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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5070 on: April 03, 2014, 11:00:00 AM »
HankMD, I can easily imagine the excitement.  My last owl was over 30 years ago, as hard as it is to believe, we just don't seem to have a lot around here.  Nice shot.

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Thanks, Jack. And wow, I sure hope my next owl won't take that long. Truth is, owls are fairly uncommon in the urban area where I live. The Collared Scops Owl is, not surprisingly, the most adapted to the human environment. The one I ran into was in a local park. The Eastern Grass Owl, on the other hand, is locally endangered, and most birders around here are lucky to see it once in a lifetime.

HankMD - congrats on your first owl!!!  It's so exciting to finally see one considering how hard they are to find.  I've been looking for this little guy in my yard for months and I've seen him fly by and heard him almost daily but it took me that long to finally find him.  That's a really interesting owl you shot - I've never even heard of the species.

Thanks, mackguyver. I find that I run into interesting species when I'm not looking for them (and least expect them). Last Saturday I went on a hike with my wife, and though I heard all sorts of bird calls, only ONE was in sight for a total of five seconds. The shutter count incremented by exactly zero. Just as we were leaving the parking lot, I saw a pair of what I learned later were Collared Finchbills. Those shots made the day.

In your case, though, you already knew you had something interesting, and your perseverance and ingenuity  paid off -- congrats!

A raptor that I ran into at a local art museum  ??? last year (which sort of got me interested in birding):
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« Reply #5071 on: April 03, 2014, 11:01:40 AM »
Lovely shot Eldar.
Thanks Click.
I got the whole morning with them yesterday. Here´s an eager nest builder.
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« Reply #5072 on: April 03, 2014, 11:11:48 AM »
Lovely shot Eldar.
Thanks Click.
I got a whole morning with them yesterday. Here´s an eager nest builder.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5073 on: April 03, 2014, 12:01:32 PM »
As long as we're on the subject of hummers . . . .

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« Reply #5074 on: April 03, 2014, 12:16:27 PM »
As long as we're on the subject of hummers . . . .

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5075 on: April 03, 2014, 01:17:05 PM »
Perched Golden Eagle in the National Elk Refuge near Jackson


Here is another shot telling.  The feet tell me that he is most likely a Golden Eagle.  What do you think?  Golden or Juvenile Bald Eagle?


I believe this is a juvenile bald eagle.  The beak/ bill is larger and more characteristic of a bald eagle, the feathering does not go all the way down the leg as shown in the second pic, and the wing markings also look like a young bald eagle.  Either way they are neat pics- I like the second one where it likes like he is relaxed and stretching.
Turns out it is a Baldy (according to the Raptor Center).  You (and the other guy who sent me a private message) were right.  The nostril color was the deciding factor.  Thanks for your input.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5076 on: April 03, 2014, 07:54:33 PM »
Hi Northstar.
That is a great shot, a most unusual situation. I love the vivid blue eye mask too.
So many great shots from everyone, too many to list individually so I hope you will accept a collective well done from me.

Cheers Graham.

not sure what kind of bird this is but i caught him peeking at me from around a tree branch.

pretty little thing

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« Reply #5077 on: April 03, 2014, 08:33:45 PM »
As long as we're on the subject of hummers . . . .

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Very nice shot Steven.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5078 on: April 03, 2014, 08:49:45 PM »
A young Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) I shot last summer.

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« Reply #5079 on: April 03, 2014, 09:14:01 PM »
And one more, while I'm at it. A Mallard.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5080 on: April 04, 2014, 06:48:44 PM »
I had another go at the Great Crested Grebe today and got some shots of its mating dance. Quite a performer (I posted a few others on the 1DX thread, http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=8079.2595
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5081 on: April 04, 2014, 06:51:17 PM »
Since it´s a portrait thread, I suppose this is more appropriate ...
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5082 on: April 04, 2014, 07:28:21 PM »
Since it´s a portrait thread, I suppose this is more appropriate ...

Nicely done Eldar.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5083 on: April 04, 2014, 09:37:41 PM »
First Great Blue Heron seen this year.... the shot was through a chain link fence and focused so as to make the links of the fence almost invisible. If you look closely at the picture you can make them out... they are the slightly brighter diagonal diamond pattern.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5084 on: April 04, 2014, 10:01:22 PM »
egret i saw last december when i went to Florida
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