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07-01-2019, 11:34 AM - 1 Like   #31366
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QuoteOriginally posted by Racer X 69 Quote
Odd, to be sure.

And the OP hasn't been around since 01-04-11.
I'm guessing that the link to the original image was broken and that someone put Ken's in there to make the beginning of one of PF's busiest threads a little more inspiring.
We should have held a 10-year anniversary celebration of the thread last April!

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QuoteOriginally posted by jacamar Quote
I'm guessing that the link to the original image was broken and that someone put Ken's in there to make the beginning of one of PF's busiest threads a little more inspiring.
We should have held a 10-year anniversary celebration of the thread last April!
Well better late than never.

Happy Birthday Big Lens Thread!

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Ruffed Grouse came by for a visit
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QuoteOriginally posted by rkappleby Quote
Ruffed Grouse came by for a visit
The portrait is especially good - it is attention grabbing.

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Wildebeest pausing during migration to admire my Bigma (the lens is gone now to another Pentaxian)
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QuoteOriginally posted by WPRESTO Quote
The portrait is especially good - it is attention grabbing.
Thanks for the comment - Sometimes I think these guys rely on their camouflage feathering a bit too much - they think if they stay verrrry still you can't see them Makes for a nice stationary subject...
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QuoteOriginally posted by rkappleby Quote
Makes for a nice stationary subject...
I would be very pleased to get that profile shot. Great feather detail and catches the character of the bird.
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QuoteOriginally posted by jacamar Quote
Great feather detail and catches the character of the bird.
I always am impressed with the feathering of these guys it is so very intricate - they really are an interesting bird

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I always am impressed with the feathering of these guys it is so very intricate - they really are an interesting bird
Do the ruffed grouse males only spread their tails in a fan shape in the breeding season, or is that something you might be able to photograph at other times, too?
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QuoteOriginally posted by goatsNdonkey Quote
Do the ruffed grouse males only spread their tails in a fan shape in the breeding season, or is that something you might be able to photograph at other times, too?
As best I could determine, male grouse display ("drumming" and tail spreading) only when defending a territory and trying to woo a mate, which will primarily be in the Spring, roughly April & May, with the exact time period probably different depending on whether farther north or south within the range of the species. The information on the Roughed Grouse Society site is a little imprecise on this point. However, especially with changing climate conditions, there may be an outlier male that will display earlier or later than the documented times. Genetic variation and evolution happen.
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Not the most productive time of year for bird photography and a hot sunny day, but a few showed themselves.

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Southern Brown Tree Frog posing obligingly in a white bucket. KP + DA 55-300 PLM at 300mm


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Not my usual choice of macro lens, but these butterflies were so active in the heat of the day that I couldn't get near them. Step forward the DA* 300, and breathe:
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I'm slowly getting accustomed to the Sigma 170-500. Here at 500mm on a K-1, taken in a zoo:

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