The Sunday BIRD Volume 9 Issue 43 April 20, 2014

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Richard Pavek
Richard Pavek Veteran Member • Posts: 6,579
The Sunday BIRD Volume 9 Issue 43 April 20, 2014

Hi everyone and a Happy Easter to all of you who celebrate this day! It is somewhat early this year so it is a bit cooler than in some years and fewer springtime birds.

Hope you all can get out and get some god bird shots today!

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
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Richard Pavek
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A few Birds for today

All E-M!, ZD300 f2.8 ISO 500

Black-crowned Night Heron

Great Egret

Double-crested Cormorant

Snowy Egret

Richard

Bob657 Senior Member • Posts: 2,047
Re: A few Birds for today

Hi Richard, Happy Easter and/or Passover!  I love your Snowy Egret shot, is that the breeding color around the beak?

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Bob G

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Bob657 Senior Member • Posts: 2,047
So. California Birds this week
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Here's my contribution for the week, C&C always welcome!

I think he got his neck caught in the car door!

White Pelican flyover

Ash Throated Flycatcher - my first one

BIRD ID WELCOME ON THIS ONE - I'VE NEVER SEEN IT BEFORE I TOOK THIS

And of course, the mandatory cute shot for Spring

Have a wonderful holiday all!

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Okreb
Okreb Veteran Member • Posts: 5,887
From South Florida

Here are a few from this week, all captured by the E-M1 and the m75-300mm lens at ISO 400.       Still having problems with the EVF. Some shots are good - some so-so.

Purple Gallinule in the Fireflag. 1/320, f/6.4, 234mm.

Black-bellied Whistling Ducks. 1/320, f/6.7, 264mm.

Great Blue Heron Fledglings. They still haven't flown. 1/500, f/6.3, 132mm.

Juvenile double-crested Cormorant Portrait. 1/640, f/6.3, 100mm.

Great Egret. 1/3200, f/6.3, 200mm.

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Okreb
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More From South Florida - Looking Into Nests

These are some followup images made of the same nests one week later with the E-M1 and the m75-300 lens at ISO 400.

Great Egret with Nestling. 1/320, f/7.1, 300mm.

Wood Stork with Two Nestlings. 1/800, f/7.1, 228mm.

Great Blue Heron Nestlings. 1/320, f/6.7, 300mm.

Wood Stork Family in the Nest. 1/1250, f/6.3, 187mm.

Tri-colored Heron with Three Eggs in the Nest. 1/200, f/6.3, 117mm.

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Okreb
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Re: A few Birds for today

Great series, Richard. I especially like #3.

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Messier Object Veteran Member • Posts: 4,327
Crested Terns

Here is another set of Crested Terns from SE Australia.
Captured earlier this year at the ocean entrance to a small coastal estuary.
The terns use the rocky shore and isolated beach  to rest and feed their young after fishing out at sea.

All with Canon 5D, 2x 300mm/2.8, hand held, pp using LR5.3 and resized to 1600P wide

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Peter

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Adult Crested Tern resting   - cropped to 75% of original

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And a closer crop  (about 12%)

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A juvenile waiting for food

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In-flight sequence of just under 1 second.

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Duck On Water

Environmental portrait

Hans H. Siegrist
Hans H. Siegrist Senior Member • Posts: 2,259
Sparrows

The house sparrow is not a spectacular bird but sometimes a real challenge for the photographer.

All images with E-M1, ZD300 + EC-20

Young male and two females

Happy Easter and cheers!

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emmygee Junior Member • Posts: 45
New Zealand Robin

A New Zealand South Island Robin. An inquisitive bird, always looking to see if your boots have uncovered some tasty insects. I don't usually photograph birds, but this one stayed around while I was sitting down for a breather.

Cheers

Maurice

Martin.au
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A Kestrel, New Holland Honeyeater and a bad shot of a Gull. :D


Clipped the wing and blew the feathers on its face. Le sigh...

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Richard Pavek
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Re: A few Birds for today

Yes, breeding colors

R

Richard Pavek
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Re: So. California Birds this week

Nice shots, Bob

Richard

Richard Pavek
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Re: More From South Florida - Looking Into Nests

Some good work here, like the little storks the best, I think

Richard

Richard Pavek
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Re: Crested Terns

Think I like the second the best, Peter.

Richard

Richard Pavek
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Re: Duck On Water

Great Patterns,

Richard

Richard Pavek
Richard Pavek OP Veteran Member • Posts: 6,579
Re: Sparrows

Nice. Outstanding yellows on the second.
Richard

Richard Pavek
Richard Pavek OP Veteran Member • Posts: 6,579
Re: New Zealand Robin

Very nice, Maurice, you need to do more birds.
Richard

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