Show your Bird Portraits

bjd

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Jack Douglas said:
bjd very impressive, but any time you show babies to anyone I think the first reaction is, "cute". Maybe, "cute" is the highest level of compliment. :)

I sure wish I had some hawks and owls to shoot but when others tell me about the hawks in particular, in their yards, they often also say all the other birds have disappeared. :(

Jack
Thanks Jack
 

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Jack Douglas said:
BTW here is another view of a bird previously posted. I thought it was "cute". He was like a little kid in the bathtub making bubbles with his face in the water. ;)

Jack

Another very nice shot, Jack. Well done. :)
 

bjd

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Jack Douglas said:
About the length of this thread. It's possible for someone just visiting the thread to be overwhelmed by it's length - I think of myself years ago, when I was completely new here and didn't know how to function efficiently.

Now with "notify" clicked at the bottom of the thread my email tells me new postings are there and I have a quick peak; meaning I'm quite unaware of the thread length and it doesn't present as an issue. I have both of the threads clicked for notify so it's not a big deal but I'd personally prefer just being directed to one.

However, if I only cared about flight shots I guess I'd get tired of also being exposed to portraits. Somehow I can't picture too many bird lovers not wanting to see any/all bird photos; thus my suggestion of merging. Technically, I'm not sure if all of my shots even qualify as "portraits". If it's a bird I just post it ... and I even dropped in a muskrat when the conversation went slightly off topic. It's whatever everyone is in favour of that's fine with me.

BTW here is another view of a bird previously posted. I thought it was "cute". He was like a little kid in the bathtub making bubbles with his face in the water. ;)

Jack
Very Cute Jack!
 

Jack Douglas

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Thanks guys. It's that time of year when we get to see the young ones developing, the pinfeathers etc. I have a great spike of local birds now showing up for food not to mention the deer that are hooked on my daily cup of corn. ;)
 

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dpc said:
Hawk drinking at a puddle at the entrance to a parking lot. The hawk was small and I was only carrying a 55-200mm lens with me and couldn't get very close, so I seriously over-cropped the picture but thought I'd post it anyway just because getting a shot of a hawk is a rarity for me. I'll keep the picture for a while then trash it. :)
Well, I sincerely don't know from where to start - A lot of nice shots! Congratulations to the authors!

dpc - I think it's something from the falcons, like Kestrels (and I'm aware of what Jack is saying later in the posts, but: there is very easy feature to separate a real Falcon (like Merlin) from any Hawk - the wings of the real Falcons are = or +/- longer than the tail and it's not the case here. On other hand Kestrels are the only Falcons with longer than the wings tail and it looks like that one (if you have a better photo of the bill - it would be definitive - Falcons have a "tooth" on the bill, without such a photo it's just a feeling/experience from my side)!
 

ISv

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Here is my contribution from the weekend. Saturday - started wet and windy. In the very morning just photo of the Common Wax-bill feeding on the flowers of Rainbow Eucalyptus. Later it step by step improved...
 

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And from today (Sunday) - total catastrophe, I'm going to that location week after week in the last two months in chasing for the Red Avadavat (Amandava amandava). On different locations - already two Years! Here is my best shot from all the time (today). They feed on the ground but always have some 1-2 birds on duty on/inside a dense bush (usually inside and practically not visible!). Up to know I really don't know what approach to take for acceptable shot!

I know the photo is not up to the level of this forum, but the bird (despite only 10-11 cm long) is word of it - check the internet for the species, they are (very!) different in breeding plumage!
 

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"Wildlife photography is my passion". You have nice passion scottkinfw! Exactly like main :)!