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AlanF

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I hope the main idea is not excluding some jokes time to time?
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.
One good tern deserves another.
 
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ISv

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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 a Eurasian kingfisher (alcedo atthis)
I promise I'll to try to do better in the future. ;)

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Here you are right: "sometimes you have to close your eyes to see properly".
I just closed my eyes and clearly saw a kingfisher !!!!
On other hand I also have some photos of birds that I keep just to open new folder and hope to get something far better!
 
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ISv

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One good tern deserves another.
And one nice photo deserves a right ID!
Just imagine: I took a photo of you (good or not so...) and call it "XY" for example, (or your choice -any politician that you don't like!
I'm sure I gave you tons of choice :))!
Well, I'm sure the birds don't care - for good!
 

EricN

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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 a 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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Even at that distance, it's clearly a kingfisher.
I wish covid would get under control and I could feel safe traveling... Otherwise, I'll never see one in North America.
 

Click

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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.

No, I didn't. But I agree with you, it is indeed a Caspian tern. Thanks for your input, I appreciate it very much. I will change the name at the top of the picture.

Thank you so much, ISv
 

AlanF

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And one nice photo deserves a right ID!
Just imagine: I took a photo of you (good or not so...) and call it "XY" for example, (or your choice -any politician that you don't like!
I'm sure I gave you tons of choice :))!
Well, I'm sure the birds don't care - for good!
Even worse, there is a really ugly photo supposedly of me in a local paper - and it is of someone else.
 
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Click

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Lesser Yellowlegs looking for breakfast
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ISv

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No, I didn't. But I agree with you, it is indeed a Caspian tern. Thanks for your input, I appreciate it very much. I will change the name at the top of the picture.

Thank you so much, ISv
Always!
Just wonder if it's not over the top:oops:!
Even worse, there is a really ugly photo supposedly of me in a local paper - and it is of someone else.
I think I got it:)!
But what about a photo that looks great and it's still not you:D?!
 

AlanF

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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 a 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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My favourite bird for photographing is the Eurasian Kingfisher. I think it is the most beautiful of the kingfishers, and it is a magnet for bird photographers in the UK. Anyway, you have inspired me to go back over my old photos and rework them with modern software, and it's amazing how much you can improve. I'll start with ones in flight (even though this is not the BIF thread). Here are the ones I took with the 5DIII and 300mm f/2.8 II + 1.4xTC, before I used RAW, and I sharpened them with Topaz AI. The first three are of the bird emerging from a dive. The fourth is the next dive. All 100% crops.
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usern4cr

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My favourite bird for photographing is the Eurasian Kingfisher. I think it is the most beautiful of the kingfishers, and it is a magnet for bird photographers in the UK. Anyway, you have inspired me to go back over my old photos and rework them with modern software, and it's amazing how much you can improve. I'll start with ones in flight (even though this is not the BIF thread). Here are the ones I took with the 5DIII and 300mm f/2.8 II + 1.4xTC, before I used RAW, and I sharpened them with Topaz AI. The first three are of the bird emerging from a dive. The fourth is the next dive. All 100% crops. View attachment 200118 View attachment 200119 View attachment 200120 View attachment 200121
I agree - that last shot is breathtaking!
 
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