Weekly Wildlife Thread: July 7th - July 13th

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Gene Tenold
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Weekly Wildlife Thread: July 7th - July 13th
Jul 7, 2013

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; otherwise, thread viewers will likely overlook your contribution.

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The invasion at Lindo Lakes.
In reply to Gene Tenold, Jul 7, 2013

At first I thought they were Fire Ants, but turned out they were something different. The last shot is a cropped 80mm to show how many there were, almost 50 yards of the trail looked like that.

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Re: Weekly Wildlife Thread: July 7th - July 13th
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Hi guys...

I braved the heat of the middle of a sunny July day in South Florida to bring you these shots. But I couldn't resist when my new Sony 55-300mm lens showed up!

I hope you enjoy them, C&C welcome...

Caught ya!

Soaring

This anhinga was an astute fisherman. He would dive down, and pop up every minute or so to toss the fish in the air & swallow it. I only had about a second from the time he surfaced to find him, frame him in the viewfinder, focus, and shoot. Good thing he gave me several chances.

Tri-colored heron "on the wing"

Great egret, off to gather twigs for a home remodeling project

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Re: Weekly Wildlife Thread: July 7th - July 13th
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Sony A77 + Tamron 200-500

Not a lot of pictures but I am happy with this one,

Juvenile Starling

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Sam's Weekly Wildlife
In reply to Gene Tenold, Jul 7, 2013

A77 + Tamron 70-200mm/2.8, handheld, a fast PP, no or minor crop. Anybody knows what kind of bird the chicks in # 1 and #2 are?

These are not Canada geese chicks, somebody has changed eggs.

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Re: Weekly Wildlife Thread: July 7th - July 13th
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Bobcat

Acrobatic chipmunk

Hi guys, I haven't posted here since they revamped the web site and don't know if the exif data is automatically inserted or not.  All were shot with a Canon 60D, 70-200mm f2.8 IS II with 2.0 TC.

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Re: Sam's Weekly Wildlife
In reply to Sam_Oslo, Jul 7, 2013

I like your way of composition. If it is not a canadian goose I think it is a barnacle goose, lots of those flying around here in europe.

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Re: Weekly Wildlife Thread: July 7th - July 13th
In reply to Gene Tenold, Jul 7, 2013

My first kingfisher pic. Shot in the La Sauge, Neuenburger See, Switzerland. I can recommend this nature centre for this kind of photos since the kingfishers kept coming to the little birding site quite regularly. Within seconds I got my first series of pics, a few minutes later, the second one,etc.. Lot's of photographers with large lenses had their fun.

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Latest test shots with 70-400G II
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Sony Canada lent me 70-400G II over the weekend. I will post my evaluation on separate thread but here are some shots:

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Arctic Ground Squirrel
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A common resident of the arctic tundra, the Arctic Ground Squirrel goes underground once the snow comes.

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Re: Weekly Wildlife Thread: July 7th - July 13th
In reply to Tony 2, Jul 8, 2013

Beautiful shots but the Bobcat capture is awesome. Thanks for sharing.

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Re: Latest test shots with 70-400G II
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Great shots, ASS. Reminds me of my (old) 70-400. Looking forward to your evaluation.

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Re: Weekly Wildlife Thread: July 7th - July 13th
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Teleconverter Day Tam 300 2.8  Sigma EX 1.4 APO

American Oystercatcher  Nice Paint job on him

Common Cormorant

Yellow headed Night Heron

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Fantasy Pelicans
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Cheers,

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In reply to Amateur Sony Shooter, Jul 8, 2013

Nice Shots there Gene , Dont usually comment on Seagulls but that one is Cool with his wings up like a Sail boat  around here we call them Rats with Wings , Cant tell you how many times I got Crapped on by them while doing Charters and cleaning fish.  Nice Ones .

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A bee and a fly
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NZ Sacred Kingfisher: NEX-7, 500 F/4.5L
In reply to Gene Tenold, Jul 8, 2013

A major storm had gone through the estuary where I normally shoot and it was a mess with trees blown all about, broken branches and weed swept ashore. So out with a shovel and sledge hammer to make use of some of the branches. Set a couple up as perches for the NZ Sacred Kingfisher. So concentrating on those this week. Plus I'm addicted to them

A few shots from the NEX-7 and Canon FD 500 F/4.5L, manual focus, hand held, cropped as per normal.

Just cruising

Blasting through after a dive with a small crab

Hovering over its next meal

In for a dive and came up empty

Spitting out the shell and other things they can't digest

Coming back with food

Coming into perch with small crab again

Ready for touchdown

Crab, glorious crab !!

Off for the next hunt

All the best folks and just a few recent shots this week.

Danny.

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Re: Weekly Wildlife Thread: July 7th - July 13th
In reply to capt bob, Jul 8, 2013

Great work Bob and its working out well mate. I now have two reasons to visit here, you and Justin Nice.

I would love a shot of two at the Yellow headed Night Heron, we only have the White faced Heron and a Reef Heron here. In fact I must get out and get a few shots of the Reef Heron for a change.

All the best up your way Bob and again, nice work and shots mate, very nice to see.

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Re: Fantasy Pelicans
In reply to dennismullen, Jul 8, 2013

Downright gorgeous shot and love the colours and reflections in this one. Very well taken. Beautiful pair !!

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Re: Arctic Ground Squirrel
In reply to Muktuq, Jul 8, 2013

That's something else we don't here, squirrels, sure wish we did. Cute little things and well taken. Love the shots and the subject

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