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« Reply #915 on: July 12, 2014, 05:42:49 AM »
Arctic (?) Tern, hovering whilst looking for fish. Maldon, Essex


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Nice sense of speed with the motion blur on the wings. I also like the dark background. Well done!
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« Reply #916 on: July 12, 2014, 07:01:16 AM »
A Southern Giant Petrel taking off of its antarctic lichen(orange) covered rocky nest. Hannah Point, Antarctica 2011
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« Reply #917 on: July 12, 2014, 07:12:00 AM »
.....And another landing, at 20-knot winds on that rock top

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« Reply #918 on: July 12, 2014, 07:44:37 AM »
Arctic (?) Tern, hovering whilst looking for fish. Maldon, Essex


Nice sense of speed with the motion blur on the wings. I also like the dark background. Well done!

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Very nice Petach.

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« Reply #919 on: July 14, 2014, 09:26:12 AM »
A (probably juvenile) swallow, one of many feeding low over a cornfield yesterday. Very strong wind - at first I didn't think it would be worth trying (holding a big lens steady in a crosswind is pretty difficult), but the background was so lovely, I relented. They move so fast, you need a lot of patience, but also it was on the threshold of the focus limit, so I had to use full focus, which slows it down a fair bit. This one turned out okay though :) 500mm, f/4, 1/4000, ISO 320.
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« Reply #920 on: July 14, 2014, 09:28:29 AM »
Beautiful. I really like this picture. Nicely done scyrene.

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« Reply #921 on: July 14, 2014, 09:39:53 AM »
Beautiful. I really like this picture. Nicely done scyrene.

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« Reply #922 on: July 15, 2014, 09:19:31 AM »
Great images petach erhp glenn
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« Reply #923 on: July 15, 2014, 09:37:28 AM »
Excellent job scyrene.  They are very difficult and fast.  If you can get them when they head into the wind and control your lens you have the greatest chance for success IME.
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« Reply #924 on: July 15, 2014, 09:56:48 AM »
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« Reply #925 on: July 15, 2014, 11:12:17 AM »
Excellent job scyrene.  They are very difficult and fast.  If you can get them when they head into the wind and control your lens you have the greatest chance for success IME.

Thanks! That's absolutely right - sometimes they will fly into a headwind and hang motionless for a moment or two.
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« Reply #926 on: July 17, 2014, 09:41:17 AM »
Zone-tailed Hawk.  Not a rare bird over its distribution, which includes much of Latin America,  but pretty uncommon in the U.S.  I photographed this one in a remote canyon in the mountains of southern Arizona.

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« Reply #927 on: July 17, 2014, 09:52:22 AM »
Nice shot Steven.

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« Reply #928 on: July 17, 2014, 01:53:55 PM »
Great egret - 1D X +300 f/2.8 IS II + 2x III, handheld - I yanked it off the tripod while shooting an owl and caught this bird in the first light of the day with the sun just above the horizon.  An osprey with fish came a few minutes later but I wasn't fast enough!  f/6.3 1/2000s ISO 3200:


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« Reply #929 on: July 17, 2014, 01:56:30 PM »
Great egret ... Great shot  8) Well done mackguyver.

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