice candid shots sttweston

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Re: Two birds and a lizard
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Beautiful set of shots.

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Re: Turf War
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Wonderful series of shots and a great little story.

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Re: Great Blue Heron and Cormorant
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Great shots Carizi!!

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Re: Great Blue Heron and Cormorant
In reply to carizi, Apr 13, 2013

Carizi, beautiful shots . The second one is stunning.  

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