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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1200 on: April 22, 2013, 01:57:25 AM »
Thank you Dustin. :) ALso saw your comment on my flickr. It was suggested I clone out the rusted metal bars. Will do so in the future.

Lovely tits! :)


Little Egret (Egretta garzetta) by alabang, on Flickr

The Little Egret is more delicate-looking than any other heron-like bird which occurs in Britain. It is much smaller than a Grey Heron, with snowy white plumage, a long pointed black bill and black legs with strikingly yellow feet.
Habitat

Feeds by the edges of lakes, reservoirs, rivers, brackish lagoons and saltpans. Breeds in waterside trees and bushes.
Behaviour

The plumes which are present in spring serve to emphasise the threat and appeasement gestures given at the nest.
Migration

Most of the European population migrates west and south, mostly to north Africa but also, to an increasing degree, to the european side of the Mediterranean and the Atlantic coasts. After fledging, juveniles disperse almost randomly from July to September. This movement is presumably governed by prevailing feeding conditions.

Source: http://www.birdguides.com/species/species.asp?sp=20023

Location: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muntinlupa

EXIF: http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/8573613369/#meta/

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That is one gorgeous image.  The color is just fabulous!
Outstanding!  Really beautiful...
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« Reply #1200 on: April 22, 2013, 01:57:25 AM »

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« Reply #1201 on: April 22, 2013, 02:01:53 AM »
I just love Raptors. My fav is the Kestrel, sat on some road kill, this female must have been starving as it rips the guts out of the dead rabbit. And no, its not set up either, its a wild bird.

It is a dead bird, not rabbit. Nice shot though.
In the first image anyway, a bird.  The second doesn't look like a bird at all... And it's a different bird, He said that one is the female Kestrel.  I think that's what he was saying anyway...  ???
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« Reply #1202 on: April 22, 2013, 04:18:07 PM »
Great Tit.
Man! You are SO COOL!

And we have another bird whisperer!
Hey thanks for the kind words, and thanks to the others that commented too.
You're very kind.

Here's a Greenfich squabble.
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« Reply #1203 on: April 22, 2013, 04:23:25 PM »
THanks Krob78 and Dustin.


Streaked Fantail Warbler (Cisticola juncidis) by alabang, on Flickr

The Zitting Cisticola or Streaked Fantail Warbler (Cisticola juncidis), is widely distributed Old World warbler whose breeding range includes southern Europe, Africa (outside the deserts and rainforest), and southern Asia down to northern Australia. A small bird found mainly in grasslands, it is best identified by its rufous rump, lacks any gold on the collar and the brownish tail is tipped with white. During the breeding season, males have a zigzagging flight display accompanied by regular "zitting" calls that has been likened to repeated snips of a scissor. They build their pouch nest suspended within a clump of grass.

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« Reply #1204 on: April 22, 2013, 04:23:46 PM »
And an elegant Greenfinch landing.

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« Reply #1205 on: April 22, 2013, 04:29:35 PM »
Lovely tits! :)


Fabulous colours, just a great shot.

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« Reply #1206 on: April 22, 2013, 04:37:42 PM »
Lovely tits! :)


Little Egret (Egretta garzetta) by alabang, on Flickr

The Little Egret is more delicate-looking than any other heron-like bird which occurs in Britain. It is much smaller than a Grey Heron, with snowy white plumage, a long pointed black bill and black legs with strikingly yellow feet.
Habitat

Feeds by the edges of lakes, reservoirs, rivers, brackish lagoons and saltpans. Breeds in waterside trees and bushes.
Behaviour

The plumes which are present in spring serve to emphasise the threat and appeasement gestures given at the nest.
Migration

Most of the European population migrates west and south, mostly to north Africa but also, to an increasing degree, to the european side of the Mediterranean and the Atlantic coasts. After fledging, juveniles disperse almost randomly from July to September. This movement is presumably governed by prevailing feeding conditions.

Source: http://www.birdguides.com/species/species.asp?sp=20023

Location: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muntinlupa

EXIF: http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/8573613369/#meta/

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+1 on this fantastic capture!

