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ColinM

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Re: [Theme] Show Birds
« Reply #930 on: April 23, 2021, 19:34:06 »
These were grab shots, as this TreeCreeper flew in front of me to this tree.
300mm + TC14 + D500 handheld.

Sadly I never got time to check the exposure in the second shot and in despite my attempts to recover in PP, flare seems to have washed a lot of the colours out.

Amazing talons to help this bird live up to its name!

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Re: [Theme] Show Birds
« Reply #931 on: April 24, 2021, 10:08:09 »

Colin, those Tree creepers can be really hard to spot.

A Ruffed grouse (Bonasa umbellus) posed willingly at the house I am looking after these days, in spite of having the dog of the house at my side.
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Re: [Theme] Show Birds
« Reply #932 on: April 24, 2021, 23:03:17 »
Turdus philomelos (song thrush, Singdrossel, grive musicienne, tordo bottaccio, Κελαηδότσιχλα, ウタツグミ , 歐歌鶇 ). Shot today in Lille, in a public park. The bird was busy singing.
Df, Nikkor 300/4 PF, 100% crop.

That's the wise thrush; he sings each song twice over,
Lest you should think he never could recapture
The first fine careless rapture!

(Robert Browning)

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Re: [Theme] Show Birds
« Reply #933 on: April 24, 2021, 23:16:47 »
I love Thrushes, nice capture Airy.

I've never seen a Ruffed grouse Øivind. Your hound must be well trained

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Re: [Theme] Show Birds
« Reply #934 on: April 24, 2021, 23:46:24 »
Thanks for the comment Colin, the dog certainly does not qualify as a bird dog.  ;D  Squirrels on the other hand use to be irresistible. The Ruffed grouse is a North American species (mostly Canada, Alaska, Rockies and part of the west coast), while in Europe there is the Black grouse and Capercaillie that occupy somewhat similar niches in nature and is not present in North America. We also have the somewhat similar looking Spruce grouse (Falcipennis canadensis) that has a fairly similar distribution:
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Re: [Theme] Show Birds
« Reply #935 on: April 29, 2021, 04:26:17 »
Spring has Sprung.
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Re: [Theme] Show Birds
« Reply #936 on: April 29, 2021, 05:02:06 »
Ken, Three beautiful photos!  The saturated colours really work and the timing is perfect on the first one.  Cheers,  John

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Re: [Theme] Show Birds
« Reply #937 on: April 29, 2021, 14:25:52 »
Turdus philomelos

One of my fav birds : I enjoy to see, I enjoy to hear... ;)

Great shot !
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« Reply #938 on: April 29, 2021, 18:05:31 »
The quality here is average, but I wanted to share a visit to a well known viewpoint in Gloucestershire UK (Symmonds Yat) where you can often see Peregrine Falcons flying. The birds also nest in small caves in the cliffs several hundred feet above the River Wye.

Last Friday, I searched for the Peregrines and found they had been pushed out by these Canada Geese.
Having seen the care with which birds of this size take when coming in to land on water, or on solid ground, I'd have loved to see how they managed to get into these spots.

There are no horizontal ledges with easy access anywhere nearby. Also I don't think I've ever seen geese of this size hover, or glide slowly in a way which would have made landing here easy.

Any thoughts or suggestions?

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Re: [Theme] Show Birds
« Reply #939 on: April 30, 2021, 21:31:45 »
Late evening seagull. Heavily cropped. This bif business is hard

   D5, 70-200 2.8 fl

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Re: [Theme] Show Birds
« Reply #940 on: April 30, 2021, 21:46:27 »
Nice warm light on the bird!
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Re: [Theme] Show Birds
« Reply #941 on: May 05, 2021, 04:44:09 »
Chickadee :)

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Re: [Theme] Show Birds
« Reply #942 on: May 05, 2021, 09:34:50 »
That's cute!

Did you have your camera in the other hand?
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Re: [Theme] Show Birds
« Reply #943 on: May 05, 2021, 22:50:07 »
Nightingale
Nikon D500 + 500PF and some cropping.
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Re: [Theme] Show Birds
« Reply #944 on: May 05, 2021, 23:42:09 »
Nightingale
Nikon D500 + 500PF and some cropping.
Very beautiful, colors, bird :)