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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1410 on: May 11, 2013, 10:48:30 AM »
Willets, Western variety, at Cherry Creek State Park:

Great shots, I think the first two really do it for me. I think its the colours that I like, and thats spoilt a bit by the sand at the bottom of the third one.  But please don't take that as criticism.
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Oh, I certainly don't take it badly. I totally agree. These little guys love mud flats, so it was rare to get a shot where it was just them and the water. I prefer the cleaner water-only shots, too. Sand in the foreground isn't quite as bad...it tends to blend in better than dark mud does...but sandy shores are rarely where they hunt.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1411 on: May 13, 2013, 01:31:34 AM »
This young BCN Heron and I are now friends. Whenever I feed bread to the fish, he swoops down out of nowhere and lands at the ditch's water's edge at my feet and waits for me to entice the tilapia towards him. Today, he did it again and finally, after 15 minutes and half loaf of bread, he caught his 2nd fish on our team. 7D, 100-400mmL, F7.1, 1/100-1/160s, ISO 400, handheld with 580EX II flash and Better Beamer. PP in DPP. 1st 2 shots @285mm, rest @400mm.
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« Reply #1412 on: May 13, 2013, 01:32:55 AM »
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1413 on: May 13, 2013, 02:12:28 AM »
This young BCN Heron and I are now friends. Whenever I feed bread to the fish, he swoops down out of nowhere and lands at the ditch's water's edge at my feet and waits for me to entice the tilapia towards him. Today, he did it again and finally, after 15 minutes and half loaf of bread, he caught his 2nd fish on our team. 7D, 100-400mmL, F7.1, 1/100-1/160s, ISO 400, handheld with 580EX II flash and Better Beamer. PP in DPP. 1st 2 shots @285mm, rest @400mm.
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So you finally taught him to fish! :)

Great pictures!

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1414 on: May 13, 2013, 02:20:52 AM »
Thanks rpt for the kind words. :)
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1415 on: May 13, 2013, 11:34:47 PM »
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1416 on: May 14, 2013, 12:00:53 AM »
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Phenomenal shots, Serendipity. It must feel good to have a little wild friend, eh?
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1418 on: May 14, 2013, 05:01:56 AM »
Thanks jrista. It's always good to make new friends. :)
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1419 on: May 14, 2013, 07:15:39 AM »
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1420 on: May 14, 2013, 05:28:48 PM »
This morning I go out to get the paper and my Heron friend swoops down and wants me to help him fish again. So I go in and get my 7D and 100-400L and a loaf of bread. We try about 5 minutes with no luck and then this brown heron lands on the opposite canal bank. This brown heron only comes around occasionally and she usually chases off my black heron friend (so they are either enemies or married :o). After a minute, the black heron takes off soon followed by the brown heron. So I feed the 2 nesting Moorhens that have taken up residence here. They have gone through 3 different nests and have had to abandon them for one reason or another. I happen to be there when they exchange places on the current nest and discover they have 6 eggs incubating. I hope they hatch and I can get some photos of baby Moorhens. I'm worried because Herons eat baby chicks.

Some shots from this morning. Sorry, but it was 3 hours after sunrise and I was looking into the sun direction (couldn't be avoided). Thanks for looking and constructive comments welcomed. :)
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1421 on: May 14, 2013, 05:30:54 PM »
The Moorhen nest with 6 eggs.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1422 on: May 14, 2013, 05:31:54 PM »
Last one. 8)
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1423 on: May 14, 2013, 07:22:21 PM »
Hi Guys,

I am new to the forum and this is my first post.
This is one of the friendly Rainbow Lorikeets that frequent the apple trees at the back of my work. I shot this on my 7D with my old ef-s 55-250mm kit lens. I hope you like it.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1424 on: May 14, 2013, 09:49:30 PM »
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Beautiful photo...I love how colorful it is. also liked the dragonflies you posted on another thread today. Welcome to CR and keep posting :)
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
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