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05-13-2019, 04:11 PM - 8 Likes   #31156
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QuoteOriginally posted by WPRESTO Quote
Indigo bunting, in their nesting range, are what are called "edge species." They preferentially nest in stands of tall trees but very near a clearing. They go out in the clearing to forage, and the males go there to sing/display. The primary area I've seen them here is where a high power line with very tall pylons cuts through a forest/woodland. The males come out of the trees and perch on the power lines to sing, way up there against a bright blue sky. This habit and habitat is as good a way to identify them as seeing the color with binoculars.
If you told me that and asked me which bird it was, I would never know. They act so differently here. I've seen them perched 3 feet off of the ground singing away.

Different shot of the same bird I posted previously:



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K-3 and Tamron 300 2.8 with the F 1.7x AF adapter (510mm, ƒ4.5)
ISO 200, ƒ5.6, AV mode


We did get spot of sun today. I wore myself out with the chain saw then sat in the blind for a bit.

First the new guys.

Male American Goldfinch


Chipping sparrow


I counted over 70 purple finches at the feeder at one time today.


When there are that many you don't have to settle for feeder images, you cn go for something that looks more natural.


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QuoteOriginally posted by normhead Quote

Male American Goldfinch
From Feb thru April, they were here in non-breeding plumage. I've not yet to see one in breeding plumage.

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Gray Catbird after a bath.





He's totally checking me out.







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Yellow-headed Black Bird

on a foggy morning

American White Pelican surrounded by Double-Crested Cormorants

all in the Cherokee Bottoms near Great Bend Kansas

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A series from yesterday at a small collection of snow melt (pond) that will dry up by mid summer. Great spot to sit and await various species coming in for a drink with a mirror like reflection.
K3ii and DA 560

Red crossbill after a bath


Western tanager


White-headed woodpecker
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This Sandhill Crane didn't want us on its turf (or reedbed), even though we never strayed from the public footpath.







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I always enjoy the DA*300 for flower shots, also gives me an excuse to dig out the K3

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Finally has a sunny day, after what seemed like weeks of rain and overcast skies. Took the opportunity to visit Magee Marsh and Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge with the A* 300mm coupled to the AF 1.7x. Had the pleasure of viewing and shooting the following water show. I did not shoot in burst mode, instead taking individual shots in rapid succession.
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A few shots with my K-3ii/FA*600mm F4 ED [IF]/Eckla window mount.









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QuoteOriginally posted by onlineflyer Quote
Finally has a sunny day, after what seemed like weeks of rain and overcast skies. Took the opportunity to visit Magee Marsh and Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge with the A* 300mm coupled to the AF 1.7x. Had the pleasure of viewing and shooting the following water show. I did not shoot in burst mode, instead taking individual shots in rapid succession.
That goose was really getting after it.
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On the k5 even the 300 mm with some cropping is long enough for birding.


Little bee eaters in very characteristic pose




Carmine bee eater. A summer migrant. The colours are all natural
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QuoteOriginally posted by onlineflyer Quote
Finally has a sunny day, after what seemed like weeks of rain and overcast skies. Took the opportunity to visit Magee Marsh and Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge with the A* 300mm coupled to the AF 1.7x. Had the pleasure of viewing and shooting the following water show. I did not shoot in burst mode, instead taking individual shots in rapid succession.
Love the series. Great work!
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Love the series. Great work!
Thanks, there's a few more to the series in the Teleconverter and Adapter Club page.

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