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Jack Douglas

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« Reply #4365 on: September 23, 2017, 04:50:09 AM »
V nice, Alan.

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« Reply #4365 on: September 23, 2017, 04:50:09 AM »

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« Reply #4366 on: September 23, 2017, 05:29:47 AM »
Another pose of a marsh harrier:

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« Reply #4367 on: September 23, 2017, 06:40:36 AM »
Eye in the sky!

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« Reply #4368 on: September 23, 2017, 09:09:15 AM »
Another pose of a marsh harrier:

Great shot, Cog.

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« Reply #4369 on: September 23, 2017, 09:09:50 AM »
Eye in the sky!

Beautiful picture.  8)  Well done, Adrian.

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« Reply #4370 on: September 23, 2017, 09:10:08 AM »
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« Reply #4371 on: September 23, 2017, 09:18:13 AM »
AlanF,
Extraordinary!
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« Reply #4371 on: September 23, 2017, 09:18:13 AM »

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« Reply #4372 on: September 23, 2017, 12:27:00 PM »
AlanF,
Extraordinary!
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I'm jealous!  A trip like that had to be pretty costly??

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« Reply #4373 on: September 23, 2017, 01:26:04 PM »
Hi Folks.
Alan, Cog, Adrian and others, great shots recently guys thanks for keeping the bar high ::) just makes it harder to justify posting my mediocre offerings.  ;D

Cheers, Graham.
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« Reply #4374 on: September 23, 2017, 02:35:35 PM »
This is about the birds, literally and I'd say there isn't a mediocre bird on the planet although somehow some of them aren't exactly beauties.  IOW Graham, post away.

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« Reply #4375 on: September 23, 2017, 02:46:45 PM »
AlanF, that stork-billed kingfisher is a very cool bird.  Nice shot, thanks for sharing.

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« Reply #4376 on: September 23, 2017, 03:36:59 PM »
AlanF, that stork-billed kingfisher is a very cool bird.  Nice shot, thanks for sharing.

Thanks. An opportunistic shot, with the sun behind me.
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« Reply #4377 on: September 23, 2017, 05:28:03 PM »
Makes it more precious.
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AlanF, that stork-billed kingfisher is a very cool bird.  Nice shot, thanks for sharing.

Thanks. An opportunistic shot, with the sun behind me.

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« Reply #4377 on: September 23, 2017, 05:28:03 PM »

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« Reply #4378 on: September 23, 2017, 10:20:08 PM »
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Fantastic shot! How did you manage to capture it?

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« Reply #4379 on: September 24, 2017, 08:11:44 AM »
@Jack - that's a fantastic shot of a chickadee  8)

You are absolutely right; with every bird, the first few are super exciting, and they get less so as you accumulate many of them :)

All the big birds of prey and waterfowl though, I always get really excited about if the sun's right.  I wish I could catch some photos of owls, no such luck yet -- mostly because the places to go are very out of the way for me.

The only owl photo I have is a night security camera at the house.. one came right onto one of our balconies :D

What I, maybe we, need to do is keep aiming for the perfect pose or situation that is not the same old ho hum.  Could be common old chickadees or whatever we have relatively easy access to, but keep watching for a special activity.  That's why I'd prefer your shots over mine.  Never the less, any decent flight shot of a small bird is not exactly everyday common.

I also have only DSLR shot one owl - a Great-horned in BC, Canada

Jack

Exactly my evolution, Jack.
Just get the thing first of all then aim to get a good flight position - if you go to Birdphotographers.net the standards are really high, and some critiques get taken over by the 'HAP' (Head Angle Police) or with comments about 'great shot shame about the wing position'.  I don't mind on he whole because sometimes they can make or break a shot but equally the discussion can sometimes distract from the shot.

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« Reply #4379 on: September 24, 2017, 08:11:44 AM »