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Nat_WA

EOS 7D mk.II
Aug 15, 2017
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Netherlands
A Common Tern chick expecting to receive lunch...
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... but it has to go into camouflage lockdown as an opportunistic european herring gull passes overhead ...
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... to finally receive the long awaited sand eel
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(all: 7DmkII, Sigma 60-600 Sport at 600mm, f/7.1 1/1600s ISO250)

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HenryL

EOS R5
CR Pro
Apr 1, 2020
161
305
This young cormorant dived for fish and then came back to the surface right next to my kayak. I think he looks quite bewildered, like "Hey, whatcha doin' here? It's my spot!"
Nice shot - who was more surprised when he popped up, you or him??? Very fortunate that you had the camera ready at that moment. Well done.
 

Cog

EOS RP
Dec 6, 2013
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Nice shot - who was more surprised when he popped up, you or him??? Very fortunate that you had the camera ready at that moment. Well done.
Thanks! I guess we both were, but for different reasons. ;) I was shooting terns that were feeding and flying around me.
 
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I post too Much on Here!!
Jul 29, 2012
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1,757
Canada
Stepmom! A yellow warbler is feeding a sparrow's chick Cowbird's chick (thanks to Jack Douglas for correction) who is several times larger than her.
It seems that in animal kingdom every little life matters.

Lovely shot. Nicely done.
 
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Billybob

800mm f/11 because a cellphone isn't long enough!
May 22, 2016
124
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I love bird portraits!

I hope to be taking shots like this with an R5 pretty soon.

A little blue heron with its catch. It probably eats 100 fish like this a day.
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A female grackle
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A red-shouldered blackbird letting the world know he's here.
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and my favorite. A little blue heron spreading her wings.
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