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« Reply #1206 on: April 22, 2013, 04:37:42 PM »

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« Reply #1207 on: April 22, 2013, 09:33:21 PM »
^^^ Little Egret (Egretta garzetta) by alabang, on Flickr


Great shot. Simply beautiful.

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« Reply #1208 on: April 23, 2013, 08:11:24 AM »
I've only recently started but here's a few of mine. All hand-held, 7D, usually ISO 800 or 1600, no idea of the other settings.

Geese Flying (100-400 L)

IM130780.jpg by sm_carey, on Flickr

Swans Flying (100-400 L):

IM131697.jpg by sm_carey, on Flickr

Wren (70-300 L):

IM132508.jpg by sm_carey, on Flickr

Swans Fightling (100-400 L)

IM131916.jpg by sm_carey, on Flickr

Starlings (70-300 L)

IM132740.jpg by sm_carey, on Flickr

Blackbird (70-300 L)

IM133941.jpg by sm_carey, on Flickr

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« Reply #1209 on: April 23, 2013, 08:45:11 AM »
I've only recently started but here's a few of mine. All hand-held, 7D, usually ISO 800 or 1600, no idea of the other settings.

Geese Flying (100-400 L)
IM130780.jpg by sm_carey, on Flickr

Swans Flying (100-400 L):
IM131697.jpg by sm_carey, on Flickr

Wren (70-300 L):
IM132508.jpg by sm_carey, on Flickr

Swans Fightling (100-400 L)
IM131916.jpg by sm_carey, on Flickr

Starlings (70-300 L)
IM132740.jpg by sm_carey, on Flickr

Blackbird (70-300 L)
IM133941.jpg by sm_carey, on Flickr
The pairs are great!

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« Reply #1210 on: April 23, 2013, 08:53:43 AM »
The Geese and the Swans flying ... Awesome. Great shots.


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« Reply #1212 on: April 23, 2013, 12:16:10 PM »
House Sparrows with the 100-400mm
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« Reply #1213 on: April 23, 2013, 02:20:00 PM »
Thanks bjd and bwfishing. Lovely images scarey. Wicked shots JR.


Brown Shrike (Lanius cristatus) by alabang, on Flickr

The Brown Shrike is a migratory species and ringing studies show that they have a high fidelity to their wintering sites, often returning to the same locations each winter.[17][18][19] They begin establishing wintering territories shortly on arrival and their loud chattering or rattling calls are distinctive. Birds that arrive early and establish territories appear to have an advantage over those that arrive later in the winter areas.[20][21] The timing of their migration is very regular with their arrival in winter to India in August to September and departure in April.[22] During their winter period, they go through a premigratory moult.[17] Their song in the winter quarters is faint and somewhat resembles the call of the Rosy Starling and often includes mimicry of other birds. The beak remains closed when singing and only throat pulsations are visible although the bird moves its tail up and down while singing.[5][23]

The breeding season is late May or June and the breeding habitat includes the taiga, forest to semi-desert where they build a nest in a tree or bush, laying 2-6 eggs.[24]

They feed on mainly on insects, especially lepidoptera.[25] Like other shrikes, they impale prey on thorns. Small birds and lizards are also sometimes preyed on.[26] A white-eye (Zosterops) has been recorded in its larder.[5] They typically look out for prey from a perch and fly down towards the ground to capture them.[27]

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« Reply #1214 on: April 23, 2013, 10:31:14 PM »
Just went out and did some bird photography for the first time in a good while. My EF 100-400mm lens was dropped, and I had to get it repaired. Finally got it back (although there is a story about that, resulting in the lens getting dropped AGAIN, which affected IQ, but not enough to be a huge problem.) Anyway, first time I've ever photographed an American Avocet. BEAUTIFUL BIRDS! They are rather large for a shore bird, with a slightly up-curved bill, with a beautiful rusty-colored head and white-ringed eyes. A fairly large group, at leas 12 strong at my highest count, was distributed along the sandy shore and mud flats of Cherry Creek Reservoir, in a wetland reserve area along the south east shore. This was one of the last few shots of the day, when the sun finally came out and was in the perfect position behind my, nicely illuminating the bird:



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