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Nat_WA

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #14655 on: October 17, 2017, 06:40:55 AM »
Spoonbill (didn't want to pose, it only turned away from me ;))

So many coloured rings on its legs.  As a scientist, I suppose I should support the research.  As  a bird photographer ugh!

Fully agree... I don't know why they need so many (maybe to identify from a distance; colour code on both legs?)
It's mate didn't have this many rings, but he/she was even farther out and even less willing to pose  :(
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #14656 on: October 17, 2017, 06:43:20 AM »
Some other shots from a trip to the beach

Bar-tailed Godwit
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #14657 on: October 17, 2017, 06:46:17 AM »
Anyone here to identify this one?

According to a local bird watcher it should be a Sanderling, but it doesn't fully match that description... Could also be some kind of Stint (Little stint?)
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #14658 on: October 17, 2017, 06:48:01 AM »
And a Herring gull (just past juvenile stage) posing ;)
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #14659 on: October 17, 2017, 09:07:16 AM »
Very nice series, Nat WA.   :)

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #14660 on: October 17, 2017, 10:49:44 AM »
@ Wiebe  V nice shots.  One thing I am learning regarding birds is just how much variation in color there can be based on region, mutation, and age and of course sex may or may not be a factor.  It's frustrating to have to admit that visually we just can't tell.  The Warbler book has the voice characteristics but how many of us carry around parabolic microphones? ;)

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #14661 on: October 18, 2017, 04:07:55 AM »
Hi clbayley.
Very nice shot, I really like the bold contrast between the black and white of the woodpecker, and the warm brown / gold of the surroundings.

Cheers, Graham.

I have never seen a woodpecker on cattails before...must be getting the bugs the blackbirds left behind.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #14662 on: October 18, 2017, 04:10:39 AM »
Hi Wiebe.
Another nice series of shots, no idea on the ID of the bird though.

Cheers, Graham.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #14663 on: October 20, 2017, 07:59:02 AM »
Another one from the coast,
Turnstone at the foot of a breakwater dam
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #14664 on: October 20, 2017, 08:04:47 AM »
and a Lapwing (not at the coast ;))
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #14665 on: October 20, 2017, 09:40:37 AM »
Hi Wiebe.
Nice shot, nice to see one from their level, unfortunately where I see them is on a sloping beach and even putting the camera on almost on the ground you I am still shooting somewhat down on them.  I have taken lots of shots of these little fellows and watched them for ages more, they work very hard Turning Stones looking for their living, they must turn tonnes!
The lapwing is a good shot too.

Cheers, Graham.

Another one from the coast,
Turnstone at the foot of a breakwater dam
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #14666 on: October 20, 2017, 10:25:08 AM »
Wiebe, V nice.

Still wondering why it is that enlarged photos open two ways.  One with a slider and inability to see the whole photo and the other in an alternate window.  Wiebe's shots with slider, my Junco in a new frame.  Can't be just my computer.  Seems there is a threshold relating to the size of posted photo??  What is it??  I have trouble believing anyone interested in a sharper/larger view wants 1/2 a bird with little background.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #14667 on: October 20, 2017, 10:57:35 AM »
Nice pictures, Wiebe.  :)

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #14668 on: October 20, 2017, 06:23:23 PM »
Hi Wiebe.
Nice shot, nice to see one from their level, unfortunately where I see them is on a sloping beach and even putting the camera on almost on the ground you I am still shooting somewhat down on them.  I have taken lots of shots of these little fellows and watched them for ages more, they work very hard Turning Stones looking for their living, they must turn tonnes!
The lapwing is a good shot too.

Cheers, Graham.

Another one from the coast,
Turnstone at the foot of a breakwater dam

Hi Graham,

actually this one was also from a sloping (almost 45 degree) dam...
However, from the top down I could put my camera level with the surface the bird was scouring for food. You'll see that the bird is 'leaning' towards me in order to maintain balance. They don't seem to mind the steep and slippery surface (... as I would ;))

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #14669 on: October 20, 2017, 06:29:49 PM »
Wiebe, V nice.

Still wondering why it is that enlarged photos open two ways.  One with a slider and inability to see the whole photo and the other in an alternate window.  Wiebe's shots with slider, my Junco in a new frame.  Can't be just my computer.  Seems there is a threshold relating to the size of posted photo??  What is it??  I have trouble believing anyone interested in a sharper/larger view wants 1/2 a bird with little background.

Jack

Hi Jack,

I really don't know what drives this difference in opening... Next time I'll use a somewhat larger format (now I limit dimensions to 1800x1440) to see if it opens in a separate window. I noticed that you're using larger dimensions so that might be it.
You can however always force CR images to open in a separate window by right-clicking on the image and choosing to open in a new tab/window (PC/Win; probably something similar exists for Mac).

Wiebe.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #14669 on: October 20, 2017, 06:29:49 PM »