***Weekly Wildlife Thread: Sep 1 - Sep 7***

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zackiedawg
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***Weekly Wildlife Thread: Sep 1 - Sep 7***

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.

And please feel free to view and comment on the wildlife photos you see, to keep the thread friendly and active!

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JulesJ
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My garden friend

This little lady is busy feeding her baby. I have become her friend and she takes seed from me and scuttles back to the little one and feeds it. I do not normally photograph birds and this is taken with the kit zoom on my 7D. Not an award winner I know, but I hope you like it.

A scruffy little robin in London

zackiedawg
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Last week, alternate camera

Last week was constantly threatened by rain and very hot, so I stuck with my NEX-5N for birding duties...I've just been shooting this weekend with the A580 but won't get around to those photos until tomorrow, so here are some shots from the NEX last weekend around the wetlands:

Vulture circling overhead

First sighting of the solitary sandpipers for fall - they left back in spring and are just headed back down here

Another first migrator - and only the second time I've ever seen one - a northern waterthrush

He was in a VERY dark swampy pond area...I needed ISO3200 to shoot him on the shoreline!

Alligator moving in camoflauge, with his portable island

A tilapia lurking just under the surface of the water, in the shallows

A brown basilisk lizard on alert in case I chase him

A real challenge for any camera, and especially the NEX - barn swallows move a thousand miles an hour, but they're fun to try to shoot in flight!

For full disclosure, both barn swallow shots were taken while sitting in my swimming pool, cooling off!  They've been buzzing over my house for weeks now

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RichV Veteran Member • Posts: 6,138
Re: My garden friend

It doesn't need to be an award winner: the story is worth a thousand pictures.  Thanks for sharing it.

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RichV Veteran Member • Posts: 6,138
Re: Last week, alternate camera

Hi, Justin. While I'll admit to a strong preference for your A580 work, you never disappoint with regard to variety!  I like the sandpiper and waterthrush best in this set.

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sidebyside Contributing Member • Posts: 786
Itchy ears

Shot with Nex6/LA-EA2/SAL70-300G

steelhead3 Veteran Member • Posts: 6,400
Re: Itchy ears

That is one sharp photo...good going

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steelhead3 Veteran Member • Posts: 6,400
Re: Last week, alternate camera

Nice shooting Justin, the water thrush is a new one for me.

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steelhead3 Veteran Member • Posts: 6,400
Re: My garden friend

It is nice to have a little wildlife when living in a city.

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Muktuq
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Caribou from Nunavut
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These Caribou are from Bluenose East Herd that migrate through Nunavut.

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marcelA77 New Member • Posts: 7
A wide variety of Dutch wildlife .. all captured with A77. Minolta f2.8 100mm macro and Sony 70-400
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Michael Fritzen Veteran Member • Posts: 4,724
Birds - a productive week
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Hi,

spring time activity almost starting around here which normally means much more productive outings. Some I'd like to share. The hummingbird shots were all taken in nature which sometimes makes it difficult to get an unobstructed nice view of the bird.

Sombre Hummingbird

Experimenting with silhouette

Glittering bellied Emerald, female

Brazilian Ruby, female

Red-breasted Toucan

Rufous Hornero (Overbird)

Cream-bellied Thrush

Southern Lapwing

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capt bob
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The Birds Were Talking to me this Week

Red Shouldered Hawk

Roseatte Spoonbill

Osprey

Unknown Bird out in Swamp

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capt bob
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Re: Itchy ears

Hi Andy , That Bird have Fleas ?

One Nice Shot There Buddy and as always Sharp as a Tack.

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Re: Last week, alternate camera

Like Your Gator there Justin almost looks like he's wearing a Blond wig , Good Set Sir.

Most all my Bird places are Flooded out we have had so much rain , 14 inches over our Average

I did see a Kingfisher Flying at a Preserve area but he did not lite but at least know the Area has Possibilities , I am going to take the Bird Boat up there Next week and Scout.

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Ed at Ridersite Forum Pro • Posts: 17,345
Re: My garden friend

That's a nice shot.  You nailed the focus and got great color.

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capt bob
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Re: Birds - a productive week

You did have a good week , That Overbird looks like he is gonna Blow-up !

So you have Wild Toucan's flying about ?

Nice Birds = Good Shots

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Ed at Ridersite Forum Pro • Posts: 17,345
Re: Itchy ears

A fine catch - except for the bokeh   I've experienced similar with my 70-400mm G II when the background is too close to the subject

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Ed at Ridersite Forum Pro • Posts: 17,345
Re: Caribou from Nunavut

I really enjoy your postings because they are always something I've never seen or rarely seen.  Nice color and scenery too.

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Re: A wide variety of Dutch wildlife .. all captured with A77.

That last one is a beauty!  Very rich colors and nice & sharp!  Beautiful butterfly.

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