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Maximilian

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Yet another heron. This time nicely in front of the trees.

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Billybob

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So, the snowy egret, standing in the water, took flight--towards me! Unfortunately, I didn't have time (or the reflexes) to lower the FL from 500mm. Nonetheless, I found these closeups enjoyable (sometimes the whole body isn't needed). 1/2000sec, ISO3200, 500mm, f/7.1.
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ISv

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Billybob, they're not scarce. We don't have any anywhere in Europe. HBs live only in northern, mid and south america. That's it! :oops:

We "only" have the hummingbird hawk-moth which I also like to photograph but didn't succeed yet ;)


Please say "thank you" to her, as she makes it possible for us to see such great pictures from you (y)
Actually in Germany you should have two more species of day-flying Sphingidae - genus Hemaris! Very similar to Macroglosum.
 

Maximilian

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Actually in Germany you should have two more species of day-flying Sphingidae - genus Hemaris! Very similar to Macroglosum.
I'll watch out for them ;). But in my garden I only saw hummingbird hawk-moths.
This weekend I managed to get some decent shots. I'll post them in the "Butterflies, Moths and Assorted Insects..." thread ,as soon as I'll find the time to process them.

Edit: Posted them there
 
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ISv

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And the results from today - the Inca Tern was missing (~3.5 hours on the nearby cliffs - time to time checking for it from above, there was no reason to go down on the cliff if it was not there). Got few more shots of the Red-tailed Tropic Bird. I missed a White-tailed one - too big distance for reasonable photo (I still have no good photo of that one)!

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AlanF

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And the results from today - the Inca Tern was missing (~3.5 hours on the nearby cliffs - time to time checking for it from above, there was no reason to go down on the cliff if it was not there). Got few more shots of the Red-tailed Tropic Bird. I missed a White-tailed one - too big distance for reasonable photo (I still have no good photo of that one)!

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Great shots of a very interesting bird for me. Hope you get the missing on.
 

ISv

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Juvenile Little Grebe taxiing

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Nice shot Alan! I know by experience that tracking in this situation could be not actually easier than tracking of BIF. And you was happy- these guys usually prefer to dive instead of flying if disturbed :). This particular one may just try what actually his/here wings can do:rolleyes:?
 
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stevelee

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And the results from today - the Inca Tern was missing (~3.5 hours on the nearby cliffs - time to time checking for it from above, there was no reason to go down on the cliff if it was not there). Got few more shots of the Red-tailed Tropic Bird. I missed a White-tailed one - too big distance for reasonable photo (I still have no good photo of that one)!

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One good tern deserves another!
 

Billybob

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May 22, 2016
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And the results from today - the Inca Tern was missing (~3.5 hours on the nearby cliffs - time to time checking for it from above, there was no reason to go down on the cliff if it was not there). Got few more shots of the Red-tailed Tropic Bird. I missed a White-tailed one - too big distance for reasonable photo (I still have no good photo of that one)!
Magnificent series ISv!