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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #525 on: December 02, 2012, 03:04:25 AM »
LSV - I didn't think we had any Yellow Crowned Night Herons here - though I did note you mention "rare".  According to whatbird.com this bird doesn't in southern Cal.  http://identify.whatbird.com/obj/53/_/Yellow-crowned_Night-Heron.aspx.  Was there any mention as to what the Yellow heron was doing in this part?  Fascinating and good eye !
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #526 on: December 03, 2012, 01:06:49 AM »
LSV - I didn't think we had any Yellow Crowned Night Herons here - though I did note you mention "rare".  According to whatbird.com this bird doesn't in southern Cal.  http://identify.whatbird.com/obj/53/_/Yellow-crowned_Night-Heron.aspx.  Was there any mention as to what the Yellow heron was doing in this part?  Fascinating and good eye !

You know birds -- the last visit to the OC was 35 years ago! It was an adult that time in 1977.  San Diego County has some coming over from Mexico from time to time.  I'd learned of this visitor from our local (very excited) birders.  Looks like he has become a permanent resident.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #527 on: December 03, 2012, 01:21:57 AM »
Yellow-crowned Night Heron visits the OC for the fine-dining locally.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #528 on: December 04, 2012, 09:14:12 PM »

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« Reply #529 on: December 04, 2012, 09:19:42 PM »
Yellow-crowned Night Heron visits the OC for the fine-dining locally.
Wow! Great timing! I bet that bite hurt the bird. Were you already on to the bird or did its scream alert you?

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #530 on: December 04, 2012, 10:33:09 PM »
Yellow-crowned Night Heron visits the OC for the fine-dining locally.
Wow! Great timing! I bet that bite hurt the bird. Were you already on to the bird or did its scream alert you?
Just dumb luck that I caught the epic struggle from beginning to end, 3-4 minutes. That photo showed the turning point after the bird escaped from the crab's claws and
got enough leverage to chomp the crab into 2 pieces.  Here's the Victor with the spoils.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #531 on: December 04, 2012, 10:44:00 PM »
Loving the wide variety and quality of shots!!

Long time browser but first time poster.  (Forgive me if I post this incorrectly P )

Here are a couple of my prized snaps this past summer:

Black Hills American Dipper - apparently a rather rare little critter in the Hills. This little guy was quite calm and let me snap for 5 minutes before flitting off to his next engagement.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #532 on: December 06, 2012, 09:54:57 PM »
Never seen one of these before--took an hour just to get this shot as this bird is a bit peculiar.  Lands on a branch for 1-2 seconds then flys to another branch for 1-2 then hides in the scrub brush.  After an hour I began to give up.  As I walked down a steep dirt downgrade I caught one on a branch for about 5 seconds and pulled this off..his name..a Spotted Towee..where?  Modjeska Canyon..southern Cal.


Spotted Towee by Revup67, on Flickr
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #533 on: December 06, 2012, 10:16:02 PM »
Never seen one of these before--took an hour just to get this shot as this bird is a bit peculiar.  Lands on a branch for 1-2 seconds then flys to another branch for 1-2 then hides in the scrub brush.  After an hour I began to give up.  As I walked down a steep dirt downgrade I caught one on a branch for about 5 seconds and pulled this off..his name..a Spotted Towee..where?  Modjeska Canyon..southern Cal.


Spotted Towee by Revup67, on Flickr
  Great Job Rev!  There are a lot of quarry that seem to be difficult to capture... You were lucky to get the image you did! 
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #534 on: December 06, 2012, 11:25:27 PM »
Switched from 5D Mark III to 7D for a day :)

Here's an Island Scrub Jay also from Modjeska Canyon (southern Calfifornia)


Island Scrub Jay (Modjeska Canyon) by Revup67, on Flickr
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #535 on: December 06, 2012, 11:28:31 PM »
Krob - thank you for the notes..persistence pays off (most of the time)

Katman..never seen one of those birds before--nice catch!
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #536 on: December 07, 2012, 07:49:11 AM »
Yellow-crowned Night Heron visits the OC for the fine-dining locally.
Wow! Great timing! I bet that bite hurt the bird. Were you already on to the bird or did its scream alert you?
Just dumb luck that I caught the epic struggle from beginning to end, 3-4 minutes. That photo showed the turning point after the bird escaped from the crab's claws and
got enough leverage to chomp the crab into 2 pieces.  Here's the Victor with the spoils.
Wow! That is something! You must have shot a pile of photos.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #537 on: December 07, 2012, 08:38:56 AM »
i don't know if this qualifies as a bird portrait, but here it is anyway. Canada Geese on Derwent Water in the English Lake District

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #538 on: December 07, 2012, 08:40:54 AM »
i don't know if this qualifies as a bird portrait, but here it is anyway. Canada Geese on Derwent Water in the English Lake District

I really like this shot, looks great in B&W.

Well done!

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #539 on: December 07, 2012, 02:37:28 PM »
Sporgon,

Nice shot but I'd be tempted to airbrush out the one at the back and the one on the far right - I think that would "tighten-up" the compositon. Ah, it's easy to critique after the image is taken  ;)

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #539 on: December 07, 2012, 02:37:28 PM »