**** Weekly Wildlife Thread 4-26 to 5-1 ****

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manthasfamily
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Re: Anna's hummingbird ( male)
In reply to winniepoo, 5 months ago

Those are gorgeous, Winnie!!  I don't know how you and Yuki are able to capture these beautiful birds; by time I see them they are long gone.

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Re: A Land of Giants
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Very cute shot, I've never seen a hummer feed off a pine cone. Wonder what he is thinking!

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Since I saw the hummingbird both arrive and leave, I can say with confidence she was not trying to feed off a pine cone.

So I have a hummingbird feeder up by the house; the property is surrounded on three sides by trees; one one side the trees come fairly close to where the feeder is located.  There is a male hummingbird who is territorial; he frequently sits on the feeder to guard it and tries to chase away other potential visitors.  I think female visitors use the pine tree as a watchtower, from the tree they can see whether the male is guarding the feeder while being far enough away that he won't try to chase them off.  I discovered this last week and since then have seen hummingbirds on this tree probably 5 or six times.  On the day I took this picture, I was specifically staking out the tree to get a shot (I waited probably 5-10 minutes during a time I knew the male was at the feeder), it just so happened that a hummingbird landed close to a pine cone.  When I saw that I intentionally aimed for the pose of the picture I posted with the hummingbird looking in the direction of the pine cone.

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Re: Cormorant
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Great shot of a cormorant, you captured her emerald eye perfectly!

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Thanks much.

Have a creative, peaceful day. Paul

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Re: Rufous Hummingbird
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Hi Roxy, Excellent shot and great details in the bird. I use the extended optical zoom feature on the FZ200 all the time and it works very well, as you can see. Your zoom works out to be 78x, or the equivalent of 1950mm. That's a pretty good reach.

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Yellow-bellied Marmot
In reply to myssvictoria, 5 months ago

Saw this one today on a walk on a trail.

Yellow-bellied Marmot

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Re: Rufous Hummingbird
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Rodger1943 wrote:

Hi Roxy, Excellent shot and great details in the bird. I use the extended optical zoom feature on the FZ200 all the time and it works very well, as you can see. Your zoom works out to be 78x, or the equivalent of 1950mm. That's a pretty good reach.

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Thanks for the info. Rodger

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Hi Roxy, I forgot to mention, that the 3mp setting gives the same zoom as the 2mp setting, so you may as well use the setting that gives you a larger file size. The smaller setting is there for images that can be emailed.

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Re: Swans, yes they are there. :)
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Taken from the Frederik Meyer Gardens in Grand Rapids, Mi. I'm pretty sure these are swans, the first shot there are three swans, one on the right nesting in the grass, the second just above the grass in center, the third more toward the left side of the shot. the second picture a bit easier to see. Didn't have the long lens on since I wanted the wider view.

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This is one reason why I'm not inclined to get a M43, or DSLR camera, as you need the right lens for the right situation.

The shots are great by the way, but I'm not sure if they are swans, the neck looks a bit short to me.

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Re: Yellow-bellied Marmot
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Great shot Roxy. I like the unusual pose on the Marmot.

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Re: Humming collection from last week
In reply to ysal, 5 months ago

Those are fantastic shots, Yuki!

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Peacock on our friends' farm in Willows, CA
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Re: Vickie, I envy your bird pics soooo much !
In reply to Dogglet, 5 months ago

Yes, full zoom is very hard to get a sharp image. I have good some ok/good ones with careful PP but never like the 200 people. Somehow, Vickie does well so it must be us  

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Re: Vickie, I envy your bird pics soooo much !
In reply to Dogglet, 5 months ago

I think your bird shots look fine, and it's an adorable bird!  I also like the last reptile.

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Re: Rufous Hummingbird
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Excellent detail on the little guy!!

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Re: Swans, yes they are there. :)
In reply to manthasfamily, 5 months ago

OK, I confess I can only find 2 in the first image Karen...  Beautiful landscape nevertheless.  And how exciting that you found the nest!

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Re: Yellow-bellied Marmot
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Nice find, Roxy!!

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Re: Vickie, I envy your bird pics soooo much !
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Briansdad1 wrote:

Yes, full zoom is very hard to get a sharp image. I have good some ok/good ones with careful PP but never like the 200 people. Somehow, Vickie does well so it must be us

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You've gotta be right, Bill .. our old shaky hands LOL !

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Re: Vickie, I envy your bird pics soooo much !
In reply to ysal, 5 months ago

Thanks a whole lot, Yuki

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Re: Peacock on our friends' farm in Willows, CA
In reply to Dan W, 5 months ago

Beautiful detail and colors Dan!

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Thanks - Re: Humming collection from last week
In reply to ysal, 5 months ago

Thank you for your great comments nicodimus, Rodger, Vickie, Paul, Bill, Karen and Dan!!  You guys are fantastic.

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Re: **** Weekly Wildlife Thread 4-26 to 5-1 ****
In reply to myssvictoria, 5 months ago

Here's a Wisconsin squirrel as I get used to my FZ200.  These forums have been such a help; thanks everyone!

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