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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: February 16, 2015, 05:52:47 PM »
Thank you Click

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: February 16, 2015, 05:19:43 PM »
Golden Eagle series...  This big fellow lives in a remote area near the Idaho-Montana border.  I travel through his territory somewhat regularly and have seen him once a year the past 3 years.  These shots were captured yesterday as he was perched high above the road with fast moving clouds in the background.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« on: January 18, 2015, 12:53:58 AM »

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Haha That is anything but a graceful take off.

Baking in a comment on the flying double ducks: Clean, simple and beautiful, James!
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Thanks for the feedback

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: January 17, 2015, 06:18:20 PM »
Pheasant Running
Canon 5D III at 420mm

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Animal Kingdom / Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« on: January 17, 2015, 06:08:34 PM »
Found an old barn this week where hundreds of ducks were hanging out after a big snow storm.  After a couple days, the farmer plugged the barn opening you see in the picture with a mound of snow.  I can't blame him for not wanting 5 inches of duck poop on his barn floor  :)  The second image was made near the barn.  I like the simplicity of the winter covered field against the overcast sky at sunset.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« on: January 17, 2015, 05:56:35 PM »
Great Blue Heron Take Off
Canon 5D III at 300mm, cropped

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: January 17, 2015, 05:51:57 PM »
American Dipper at Red Rock Falls
Canon 5D III at 300mm, cropped to 5x7 ratio

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: January 14, 2015, 01:08:54 PM »
Great Grey Owl came to visit during a snow at our place this winter.  I watched him successfully catch a field mouse under the snow after this pic - it was awesome to see. 

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Animal Kingdom / Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« on: January 13, 2015, 08:42:50 PM »
Tony- love the owl in flight shot

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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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