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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4065 on: January 13, 2014, 11:26:23 PM »
Tawny Frogmouth.
On a hot summers day (43.2c at last count) I spotted this guy/gal trying to keep out of the heat. I've heard it at night in my garden, and there's the tell tale signs of their droppings around the veggie garden.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4066 on: January 14, 2014, 01:19:12 AM »
43 C - ouch, I've almost fainted, -10 C here.  Very cute and nice shot.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4067 on: January 14, 2014, 02:00:08 AM »
43 C - ouch, I've almost fainted, -10 C here.  Very cute and nice shot.
Thanks Jack. It actually topped 44c at one stage :)  While I love the cold, not so sure about -10c ;)

Just went out to see if it was still around, but its moved trees. I'm hoping its alright, as we tend to have birds and possums collapsing with heat exhaustion on days like this.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4068 on: January 14, 2014, 02:55:39 AM »
"Not sure about -10 C"; that's not COLD! ;)  Seriously, I don't know how you can function at 44 C - WOW!

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4069 on: January 14, 2014, 03:28:51 AM »
Seriously, I don't know how you can function at 44 C - WOW!
Slowly ;)
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4070 on: January 14, 2014, 08:51:47 AM »
Tawny Frogmouth.
On a hot summers day (43.2c at last count) I spotted this guy/gal trying to keep out of the heat. I've heard it at night in my garden, and there's the tell tale signs of their droppings around the veggie garden.
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Very cute bird. Nice shot Mr Bean.

43C.. it's time for a cold beer or iced tea.  8)

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4071 on: January 14, 2014, 11:49:51 AM »
A dunlin feeding.

This is one of a series of closeups trying to image the feeding mechanics of this long billed bird. They seem to have long thin BLUE tongues. I was pleasantly pleased by this shot in that it also shows the beautiful plumage of this shorebird.

Another interesting detail is the double highlight in the eye. I guess one is the direct sun and the second is the sun reflected off the water.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4072 on: January 14, 2014, 01:38:45 PM »
I like your shot Jeff.  Well done.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4073 on: January 14, 2014, 02:23:01 PM »
Male Red-bellied Woodpecker...



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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4074 on: January 14, 2014, 02:37:40 PM »
Male Red-bellied Woodpecker...


Great shot Harv. Beautiful light and bokeh.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4075 on: January 14, 2014, 03:32:41 PM »
Male Red-bellied Woodpecker...


Great shot Harv. Beautiful light and bokeh.

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Fantastic...I love it. :)
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4076 on: January 14, 2014, 04:25:29 PM »
Male Red-bellied Woodpecker...


Great shot Harv. Beautiful light and bokeh.

+1
Fantastic...I love it. :)

Thank you very much.  :D
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4077 on: January 14, 2014, 05:40:43 PM »
Tawny Frogmouth.
On a hot summers day (43.2c at last count) I spotted this guy/gal trying to keep out of the heat. I've heard it at night in my garden, and there's the tell tale signs of their droppings around the veggie garden.
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Love the Image, well done, and in that heat, very well done.

January 03rd My Family & I drove through a place in Queensland Australia called Birdsville (no kidding, that's what they named the Town), we had to stop for fuel as the next fuel was a light year away, 45.1c, and later in the day they recorded 48c, only melted tough people live here.

I managed to take no Images anywhere near Birdsville, I was worried the 1Dx would burst into Flames.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4077 on: January 14, 2014, 05:40:43 PM »

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4078 on: January 14, 2014, 06:21:16 PM »
Edward, I like CR for the humour as much as the photos! ;)

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4079 on: January 14, 2014, 07:36:54 PM »

Grey-throated  Sunbird (Anthreptes griseigularis) by  alabang, on Flickr

The  Grey-throated Sunbird (Anthreptes griseigularis) is a species of  bird  in the Nectariniidae family. It is found in a wide range of  semi-open  wooded habitats in the northern and eastern part of the  Philippines. It  is often considered a subspecies of the Brown-throated  Sunbird, but  the two differ consistently in measurements and plumage,  and there is  no evidence of intergradation between them.[1] It has not  been rated by  BirdLife International (and consequently IUCN), but is  generally  common and therefore unlikely to be threatened.

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« Reply #4079 on: January 14, 2014, 07:36:54 PM »