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AlanF

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Aug 16, 2012
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Alan, my major shooting holiday was not possible due to all the forest fires in BC. It was unbelievably smokey even in Alberta; actually unhealthy for asthmatics like me. Otherwise I could list a lot or reasons, including crummy weather, why this has been a very poor summer for me with the camera but there is always tomorrow - I hope. Oh well, there is also CR to view nice shots! No shortage thanks to the new and/or faithful posters.

Jack
Sorry to hear that. Our last holiday in Nova Scotia was affected by fires near Kejimkujik park in 2016.
 

Don Haines

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Jun 4, 2012
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Sorry to hear that. Our last holiday in Nova Scotia was affected by fires near Kejimkujik park in 2016.
Also sorry to hear that.... and likewise about Keji.... I love it there, and have been going since.... well..... Ummmm...... I watched the moon landing there on a portable TV :)
 

ISv

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Apr 30, 2017
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My shooting exercise started today with ISO 100-200 and finished with 1000 (at speed 1/400, f7.1) - from bright blue sky to overcast. Very hot in the beginning and ~every body (not me and I'm sorry for that:cautious:) was in the water:)! Posting only the Java sparrow - I think I haven't posted much of them (?). My attention to the Red-vented Bulbul was due to the strange, misplaced primary(?) on the wing.
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Later got a White Tern - feeding, ISO 1000 (actually see above...)
 

Nat_WA

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Aug 15, 2017
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@IslanderMV - nice silhouette... this summer I tried something similar with a couple of cormorants in a tree but wasn't happy with the result :(... It should have been like yours ;)
@Vern - very nice set of herons; lovely reflections in 2 of them (y)
@ISv - an excellent series of portraits again (you're making it hard for yourself to surpass the expectations :unsure::p set by your previous posts)
Wiebe.
 

ISv

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Apr 30, 2017
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Nice shots. Where did you take them?
Alan, if your question is addressed to me, thanks. Photos were taken at Kapiolani park (Oahu) where I chase that golden plover (posted before). There are tap-water sources there, one of them leaking and it's where I took the pics of the Java sparrow. It's ~100-150 meters from the ocean, in front of Waikiki aquarium.
Nice photo of the cormorants BTW!
 
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ISv

"The equipment that matters, is you"
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Also sorry to hear that.... and likewise about Keji.... I love it there, and have been going since.... well..... Ummmm...... I watched the moon landing there on a portable TV :)
Don, I like your sense of humor and from now - your persistence:)! I'm attaching a pic that is in obvious violation for this part of the Forum, but I'm sure the CR guys have a sense for humor too... ("posting cat pictures on the internet since 1986"). This is a feral cat that says "HI" any time I enter that trail. Not sure it has watched the moon landing but age versa looks like that (Hey, I'm 64, soon 65, I mean I do not try to offend any one here!).
 

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I post too Much on Here!!
Jul 29, 2012
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Don, I like your sense of humor and from now - your persistence:)! I'm attaching a pic that is in obvious violation for this part of the Forum, but I'm sure the CR guys have a sense for humor too... ("posting cat pictures on the internet since 1986"). This is a feral cat that says "HI" any time I enter that trail. Not sure it has watched the moon landing but age versa looks like that (Hey, I'm 64, soon 65, I mean I do not try to offend any one here!).
You're not in violation, the bird is inside the cat.
 
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ISv

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You're not in violation, the bird is inside the cat.
:LOL::LOL::LOL:! It's why I like this side - a lot of people with great sense of humor (aside of dedication to the photography and the Nature)!
Two more from the last weekend. I didn't know the Java Sparrow is so rounded in front view, looks funny... and very dedicated for the bath:)!
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