**** Weekly Wildlife Thread 4-26 to 5-1 ****

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myssvictoria Veteran Member • Posts: 5,755
**** Weekly Wildlife Thread 4-26 to 5-1 ****

It's Saturday somewhere so we can post from everywhere. Common or rare, pretty or not, let's see what you've got!

To post your pics, please reply to THIS post and change the title. Otherwise, in threaded mode, your post will appear to be a comment to another's post. We don't want to overlook your pics! Threaded mode lists posts in a hierarchy which is ideal for viewing threads like this one.

Try to limit pics to three or so and identify subjects if possible. It would be nice if you would provide location and other info others might find interesting. And do comment on others' pics if so moved. Everyone is welcome to participate with any camera, any time. Lurkers and new members please join in.

When out viewing and photographing wildlife, I want all of you to be safe. I also want the wildlife to remain safe and minimally impacted by our presence.

Some links that might be of interest:

Photographing nests and chicks: http://onthewingphotography.com/wings/2014/03/09/ethics-for-nests-and-chicks/

North American Nature Photography Association http://www.nanpa.org/docs/NANPA-Ethical-Practices.pdf

Upcoming Birding events: http://www.allaboutbirds.org/page.aspx?pid=2452

NPR interview Can Rewilding Restore Vanishing Ecosystems?

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kkardster
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Let's kick this week off with - a Squirrel!

Gray Squirrel

I couldn't get him to turn into the sunlight.

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myssvictoria OP Veteran Member • Posts: 5,755
Swallow and Sapsucker
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Both birds were at their tree hole nest sites. The FZ70 + Nikon TC allowed me to be far enough away as not to disturb.

Tree Swallow

Red-breasted Sapsucker

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winniepoo
winniepoo Veteran Member • Posts: 3,965
Anna's hummingbird ( male)

Happy Friday to all. Big thanks to Vickie for this thread 

This is the first year that the male Anna"s hummingbird 's visiting my backyard.   

winniepoo
winniepoo Veteran Member • Posts: 3,965
Re: Let's kick this week off with - a Squirrel!

   

winniepoo
winniepoo Veteran Member • Posts: 3,965
Re: Swallow and Sapsucker

Two stunning shots,Vickie.

Love the colors and detail on their feather. Great captures !

treedood
treedood Regular Member • Posts: 248
Take a bow....

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nicodimus22
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Re: Swallow and Sapsucker

Stunning. I always have trouble with birds. I almost never see them when I'm hiking, and when I do, they're either very far away, or through a bunch of bushes that prevent me from getting a clear shot. It's impressive that you can get such detailed, clean shots.

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nicodimus22 Senior Member • Posts: 2,493
Re: Let's kick this week off with - a Squirrel!

Very nice. Good composition, isolation from the background, eye contact, etc. Did you leave the piece of grass on the arm intentionally? That's the only little thing I might clone out in PP, but some people might say it adds to the charm.

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nicodimus22
nicodimus22 Senior Member • Posts: 2,493
Re: Anna's hummingbird ( male)

winniepoo wrote:


This one is my favorite. I love everything about it. I haven't seen a hummingbird in person in about 20 years, but if I do, you can bet I'll be grabbing my camera.

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estero Senior Member • Posts: 1,271
You talking to me???
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An ordinary cow

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A sideways glance.
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Old picture from Tatton park.

kkardster
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Re: Let's kick this week off with - a Squirrel!

nicodimus22 wrote:

Very nice. Good composition, isolation from the background, eye contact, etc. Did you leave the piece of grass on the arm intentionally? That's the only little thing I might clone out in PP, but some people might say it adds to the charm.

I did remove a few black bits of shell on its white chest, a background twig (which is too obvious at 100%) that was distracting using the scratch removal tool, and some bird poop using on the stump using the clone tool - but didn't want to mess up the fur as I'm no whiz at cloning. It was a quick snap this morning to get this thread started - I had to crop a bit more than desired to get it to this point...

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Paul W Smith Regular Member • Posts: 138
A Land of Giants
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Although I had to heavily crop the shot, I like the composition and the size comparison between the hummingbird and the pine cone.

sb123 Senior Member • Posts: 1,158
Crow, House Finch, and Eagle

All at Semiahmoo, WA.  Taken with GM1 + 100-300, which outfit is close in spirit to a P&S, and in capability to an SLR.

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Re: Swallow and Sapsucker

Those are great, Vickie!

Dan

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paul katinas
paul katinas Regular Member • Posts: 450
Re: Swallow and Sapsucker

Wonderful images Vickie!

Does your West coast Sapsucker drill rows of holes to store food too?

Take care, Paul

paul katinas
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Cormorant
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Hi Vickie, Nature Lovers,

Here's an image of a Cormorant, snapped in the Everglades,Florida, using the Panasonic FZ18.

Happy trails, Paul

Cormorant, Panasonic FZ18

windmillgolfer
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Re: Swallow and Sapsucker

Very good images Vickie, impressive detail/IQ.

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Re: A Land of Giants

Great composition/imagery Paul, very impressive, works well.

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