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scyrene

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5445 on: May 07, 2014, 04:45:48 PM »
I got a few nice bird portraits yesterday. Here's a tree sparrow (Passer montanus) sitting on the edge of a roof.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5446 on: May 07, 2014, 04:51:51 PM »
baby Great Horned Owl.... spring time is great

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5447 on: May 07, 2014, 04:58:08 PM »
one more of the spring babies in the area....

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5448 on: May 07, 2014, 05:04:02 PM »
Beautiful shots jrda2

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5449 on: May 07, 2014, 06:08:07 PM »
Is this good enough for portrait?

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5450 on: May 07, 2014, 06:38:25 PM »
Very nice shot ... And Welcome to CR  :)

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5451 on: May 07, 2014, 08:31:21 PM »
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
Cherry Creek, Colorado

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That is a beautiful bird and wonderful captured. Thank you for your very informative posts!

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Fantastic photos, jrista! :)
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5452 on: May 07, 2014, 08:33:38 PM »
Is this good enough for portrait?

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Yup :)
Very nice.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5453 on: May 07, 2014, 08:35:38 PM »
Glossy/White-faced Ibis Hybrid


Lovely shots Sir  8)

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5454 on: May 07, 2014, 08:37:51 PM »
It's been a while since I posted anything so here are a recent few. EXIf and more shots on my Flickr site. 7D, 100-400L, handheld, pp in DPP.

Young Juvenile BCN Heron by EricJ777, on Flickr

Young Juvenile BCN Heron by EricJ777, on Flickr

Young Juvenile BCN Heron by EricJ777, on Flickr
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5455 on: May 07, 2014, 08:39:42 PM »
Cool shots Serendipidy. I especially like the first one  :)

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5456 on: May 07, 2014, 08:43:36 PM »
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5457 on: May 07, 2014, 08:44:56 PM »
Cool shots Serendipidy. I especially like the first one  :)

Thanks, Click.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5458 on: May 08, 2014, 06:08:16 AM »
Flamingo. f2.8, 1/1000, ISO1000, 400mm
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5459 on: May 08, 2014, 08:33:53 AM »
Cool shots Serendipidy. I especially like the first one  :)

Love the first one :)
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5459 on: May 08, 2014, 08:33:53 AM »