The Sunday BIRD Volume 9 Issue 43 April 20, 2014

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Richard Pavek
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The Sunday BIRD Volume 9 Issue 43 April 20, 2014
8 months ago

Hi everyone and a Happy Easter to all of you who celebrate this day! It is somewhat early this year so it is a bit cooler than in some years and fewer springtime birds.

Hope you all can get out and get some god bird shots today!

Cheers and Chirps,

Richard Pavek

SHENmaker@MSN.com

My photo/essay blog is at: www.RichardsBirdBlog.com

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If you are new to the Sunday BIRD please read this:
In reply to Richard Pavek, 8 months ago

Whatever your cameras and whether you post snapshots of birds or museum quality photographs, please know that you are most welcome!

We would like you to help us keep the BIRD from becoming a confused mess by
1. Posting your photos first, as a reply to the Parent post (Not this post, the one with the Sunday BIRD in the title)
before you view or comment on other posts.
A maximum of 5 or 6 per post, please. Post again if you need.

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3. Please ID your birds, we have readers all over the world and many will not know yours.

(If you don’t know the IDs by all means ask.)
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5. You may make any comments you wish on the photos others have already posted.
6. It is not necessary to thank each person who makes a minor comment on your photo(s). Sometimes there have been so many ‘thank yous’ that dpReview cut us off at the 150 post limit!

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A few Birds for today
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All E-M!, ZD300 f2.8 ISO 500

Black-crowned Night Heron

Great Egret

Double-crested Cormorant

Snowy Egret

Richard

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Re: A few Birds for today
In reply to Richard Pavek, 8 months ago

Hi Richard, Happy Easter and/or Passover!  I love your Snowy Egret shot, is that the breeding color around the beak?

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So. California Birds this week
In reply to Richard Pavek, 8 months ago

Here's my contribution for the week, C&C always welcome!

I think he got his neck caught in the car door!

White Pelican flyover

Ash Throated Flycatcher - my first one

BIRD ID WELCOME ON THIS ONE - I'VE NEVER SEEN IT BEFORE I TOOK THIS

And of course, the mandatory cute shot for Spring

Have a wonderful holiday all!

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From South Florida
In reply to Richard Pavek, 8 months ago

Here are a few from this week, all captured by the E-M1 and the m75-300mm lens at ISO 400.       Still having problems with the EVF. Some shots are good - some so-so.

Purple Gallinule in the Fireflag. 1/320, f/6.4, 234mm.

Black-bellied Whistling Ducks. 1/320, f/6.7, 264mm.

Great Blue Heron Fledglings. They still haven't flown. 1/500, f/6.3, 132mm.

Juvenile double-crested Cormorant Portrait. 1/640, f/6.3, 100mm.

Great Egret. 1/3200, f/6.3, 200mm.

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More From South Florida - Looking Into Nests
In reply to Richard Pavek, 8 months ago

These are some followup images made of the same nests one week later with the E-M1 and the m75-300 lens at ISO 400.

Great Egret with Nestling. 1/320, f/7.1, 300mm.

Wood Stork with Two Nestlings. 1/800, f/7.1, 228mm.

Great Blue Heron Nestlings. 1/320, f/6.7, 300mm.

Wood Stork Family in the Nest. 1/1250, f/6.3, 187mm.

Tri-colored Heron with Three Eggs in the Nest. 1/200, f/6.3, 117mm.

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Re: A few Birds for today
In reply to Richard Pavek, 8 months ago

Great series, Richard. I especially like #3.

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Crested Terns
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Here is another set of Crested Terns from SE Australia.
Captured earlier this year at the ocean entrance to a small coastal estuary.
The terns use the rocky shore and isolated beach  to rest and feed their young after fishing out at sea.

All with Canon 5D, 2x 300mm/2.8, hand held, pp using LR5.3 and resized to 1600P wide

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Peter

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Adult Crested Tern resting   - cropped to 75% of original

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And a closer crop  (about 12%)

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A juvenile waiting for food

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In-flight sequence of just under 1 second.

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Duck On Water
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Environmental portrait

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Sparrows
In reply to Richard Pavek, 8 months ago

The house sparrow is not a spectacular bird but sometimes a real challenge for the photographer.

All images with E-M1, ZD300 + EC-20

Young male and two females

Happy Easter and cheers!

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New Zealand Robin
In reply to Richard Pavek, 8 months ago

A New Zealand South Island Robin. An inquisitive bird, always looking to see if your boots have uncovered some tasty insects. I don't usually photograph birds, but this one stayed around while I was sitting down for a breather.

Cheers

Maurice

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A Kestrel, New Holland Honeyeater and a bad shot of a Gull. :D
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Clipped the wing and blew the feathers on its face. Le sigh...

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Re: A few Birds for today
In reply to Bob657, 8 months ago

Yes, breeding colors

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Nice shots, Bob

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Re: More From South Florida - Looking Into Nests
In reply to Okreb, 8 months ago

Some good work here, like the little storks the best, I think

Richard

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Re: Crested Terns
In reply to Messier Object, 8 months ago

Think I like the second the best, Peter.

Richard

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Re: Duck On Water
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Great Patterns,

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Re: Sparrows
In reply to Hans H. Siegrist, 8 months ago

Nice. Outstanding yellows on the second.
Richard

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Re: New Zealand Robin
In reply to emmygee, 8 months ago

Very nice, Maurice, you need to do more birds.
Richard

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