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Landscape / Re: Mountains, Lakes and Rivers
« on: June 27, 2014, 05:56:23 PM »
I would like to ask what do you think about brightness of this image. Do you see it as too dark/too bright or OK? Especially in the rocks. I'm asking this because if I look it on my display (MBP retina) it looks OK, but if I look it on my older (cheap) display it looks brighter (actually too bright).

Have you calibrated both displays?

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Kea in flight - shared in one other thread.

Awesome picture - I really like the angle the bird is flying toward you, and the color is great.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: May 31, 2014, 10:55:06 PM »
Gannet - West Auckland, New Zealand.

400mm, 1/1000, ISO1000, f2.8, CP filter


Hi, Menace. This appears to be a herring gull.

Hello dpc, 

Thanks for  you comment - I have checked my info again - check out the link below:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australasian_Gannet

Regards.

Menace,
Always enjoy your pics, but have to agree with dpc..your pic is of a gull, not a gannet.  Look at the bill shape and coloration...not a blue-grey bill as seen on a gannet.  Also the head shape and eye is that of a gull.  Hope this helps.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: May 15, 2014, 04:40:52 PM »
Any comments or critique, good or bad, is highly welcome.

Nice set, but my favorite is the Siberean Jay - beautiful earth rust tones of the bird against the snow.


Black Crowned Night Heron in breeding plumage that I photographed yesterday afternoon.


Very nice!  How close were you to the Heron?

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Cuteness Overload
« on: May 09, 2014, 07:17:26 PM »
Very cute images!!! Tempted to post something similar :)

I love this image.

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Black & White / Re: Black & White
« on: May 09, 2014, 06:02:32 PM »
Glacier Natl Park
24mm TS-E

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: May 09, 2014, 05:59:02 PM »
baby Great Horned Owl.... spring time is great

Yes it is. Especially before the trees fully leave and hide things.

Great - there is one baby in the nest I am watching.  The parents of the babies in your pic will be busier trying to keep all 3 fed and happy !

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: May 07, 2014, 04:58:08 PM »
one more of the spring babies in the area....

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: May 07, 2014, 04:51:51 PM »
baby Great Horned Owl.... spring time is great

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: May 05, 2014, 07:10:47 PM »
Northern Flicker

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: May 01, 2014, 01:34:50 PM »

I like the second Great Horned Owl shot. It almost seems as if the tree is full of owl ears  ;D The pheasant in the field is great composition.

Thanks for the compliments HankMD

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Grizzly Bears
« on: April 30, 2014, 06:44:06 PM »
Grizzly or not ?

This is a black bear.  One way to help id is to look at the ears -  black bears have proportionately taller and more pointed ears than a griz.  Also the head structure is different and grizzly bears have a more prominent hump.  Hope this helps.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: April 30, 2014, 12:07:07 AM »

The Horned and Slavonian Grebe are the same bird (Podiceps auritus) just to help a little more  ;)
I think the American continent call it the Horned whereas the European's call it a Slavonian, hope this helps you with your bird ID studies.

Thanks.  I'm reading about the Grebe right now.



I love these context shots. The pheasant in particularly has great visual power.

Thank you much for the compliment.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: April 29, 2014, 08:17:34 PM »

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As others have said, it's a horned grebe. It isn't a duck at all.
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Thanks - guess that is why I didn't find it.  I am trying to learn more about birds all the time and enjoy bird photography.  Here are a few others from this spring, including an  Great Horned Owl, American Kestrel, and a pheasant.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: April 29, 2014, 03:48:38 PM »
Can someone help me ID this diving duck?  I can't seem to find it in Sibley's or online.  Thanks.

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