***Weekly Wildlife Thread - Mar 24 - Mar 30***

Started Mar 24, 2013 | Discussions
Atgard
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Re: Mine from the week - 9 images

Very nice, I also like the red-shouldered hawk, looks like you were right next to him whispering something in his ear.

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Atgard
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Re: Color Version

Very intense shot, I also like the color version but I'm just partial to color over B&W in general. Either way it's a striking image.

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Atgard
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Re: ***Weekly Wildlife Thread - Mar 24 - Mar 30***

newvusa wrote:

Very nice series. Your bif's are impressive. Well done!

Thanks!! I've been working hard on the BIF shots but I know I still have a long way to go. But I am glad that I'm making progress.

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Ed at Ridersite Forum Pro • Posts: 18,936
Re: ***Weekly Wildlife Thread - Mar 24 - Mar 30***

Nice colors on the flowers Lance, but I think I like the goose the best - nice framing with the grass.

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newvusa
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Re: ***Weekly Wildlife Thread - Mar 24 - Mar 30*** A couple of shots

zackiedawg wrote:

It's time to post your wildlife images.

All wildlife not contained or restricted (NO pets or zoo animals please).

All systems are welcome. When not Sony, please indicate the equipment.

When posting your own images, please reply to this first post in the thread;
otherwise, thread viewers will likely overlook your contribution.

Carolina Wren - 600 f4 + 1.4x tc

Dark-eyed Junco, slate colored - 600 f4 + 1.4x tc

White-breasted Nuthatch - 600 f4 + 1.4x tc

Northern Shoveler, female

Ring-necked Duck

Thanks for looking...

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Sonyshine
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Re: ***Weekly Wildlife Thread - Mar 24 - Mar 30*** A couple of shots

Super light in these lovely shots!

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Pinksummer27
Pinksummer27 Regular Member • Posts: 149
Re: ***Weekly Wildlife Thread - Mar 24 - Mar 30***

Those of you in the northern US and Canada think of Canada Geese as a bunch of vermin/pests. I've spent some time in Ohio and yeah, they can be a pain. But here in the southern half of the US they only come by for a few months and leave again before they become much of a bother (sort of like grandkids :-)).

So I was really surprised to come upon a nesting Canada Goose at the marsh. I actually thought she was sick or injured at first since she didn't walk away as I approached:

Birder report says there's 5 eggs. Looks like we'll have some goslings in a few weeks.

Neither she or the dad (a few dozen yards away) seemed threatened by me and I backed off quickly as soon as I realized she was nesting.

The female Red-winged Blackbird isn't black, isn't red but does have wings:

Female Red-winged Blackbird, nothing like the name.

It's spring and flowers are starting to bloom. Here's a Ceanothus (California Lilac) with sunflowers in the background:

California Lilac

And finally, our famous California Poppies. The yellow color is so intense I have to use the same technique I use for egrets to keep the yellow from blowing out:

California Poppy

Bonus:

Great Egret in-flight

Nice shots but I'm canadian and I actually don't know a single person who thinks Canada geese are vermin or pests. We have tons up here and think they are beautiful!

garyinhere
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Re: ***Weekly Wildlife Thread - Mar 24 - Mar 30***

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Sam_Oslo
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Sam's Weekly Wildlife

All shots are with A77 + Minolta 70-210/4 beercan, handhold,   a fast PP, no or minor crop.

Many migrating Gray geese has just arrived on my favorite lake, here is a one of them. The wetland  is still totally frozen thought, but this is really good news, it means more birds will arrive soon. 

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Sam_Oslo
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Re: The Blaumeisen or Blue Tit

Nice shots and a nice little subject

It's not easy to get a good shot on these small birds, they wiggle all the time, But  you did a good job on nailing these shots.

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Michael Fritzen Veteran Member • Posts: 5,825
Finch and Blue Tit

From around the feeder in winter

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Michael Fritzen

KVanhoogen
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Some Migrant Stopovers (Northern Illinois)

Not sure on all the id's...

Red-breasted Merganser

???

Hooded Merganser??

Red-breasted Merganser

Water in the ear.

American White Pelican

Who does your hair?

Greater White-Fronted Goose -- rare for our area

I wouldn't stand there if I were you!

Sandhill Cranes

And, a few locals.

Young White-tail

Northern Flicker

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Ed at Ridersite Forum Pro • Posts: 18,936
Re: Finch and Blue Tit

Nice shots.  Isn't it nice to be able to use ISO-1600 for small birds

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Re: Some Migrant Stopovers (Northern Illinois)

Wow.  Nice variety.  I like the Flicker with the yellow tail showing too.

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Re: ***Weekly Wildlife Thread - Mar 24 - Mar 30***

Cool!  Is that in Oklahoma?  I don't remember ever seeing one when I lived there, but I was in the northeast - Bartlesville

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Re: ***Weekly Wildlife Thread - Mar 24 - Mar 30*** A couple of shots

Wow! Very sharp and nice exposures.  That's quite a setup you've got - 840mm.

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grjones Forum Member • Posts: 99
Alki spring eagle

Spring has arrived at Alki Point, West Seattle and the bald eagles have been active.

Although sequence shots can be somewhat tedious, I submit these to emphasize my pleasure with the SLT and fairly rapid fps - even for an early, "entry" model, like my alpha 55.  Seems relevant to this forum...

Earlier from a different perch.

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burtcat Regular Member • Posts: 295
Re: ***Weekly Wildlife Thread - Mar 24 - Mar 30***

No Great Images from the Weekend Outings

Wild Horse

Wild Horse

Wild Horse

High ISO Great Grey Owl

First Gopher Sighting of the Year!!!

First Gopher of the Year

An oldie from Yellowstone

busch
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Re: Sam's Weekly Wildlife

You sure did good work with the BC! Nice.

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busch
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Re: Finch and Blue Tit

Those are excellent! If yours are like the ones around here, they do not sit still for more than a half second.

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