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usern4cr

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Sep 2, 2018
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This set of photos is of Grandpa HouseFinch who was joined by Grandma HouseFinch in a funny interaction, where I can just imagine her saying something like, "Haven't you done your chores, yet?! "

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Cheers.
 

jprusa

EOS RP
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Apr 29, 2013
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Maximilian

The dark side - I've been there
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Nov 7, 2013
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One for Maximilian to identify. A Little Grebe with a huge brown nymph.
:p But I need details of the labial mask and the cerci to do so o_O

Joke aside, From size and shape it could be any kind of anax or aeshna.
I mean the family of aeshnidae, hawkers, darners or even emperors.
But I am sure that you knew this already, Alan ;)
 
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Here are a few recent birds from east Tennessee
Canon R5 - Canon RF100-500MM

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
Barred Owl
Black-throated Green Warbler
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Hooded Warbler
 

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ISv

"The equipment that matters, is you"
CR Pro
Apr 30, 2017
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White Terns again: first one just sitting on it's egg, the second one... well I think the fish is even more interesting (Needle Fish) - I choose this photo because it's proving a Needle fish, not Half-beak fish (we have few species around from both families). I think it's a young parent: the fish was longer than the baby and was not accepted. Poor parent tried hard to feed the baby (I have no idea when it started but in my presence it was ~40 minutes). Judging by the shape of the fish it started long time ago (I don't think they go after dead fish)! Finally he/she ate the fish by him/herself :LOL:!
And Red-crested Cardinal - juvenile (adults have bright-red crest without darker spots).

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Jul 29, 2012
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David and Goliath - Battle of hummingbird and bumblebee, sort of.
A Rufous Hummingbird is fighting with a much smaller bumblebee for a premium treetop real estate! It seems that the bumblebee is on attack and has got the upper hand.
R5+ RF100-500

That's a very nice shot. Well done!
 
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HenryL

EOS R5
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Apr 1, 2020
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The Little Grebes have had chicks. For a couple of days they were hiding in the reeds. Today the largest pair left left them and were feeding in the open (R5 + 100-500mm @ 1000mm).

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Nice pics, Alan. Curious...I see you using the 2x TC frequently. Do you find yourself using the 1.4x at all any longer? I broke down this morning and ordered the 2x myself, so until it gets here I'm wondering if the 1.4 will ever see the light of day again.

-Regards

Henry
 

AlanF

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Aug 16, 2012
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Nice pics, Alan. Curious...I see you using the 2x TC frequently. Do you find yourself using the 1.4x at all any longer? I broke down this morning and ordered the 2x myself, so until it gets here I'm wondering if the 1.4 will ever see the light of day again.

-Regards

Henry
Haven’t used it on the 100-500 since getting the RF 2x. It’s really good In decent light. The RF 1.4x is good on the RF 800.