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ISv

"The equipment that matters, is you"
Apr 30, 2017
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Thanks Click! Wiebe, from my point of view it is just running to the cooler part of the "pond", I don't see hesitation on that face:D!
 

ISv

"The equipment that matters, is you"
Apr 30, 2017
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Beautiful bird and a lovely shot, ISv.
Yeas, the bird is beautiful!
I think it is the same bird that I met on the same place ~1.5 month ago (photos on page 880 here). Next time I should take few fruits with me - it deserves reward for the collaboration (and I may get a friend there, these are intelligent birds) :)!
 

Jack Douglas

https://yourshot.nationalgeographic.com/profile/64
Apr 10, 2013
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Alberta, Canada
Yeas, the bird is beautiful!
I think it is the same bird that I met on the same place ~1.5 month ago (photos on page 880 here). Next time I should take few fruits with me - it deserves reward for the collaboration (and I may get a friend there, these are intelligent birds) :)!
And destructive - babysat one for a month and it flew onto a hanging lamp and bit the cord in two (not switched on or the owner might have shot me).:)

Jack
 

ISv

"The equipment that matters, is you"
Apr 30, 2017
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And destructive - babysat one for a month and it flew onto a hanging lamp and bit the cord in two (not switched on or the owner might have shot me).:)

Jack
Or the owner would buy you a drink or two:D!
They need some thin branches around - may be chopping such branches they keep their beaks in good shape. I have seen them in the nature to cut such a branches by no obvious reason.
 

Nat_WA

Thinking of a new line... Ow, that hurts
Aug 15, 2017
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Netherlands
@ISv - Nice series; I especially like the last one where the wind is blowing some of it's feathers forward - adds to the 'real life' feel!
@AlanF - Nice picture of the wagtail; not the easiest of lighting conditions but well exposed! Did you use 400mm DO-II + 1.4x or 100-400 II + 1.4x?
W.
 

AlanF

EOS 5DS R
Aug 16, 2012
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@ISv - Nice series; I especially like the last one where the wind is blowing some of it's feathers forward - adds to the 'real life' feel!
@AlanF - Nice picture of the wagtail; not the easiest of lighting conditions but well exposed! Did you use 400mm DO-II + 1.4x or 100-400 II + 1.4x?
W.
The DO II. The lighting was very bad and I got only one shot before he flew.