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« Reply #4050 on: May 26, 2017, 03:18:16 PM »
These are from Florida last week

I really like this series. Well done, Stuart.  :)

+1  The duck is a great pose.

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« Reply #4051 on: May 26, 2017, 03:19:37 PM »
Some great photos here.
I ran into a spoonbill. Usually very shy. But this time I could take a few photos. Here is one in flight - 'umbrella' position


The Eurasian spoonbill (Platalea leucorodia) by Thornmill Images, on Flickr
Lovely. Great pose.
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« Reply #4052 on: May 26, 2017, 03:35:42 PM »
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« Reply #4053 on: Today at 04:19:36 AM »
I seldom have luck with the great spotted woodpecker. They are fast as hell and their nests are usually hidden behind thick leaves. However, this time I found an opening. I had to build a platform of gravel and wood, to get high enough, but it gave me free sight to the nest opening. Next challenge was to catch one of them in flight. They deliberately (I am quite sure!) flew the other way and when they came my way, it was difficult to set focus correctly. But I got a few.

This one has just finished house cleaning :)

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« Reply #4054 on: Today at 06:55:51 AM »
I seldom have luck with the great spotted woodpecker. They are fast as hell and their nests are usually hidden behind thick leaves. However, this time I found an opening. I had to build a platform of gravel and wood, to get high enough, but it gave me free sight to the nest opening. Next challenge was to catch one of them in flight. They deliberately (I am quite sure!) flew the other way and when they came my way, it was difficult to set focus correctly. But I got a few.

This one has just finished house cleaning :)

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Wow! Fabulous shot!

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« Reply #4055 on: Today at 08:13:09 AM »
Fab, it is!
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I seldom have luck with the great spotted woodpecker. They are fast as hell and their nests are usually hidden behind thick leaves. However, this time I found an opening. I had to build a platform of gravel and wood, to get high enough, but it gave me free sight to the nest opening. Next challenge was to catch one of them in flight. They deliberately (I am quite sure!) flew the other way and when they came my way, it was difficult to set focus correctly. But I got a few.

This one has just finished house cleaning :)

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Wow! Fabulous shot!

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« Reply #4056 on: Today at 08:30:10 AM »
Great shot, Eldar. 

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« Reply #4057 on: Today at 02:58:45 PM »
Thanks guys.

I made another attempt today. The problem is that the only way I can photograph it is when it is flying straight at me and they are extremely fast. Autofocus is useless, so I had to set focus at a certain distance and hope it would be in the frame when it passed that point. However, I had to change all the time, because of all the leaves, the sun was only coming through in a small area. Shooting it in the shadow, with the required shutter speed and acceptable ISO was not an option.

Here is one from today.
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« Reply #4058 on: Today at 04:31:59 PM »
I like the wing position on that shot. 

Thanks guys.

I made another attempt today. The problem is that the only way I can photograph it is when it is flying straight at me and they are extremely fast. Autofocus is useless, so I had to set focus at a certain distance and hope it would be in the frame when it passed that point. However, I had to change all the time, because of all the leaves, the sun was only coming through in a small area. Shooting it in the shadow, with the required shutter speed and acceptable ISO was not an option.

Here is one from today.

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« Reply #4059 on: Today at 04:57:45 PM »
Neat shots, Eldar. I know how tricky and frustrating this is so kudos!

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