**weekly wildlife 5/19-5/26**

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**weekly wildlife 5/19-5/26**
May 19, 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;  otherwise, thread viewers will likely overlook your contribution.

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Florida - BIFs and swamp waders
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Bringing you more from the Florida wetlands, all from the past month or so...here's what we've been seeing down this way as spring gives way to summer.  All shots A580, and lens listed with the shots.

Lesser yellowlegs (Tamron 200-500)

Least bittern (Tamron 200-500)

Rock pigeons in flight - the white one caught my attention as they're not normally that color here (Tamron 200-500)

Another male least bittern (Tamron 200-500)

A double-crested cormorant flying overhead (Tamron 200-500)

Great egret soaring past (Tamron 200-500)

Wood stork coming right at you (Tamron 200-500)

Big Florida softshell turtle hanging out with some smaller slider turtles (Tamron 200-500)

Young great blue heron sitting near its nest (Tamron 200-500)

Black-bellied whistling ducks flying in close formation (Tamron 200-500)

Cattle egret from underneath, backlit angelically by the sun (Tamron 200-500)

In hindsight, I could have said all shots Tamron 200-500mm!  I thought I was going to have a few Minolta 300mms mixed in, but looks like I had enough from just the Tamron to fill up this week.

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What I have this week
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Cheers,

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Some FIF & others
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Taken with a77 & Sigma 150-500 (non OS)

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Ants are all over the peonies! I bought an NEX6 but still find macro superior with my A55 and 90mm  Tamron Macro.. I like these 2:

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Re: **weekly wildlife 5/19-5/26**
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osprey have lunch

heron looking for lunch

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First a few hatchlings - 5 images
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All with the A-77 and Minolta 50mm f3.5 macro.

Four freshly hatched Mantis nymphs

Fledgling Eastern Bluebird - front view

Fledgling - Eastern Bluebird

Northern Cardinal fledgling

Northern Cardinal fledgling - back view

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Ed at Ridersite wrote:

All with the A-77 and Minolta 50mm f3.5 macro.

Four freshly hatched Mantis nymphs

Fledgling Eastern Bluebird - front view

Fledgling - Eastern Bluebird

Northern Cardinal fledgling

Northern Cardinal fledgling - back view

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All the rest - 10 images
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With the A-77 and Big Beercan.  The Spotted Sandpiper is a new bird for me

Spotted Sandpiper - breeding plumage - Links Pond

Early season Fiery Skipper

Blue Jay on dead branch

Red Fox keeping an eye on me

Handsome pair of Mallards

Healthy Doe posing

Young Green Frog - 5th fairway creek

Female Purple Martin - over Links Pond

Large Red-eared slider on a log

Eastern Chipmunk clinging to a branch

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Spectacular set Justin.  You only get better and better!  All very sharp and nicely exposed.  Favorites are the Bitterns, the turtles and that last Egret (awesome).

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Very colorful Dennis.  What are number 1 and #3?

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Nobody does flying fish Gene!  And, you got three of them!  Those last two are very nice too - perfect exposure and sharp.  What is it?

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Cool shots!  And, very close.

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Just another one from my backyard.  I am envious of  all the varieties coming from the rich retires living in places like Florida

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Very raw!  And, a decent shot of the duck.

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That must have been real close - like you could have reached out and grabbed it.  IMO, that's the secret to successful wildlife photography.  Pretty nice feather detail too.

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The last 2 are of a juvenile Little Blue Heron, the fish is a Mullet.

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Booby Rookery - Northeast Oahu

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A big posting from a recent trip to Yellowstone

Captive Wolf at the Yellowstone Discovery Centre

Yellow Bellied Marmot

Golden Eagle

Chipmunk

Baby Chipmunk

Grizzly Bear

Grizzly Bear

Grizzly Bear

Hawk

Grizzly Bear

Elk

Grizzly Bear

Moose

Bison

Baby Bison

Moose

Elk

Bison

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Lovely colorful birds this week.  I really love the first bird - looks much like the magnolia warbler...I had one down by me a few weeks ago, which was a first-time bird for me.  Also love that third bird - but have no idea what it is.

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