***Weekly Wildlife Thread: Nov 3 - Nov 9***

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zackiedawg
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***Weekly Wildlife Thread: Nov 3 - Nov 9***

It's time to post your wildlife images, and view & comment on everyone else's wildlife images!

All wildlife not contained or restricted (NO Pets or Zoo Animals please).

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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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Baby gators, kestrel in flight, dragonfly in flight, others...

Some of the local South Florida action over the past few weeks, as our migrating birds start to thin out, but the winter birds start to come down...all A580 & Minolta 300mm F4 APO + APO II 1.4x TC.

Two baby alligtors hanging together on a fallen log

Another baby gator, this one wants to sit solo

A few more challenging opportunities to shoot some dragonflies in flight - and got a few!

A little behind-the-cockpit' perspective

Great egret soaring gracefully by

One of the smaller, but more beautiful, hawks, the kestrel

Seeing a little tail color on the kestrel

A palm warbler hiding in the shadows, and looking down at me

Yellow-throated warbler, cleaning his feathers

The purple swamphen - originally of Africa, then Asia, and introduced to Florida by accident, it has been taking root in Broward county for a few decades, and has now moved into Palm Beach county - this past summer was the first time I've ever seen them in my wetlands area

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Some from last week

My first "raptor catch" (northern harrier) this season.

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Re: Baby gators, kestrel in flight, dragonfly in flight, others...

Cool set Justin. I love those kestrel and Yellow-throated warbler shots a lot.

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Re: Some from last week

Nice shots and good job on capturing those fast-action raptor fight.

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Re: ***Weekly Wildlife Thread: Nov 3 - Nov 9***

First 4 shots with A77 + Minolta 200mm/2.8. Still trying to learn how to get the best out of this new lens, but so far so good.  Last shot with my good old Sony 70-400mm which still holding it's ground.

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Re: ***Weekly Wildlife Thread: Nov 3 - Nov 9***

I've been out a few times, but just haven't seen any wildlife I could get a shot of. Here's four that I did manage to snag. All with A-77 & 70-400mm G2.

Male House Sparrow in Rose bush

Doe with long beard

Doe in the weeds

Male Mallard in the wet leaves

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Re: Baby gators, kestrel in flight, dragonfly in flight, others...

Cute little alligators Justin!  Also, nice catch of the warbler all fluffed up.  Cool of the dragonfly IF too - not easy to lock & snap.

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Re: Some from last week

Excellent IF shots!  Very sharp.

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Re: ***Weekly Wildlife Thread: Nov 3 - Nov 9***

A fine set Sam.  Looks like you've got that 200mm dialed in.  All very sharp!  Nice colors too

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Clayton1985 Veteran Member • Posts: 7,542
Re: ***Weekly Wildlife Thread: Nov 3 - Nov 9***

Ok, I don't usually shoot wildlife (unless it walks in front of me in the Great Smoky Mountains ).

steelhead3 Veteran Member • Posts: 7,435
Re: Baby gators, kestrel in flight, dragonfly in flight, others...

Good shooting Justin...may I make a suggestion, many of your shots could benefit from fill flash, esp. the little warbler type birds in shade.  I hate using flash, so I understand any reluctance in doing so.

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Re: Some from last week

+1 on the male harrier.

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Re: ***Weekly Wildlife Thread: Nov 3 - Nov 9***

Unique pose, almost looks like a statue.

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Re: ***Weekly Wildlife Thread: Nov 3 - Nov 9***

Good shooting Ed, the shots from your G2 are certainly better than your BBC.

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Re: ***Weekly Wildlife Thread: Nov 3 - Nov 9***

I think your 200/2.8 prime is the winner. Awesome shots you have. Perfect sharpness and colour satiation.

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The doe looked so cute, I could never have enough of them. Living in a city I can never see any of them. Cheers!

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Re: ***Weekly Wildlife Thread: Nov 3 - Nov 9***

but what you have is a perfect shot!

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Re: ***Weekly Wildlife Thread: Nov 3 - Nov 9***

That's a beauty Clayton.  Nice pose, extra sharp & nice color.  I think I'd crop to 8x10 format with the buck more to the right of the frame - rule of thirds.

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