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« Reply #1890 on: July 05, 2013, 11:47:38 PM »
I am not sure, but I think this is a female wood duck (and chicks). Shot in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada with my p/s. I'm going back tomorrow with the real camera and will try to do better, and look for the male. Can anyone confirm it's a wood duck?
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« Reply #1891 on: July 06, 2013, 09:03:51 AM »
Egret- "The early bird, and the worm story"

Nice shot. I like the scene.

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« Reply #1892 on: July 07, 2013, 12:13:26 AM »
This first one is the closest a bird has ever let me get.  He didn't budge even when I was within 5-6 feet.  For a while I thought I was looking stupid photographing what appeared to be a bird statue.


IMG_5347-2 by Joe Beckwith, on Flickr


I used to bring my camera to work and go to the local park on lunch as a form of stress relief.  It was nice, especially when the ducks were posing for family portraits.


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« Reply #1893 on: July 07, 2013, 07:57:49 AM »
This first one is the closest a bird has ever let me get.  He didn't budge even when I was within 5-6 feet.  For a while I thought I was looking stupid photographing what appeared to be a bird statue.


I used to bring my camera to work and go to the local park on lunch as a form of stress relief.  It was nice, especially when the ducks were posing for family portraits.


Nice pictures JBeckwith  :)

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« Reply #1894 on: July 07, 2013, 09:30:02 AM »
This first one is the closest a bird has ever let me get.  He didn't budge even when I was within 5-6 feet.  For a while I thought I was looking stupid photographing what appeared to be a bird statue.

And one morning out paddling in my canoe, I come around a point and there are three mergansers sleeping on the water near a dock...... I take out the camera and spend the next 20 minutes drifting towards them in a light breeze. As I got closer I realized they were very well colored plastic decoys...
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« Reply #1895 on: July 07, 2013, 09:34:07 AM »
My vote for most beautiful flyer -  Roseate Tern
Perfect symmetry, ultra sleek,   Sublime.

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« Reply #1896 on: July 07, 2013, 09:39:55 AM »
My vote for most beautiful flyer -  Roseate Tern
Perfect symmetry, ultra sleek,   Sublime.

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I agree with you. My vote also. It looks like a fighter jet.  8) Nice one IslanderMV.

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« Reply #1897 on: July 07, 2013, 09:41:57 AM »
My vote for most beautiful flyer -  Roseate Tern
Perfect symmetry, ultra sleek,   Sublime.

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PS. When I said "My vote for most beautiful flyer",  meant the species , not this photo.

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« Reply #1898 on: July 07, 2013, 09:50:55 AM »
I love that bird too. I watch them flying while kayaking, they are amazing flyers, especially when they dive for fish.

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« Reply #1899 on: July 07, 2013, 11:19:33 AM »
Hummies, they're just so difficult to shoot!
Got these trying to vie for the sugar feeder, just can't focus as fast as they flutter about.  My apologies for softness in focus.

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« Reply #1900 on: July 07, 2013, 11:44:16 AM »
Something from SouthEast Asia..an Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher also known as the Black-backed Kingfisher or Three-toed Kingfisher (Ceyx erithaca).

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« Reply #1901 on: July 07, 2013, 11:55:55 AM »
Something from SouthEast Asia..an Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher also known as the Black-backed Kingfisher or Three-toed Kingfisher (Ceyx erithaca).

Awesome. Beautiful and colorful bird. Great shot!

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« Reply #1902 on: July 08, 2013, 10:53:48 AM »

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« Reply #1903 on: July 08, 2013, 02:48:13 PM »
Love your pics guys. Beautiful birds portrayed.

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« Reply #1904 on: July 08, 2013, 04:44:49 PM »
Fledgling Cooper's Hawk, relieving the boredom

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