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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3105 on: November 04, 2013, 10:00:06 PM »
From yesterday.... a handful of food around here and you are almost guaranteed to get a few chickadees

What a wonderful image Don!  This brings me back to my boyhood!  I grew up on Cape Cod and we had Chickadees all over the place!  I never see them here in Central Florida but I'm told they're around...

I remember every winter, we would stand out on our back deck and have some suet and sunflower seeds in our hands and the Chickadees would come and actually land on our outstretched hands and take seeds and/or suet from us!  It was really neat.  I miss there song too!

Thanks for posting, it's a really sharp image!  As Carol Burnett used to say, "thanks for the memories!"  :D
From the spring.... hope you enjoy them...The last one was a bit tricky trying to do everything with one hand while the bird hopped around on the other hand...

Ha!  Yes, Don!  That's exactly what I'm talking about!  Thank you so much!  Very enjoyable for me indeed!  I appreciate you taking the time to find them and post them... I miss those little rascals!

I remember when I was a kid, I had names for them and thought at the time that I could tell one from another from my backyard families of Chickadees!  lol... I did learn their songs well and could call them in at almost anytime...

Thanks again my friend, that was very cool!  8)
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3106 on: November 04, 2013, 10:31:39 PM »
One of my favorites so far for 2013:



Very nice shot Mack!
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3107 on: November 04, 2013, 11:32:06 PM »
From yesterday.... a handful of food around here and you are almost guaranteed to get a few chickadees

What a wonderful image Don!  This brings me back to my boyhood!  I grew up on Cape Cod and we had Chickadees all over the place!  I never see them here in Central Florida but I'm told they're around...

I remember every winter, we would stand out on our back deck and have some suet and sunflower seeds in our hands and the Chickadees would come and actually land on our outstretched hands and take seeds and/or suet from us!  It was really neat.  I miss there song too!

Thanks for posting, it's a really sharp image!  As Carol Burnett used to say, "thanks for the memories!"  :D
From the spring.... hope you enjoy them...The last one was a bit tricky trying to do everything with one hand while the bird hopped around on the other hand...

Ha!  Yes, Don!  That's exactly what I'm talking about!  Thank you so much!  Very enjoyable for me indeed!  I appreciate you taking the time to find them and post them... I miss those little rascals!

I remember when I was a kid, I had names for them and thought at the time that I could tell one from another from my backyard families of Chickadees!  lol... I did learn their songs well and could call them in at almost anytime...

Thanks again my friend, that was very cool!  8)
Very cool pictures!

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3108 on: November 04, 2013, 11:33:24 PM »
One of my favorites so far for 2013:



Very nice shot Mack!
Very nice shot! I like the Crane one too. The difference is that the black head is merging with the black in the rest of the body...

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3109 on: November 04, 2013, 11:35:45 PM »
So many good pictures here from yesterday. Thank you for a great start in the morning.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3110 on: November 04, 2013, 11:45:36 PM »
Thanks for all the nice comments, guys.  Those shots were taken on my 10th wedding anniversary of all day between intense rain storms.  It was just one of those great days.

I have another 2013 favorite to post in the morning.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3111 on: November 04, 2013, 11:53:45 PM »
Welcome Swallow in flight - Bicheno, Tasmania.
Made a little easier by a strong southerly blowing across the beach. The Swallows would hover a little before speeding off :)
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Eastern Spinebill in flight - Freycinet Peninsula.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3111 on: November 04, 2013, 11:53:45 PM »

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3112 on: November 05, 2013, 02:18:25 AM »
Thanks for all the kind words on the Eagle photo. 

All photos taken with 5D M3 and 400mm L 5.6

Here's a few more:

Royal Tern

Royal Tern (10975) by Revup67, on Flickr

California Gull - 1st Cycle

California Gull 1st Cycle - in flight (10909) by Revup67, on Flickr

California Gnatcatcher (Federally protected species)  1

California Gnatcatcher (coastal female) (10887) by Revup67, on Flickr

California Gnatcatcher (Federally protected species)  2

California Gnatcatcher (female) (10881) by Revup67, on Flickr

White-crowned Sparrow (juvenile 1st Fall)

White-crowned Sparrow (10816) by Revup67, on Flickr
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3113 on: November 05, 2013, 02:54:20 AM »
Coppersmith Barbet

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3114 on: November 05, 2013, 03:05:39 AM »
Stopped to see what I was up too while building a nest
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3115 on: November 05, 2013, 08:04:06 AM »
Stopped to see what I was up too while building a nest

Nice one Alan!  The catch light really makes this one work!  :)
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3116 on: November 05, 2013, 08:06:38 AM »
On the hunt for breakfast...

Or as Don would say; Just another Heron picture!  ;D
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3117 on: November 05, 2013, 09:19:10 AM »
Stopped to see what I was up too while building a nest
Great shot!  I love the expression.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
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Sleepy Bald Eagle
« Reply #3118 on: November 05, 2013, 09:25:08 AM »
Here's another one I like from this year - it's the same bird as my avatar.  I was walking down a trail and stumbled upon him in a tree about 30 yards away.  I very slowly got out my telephoto lenses and took some shots of him.  I stood there for 3 hours waiting for him to fly off, but he just got bored with me and having had a big breakfast (see full belly and bloody beak), he dozed off!  I finally left...

I haven't see or been able to find another shot of a wild bald eagle sleeping, so I'm pretty happy with it.  This is a vertical crop of the photo:
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3119 on: November 05, 2013, 04:04:05 PM »
Great shots guys!  Maybe my last opportunity since the berries are pretty well all been eaten.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
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