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ISv

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Click, you disappoint me... a little only - see the little dab of red. Guess we'll have to call in ISv for a positive ID. :)>)

Jack
OK, you have it - an Extraterrestrial Woodpecker (IDed by that "little dab of red") and the very informative rest of the photo!!!)!
I was going to say something like Alan did but he was faster (damn it - time difference!)!
On other hand - looks interesting: it's a worth of opening new topic - Like "Birds in disguise". You just post a photo of bird underexposed let's say 5-6 stops (depends on the available light) and ask "What was that":)! Could you share what was your speed at that time - I'm really curious -it may offer new horizons for an abstract/artistic shooting:ROFLMAO:!
And yes - I understand the joke and like it - a lot!
 
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Jack Douglas

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OK, you have it - an Extraterrestrial Woodpecker (IDed by that "little dab of red") and the very informative rest of the photo!!!)!
I was going to say something like Alan did but he was faster (damn it - time difference!)!
On other hand - looks interesting: it's a worth of opening new topic - Like "Birds in disguise". You just post a photo of bird underexposed let's say 5-6 stops (depends on the available light) and ask "What was that":)! Could you share what was your speed at that time - I'm really curious -it may offer new horizons for an abstract/artistic shooting:ROFLMAO:!
And yes - I understand the joke and like it - a lot!
1/20 @800mm Because it's kind of like a multiple exposure I had to up the contrast etc. to make it a little more presentable. ;)
 

Jack Douglas

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Thanks Jack - from tomorrow I may start shooting 1/20! One day I may get similar results (depends on the bird's collaboration!):p!
You might say there is a "little" luck involved. And good lighting is very helpful. It seems to me the Downy did a backward fly and then forward and I don't know how other birds might present - better or worse. I'll be watching for your results. :)

Jack
 

AlanF

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I actually prefer the still: nice photo of the Three-spined stickleback (well, despite as a background the Little Grebe is also very nice;)!)!

Just for you then, three-spined sticklebacks galore:
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3Q7A1802-DxO_Heron+2fish+drops-hl.jpg
3Q7A1912-DxO_heron+fish_in_mouth_local1.jpg
3Q7A1930-DxO_heron_full_reduced.jpg
 

AlanF

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Nice series, Alan. The 3rd one is a picture of FIF? :LOL:

Fish In Flight.
Yes, we need new threads! This is the opening post, and it's not being obeyed on a large number of accasions!
Post your Bird Portraits here :)

Parrots, Birds of Prey, Herons and all the others ... Just post your portraits here :)

The main idea of this topic is that the bird is clearly the main part component of the picture and that it is not a bird in flight or small bird on large tree or group shot ...

I will start with some of mine to start the whole :)
Have fun everyone and I hope to see many amazing shots soon:


American Bald Eagle von 1982Chris911 auf Flickr


A colorful friend :) von 1982Chris911 auf Flickr


American Bald Eagle 2 von 1982Chris911 auf Flickr


Portrait of a Grey Heron in Regent's Park London von 1982Chris911 auf Flickr


Vulture Portait von 1982Chris911 auf Flickr
 
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Maximilian

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I really love kingfishers.
FWIW and to give you a laugh :LOL:
I (less) proudly present my first picture ever of an Eurasian kingfisher (alcedo atthis)
I promise I'll to try to do better in the future. ;)

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this is the 1:1 crop from this picture below. Happy searching ;)

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ISv

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Yes, we need new threads! This is the opening post, and it's not being obeyed on a large number of accasions!
I hope the main idea is not excluding some jokes time to time?
 
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ISv

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A picture from this morning, a Common Tern (Nonbreeding adult)
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It's very nice photo Click!
Didn't you posted it initially like a Caspian Tern? I could be in huge mistake but it's what I somehow remember...
That massive bill, speckled forehead (only the juveniles of the common tern have something similar - without the massive bill!), adults of the Common are with ~white forehead + dark, relatively thin bill in the winter. In the summer they have black forehead and a red, off course also somewhat thinner bill with a dark tip.
The Caspian has that massive, always red bill, white streaked forehead in the winter (black in the summer).
And most importantly (except the size of the bird that we can't judge by the photo): the Common has a red legs and the Caspian has a black legs.
 
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