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« Reply #1095 on: April 14, 2013, 04:58:38 PM »
One more... Golden Eagle



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« Reply #1096 on: April 14, 2013, 09:17:59 PM »
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« Reply #1097 on: April 14, 2013, 09:27:54 PM »
Thank you everyone and lovely images everyone!


Common Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus) by alabang, on Flickr

The Common Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus) (also known as the "swamp chicken"[2]) is a bird in the Rallidae family with an almost worldwide distribution. The North and South American Committees of the American Ornithologists' Union and the International Ornithological Committee have voted on or before July 2011 to split the American forms into a new species Common Gallinule, and implemented that decision;[3] however, no other committee has voted to change taxonomy yet.

The Common Moorhen lives around well-vegetated marshes, ponds, canals and other wetlands. The species is not found in the polar regions, or many tropical rainforests. Elsewhere it is likely the most common rail species, except for the Eurasian Coot or American Coot in some regions.

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« Reply #1098 on: April 14, 2013, 11:44:47 PM »
Green bee-eater shot with 7D + 100-400mm

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« Reply #1099 on: April 15, 2013, 01:49:57 AM »
Flamingo during take off! Canon 40D & Sigma 120-400 @ 400mm

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« Reply #1100 on: April 15, 2013, 02:55:13 AM »
Thank you everyone and lovely images everyone!

Ditto....absolutely gorgeous :)
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« Reply #1101 on: April 15, 2013, 12:44:29 PM »
Not sure if anyone saw these the first time I posted them. I got a couple of security blocks the first time, maybe they will go through this time:

American Coot at Duck Lake, City Park, Denver, Colorado:


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« Reply #1102 on: April 15, 2013, 03:20:24 PM »
Sarcoramphus papa (King Vulture)



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Wow, that's a pretty awesome looking bird!
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« Reply #1103 on: April 15, 2013, 03:21:42 PM »
Green bee-eater shot with 7D + 100-400mm
What a pretty bird TF!  Nice image!
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« Reply #1104 on: April 15, 2013, 03:23:42 PM »
Pretty Bird (NOT!)
Seems to serve no purpose, not to have feathers on their heads!!

As I understand it, since they eat carrion, the lack of feathers reduces the chance for picking up diseases, bacteria, and other nasties when they stick their heads in the carcass.
+1  Gotcha, you'd think that more eagles would be the same then...
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1105 on: April 15, 2013, 03:31:12 PM »
Here is a White Cheeked Bulbul (Pycononotus leucogenys) ... this guy (or gal) was perched on the tip of a branch singing during a nasty dust storm ... the brown background is the dust storm but using a better beamer (on 600EX-RT) helped isolate the bird and make the background look a lot better than the horrible dust storm my eyes could see.
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Nice!  Do you find yourself using your better beamer a lot or just occasionally?  I throw a Rogue Flash Bender on my 580EX II quite often, I just wasn't sure if the better beamer was a noticeably excellent upgrade or if was "for the birds"! 

Have you used both that you may be able to comment?  Seems like the BB would get me a bit more reach in some cases, I just don't know that for sure...

Thanks! 
Ken :)
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1106 on: April 15, 2013, 11:54:52 PM »
Sarcoramphus papa (King Vulture)



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Wow, that's a pretty awesome looking bird!

Thanks Ken! Yeah, you should see the wingspan on this guy, it has to be something like 7 feet across.

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« Reply #1107 on: April 16, 2013, 12:07:58 AM »
Pretty Bird (NOT!)
Seems to serve no purpose, not to have feathers on their heads!!

As I understand it, since they eat carrion, the lack of feathers reduces the chance for picking up diseases, bacteria, and other nasties when they stick their heads in the carcass.

Interesting... Excellent capture of the Turkey Vulture BTW!

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1108 on: April 16, 2013, 07:58:36 AM »
I came across a grey heron the other day in the local park being very tolerant of the people and dogs walking past

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« Reply #1109 on: April 16, 2013, 08:38:38 AM »
a couple of pics taken in the garden

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