Weekly Wildlife Thread aug 5 2007

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geni01
geni01 Veteran Member • Posts: 7,282
Re: Little guys in flight...

Hi Jody,

Super Duper BIF's as usual! Saw your family photo last night at at SmugMug, what an image!

Cheers,
AbBy

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geni01
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You do the Green Heron so Beautifully...

that I don't mind looking at it on a weekly basis. The 1st photo belongs on the wall by the way, nicely detailed, clear, the pose & the b/g, Awesome!

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geni01
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Re: Rescued Baby Osprey in Montana

Hi Joan,

OK, were all jealous of you now for this photo ops! Wonderful series & looking forward for more in the future.

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Re: African Wildlife

Hi Brian,

A lovely photo of a very beautiful cat!

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Chris Bycroft Junior Member • Posts: 29
Fantail, terns in flight from Rotorua, New Zealand

Some photos from Lake Okareka this week. This is a small lake near Rotorua, Central North Island, New Zealand. All photos were taken with the Canon 30D, 100-400 L IS lens.

The first two are of fantail (piwakawaka).

The rest are of Caspian terns. A go at some flight photos amongst others.

Caspian tern landing – the blurry ducks in the background are paradise shelducks.

Just landed

Raise wings for take-off…

Flying again.

Cheers,

Chris Bycroft.

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SharonO Regular Member • Posts: 248
Re: Rescued Baby Osprey in Montana

Joan - these are awesome! I'm soooooo envious You're going to have a great vacation watching this family.

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Daleroy Regular Member • Posts: 206
I'm guessing

The first few are of Sanderlings
1.

and another
2.

These I think are Western Sandpipers

3.

4.

5.

6.

7.

and finally a few of a Ring Billed Gull

8.

and 9.

These were taken with a 400/5.6L lens. on Canon 350.

The birds were feeding along the tide line on the causeway to Roberts Bank near Vancouver BC.

Regards,

Dave

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Gator Meet

Canon 30D with 100-400L

tgrey Contributing Member • Posts: 574
SF south bay birds

I seem to have been to a lot of the same places as John Rain -- John, looking forward to meeting you! 20D with 400/5.6, 400/4 DO, or 500/4, sometimes w/ 1.4x. Some handheld, some monopod, some tripod.

Green Heron, Alviso:

Juvenile Black-necked Stilt, Redwood Shores:

Wilson's Phalarope, molting juvenile, Alviso, from the mud!

Dowitcher, molting -- I think a Long-billed (we have both kinds, both molting) -- Alviso:

Forster's Tern, Palo Alto Baylands -- one of many recent images I've got; these guys are irresistible, fun to track, and they look so good!

Bushtit, Palo Alto Baylands -- these little guys let you get quite close, but they never hold still more than a second, it seems.

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Re: I'm guessing

Nice captures; I really like #6 of the Western...btw ID's: #1 Western Sandpiper and #2 Semipalmated Sandpiper.

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Re: A Mixed Bag

Hey John, we're shooting all the same places -- got to meet sometime! Really a nice array, I love the incoming night-heron shots especially.

Bird IDs: That's indeed a Wilson's Phalarope, the Alviso shorebird is a Western Sandpiper, and the Baylands large shorebird is a Greater Yellowlegs, with the Baylands mud covering up the yellow.
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Re: A few from Chicago

All nice ones, Emil -- my favorite is what you did with the crow, beautiful shot!
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Re: A little bit from the SF Bayarea

Nice series, Abby! I think I may have gotten that same juvie Avocet this morning -- the adult colors with the remnant wiry feathers is so cool.
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Way cool dowitcher! (nt)
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Re: African Wildlife
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Re: Little guys in flight...

Another flight shot hall of fame series, Jody. My faves are 2 & 4 but so much to choose from!
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John Rain Senior Member • Posts: 1,348
Re: Little guys in flight...

Just unreal & fantastic. Congrats.

The fact that you have multiple shots of the same bird and in similar settings really shows your talent and skill for BIFs, and that those are not some lucky shots.

What are you shooting with? And what settings? Thanks, JR

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More Green Herons?

Well, keep them coming! They are gorgeous! JR

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Re: Rescued Baby Osprey in Montana

What a story and opportunity. And great pictures! Looking forward to your set next week. JR

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Nice! n/t
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