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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: January 06, 2014, 02:54:29 AM »
I hope Harry has a long life cause it could be devastating if not!  I imagine he's as close as a pet dog.  Just one Harry??

Jack

Hi Jack,

Well, there is another smaller (younger, maybe female) Heron that has been hanging around my house for several months. It's the one Harry chases off if she gets too close or crosses the street to his fishing spot. Harry has the territory across the street and this new arrival (I'll name her Harriet) stays on my side in a tree in my yard. She has watched me fish with Harry and now wants to do it too. When I walk out of my house now, Harriet calls to me (something Harry never does...he's the strong silent type). I have used several loaves of bread with Harriet, but she has not caught one fish with me yet. She also was more afraid but is getting more used to me and bolder. It's funny, but they both now will break up the bread with their beaks and re-arrange the pieces in front of them to entice the fish.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Mooses
« on: January 06, 2014, 02:31:34 AM »
Beautiful images. Well done Pierre.

+1....stunning.

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Abstract / Re: The rain of fire
« on: January 06, 2014, 02:15:49 AM »
Great shots ianongbc  8)

Very special.

+1...I love it! 8)

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: January 06, 2014, 02:04:52 AM »
Some more Harry shots from 2 days ago. 5D3, 100-400L @ 400mm, handheld, 1/1250, f/6.3, 640 ISO.

Harry the Heron, my fishing partner by EricJ777, on Flickr


Harry the Heron, my fishing partner by EricJ777, on Flickr


Harry the Heron, my fishing partner by EricJ777, on Flickr


Harry the Heron, my fishing partner by EricJ777, on Flickr

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: January 06, 2014, 01:55:37 AM »
A couple of visitors in the back yard today....

(I think the Blue Jay was trying to take off with the entire feeder)

Lol. It does look like he was trying to fly away with it. Good thing it was securely fastened. ;D

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: January 06, 2014, 01:54:09 AM »
Coppersmith Barbet

Beautiful colored bird. Great shot.
Fantastic shot J.R.

+1...absolutely gorgeous! well done. :)

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Portrait / Re: Happy Holidays Photos!
« on: January 06, 2014, 01:47:54 AM »


Very nice. Best wishes for a prosperous 2014. :)

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: January 04, 2014, 11:22:36 PM »
Nice pictures Valvebounce. Keep posting.

+1...very nice.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: January 04, 2014, 04:44:53 AM »
Mute Swan.....



Thanks for looking.
:D

Stunningly beautiful portrait Harv. The pose is perfect and the light is amazing. I would put this on my living room wall.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: January 04, 2014, 04:40:37 AM »
LOL. Speaking of Harry, here are a few shots of him swallowing a Tilapia I helped him catch several days ago.


Hey, Harry the Heron is back! Nice shots serendipidy.  :)
I was missing him. Thanks.

You know what else I miss? Gary's eagles and wild life shots!

Gary, we are missing the samples of your skill!

It was discovering anything 1DX and Garry's eagles that brought me to CR and then when I went to show them to a friend they were gone. 

Seems wherever humans congregate there are problems of one sort or another.  I used to think we could take a lesson from the chickadees and then I saw two of them fighting over a little bathing pool.  Generally though, CR is a pretty decent place thanks to the likes of Serendipidy to mention just one name.  And this is one of the best threads, pretty warm and fuzzy.

Jack

Jack, thank you for those very kind words. I used to frequent other websites, but now spend most of my time here. There are so many great people who are helpful and give great advice. The photos posted on this site are so amazing. I also was blown away by Gary's wildlife and bird photos. I do miss him and his shots, but I guess all good things end sometime.

Talking about nature, 2 weeks ago I discovered a mother duck with 6 babies in the canal by my house. The father must have been killed and she may have an injured wing. Over the next few days, there were 5 then 4 and now only 2 babies left. I feed them bread every day since they seem so hungry. Another mallard pair arrived about a week ago and they harass and attack the mother and her 2 ducklings. Several times I saw the male almost drown the baby ducks. I hope they survive. Nature can be very cruel.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: January 04, 2014, 04:25:00 AM »
Those cock fighters looking great guys!

Thanks dolina. I always look forward to your photos...they never disappoint. :)

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: January 04, 2014, 04:23:12 AM »
LOL. Speaking of Harry, here are a few shots of him swallowing a Tilapia I helped him catch several days ago.


Hey, Harry the Heron is back! Nice shots serendipidy.  :)

Thanks Click. I neglected him for awhile out of boredom. :)

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Landscape / Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« on: January 04, 2014, 04:12:34 AM »
Nicely done privatebydesign. Good job, looks great.

+1...much improved.

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Landscape / Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« on: January 03, 2014, 04:01:41 PM »

+1
I almost never have a level horizon. Usually always off about 1 degree (usually must rotate counterclockwise to correct). I have pondered this and some thoughts:
1) my head or eyes or brain is tilted
2) I rotate the camera slightly when I press the shutter
3) maybe the sensor is rotated slightly in relation to the viewfinder
4) you just can't consistently be perfect

It cannot possibly be number 4. And it therefore cannot be 1 or 2 either.

This means the reason must be number 3.  ;D

What perfect logic. ;D

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: January 03, 2014, 03:58:58 PM »
serendipidy, how cool - I saw the same kind of thing back in the summer of '12 - they're vicious little fighters, aren't they?:


Nice capture.
Yes, I was surprised how they went at each other with their big feet and claws.
Kind of humorous to watch. ;D

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