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

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**weekly wildlife 4-14, 4-20***
Apr 14, 2013

It's time to post your wildlife images.

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

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When posting your own images, please reply to this first post in the thread; 
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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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Cheers,

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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
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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
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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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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.

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

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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!

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A few older ones
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Good stuff, very sharp!

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Nice series Sam!

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

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