The Sunday BIRD Volume 8, Issue 36 February 24, 2013

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Richard Pavek
Richard Pavek Veteran Member • Posts: 6,579
The Sunday BIRD Volume 8, Issue 36 February 24, 2013

Good Morning All,

Hope you’re having a good weekend! .

If you are new here, all cameras and lenses are welcome!

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Cheers and Chirps,

Richard Pavek

SHENmaker@MSN.com

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

Gallery at www.pbase.com/shenmaker

Richard Pavek
Richard Pavek OP Veteran Member • Posts: 6,579
Kestrel

sanjaykool Contributing Member • Posts: 518
Re: Kestrel

Excellent work Richard

The last one is my favorite

- sanjaykool

sanjaykool Contributing Member • Posts: 518
Re: OMD with 50-200 SWD with EC 20 experiments.

All hand held shots from India all developed in viewer II from raw. C & C always welcome.



Golden Oriole

Courser

Bee eater

- sanjaykool

WhyNot
WhyNot Veteran Member • Posts: 4,826
Yellow Rump

I commented to Messier Object last week about his picture of a Yellow Rumped Thornbill that it reminded me of our Yellow Rumped Warbler. They are apparently not related but seem to have evolved with similar physical characteristics. Anyway, I believe that I said that the Warbler wintered here but that I thought I had seen him into spring. On going back through older photographs I find that I've never photographed him anytime except in February.

I first saw this bird along the Flint River and then in my yard. Here he is from last year





I haven't been back to look along the Flint as this winter's rains took the river out of its banks and washed away the bridges to the trails. But he did show up on demand this week in my yard





Of course the attraction was the peanut butter



I hadn't intended this but when the Warbler showed up this week I couldn't refuse him some time here. We appreciate your spending time looking at these pictures....

sanjaykool Contributing Member • Posts: 518
Re: Yellow Rump

Excellent images of these tiny fast moving birds...

- sanjaykool

sb123 Senior Member • Posts: 1,157
Eagle and Cormorant



Both at Semiahmoo, WA.  EM5 + Leica 350/4.8, handheld.

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Steve Barnett

carizi
carizi Veteran Member • Posts: 9,225
Balboa Lake III

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jiankliu Contributing Member • Posts: 553
Boundary Bay, Delta, BC

A place with lots of birds.

Snowy Owl

Robin

Long-ear Owl

Hwak

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jiankliu Contributing Member • Posts: 553
Re: Kestrel

Extremly Sharp! What's the lens? How do you capture the motion so clear?

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illy
illy Forum Pro • Posts: 12,160
some from Stratford upon Avon

on cold grim day

i'd hate to be the person who has to clean that lot up

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The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.

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JuhaF Regular Member • Posts: 128
Two youngsters and an adult

Gull in sunset light, Red-necked Grebe and Tern.



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dingobear Regular Member • Posts: 401
Canadian Winter Songbirds

More birds from Western Canadian Winter.  Thanks for looking. db

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1. Boreal Chickadee.  Cute, intelligent and curious, one of my favourite species.

Edmonton, Canada.

Oly E-620, ZD 50-200 (non-SWD) + EC-14.

Permanent photolink (view larger) here: http://dingobear.zenfolio.com/birds/h55ec7d06#h55ec7d06

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2. Male Common Redpoll. Not long before these happy Arctic finches fly north for the spring.

Clifford E. Lee Wildlife Sanctuary, Canada.

Oly E-620, ZD 50-200 (non-SWD) + EC-14.

Permanent photolink here: http://dingobear.zenfolio.com/birds/h55ec7d06#h55ec75a8

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3. Male Downy Woodpecker.  Just hanging out.

Clifford E. Lee Wildlife Sanctuary, Canada.

Oly E-620, ZD 50-200 (non-SWD) + EC-14.

Permanent photo link (view larger) here: http://dingobear.zenfolio.com/birds/h55ec7d06#h55ec75d6

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4. Female White-breasted Nuthatch.  Funny birds that walk up and down trees around here.

Edmonton, Canada.

Oly E-620, ZD 50-200 (non-SWD) + EC-14.

Permanent photolink (view larger) here: http://dingobear.zenfolio.com/birds/h55ec7d06#h551a46ea

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5. Same Female White-breasted Nuthatch as in #4, different angle.  Looks like a cartoon bird!

Edmonton, Canada.

Oly E-620, ZD 50-200 (non-SWD) + EC-14.

Permanent photolink (view larger) here: http://dingobear.zenfolio.com/birds/h55ec7d06#h551a472e

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6. American Red Squirrel. Not a bird but definitely greedy in raiding a bird feeder!

Clifford E. Lee Wildlife Sanctuary.

Oly E-620, ZD 50-200 (non-SWD) + EC-14.

Permanent photolink (view larger) here: http://dingobear.zenfolio.com/starfishandwaffles/h55ec8044#h55ec8044

dingobear Regular Member • Posts: 401
Re: Kestrel

Really like the first one, great capture.

db

dingobear Regular Member • Posts: 401
Re: OMD with 50-200 SWD with EC 20 experiments.

Looks like a successful experiment to me.  Really like the last two.

db

dingobear Regular Member • Posts: 401
Re: Balboa Lake III

Terrific detail in these shots.  Well done.

Messier Object Veteran Member • Posts: 4,324
Woodland birds from SE Australia

I spent a brief hour in a local National Park after work last Thursday. In amongst the tall trees and dense bush the E-5 was a little outside its comfort zone at ISO800, but there were plenty of small birds fussing and flittering about feeding in the trees. I was kept busy trying to hit the small overhead targets with the ZD300mm.  Here are the few that I caught in reasonable light.

Peter

A couple of Varied Sittellas



An Eastern Spinebill



And a female Golden Whistler
She came right up close to pose for me, but stayed in the shadows 
These 3 shots lifted nicely using Lightroom 4.





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Messier Object Veteran Member • Posts: 4,324
Re: Balboa Lake III

Wow they are good !!

Peter

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Messier Object Veteran Member • Posts: 4,324
Re: Kestrel

A very pretty bird Richard - nicely taken.
That first shot is really special, maybe the best you've posted this year.

Peter

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Trevor Carpenter
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Bittern and some other friends

I got very lucky with the Bittern. Also a male and female Mandarin and a few feeder shots which show off the birds quite well Lesser Redpoll, Siskin and female Chaffinch

All Panny G5 and 100-300

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