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Bjørn Rørslett

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Re: Show Birds
« Reply #15 on: November 02, 2015, 11:33:16 »
South African Cormorants.


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Re: Show Birds
« Reply #16 on: November 02, 2015, 11:53:11 »
A repost:


Not talking to you! by Joergen Ramskov, on Flickr

In other news, I just became aware that there are sea eagles at the lake close by. Saw one in a bird scope yesterday. It was pretty far away though and I don't own anything longer than the 70-200mm, so chance of a picture. It does make me want that new 200-500mm lens :)
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Re: Show Birds
« Reply #17 on: November 02, 2015, 12:06:35 »
Here is a Sea Eagle (Lofoten) with D200 and the AFS 28-300 Nikkor. It is an "easy" bird to shoot because it is so impressively big, wing span of 2 m or more.

Are the Danish eagles descending from birds from Norway? I know we have contributed to re-establishing Sea Eagles in other countries, Sweden and Scotland come to mind, by exporting reared chicks and younglings.

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Re: Show Birds
« Reply #18 on: November 02, 2015, 12:25:25 »
I don't know where it came from but it is certainly likely to come from Norway. According to the link below, birds of prey was hunted intensely here in the late part of the 18th century (not sure that is correctly written), but it returned around 1990. I was told there were 2 sea eagles frequently spotted at the lake.

The lake, Egå Engsø, is an artificial lake created in 2006 and according to the wikipedia article linked below, the lake attracts many different bird species in high numbers, with 169 species registered up to 2010.

Link with danish info about the sea eagle: http://www.dofbasen.dk/ART/art.php?art=02430
Info about Egå Engsø: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eg%C3%A5_Engs%C3%B8
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Re: Show Birds
« Reply #19 on: November 02, 2015, 12:38:58 »
Big Brother sees you - everywhere you try to hide.

The Panopticon! Awesome.

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Re: Show Birds
« Reply #20 on: November 02, 2015, 12:51:54 »
The Panopticon! Awesome.

Thanks. This was an idea I developed for a portrait interview in the leading Norwegian photo magazine. It printed excellently over a double page spread.

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Re: Show Birds
« Reply #21 on: November 02, 2015, 14:58:45 »
Birds and sunrise...
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Re: Show Birds
« Reply #22 on: November 02, 2015, 16:35:43 »
Stunning photos!

Akira, what species is that little bird with the white around the eye? Looks very similar to a bird we get here, called the Cape White-eye:

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Re: Show Birds
« Reply #23 on: November 02, 2015, 16:38:51 »
Elsa, just for you, the Red-knobbed Coot:

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Re: Show Birds
« Reply #24 on: November 02, 2015, 16:44:14 »
But for me the two most beautiful species are the Bee-eaters (which continue to elude me) and the Kingfishers.

This is the Malachite, perhaps the prettiest of the southern-African members:


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Re: Show Birds
« Reply #25 on: November 02, 2015, 17:35:42 »
Birds in Flight

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Re: Show Birds
« Reply #26 on: November 02, 2015, 19:27:28 »
Akira, what species is that little bird with the white around the eye? Looks very similar to a bird we get here, called the Cape White-eye:

Peter, this one is called "Mejiro" (meaning literally "White-eye") here in Japan.  Apparently the species is Zosterops japonicus.

Your images are all stunning, but the Red-knobbed Coot looks interesting.

Tom, the first one looks like a time-resolved photograph!
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Re: Show Birds
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Re: Show Birds
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