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Dockland

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Nov 14, 2019
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Thd EF 2xTCIII isn't as good as the EF 1.4xTCIII. You should find the 14.4xTC much better with little image degradation in comparison. By the way, the last bird is a Greylag Goose.

Thank you Alan. It was a great evening light-wise. But a bit crowded.
This Sunday afternoon I’ll pack my gear and travel to the artipelag here outside of Stockholm to see if I can spot a bird of prey or two
 
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AlanF

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Thank you Alan. It was a great evening light-wise. But a bit crowded.
This Sunday afternoon I’ll pack my gear and travel to the artipelag here outside of Stockholm to see if I can spot a bird of prey or two
I have great memories of the Archipelago from my first visit to Stockholm nearly 50 years ago when two of us very young scientists played hookey from a conference and took a boat trip. At my last conference in Sweden, at the Sånga-Säby Hotel & Conference centre, I took my 5DSR and 100-400mm II and got this shot of a Nuthatch in the grounds. I like Sweden.

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I have great memories of the Archipelago from my first visit to Stockholm nearly 50 years ago when two of us very young scientists played hookey from a conference and took a boat trip. At my last conference in Sweden, at the Sånga-Säby Hotel & Conference centre, I took my 5DSR and 100-400mm II and got this shot of a Nuthatch in the grounds. I like Sweden.

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Nice photo, AlanF. Since you mentioned liking Sweden, I could mention that we usually spend the summer in the north of Sweden, near Skellefteå. We're hoping to get there this summer, but with Covid we're not sure about it yet. If you're ever in the area when we're there, you'd be welcome to visit.
 
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ERHP

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I love that bird. Don't know why: there are many much more colorful and exotic-looking birds even in South-East Europe where I did my first (and so far last - 2019:)) photos. May be that humility... Edited: I have to try better (more up to date software) for this series!

I'm very partial to our understated Western Wood-Peewee. Years ago I watched one build a nest and every year since they have returned to the spot. I really need to dedicate a morning to head out there this year to see if the trend has continued and maybe take some new some shots. Unfortunately you need a cloudy morning to avoid branch shadows.
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Jack Douglas

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I'm very partial to our understated Western Wood-Peewee. Years ago I watched one build a nest and every year since they have returned to the spot. I really need to dedicate a morning to head out there this year to see if the trend has continued and maybe take some new some shots. Unfortunately you need a cloudy morning to avoid branch shadows.
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The nest is super! What a talented bird. :)

Jack
 
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AlanF

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Peregrine Falcon chicks with mum on a cliff face, at least 60m away so 2xTC on 100-500mm. The shot was from a public regularly used path and the birds are used to humans. They are very well camouflaged against the rock and it needed another birder to point them out patiently to me.

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Last night we were serenaded as usual by a Blackbird, which I located at the top of the tallest tree by our bedroom but not directly visible. I got a shot of him from the garden as the sun was setting, the other side of the bird. He was facing the sun and you can see the red lighting him up. He started serenading us again at 4.30 am, and I got a shot of him 12 hours after the first where he had flipped through 180 deg and was facing the morning sun, with the sun behind me.. His orientation was not random. (R5 at 1000mm).

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