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usern4cr

R5
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Sep 2, 2018
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Aeschylus, the Father of Greek Tragedy, was killed by a tortoise which was dropped by an eagle that had mistaken his bald head for a rock suitable for shattering the shell of the reptile. So, restrict yourself to shooting finches and cardinals and avoid eagles!
Brilliant!! :ROFLMAO:
 

usern4cr

R5
CR Pro
Sep 2, 2018
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Kentucky, USA
More Winter ice photos.
R5 & RF 100-500L


male Northern Cardinal (thankfully, not a bald eagle intent on cracking open tortoises on a bald head! :LOL: ):
I guess when there's only ice, you've got to see if it tastes good! :sneaky:
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(again) one of the two favorites, House Finches:
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Cheers!
 

jmeyer

http://www.jmeyerphotography.net/
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Dec 11, 2014
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Wisconsin
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Wow, some very nice photos have been posted the last few weeks! I've been rather busy lately, so haven't had the time to edit many photos, but I still have been out shooting. In Wisconsin a Cinnamon Teal is rare, but we've had a few blow in the last couple weeks. I had to run out to Madison area, three times to see it! I'm sure glad I did though, as he is a beautiful bird! I also found a Blue-winged x Cinnamon hybrid, which is also rare and really cool! Since it took me three tries to see it, I also stumbled across several other ducks as well. 7D mkll / EF 600 F4 ll / 1.4x lll

Jeremy

Blue-winged Teal
Blue-winged x Cinnamon Teal Hybrid
Cinnamon Teal
Common Loon
Green-winged Teal

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ISv

"The equipment that matters, is you"
CR Pro
Apr 30, 2017
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Yesterday I made a chaperone to a guy who wanted to see some birds around. Got an opportunity to try my lens for BIF. This Red-tailed Tropic bird is from 74.99 meters away. 3 pixels more than 100% crop:).
And baby White-rump Shama - first time I see one on the ground (adults are frequently feeding on the ground but babies are suppose to stay on the trees). I hope it survives...

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jmeyer

http://www.jmeyerphotography.net/
CR Pro
Dec 11, 2014
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Wisconsin
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As a lot of you guys already know, warblers are probably my favorite and warbler season in Wisconsin is getting ready to explode! Yellow-rumped are the first back and are everywhere now. Louisiana Waterthrush are another early one, and not very common. It's always nice to get one, which I was able to on Friday afternoon at Lake Park, in Milwaukee. So... I consider my warbler season off the an excellent start!!! 7D mkll / EF 600 F4 ll / 1.4x lll

Jeremy

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jprusa

EOS RP
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Apr 29, 2013
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As a lot of you guys already know, warblers are probably my favorite and warbler season in Wisconsin is getting ready to explode! Yellow-rumped are the first back and are everywhere now. Louisiana Waterthrush are another early one, and not very common. It's always nice to get one, which I was able to on Friday afternoon at Lake Park, in Milwaukee. So... I consider my warbler season off the an excellent start!!! 7D mkll / EF 600 F4 ll / 1.4x lll

Jeremy

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Great shots Jeremy ! Warblers are showing up well here on the NC coast , I got my first ever Oven bird , not a great shot but another on the list. Good luck
 
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ISO64

EOS M6 Mark II
Jul 2, 2015
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Circle of life photo

Common raven, marauding a nest of, probably, mallards or pied-billed grebes that I see swimming in a marsh lake...
And cunningly smart, picked up one egg and flew away over the tree line, was back in less than 30 seconds, picked up another from the same nest. The first egg was still whole (no photo but seen it through binoculars), the second one is lightly cracked. As to if there were any more stolen before or how many left in the nest, hard to tell, no access through the reeds and the murderer was already flying when I spotted it.

7D2, 100-400 L II +1.4x III @ 560 mm
ISO 640, 1/1600 s, f/9, +1/3 EV
Overcast sunset, almost directly into the sun

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