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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4560 on: February 18, 2014, 01:08:27 AM »
Europian Oyster Catcher with a crab....
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« Reply #4561 on: February 18, 2014, 06:28:49 AM »
Shots from Florida and the like should be banned!  ;)  Here I sit snow-bound at -10 C and in spite of wandering outside today not a single bird of any description - well actually I did see a magpie far away. :(

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I wandered through the local woods for 4 hours today, did not even hear a bird, nothing came to the feeders, too cold and windy.....

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When I go down to Florida on vacation it's like a smorgasbord of birds and wildlife compared to up here in the cold north!
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4562 on: February 18, 2014, 10:18:18 AM »
Shots from Florida and the like should be banned!  ;)  Here I sit snow-bound at -10 C and in spite of wandering outside today not a single bird of any description - well actually I did see a magpie far away. :(

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I wandered through the local woods for 4 hours today, did not even hear a bird, nothing came to the feeders, too cold and windy.....

++1!
When I go down to Florida on vacation it's like a smorgasbord of birds and wildlife compared to up here in the cold north!
All of your birds are fleeing that weather for the Florida beaches.  We've had a snowy owl in Jacksonville and now a red-throated loon in Panama City.  Out of respect, I'll limit my post to more endemic species - here's a slightly less wary (these guys are second only to Kingfishers it seems) Black-crowned Night Heron who posed for me on Sunday morning:


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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4563 on: February 18, 2014, 12:56:24 PM »
"Out of respect, I'll limit my post to more endemic species - here's a slightly less wary (these guys are second only to Kingfishers it seems) Black-crowned Night Heron who posed for me on Sunday morning:"

"Wary" - not by Serindipidy - wish he'd send his birds up here! ;)

I'll be hoping for a shot like that this summer!

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4564 on: February 18, 2014, 01:27:02 PM »
"Out of respect, I'll limit my post to more endemic species - here's a slightly less wary (these guys are second only to Kingfishers it seems) Black-crowned Night Heron who posed for me on Sunday morning:"

"Wary" - not by Serindipidy - wish he'd send his birds up here! ;)

I'll be hoping for a shot like that this summer!

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I'm definitely jealous of his buddy Harry, and come to think of it, I've gotten much closer to at least one kingfisher and several bald eagles than I ever have to these guys.  Maybe they just don't like me.  Here are a couple of other Night Herons who I've had in my viewfinder for a few moments:
Flew off immediately:

Juvenile with a large alligator between me & him/her:

Shot from a moving boat:




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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4565 on: February 18, 2014, 01:44:34 PM »
I'm definitely jealous of his buddy Harry, and come to think of it, I've gotten much closer to at least one kingfisher and several bald eagles than I ever have to these guys.  Maybe they just don't like me.  Here are a couple of other Night Herons who I've had in my viewfinder for a few moments:
Flew off immediately
I´m sure they believe the front lens element is the huge evil eye on a dangerous beast ;)
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4566 on: February 18, 2014, 07:01:50 PM »
Well these guys are my friends and I love em! Great posers!

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« Reply #4567 on: February 18, 2014, 07:37:01 PM »
So cute.  :)  Well done Jack

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« Reply #4568 on: February 18, 2014, 07:47:11 PM »
Thanks Click, it took a little persuading.  I'd been after this shot for a while.

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« Reply #4569 on: February 18, 2014, 08:23:40 PM »
Conventional wisdom is you've got to show the bird's eyes and preferably with a catch light in 'em or the photo is a failure.  In this case, I beg to differ.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4570 on: February 19, 2014, 09:06:27 AM »
Jack & Steven, those are both great shots - I like the little one popping out and I agree on the closed eyes.

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« Reply #4571 on: February 19, 2014, 09:49:39 AM »
Thanks Mackguyver, what I really like is that she looked me straight in the eye as if to say I love you.  :)

The closed eyes owl also conveys a sense of trust and love! ;)

The 6D makes BIF tough and any movement is problematic for that matter, so I was happy to get this one.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4572 on: February 19, 2014, 10:44:25 AM »
Conventional wisdom is you've got to show the bird's eyes and preferably with a catch light in 'em or the photo is a failure.  In this case, I beg to differ.

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« Reply #4573 on: February 19, 2014, 12:05:03 PM »
Conventional wisdom is you've got to show the bird's eyes and preferably with a catch light in 'em or the photo is a failure.  In this case, I beg to differ.


Very nice shot Steven.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4574 on: February 20, 2014, 02:43:32 AM »
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