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Mikehit

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Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« Reply #4380 on: September 24, 2017, 08:13:17 AM »

There's Horned owls in Ellison Park at Vernon.  I might have to PM you about Bella Coola since we want to drive that highway that's got the reputation and I guess the country is pretty wild with Grizzlies etc.  Maybe this next spring.  I tried really hard to find Spirit bears around Rosswood when we headed to Prince Rupert but no luck in spite of the folk describing sightings.  BC is quite the province.

Jack

I bit off-topic, Jack but did you see that BC have banned all trophy bear-hunting. Killing them for food or population control only. 

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« Reply #4380 on: September 24, 2017, 08:13:17 AM »

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« Reply #4381 on: September 24, 2017, 01:33:08 PM »

There's Horned owls in Ellison Park at Vernon.  I might have to PM you about Bella Coola since we want to drive that highway that's got the reputation and I guess the country is pretty wild with Grizzlies etc.  Maybe this next spring.  I tried really hard to find Spirit bears around Rosswood when we headed to Prince Rupert but no luck in spite of the folk describing sightings.  BC is quite the province.

Jack

I bit off-topic, Jack but did you see that BC have banned all trophy bear-hunting. Killing them for food or population control only.

Good news.  Trophies seem so archaic now.  When I was 16 I was doing taxidermy so that tells you where I've come from.

Mike a few years ago I felt bad when I realized my post strayed off topic, now I'm a little bolder. ;)  However, we should play by the rules (with a little idle chit-chat for general interest).

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Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« Reply #4382 on: September 24, 2017, 02:52:09 PM »
Great shots keep coming here. I enjoy watching. Thank you.

Today I got a load of kestrel-shots, that I dare share here.
Location: Stevns Klint. SE part of Denmark.

Edit: I just added a fifth, where a lizard is devoured in air.

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« Reply #4383 on: September 24, 2017, 02:56:17 PM »
Nice shots!
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« Reply #4384 on: September 24, 2017, 03:01:29 PM »
Beautiful series, PK.

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« Reply #4385 on: September 24, 2017, 06:15:44 PM »
Very impressive, PK
What lens were you using?

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« Reply #4386 on: September 24, 2017, 06:25:23 PM »
Very impressive, PK
What lens were you using?

For sure!  I'd add, what was you situation and location to be a part of this action?

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« Reply #4386 on: September 24, 2017, 06:25:23 PM »

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« Reply #4387 on: September 25, 2017, 02:38:49 AM »
Alan, Click, Mike, Jack - thank you for your comments on my kestrels.

All were shot with Canon 6D (MkI), Tamron 150-600 (MkI). @ 600mm, ISO 800, 1/1600s, f/6.3-8

More about the location:
Stevns Klint is a white chalk cliff rising up to 40 m from sea level.
Se more at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stevns_Klint

It is a good spot for watching migrating birds in autumn, where they cross ├śresund from Sweden's southwesternmost tip, Falsterbo.
On this day - September 24 - we saw many migrating birds, primarily geese.
But we also had a good display of several birds of prey resting or hunting. Probably birds taking a day off before moving on.
There were several kestrels hunting lizard on the side of the cliff.
Standing on top of the cliff you could often get almost level with the birds.
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« Reply #4388 on: September 25, 2017, 02:57:43 AM »
Alan, Click, Mike, Jack - thank you for your comments on my kestrels.

All were shot with Canon 6D (MkI), Tamron 150-600 (MkI). @ 600mm, ISO 800, 1/1600s, f/6.3-8

More about the location:
Stevns Klint is a white chalk cliff rising up to 40 m from sea level.
Se more at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stevns_Klint

It is a good spot for watching migrating birds at autumn, where they cross ├śresund from Sweden's southwesternmost tip, Falsterbo.
On this day - September 24 - we saw many migrating birds, primarily geese.
But we also had a good display of several birds of prey resting or hunting. Probably birds taking a day off before moving on.
There were several of kestrels hunting lizard on the side of the cliff.
Standing on top of the cliff you could often get almost level with the birds.

Must be nice! ;)  Thanks.

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« Reply #4389 on: September 25, 2017, 10:38:31 AM »
Great shots keep coming here. I enjoy watching. Thank you.

Today I got a load of kestrel-shots, that I dare share here.
Location: Stevns Klint. SE part of Denmark.

Edit: I just added a fifth, where a lizard is devoured in air.
Cool. The question is - what was the vantage point? Where did you shoot it from?

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« Reply #4390 on: September 29, 2017, 04:26:09 AM »
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« Reply #4391 on: September 29, 2017, 10:25:16 AM »
Nice shot, Cog!  8)

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« Reply #4392 on: September 30, 2017, 09:17:18 AM »
 :)

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« Reply #4393 on: September 30, 2017, 09:18:07 AM »

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« Reply #4394 on: September 30, 2017, 09:19:13 AM »
Great shots keep coming here. I enjoy watching. Thank you.

Today I got a load of kestrel-shots, that I dare share here.
Location: Stevns Klint. SE part of Denmark.

Edit: I just added a fifth, where a lizard is devoured in air.


Very nice series!  :)

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« Reply #4394 on: September 30, 2017, 09:19:13 AM »