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privatebydesign

Would you take advice from a cartoons stuffed toy?
Jan 29, 2011
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+1 If I could be a bird that's one I'd consider! Just my mood these days.

Jack
Im always particularly taken when I see the frigate birds, another one of natures oddities, a seabird that can't land on water. So majestic watching them soar so effortlessly for mile upon mile yet able to mix it up with the most nimble and aggressive gulls when there is a tasty morsel at stake.
 

Jack Douglas

CR for the Humour
Apr 10, 2013
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Alberta, Canada
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Jack Douglas

CR for the Humour
Apr 10, 2013
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Alberta, Canada
Im always particularly taken when I see the frigate birds, another one of natures oddities, a seabird that can't land on water. So majestic watching them soar so effortlessly for mile upon mile yet able to mix it up with the most nimble and aggressive gulls when there is a tasty morsel at stake.
I've only ever seen them on our trip to Costa Rica when on the Tarcoles river and I agree with you. These were far away so heavily cropped.

Jack

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AaronT

EOS 80D
Jan 5, 2013
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You can see the disdain in his eye!

Jack
Yes you can. Here is even more disdain. In the first one the Bumble Bee is hard to spot. I didn't notice it at first. Look at his wing, in about the middle of the frame. It blends in with the wing. In the second one he's sharing the feeder with a wasp but isn't happy. :oops:
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AlanF

Canon 5DSR II
Aug 16, 2012
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Hi everyone, nearly home from the great Galapagos/Ecuador trip with thousands of photos to process, waiting at Madrid for the 9th flight. The pair of 100-400mm IIs on the5DIV and 5DSR behaved flawlessly and were more than enough. I have missed some great posts in this threads that I must now catch up on. Here are a couple of mine from Genovese in the Galapagos of a short eared owl.
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Starling Mom feeding chick in my backyard. She was feeding from my sued feeders. It was pretty funny watching because she had 3 chicks and you could tell she was like, 'You guys can get your own food watch what I am doing'. They were having no part in it.


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AlanF

Canon 5DSR II
Aug 16, 2012
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These are Birds in Fight!
I watched a standoff between groups of Mockingbirds on Espanola. A movie would have been great. I needed a short focal length lens for this for depth of field and changing the 100-400mm on a beach wasn't on so I grabbed my back up camera from the dark side.

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AlanF

Canon 5DSR II
Aug 16, 2012
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Mentioning other makes, the Olympus TG5 is an incredible piece of kit. It takes very sharp and bright snapshots and can be used when snorkelling.
 
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AlanF

Canon 5DSR II
Aug 16, 2012
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It's a bit quiet in the good old thread. I have sorted put a few hummers from Ecuador that I'll start posting. All were with a 100-400mm II. with the iso was up to 10K with a 5DIV.
White-Necked Jacobin, female Green Crowned Wood Nymph, female Green-crowned Brilliant, and a Velvet Purple Coronet.
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