The Sunday BIRD Volume 9 Issue 48, May 25, 2014

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The Sunday BIRD Volume 9 Issue 48, May 25, 2014
4 months ago

Hi Everybody,

Memorial Day weekend for us in the States, a time of remembrance of the war dead and lost loved ones.
Do hope you’ll have some birding time.

NOTE: If you have the M-1 there is a new update available. Looks like a good one!

Cheers and Chirps,

Richard Pavek

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

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Falcon, Hawk, Raven & Snowy Egret
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All with the M-1, ZD300 ISO 500 handheld

Peregrine Falcon

Red-tailed Hawk

Raven sweeps in

Snowy Egret

Richard

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Re: Falcon, Hawk, Raven & Snowy Egret
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All are nice, but I really like the Snowy Egret.

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So. California Birds this week
In reply to Richard Pavek, 4 months ago

Here are a few from this week, all with the EM1, 50-200 SWD and EC14.

BTW Richard, I really like the Peregrine and the Snowy!

Female Western Bulebird

Black Necked Stilt chicks

Who needs a nest when you have Mom here?  Black Necked Stilt

Things do get crowded, though - count the legs!

Brown Headed Cowbird

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

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Wild Turkey
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It is spring in NJ and we have all our summer residents. The Cardinals, Orioles, Redstarts, Catbirds, Towhees, Grosbeaks, Wrens, Finches, Chickadees, Titmice, Thrushes, Thrashers, Woodpeckers, Sparrows, Hummingbirds, & Blackbirds are all now in breeding colors and back at their homes in my back yard. However, I think the most impressive may be the male Wild Turkey.

Adult Male Wild Turkey

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Re: Tern fishing
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A series of the different body positions of a tern hunting for fish.

I thought they worked better in B&W.

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In reply to JLTaylor, 4 months ago

DJR3, You have quite a back yard, where in NJ are you? JL, I really like the third tern shot!

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Bob657 wrote:

DJR3, You have quite a back yard, where in NJ are you? JL, I really like the third tern shot!

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In Wantage Twp (Sussex County). I also have of deer & black bear, though I have only seen four of my last years 11 black bear.

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Re: Wild Turkey
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They dress too much!

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Re: So. California Birds this week
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Sweet home?!

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Re: The Sunday BIRD Volume 9 Issue 48, May 25, 2014
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These are a few images, all made with the E-M1 and the m75-300mm lens. I'm starting to really like this combo.

Tri-colored Heron in Breeding Plumage. ISO 400, 1/200, f/6.3, 200mm.

ISO 400, 1/500, f/6.3, 100mm.

Great Blue Heron. ISO 400, 1/1000, f/6.3, 200mm.

Great Egret Portrait. ISO 400, 1/8000, F/6.7, 300MM.

Great Egret in Breeding Plumage. ISO 400, 1/2000, f/8.0, 140mm.

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Re: The Sunday BIRD Volume 9 Issue 48, May 25, 2014
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Hi Milt, I really like the first and last!

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Not sure it's a single mom or the dad was busy working

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Re: So. California Birds this week
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Bob, nice series. I am partial to the little Stilts. It is remarkable that they try to feed for themselves within a day after they hatch.

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Jeff, the terns are very nice, especially in B&W. I find it almost impossible to capture an image of them hitting the water and coming up with a fish. Well done series.

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Re: Falcon, Hawk, Raven & Snowy Egret
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The Hawk, Falcon and Snowy are very nice. The Raven's lighting leaves a bit to be desired.

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Robins, Wrens and a swan
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All taken with E-M1 and 50-200mm SWD + EC2.0

Eastern Yellow Robin

Motley looking Male Superb Fairy Wren not in full colour plumage amongst some seaweed

Black Swan

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Heron, Teal & Oystercatchers
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These shots are from earlier this year, taken on the SE Coast of Australia.
I was on an early morning walk around the shoreline and found a mix of species happily sharing the bounty of a large bed of kelp that had been washed up on the rocks.

Peter

Here's a White-faced Heron working its way through the crowd . . .

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And a shot focussing on the pair of Sooty Oystercatchers

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and a pair of Chestnut Teal
The drake is taking a rest, and the duck seems to have a piece of kelp stuck in her mouth

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An another White-faced Heron

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Re: A Rainbow Lorikeet
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One of my favorite birds to photograph, cheerful, colorful and always on the move.

Comments, questions and critique always welcome.

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