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Nasos Kosmas

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Re: [Theme] Show Birds
« Reply #1320 on: November 24, 2022, 18:07:12 »
Thanks
Haha. Nothing was hurt at that time :)
You mean was heart by the eagle in a later state :o

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Re: [Theme] Show Birds
« Reply #1321 on: December 03, 2022, 01:16:17 »
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Re: [Theme] Show Birds
« Reply #1322 on: December 03, 2022, 03:27:31 »

The adorable Red-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta canadensis) keeps showing up at my cabin each day lately. A special treat has been watching it at a one-foot distance when it perches in the sigmoid slot of my outhouse door, taking a peek inside and with me sometimes occupying it. There is this two-second moment when we watch each other, and then it is gone - has happened 4 times up to now. It is extremely fast and only present at my locality for a few moments each time, so the images below were captured while house-sitting at a different location with a bird feeder. Distribution maps indicate they are not supposed to be in interior Alaska, but with global warming and milder winter we see new arrivals.
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Re: [Theme] Show Birds
« Reply #1323 on: December 04, 2022, 01:17:55 »

Today I finally got to capture the Red-breasted Nuthatch at the home location described above. Warm weather allowed for a little patience in waiting for it to show up again. It appears almost like clockwork at noon these days with a flock of Black-capped Chickadees. However none of the Chickadees ever uses the door of my outhouse as a perch.
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Interestingly I noticed several cases in my images where it seemed to scoop through the snow with its beak wide open, possibly to catch bugs hidden in the snow.
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Re: [Theme] Show Birds
« Reply #1324 on: December 06, 2022, 20:23:49 »
Frigate birds are a magnificent sight, soaring effortlessly on the sea breezes. They have the largest wing area to bodyweight of any bird and their wingspan is more than two metres.

This was my first attempt at photographing birds in flight and I thought that it went quite well. It certainly gave me even more respect for those who do it regularly.

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Nasos Kosmas

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Re: [Theme] Show Birds
« Reply #1325 on: December 10, 2022, 12:18:11 »
Nice birds Ken, Oivid and Ian  :)

Speaking for 500pf on the other thread I  thing its time to post some photos with this lens on z50
Some with 1.4x III , last with 2.0x III all hi crops enhanced with topaz software

Accipiter nisus, Sylvia melanocephala, Kestrel, common kingfisher

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Re: [Theme] Show Birds
« Reply #1326 on: January 09, 2023, 02:24:46 »
I hadn't seen a Cedar Waxwing in a few years so I was surprised and pleased when I saw a group of them feeding on fruit still clinging to trees in the parking lot of the supermarket where I shop. Surrounded by shoppers, grocery carts and parked and moving cars, they were undeterred by that busy place as they feasted on a winter treat.

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Re: [Theme] Show Birds
« Reply #1327 on: January 19, 2023, 00:56:33 »
You are in my place...


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Re: [Theme] Show Birds
« Reply #1328 on: January 20, 2023, 00:19:19 »
The storks are literally 5 min walking from my front door. I´m enjoying this shootings a lot.

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Re: [Theme] Show Birds
« Reply #1329 on: January 29, 2023, 06:25:35 »
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Re: [Theme] Show Birds
« Reply #1330 on: January 29, 2023, 15:48:50 »
Beautiful light, the symmetry from the reflection and the pattern on the surface balancing the composition. I love it! Well done!

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Re: [Theme] Show Birds
« Reply #1331 on: February 02, 2023, 18:48:23 »
The couple.

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Nasos Kosmas

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Re: [Theme] Show Birds
« Reply #1332 on: February 03, 2023, 18:05:53 »
Very nice Paco, ir make it more interesting :)

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Re: [Theme] Show Birds
« Reply #1333 on: February 03, 2023, 22:03:01 »
Thank you Nasos. I want to get a flamingo next  :)

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Re: [Theme] Show Birds
« Reply #1334 on: February 04, 2023, 13:41:47 »
Paco, I would be most careful hanging out with storks - I assume that you know what they herald?  ;D

Nice shot BTW.

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