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..........This one attracted my attention because of the unusual colors - the legs are not yellow or grayish, the bared skin around the eyes is not yellow but pinkish, that bill is too red! And the iris of the eyes - red?!............
These are great shots. I think the eyes become red during egg laying season in this species. Anyone have ideas?
 
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This one attracted my attention because of the unusual colors - the legs are not yellow or grayish, the bared skin around the eyes is not yellow but pinkish, that bill is too red! And the iris of the eyes - red?!
On other hand I think it was more than just a documentary shot (so, I like it!)... I'm ready to send the RAW files to any one interested - I see such a Cattle Egret first time (well, I took this photo today October 30 :rolleyes:, I saw a lot of strange things today but didn't expect any birds to take a place in these games!) so, any one interested of the RAW files (or has a photo with similar coloration of the Cattle Egret) is welcome! The last photo is for comparison - nearby (and standard looking) bird!
This is not a joke!


If you look here, you will find the information on the colour in the identification page, but they do not give us the reason why it has this colouring.

 
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Great pictures! :love:
Is there realy a rainbow in the background of the third? Beautiful!

And what is the last one doing? Looks strange.
Yep, the rainbow was really there. I often spend summer evenings photographing the swift and was lucky there was a rain shower behind. As soon as I saw the rainbow I just waited for a suitable bird.

The last shot is a common term. They dive in the water to catch fish. If they fail they shake off the water quite quickly, same as a dog shakes. Many diving birds do the same. It is just a matter of timing when to press the shutter button. It can be anything from a few seconds to a couple of minutes before the shake. After a while you spot the signs. With terns they usually slow and lift their head. It only lasts for about a second so there is a lot of luck involved. If they catch a fish they sometimes toss them so they can eat them head first.

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Thanks for your kind words,
 
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Beautiful shot!
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Very well done.

Keep posting.
 
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Hi, got a chance to take some close-ups portraits and In-Flight shots of various Raptors at the end of last week.
Mainly R5 with EF 70-200 MK2 and EF 100-400 MK2. They start here on Flickr!

https://flic.kr/p/2mFZDEG
Also got to test an RF100-500, unfortunately not on any Birds.

Cheers Brian
 
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Hi, got a chance to take some close-ups portraits and In-Flight shots of various Raptors at the end of last week.
Mainly R5 with EF 70-200 MK2 and EF 100-400 MK2. They start here on Flickr!

Also got to test an RF100-500, unfortunately not on any Birds.

Cheers Brian
A superb set,