**weekly wildlife 4-14, 4-20***

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steelhead3
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**weekly wildlife 4-14, 4-20***

It's time to post your wildlife images.

All wildlife not contained or restricted (NO pets or zoo animals please).

All systems are welcome. When not Sony, please indicate the equipment.

When posting your own images, please reply to this first post in the thread; 
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danny006
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Re: **weekly wildlife 4-14, 4-20***
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Sony A77 + Tamron 200-500

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Mice shots on nice subjects.   Tamron 200-500 is doing a good job too

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Great Blue Heron lifting off

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Ed at Ridersite
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Wow!  Stupendous!  You really nailed the raptor.  What is it?  Don't think we have those around here.

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Sam's weekly wildlife

All shots with A77 + Tamron 70-200/2.8, handheld, fast PP. No crop on Gull, minor crop on Goldeneyes.

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Nice one Dennis and nice timing too.

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Nice series Sam.  Are those birds sleeping with you  That's awfully close for 200mm.

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LOL, Yeah I got pretty close, but thats' what I do best 

These Black headed Gulls have just arrived and they are trying to establish some kind of territory. They  where so busy yelling on each-other that they didn't notice me, LOL, I guess.

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First some birds - 6 images

All with the A-77 and Big Beercan.  I posted the last one on the Landscape thread too.

Male Northern Cardinal backed by Forsythia

Male Downy Woodpecker with a very furry beak

Sharp-shinned Hawk - 2nd fairway

Male Tree Swallow - Lake Audubon west end

Male Mallard touching down

Pair of Ring-necked Ducks - Links Pond

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Very impressive for a 200mm!

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I like the woodpecker and the male tree swallow, I am still trying to capture the last one.

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The rest from last week - 10 images
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A-77 and Big Beercan.

Red Eared Terrapin - Links Pond

Water snake up close

Eastern American Toads in the creek

Eastern American Toads - producing eggs

Painted Turtle sunning

Squirrel - soaking wet

Doe looking left

Squirrel with a morsel

Water snake all curled up

Eastern Chipmunk behind a log

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Ed at Ridersite wrote:

Wow!  Stupendous!  You really nailed the raptor.  What is it?  Don't think we have those around here.

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Thx,

I think it is called sparrow hawk. I had a lot of luck actually. I was driving in my car and saw it standing on a pole, so I stopped and took the picture, I was 6m away. It stood there for several minutes.

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danny006 wrote:

Ed at Ridersite wrote:

Wow!  Stupendous!  You really nailed the raptor.  What is it?  Don't think we have those around here.

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I think it is called sparrow hawk. I had a lot of luck actually. I was driving in my car and saw it standing on a pole, so I stopped and took the picture, I was 6m away. It stood there for several minutes.

You make your luck.  You had your camera and the right lens

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rob_b
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Looks like a sparrowhawk to me. They visit our garden and decimate the small bird population. They come in like rockets and wham! Great shot!

Rob

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mike3116
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A few older ones

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Re: **weekly wildlife 4-14, 4-20***

Good stuff, very sharp!

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Nice series Sam!

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Re: The rest from last week - 10 images

Excellent captures, Ed. You always have lots of images to share. When is your 70-400G II coming?

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