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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15840 on: March 13, 2018, 08:58:52 PM »
Thanks to all!
Lion Rock, my birds are not as colorful as the bunch posted by Wiebe, he really got some very bright ones.
Wiebe, you for sure notice that I'm posting more of the same: there is not very big diversity of birds on Oahu. And sadly, many species are so rare (especially sad for the native birds) that you have to go many times on the best localities to take a (good) shot.
Jack, I don't think you are the reason for my bad luck (or the very bad weather - and see the sentence above...), with the rare birds it's always like that, you for sure know that.
I will go there next weekend if the weather is +/- good but also, I already have little plan B in case of bad weather (what about some photos of nesting albatrosses?) ;D!

clbayley - I love that picture!

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15841 on: March 13, 2018, 09:12:41 PM »
Jack,
Your part of the continent unfortunately have a longer and colder winter.  Just be patient.  We just got about 3 inches of the the white stuff, and in my decades here, the uni for the first time, announced a warning a day before.  Then delayed school for 3 hours.  And then, totally called off school!  I did some work elsewhere, and had to drive.  The roads were clear, yes snowed and was plowed.  Perfectly fine for all traffic.
So, hope you'll get some beauties with the upcoming seasons.
-r

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15842 on: March 13, 2018, 09:16:45 PM »
ISv,
There are a number of "marksman" here who can shoot beautiful and colorful creatures.  And doing it terribly well, too!  Those people really make this place very special.
I think you're one of these folks that grace us.
Keep coming up with wonderful shots!
-r

Thanks to all!
Lion Rock, my birds are not as colorful as the bunch posted by Wiebe, he really got some very bright ones.
Wiebe, you for sure notice that I'm posting more of the same: there is not very big diversity of birds on Oahu. And sadly, many species are so rare (especially sad for the native birds) that you have to go many times on the best localities to take a (good) shot.
Jack, I don't think you are the reason for my bad luck (or the very bad weather - and see the sentence above...), with the rare birds it's always like that, you for sure know that.
I will go there next weekend if the weather is +/- good but also, I already have little plan B in case of bad weather (what about some photos of nesting albatrosses?) ;D!

clbayley - I love that picture!

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15843 on: March 13, 2018, 11:20:37 PM »
Lion Rock, your words are great encouragement - thank you!

Wiebe - I'm very sorry, I didn't read carefully your previous post: "...Female looks like your Francolin - just with some colored feathers; do you know if they are related?
The male is abundant in colors... real peacock attitude ;)"

Your birds (I don't know what exactly species they are), as well as the Peacock or the Hungarian partridge that Jack mentioned (hey Jack, I have grown with these, despite not Hungarian by origin - in my original country they were everywhere in the fields) as well as the francolins are the same family - Phasianidae. Chickens and Turkey belong there too :)!

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15844 on: March 14, 2018, 12:48:43 AM »
First - Thanks to Click, Lion rock, mdmphoto!
Wiebe - thanks too but I still didn't write my last will... so, I will wait for more opportunities to catch the right moment of the feeding ;)!
Second - nice new pics, congratulations to the authors!
Third - Jack... even with your (spiritual ;)) presence there I fail totally this weekend. Overcast sky and very dark under the canopy of the rain forest + strong wind. I saw just two Red-vented Bulbuls (species posted in the previous sessions) at the very beginning of the trail, after that - NOTHING! Hear calls (incl. of the birds of interest) but don't see the birds - dark. Next time! I'm kinda (very) stubborn when it concerns photography (and time to time it works ;D).
And since I have nothing new to post - here are some older photos (and bad pic of a species that I have never posted before - the Gray Francolin but so far this is the only photo that I have succeed to take of that one). Please notice the difference between the juvenile Nutmeg mannikin (aka Scaly-brested Munia) and the adult, they look as separate species. It is very hard to distinguish the juveniles of this species from the juveniles of the Chestnut Mannikin (or Munia) despite the obvious difference in the adults.
All this for the guys who plan to come to the Islands ;)!
Great set!

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15845 on: March 14, 2018, 11:54:04 AM »
Nothing new so I must post from long ago, otherwise I feel left out. :(  This is for Alan who abandoned his first love, while I'm still torn about about doing the same.  300 X1.4

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15846 on: March 14, 2018, 12:18:11 PM »
Nice shot, Jack.   :)

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15847 on: March 14, 2018, 01:05:19 PM »
Nice shot, Jack.   :)

Thanks click - expensive shot - they kill my trees. >:(

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15848 on: March 15, 2018, 01:12:36 AM »
Jack, I love downy woodpeckers :)  We have a bunch that feed on peanuts that I faithfully refill every day, and have gotten very fat.

My contribution for today... do these count as portraits? :D

In the second one, clearly some of the geese thought that the grass was greener on the other side :D

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15849 on: March 15, 2018, 03:10:29 AM »
Looking at those fat guys it seems they could feed the hungry! ;)

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15850 on: March 15, 2018, 06:56:47 AM »
Looking at those fat guys it seems they could feed the hungry! ;)

Jack
Mmm, foie gras!

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15851 on: March 15, 2018, 08:26:52 AM »
Looking at those fat guys it seems they could feed the hungry! ;)

Jack
Mmm, foie gras!

 :D



Nice pictures, Phil.  :)

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15852 on: March 15, 2018, 08:40:28 AM »
Yes!
And roasted geese!
-r

Looking at those fat guys it seems they could feed the hungry! ;)

Jack
Mmm, foie gras!

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15853 on: March 15, 2018, 11:50:11 AM »
Thanks, lion rock, click, Pippan, and Jack :)

Being someone who loves Chinese BBQ, the thought, "Barbeque Duck Bonanza!!" did cross my mind  ;D

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15854 on: March 15, 2018, 01:20:16 PM »
CR for the humour. :)

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