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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5415 on: May 06, 2014, 01:44:22 PM »
Ruddy shellduck, female
This is a very rare visitor. It is actually the first time I have seen one. I suspect it is a runaway from a duck farm from somewhere south of here though. But a very beautiful duck it is.
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Very impressive shot and a lovely bird.  I've never seen one of these before and you've captured it's beauty perfectly. 

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5416 on: May 06, 2014, 01:48:51 PM »
Ruddy shellduck, female
This is a very rare visitor. It is actually the first time I have seen one. I suspect it is a runaway from a duck farm from somewhere south of here though. But a very beautiful duck it is.
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+1...interesting color
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« Reply #5417 on: May 06, 2014, 01:50:08 PM »
Feeding Cardinal

Nice one Scott. It looks like you putting your 300mm to work :)
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« Reply #5418 on: May 06, 2014, 01:51:19 PM »
Superb Starling perched on a Masai speartip in Tanzania...

Nice shot mitchel.

Thanks for sharing
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« Reply #5419 on: May 06, 2014, 01:55:04 PM »
"P... off!"
Great Crested Grebe on her eggs, not to happy with the company.
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Ummm...this photo reminded me of my ex from HS ;D ;D ;D

Good timing Eldar
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5420 on: May 06, 2014, 02:01:21 PM »
Ruddy shellduck, female
This is a very rare visitor. It is actually the first time I have seen one. I suspect it is a runaway from a duck farm from somewhere south of here though. But a very beautiful duck it is.
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Lovely shot. Well done.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5421 on: May 06, 2014, 02:08:30 PM »
Float tubes - thanks guys  - was thinking an inflatable boat but they are much larger and heavier so this may be a very handy alternative.  Here's a good article: http://flyfish-edmonton.webs.com/floattubing.htm

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I'd still be pretty worried about losing my gear. If I had some kind of floating stand to put the camera on...something very stable that couldn't be swamped, then I might feel safer...but even with a float tube, if I'm just holding my gear.... *shudder*
It's funny you guys are talking about waders and float tubes and your concern is losing your gear.  I worry about losing my legs to the friendly sharks and alligators where I shoot ;D:



And to return the thread to it's normal subject again, here's a Common Grackle:

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5422 on: May 06, 2014, 03:18:57 PM »
Ruddy shellduck, female
This is a very rare visitor. It is actually the first time I have seen one. I suspect it is a runaway from a duck farm from somewhere south of here though. But a very beautiful duck it is.
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What a beauty! Your a lucky guy!

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5423 on: May 06, 2014, 03:46:10 PM »
Male American white pelican lighting on the South Saskatchewan River.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5424 on: May 06, 2014, 03:47:52 PM »
A somewhat messy Great Tit!

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5425 on: May 06, 2014, 04:15:58 PM »
Tufted duck
This is an example for everyone who believe the 600 f4L IS II combined with the 2xIII extender is not sharp enough. This image is cropped to about 50% of the full image size. Photographed in light rain.
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Lovely shot Eldar :)
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« Reply #5426 on: May 06, 2014, 04:50:37 PM »
More pelicans

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« Reply #5427 on: May 06, 2014, 09:11:05 PM »
Pelican again

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« Reply #5428 on: May 06, 2014, 09:55:36 PM »
i just upgraded to a 70D from a T4i. i am LOVIN this new camera  :D

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5429 on: May 07, 2014, 01:13:11 AM »
Glossy/White-faced Ibis Hybrid

Common to Colorado are the White-faced Ibis. They are beautiful birds, long slender necks, burgundy feathers with green wings and a patchwork of faintly colored feathers on their backs. These birds are fairly elusive here in Colorado, and they have been a target of mine for a couple years now. I've seen flocks flying overhead, usually at sunset, and only been able to get remote silhouette shots.

A couple days ago, at the Cottonwood Creek wetland, a good-sized flock of Ibis were hanging out, bathing and preening in the calmer backwaters of the wetland ponds. After some time carefully getting into position, I finally managed to get some nice shots of these beautiful waders. Once they were finally framed in my lens, I realized that at least one, if not a few, looked like Glossy Ibis. A VERY similar bird, the Glossy Ibis is endemic to the Everglades of Florida, and very rarely ventures anywhere else. The key difference is the very thin white border around the Glossies face, where as the White-faced has a much larger border that blends into their burgundy and green head and neck feathers. However the face on the Ibis in front of me was a thin and mottled white line...somewhat different from a Glossy.

The White-faced and Glossy Ibis have only a very small region of the Gulf Coast where they cohabitate a couple times a year. In my research to identify the bird I've captured here, the only photos that looked identical were labeled "White-faced/Glossy Ibis Hybrid". I'm honestly unsure how common a hybrid cross between White-faced and Glossy Ibis is, however given the small overlap in their ranges, I suspect it can't be that much more common in Colorado than the Glossy itself.

Hybridized Ibis
White-faced and Glossy

Cottonwood Creek Wetland
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