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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #16200 on: April 15, 2018, 02:45:32 PM »
Lovely shots. Well done, Mikehit.  :)

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #16201 on: April 15, 2018, 04:24:50 PM »
Song sparrows in early morning sun.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #16202 on: April 15, 2018, 06:14:29 PM »
Interesting shots Mike.  Could he open Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc?

 ;D! Well, may be - if the bottle was with cork. Unfortunately they are screw caps.
Anyway - nice Pied oystercatcher and nice photos!

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #16203 on: April 15, 2018, 06:17:19 PM »
Nice photos from everyone!

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #16204 on: April 15, 2018, 07:32:04 PM »
I'm sure Mike can open a bottle of chilled Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc!  And watch the birds at the same time.
Those photos of Mike is great!
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Interesting shots Mike.  Could he open Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc?

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #16205 on: April 16, 2018, 06:33:11 AM »
Here are some proper New Zealand endemics that haven't hybridized with mallards. The Takahe is rare, the New Zealand Robin is very friendly, the Kaka is a brute, and the pukeko is common - this shot shows its huge feet.

Nice set of shots - of some interestingly "different" birds Alan!

Thanks for sharing and naming them...

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #16206 on: April 16, 2018, 06:35:03 AM »
Here are some proper New Zealand endemics that haven't hybridized with mallards. The Takahe is rare, the New Zealand Robin is very friendly, the Kaka is a brute, and the pukeko is common - this shot shows its huge feet.

Nice pictures Alan and very interesting birds!
I just don't understand what you mean with "...proper New Zealand endemics that haven't hybridized with mallards". All four species on the photos are very far from any duck and hardly could hybridize with mallard - or may be I don't know something?
I'm again locked at home because of the weather - tundurstorms, flooding and strong winds. And since it probably look suspicious (Hawaii any way :)) here is a link to the local news from this morning. Right now outside it looks like one more of the same is coming...
http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/37956117/photos-flooding-causes-major-damage-across-oahu

I really hope you live on higher ground ISv ...  :-\
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #16207 on: April 16, 2018, 06:41:34 AM »
Oyster catcher - Bay of Islands, NZ

One afternoon I spent about an hour following this little guy as he hopped and hunter on the rocks are the tide's edge. It always surprises me how hard it is for us to open an oyster but he seems to do OK with a relatively soft bill, working and prising open the shellfish and I managed to get a couple with him holding his hard won meal.

He was tolerant as long I made no sudden movements and I managed to get closer than I though possible - 5DIV 100-400 with 1.4x. Images uncropped (!)

Nice series Mikehit, "uncropped" - so indeed he must have been very tolerant of you ;)
On our Dutch beaches I never succeed in approaching them so closely... (maybe that's just me though ;))

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #16208 on: April 16, 2018, 11:43:32 AM »
I was lucky with that one.
Thank you for your comments, everyone.

After him, this guy was easy meat. I was sat quietly just watching the world go by and he landed about 20 feet in front of me and ended up in this small rock pool. He would stand there paddling both feet on the spot, stirring up the sand then stop an pick up anything edible that was swirling in the water


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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #16209 on: April 16, 2018, 02:20:52 PM »
Nice. Well done, Mikehit.   :)

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #16210 on: April 16, 2018, 04:20:15 PM »
Another peacock portrait, one version natural and one textured a bit.  :)

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #16211 on: April 16, 2018, 04:21:55 PM »
A bit busier than I like but there was something about the peacock's pose that appealed to me.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #16212 on: April 16, 2018, 07:52:05 PM »
A few more of. my friends.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #16213 on: April 16, 2018, 08:25:12 PM »
A few more of. my friends.

Nice pictures. I especially like the first one.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #16214 on: April 16, 2018, 08:25:58 PM »
Another peacock portrait, one version natural and one textured a bit.  :)

Nice portrait, dpc. I prefer the first version.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #16214 on: April 16, 2018, 08:25:58 PM »