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***Weekly Wildlife Thread: Jul 20th - 26th***

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geneherz
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A Visit to the Puffins in Elliston Newfoundland Canada
In reply to Muktuq, Jul 21, 2014

A non-breeding plumage adult

At this location the puffins are often very close. They nest on a small island just offshore and often visit the mainland. All these images are full frame and only cropped for dimensions, I usually post photos as 768 x 1024.

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find the f-16
In reply to Muktuq, Jul 21, 2014

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Re: find the f-16
In reply to steelhead3, Jul 21, 2014

Found it. Blends in very nicely.

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Rufous Hummingbird
In reply to Muktuq, Jul 21, 2014

Here are some shots that are more normal

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Re: A few from last week.
In reply to Muktuq, Jul 22, 2014

These are from a walk we took in Cape Breton.

All with the A99 and 70-300G

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Re: A Visit to the Puffins in Elliston Newfoundland Canada
In reply to geneherz, Jul 22, 2014
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Re: ***Weekly Wildlife Thread: Jul 20th - 26th***
In reply to Muktuq, Jul 22, 2014

this is the second rattlesnake I seen this year

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Re: Deer at Brazos Bend State Park
In reply to Muktuq, Jul 22, 2014

Recent shot of doe and her fawn. Usually they are too skittish for a good capture.

A nice moment...

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Grass is good

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Re: Peregrine Falcon - In Flight
In reply to garykohs, Jul 22, 2014

Brian and RG, thank you for the compliment.

Gary, I used "Lock-on AF:Expand Flexible Spot" for these images. I found that if the falcon was against a high contrast background, there was no problem in attaining focus lock. However, if the background changed to land where the contrast was lower, (falcon's brown against the colour of the land), the camera will lose the focus making the shot a little more difficult.

Overall, I am very pleased with the A77II. It's a good action camera and also great for stills, but the stills images will be in next week's thread.

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Some garden birds
In reply to Muktuq, Jul 22, 2014

Gear used was a Canon 700D and an old Pentax 300mm manual focus lens I picked up last week. I like experimenting with the older lenses.

Southern Masked Weaver

Hadeda Ibis

Laughing Dove

Laughing Dove

Cape Sparrow

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Re: Some garden birds
In reply to Stephan K, Jul 22, 2014

Really nice selection of birds not normally seen in this thread

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Re: ***Weekly Wildlife Thread: Jul 20th - 26th***
In reply to fishbreath, Jul 22, 2014

seen this guy two weeks before this shot and the horns are growing fast

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Re: A Visit to the Puffins in Elliston Newfoundland Canada
In reply to geneherz, Jul 22, 2014

Those are the best Puffin images I've ever see posted.  Lots of nice feather detail!  Cute looks too.  What camera & lens?

Nice shootin Gene.

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Re: Deer at Brazos Bend State Park
In reply to Gustavia, Jul 22, 2014

Very nice!  I really like the simplicity of these.  Nice detail & colors too.

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Re: A Visit to the Puffins in Elliston Newfoundland Canada
In reply to Ed at Ridersite, Jul 22, 2014

Thanks Ed. A77II. Some with the 70-400II and some with the sigma 500 f4.5

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Re: A Visit to the Puffins in Elliston Newfoundland Canada
In reply to Ed at Ridersite, Jul 22, 2014

Agreed!  Beautiful work!

Bill

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Re: A Visit to the Puffins in Elliston Newfoundland Canada
In reply to geneherz, Jul 22, 2014

Very nice photos.

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Re: ***Weekly Wildlife Thread: Jul 20th - 26th***
In reply to fishbreath, Jul 22, 2014

Nice shot...looks like he just shed his skin

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Re: Peregrine Falcon - In Flight
In reply to Muktuq, Jul 22, 2014

very good BIF of a very fast bird

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Re: A77 ii - Tamron 200-500 @ GatorLand
In reply to RichMcGillicuddy, Jul 22, 2014

Amazing gator and bird shots, really enjoyed it.

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