**Weekly Wildlife Thread March 17th, 2013**

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Psychic1
Psychic1 Senior Member • Posts: 2,218
Re:More Wood Ducks
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Taken in NYC with the 1DsIII & 400L 5.6 w/wo 1.4xII and 580exII/Better Beamer combo.

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Psychic1
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Re:Two More Wood Ducks
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Later in the day.



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mariadc Regular Member • Posts: 136
Re: Eurasian Pygmy Owl

What a cute fella!

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ex human Forum Member • Posts: 85
House Finch

6D with 70-200 f/4L: f/4; FL: 200mm; SS: 1/400; ISO: 100; shot in RAW and PP in Lightroom; crop and a touch of unsharp in Gimp.

Male House Finch sitting on the back of a patio chair on our frozen deck.  He was sitting pretty close to the window for a few seconds while we were eating our supper, so I started creeping toward him like a cat!  I wish I could have gotten closer, but I managed to snap a few before he disappeared.

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Lonzo
Lonzo Regular Member • Posts: 138
Re: **Weekly Wildlife Thread March 17th, 2013**
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Hi all,

recently we had rare visitors in our area (Bavaria)

I only saw them 3x while being 45 now - and only once I had my gear with me

In german they are called 'Seidenschwanz' (=silktail) but I think they are known as cedar waxwings in english ?!

Happy shooting, Klaus

steelhead3 Veteran Member • Posts: 6,326
Re: **Weekly Wildlife Thread March 17th, 2013**

N. America has 2 varieties of waxwings, cedar and bohemian (the latter being a little larger).  Eurasia has only the Bohemian.

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2esetters
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Re: **Weekly Wildlife Thread March 17th, 2013**

These would be the Bohemian waxwing with the rusty coloured undertail showing in shot 2.

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Lonzo
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Re: to both above

Thanks a lot for the info! ..good to know.

Best, Lonz;o)

sailorboy2 Regular Member • Posts: 251
female Belted Kingfisher

It always surprises me the female is better looking than the male.

Here are I took this mor

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sailorboy2 Regular Member • Posts: 251
Re: female Belted Kingfisher

It always surprises me when the female is better looking than the male.

Here are two images I took this morning here in Oviedo,Florida,USA

http://www.flickr.com/photos/florida_birds/8580713218/in/photostream

http://www.flickr.com/photos/florida_birds/8579614171/in/photostream/

and at last a male Painted Bunting,

http://www.flickr.com/photos/florida_birds/8577395095/in/photostream/

This is why I left Ohio to live in Florida.

Ken

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mike clemens Regular Member • Posts: 118
Re: **Weekly Wildlife Thread March 17th, 2013**
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Bald Eagle. Outside of Sutton, Alasla.

EF 300 2.8 IS and EOS 6D

Eagle

(unknown member) Senior Member • Posts: 4,085
Re: House Finch

Wow, that combo made for a present photo.  Wish I had a Canon 6D.  But Digic 6 is out there somewhere.

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Thanks for posting, have a great day.
John

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Re: **Weekly Wildlife Thread March 17th, 2013**

I only see them in groups.  Nice group of photos.

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John

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Re: **Weekly Wildlife Thread March 17th, 2013**

Very nice photo, how did you find one by itself in Alaska, Mike?

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John

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mike clemens Regular Member • Posts: 118
Re: **Weekly Wildlife Thread March 17th, 2013**

Thanks! I went out to shoot mountain pano and found not 1, but 2 lone eagles on the trip. (About 25 miles apart.) The first was being tormented by a flock of magpies. This one pictured was just sitting on the side of the highway in a tree 2 or 3 trees back.

mariadc Regular Member • Posts: 136
Re: **Weekly Wildlife Thread March 17th, 2013**
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Red tailed hawk

Red tailed hawk...  My 10-yr-old son spotted it as we were driving down the road.  That lovely tail is hard to miss!

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ejcruz Regular Member • Posts: 185
So who's boss...

Rainbow Lorikeet having a disagreement.

Captured with Canon 6D+Canon 70mm-300mm (non L) f/4-5.6, iso 16000, f/8, 1/1250sec, FL 280ml.

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