** Weekly Wildlife Thread, 05 April, 2009 **

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Re: Burrowing Owl after dark

Nice work in the dark. I know how hard that is!
They are cute little creatures aren't they?

My friend and I were looking for owls one night, and all these screech owls just came down a tree and were at our feet! Go figure!
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Is that second one Fred Astaire?

sure looks like him! ; )
I love the series Gautam!
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Re: San Lorenzo River birds

Nice job on the bufflehead and herons. Nice series!
I miss the vball, used to play a ton. Enjoy!
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Great Horned fledges

I've really enjoyed watching patiently for some baby owls to fledge, because they were under a 10 ft. overhang and total dark shade. Well, they finally got to the trees! Mostly in the shade and hiding from humans, but one came out on a limb...so it could be seen! Boy they get big fast. 300f4/1.4xtele MKIII

some backlit peekaboos, they hide in the shade

and a wood duck

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I like it...

artyman wrote:

A beefly shot with the el cheapo kit lens

Nice shots. Goes to show that it's not always the lens/camera, but the person behind the equipment that can make the difference. Doesn't look "el cheapo" to me.

These threads have been great to watch, and see different kinds of wildlife from just about everywhere. Educational too.
Thanks,
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Re: Juvenile Bald Eagle

really beautiful Steve. I love the pastel backgrounds too! What a thrill of a day!
They look like they could be sharpened a little more on my screen.
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Sweet...:-)...n/t
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Early April Wildlife (10 pics)

Hi,

I have been eagerly awaiting the spring migration of birds, but it has been cloudy/rainy for the past 10 days, except for one sunny day with wind gusts up to 45 mph.

Nevertheless, I was lucky to get off some good shots with my 50D + 400mm L under less than ideal weather conditions.

Orb . . .

Wood Duck

Great Blue Heron

Blue-winged Teal

Pine Warbler

Blue-headed Vireo

Golden-crowned Kinglet

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Kingfisher

Eastern Meadowlark

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Re: A few from SE Texas

The warblers in particular are awesome

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Re: Great Horned fledges

Excellent shots of the fledgling owl Linda. The wood duck is superb.

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geni01
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Re: Burrowing Owl after dark

Awesome captures, Ken!
What lighting did you use for these images?

Cheers,
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Re: Arizona Sonora Desert Museum - Tucson

Some good shot here, Jim! Looks like a very harsh lighting conditions, how much flash power did you use?
Very good find on the Hummer nest!

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A couple from you is usually a dozen or more....

maybe a lot more! LOL!
Awesome harvest as always, Greg! Liked them all as usual!

Cheers,
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Re: Just a couple

This is very nice, John!

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Re: Wind

Very nice capture, Zee!

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Re: ** Weekly Wildlife Thread, 05 April, 2009 **

Good shots! What keepo lens did you use?

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Re: Juvenile Bald Eagle

All excellent takes, Steve! Nice to hear that the weather is cooperating up north.

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Re: Great Horned fledges

Excellent captures as always, Linda! Good job on the Wood Ducky!

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** As per requested, The 3 little buggers....

Went back again yesterday morning but could'nt take any snapz since they where all on the other side of the little island. Got back again in the afternoon & got this snap; same setup with the D300 except used a 1.7TC instead, also same harsh lighting condition.

FF/Uncropped shot just downsized/downsampled, process NEF file via ACR & added a little make-up in PSElements 7.0!

a much bigger snap (1800 x 1200)
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Cheers,
Abby

BTW: Don't ask which Camera I like best, as I like using both of them but lately the I've been lucky on finding some good snapz from the Nikon gear.
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Re: Early April Wildlife (10 pics)

Good catches on all the BIF's, Marshall!

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