***Weekly Wildlife Thread: Jul 20th - 26th***

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geneherz
geneherz Regular Member • Posts: 266
A Visit to the Puffins in Elliston Newfoundland Canada
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A non-breeding plumage adult

At this location the puffins are often very close. They nest on a small island just offshore and often visit the mainland. All these images are full frame and only cropped for dimensions, I usually post photos as 768 x 1024.

Gene

steelhead3 Veteran Member • Posts: 6,319
find the f-16
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rgwaller1
rgwaller1 Senior Member • Posts: 2,018
Re: find the f-16

Found it. Blends in very nicely.

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steelhead3 Veteran Member • Posts: 6,319
Rufous Hummingbird
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Here are some shots that are more normal

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VaBoater Contributing Member • Posts: 740
Re: A few from last week.

These are from a walk we took in Cape Breton.

All with the A99 and 70-300G

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Gustavia
Gustavia Junior Member • Posts: 42
Re: A Visit to the Puffins in Elliston Newfoundland Canada
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fishbreath
fishbreath Regular Member • Posts: 168
Re: ***Weekly Wildlife Thread: Jul 20th - 26th***

this is the second rattlesnake I seen this year

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Gustavia
Gustavia Junior Member • Posts: 42
Re: Deer at Brazos Bend State Park

Recent shot of doe and her fawn. Usually they are too skittish for a good capture.

A nice moment...

and

Grass is good

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Muktuq
Muktuq OP Regular Member • Posts: 143
Re: Peregrine Falcon - In Flight

Brian and RG, thank you for the compliment.

Gary, I used "Lock-on AF:Expand Flexible Spot" for these images. I found that if the falcon was against a high contrast background, there was no problem in attaining focus lock. However, if the background changed to land where the contrast was lower, (falcon's brown against the colour of the land), the camera will lose the focus making the shot a little more difficult.

Overall, I am very pleased with the A77II. It's a good action camera and also great for stills, but the stills images will be in next week's thread.

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Stephan K Regular Member • Posts: 132
Some garden birds

Gear used was a Canon 700D and an old Pentax 300mm manual focus lens I picked up last week. I like experimenting with the older lenses.

Southern Masked Weaver

Hadeda Ibis

Laughing Dove

Laughing Dove

Cape Sparrow

steelhead3 Veteran Member • Posts: 6,319
Re: Some garden birds

Really nice selection of birds not normally seen in this thread

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fishbreath
fishbreath Regular Member • Posts: 168
Re: ***Weekly Wildlife Thread: Jul 20th - 26th***

seen this guy two weeks before this shot and the horns are growing fast

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Ed at Ridersite Forum Pro • Posts: 17,325
Re: A Visit to the Puffins in Elliston Newfoundland Canada

Those are the best Puffin images I've ever see posted.  Lots of nice feather detail!  Cute looks too.  What camera & lens?

Nice shootin Gene.

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Ed at Ridersite Forum Pro • Posts: 17,325
Re: Deer at Brazos Bend State Park

Very nice!  I really like the simplicity of these.  Nice detail & colors too.

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geneherz
geneherz Regular Member • Posts: 266
Re: A Visit to the Puffins in Elliston Newfoundland Canada

Thanks Ed. A77II. Some with the 70-400II and some with the sigma 500 f4.5

WildBill in MN Junior Member • Posts: 48
Re: A Visit to the Puffins in Elliston Newfoundland Canada

Agreed!  Beautiful work!

Bill

rgwaller1
rgwaller1 Senior Member • Posts: 2,018
Re: A Visit to the Puffins in Elliston Newfoundland Canada

Very nice photos.

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steelhead3 Veteran Member • Posts: 6,319
Re: ***Weekly Wildlife Thread: Jul 20th - 26th***

Nice shot...looks like he just shed his skin

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steelhead3 Veteran Member • Posts: 6,319
Re: Peregrine Falcon - In Flight

very good BIF of a very fast bird

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splashy
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Re: A77 ii - Tamron 200-500 @ GatorLand

Amazing gator and bird shots, really enjoyed it.

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