Birds - Post 'em up

Discussion in 'Cameras and Photography' started by addylo, Jul 21, 2012.

  1. addylo

    addylo Active Member

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    We need a bird thread. Just because.

    ID 'em if you can. If not maybe someone else can.

    Green Heron
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    Nighthawk
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    Great Egret
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  2. mhardy6647

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    Nice photos!
    Mrs. H is an avid birder; well-equipped with optics 'cause I like optics :)

    I try to photograph interesting birds in our yard; I am rarely very successful ('cause I am a crappy photographer).

    turkey
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    scarlet tanager
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    goshawk
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    red-tailed hawk
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    sharp-shinned hawk
    (taken through the eyepiece of Mrs. H's Swarovski spotting scope with a point 'n' shoot digital!)
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    hummer (really crappy photo!)
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    Pileated woodpecker
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  3. tybrad

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    Posted elsewhere, but the context is here too.

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  4. addylo

    addylo Active Member

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    Mama Cardinal
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    Prothonotary Warbler
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    Roadrunner (Beep-beep!)
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  5. addylo

    addylo Active Member

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    Great shot!

    I've been trying to ID him but so far I'm not sure. I thought I had him tagged as an Eastern Kingbird but the white forehead is wrong. What part of the country did you shoot him?
     
  6. Texun1

    Texun1 Well-Known Member

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    Redtail in Flight

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    I am going to call the next bird... Someone show me a Robin
     

     

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  7. mfrench

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    Egret hunts lizard:
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    the strike:
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    swallowing sequence:
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    gluttony (goes back looking for more):
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    I'm a subscriber of the Canon Point, Push, and Hope school of photography. These were taken with my cheesy old Canon 3mp point and shoot camera. Beginners luck.
     
  8. addylo

    addylo Active Member

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    No robins here. How 'bout another red bird?

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  9. old_tv_nut

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    My favorite maxim: "The best camera is the one you have with you."

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  10. sKiZo

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    Oh, come on already ... like you didn't see that coming ...
     
  11. addylo

    addylo Active Member

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    Classy.
     

     

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  12. onepixel

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    Shot with a P&S, while on a hike.

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  13. mfrench

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    never mind
     
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  14. onepixel

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    Hey addylo... you have some really beautify and vivid shots!
     
  15. addylo

    addylo Active Member

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    Thanks but I'm just a crazy Texan with a camera.

    I do love bird photography. It's kinda what drew me into the sport in the first place.

    Eastern Phoebe
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    A rather annoyed (with me) Reddish Egret.
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    Ruby-crowned Kinglet. These little guys are high-octane and difficult to capture.
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    Yellow-crown Night Heron. Just got him today.
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  16. Texun1

    Texun1 Well-Known Member

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    Green Heron in a tree... I have never seen one in a tree before. Did you know that a Green Heron will use bait to catch a fish? Google it, it is simply amazing.

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    Another Hawk, I think it is a Redtail,

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    Backyard Mocking Bird

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  17. tybrad

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    Neal,
    I have not been able to ID him either. It was shot in Rainier NP.
     
  18. Texun1

    Texun1 Well-Known Member

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    Wren serving dinner...

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    Crowned Heron

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    Great White Egret

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  19. addylo

    addylo Active Member

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    Cool! I didn't know that.

    I stood in the shadows and watch one fishing once. It was cool to see. He waited for several minutes, peering into the water, then dove in completely immersing himself. A few seconds later he came out with a crawfish in his beak.

    Ah, then I was looking on the wrong coast. I wish we had a profile shot for better ID but from what I can see of the front I'm betting he's a Gray Jay.
     
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  20. Ed in Tx

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    My pet Double Yellowheaded Amazon parrot wildly enjoying a shower...

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