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10-15-2020, 03:40 PM   #34351
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QuoteOriginally posted by tduell Quote
In this neck of the woods it would be known as a Kestrel...it's very similar to our Nankeen (or Rufous) Kestrel.
Not sure what the local naming would be in your neck of the woods, but possibly similar.

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There's a small raptor here, in fact the smallest North American raptor SFAIK, called the American kestrel (formerly called the "sparrow hawk") that is also very similar to the one in the posted images although its colors are more intense/saturated with more obvious black "sideburns.".

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Another lifer in 2020! I'm finally capturing this Asian paradise flycatcher (white morph) on my KP's sensor. A record shot on last week.

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QuoteOriginally posted by WPRESTO Quote
There's a small raptor here, in fact the smallest North American raptor SFAIK, called the American kestrel (formerly called the "sparrow hawk") that is also very similar to the one in the posted images although its colors are more intense/saturated with more obvious black "sideburns.".
That 'sideburn' is called 'malar stripe' in the birder jargon
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QuoteOriginally posted by siva.ss.kumar Quote
That 'sideburn' is called 'malar stripe' in the birder jargon
Thank you. I'm always glad to learn something new. I'm not a sufficiently devoted birder to know the proper term for all the coloration spots in the diagram at the start of my Petersen guides.

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A fawn, with the DA* 300 + DA 1.4x:

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Out testing my newly acquired DA 55-300mm f/4.5-6.3 ED PLM WR and this robin agreed tp pose.

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This guy was quite patient whilst I took photo or two.... some models just work better with a long lens... (DFA 150-450)



Kangaroo at Nuccaleena mine in the Flinders Ranges.

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This little guy is eating a black walnut on top of the remains of a black walnut tree that got hit by lightening. The tree was tall enough to be a threat to the house, so I had the chainsaw squad take the top off, leaving a "stump" that 's about fifty or sixty feet tall. Figured the woodpeckers needed something to do. The shot was taken from about seventy yards away, DA* 560mm w/1.7x TC. That lens has a circular polarizer in a drop-in filter holder in the rear of the lens, which I always seem to forget to remove.


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Elwood...I See the light!!!

Superb Fairy-wren.
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QuoteOriginally posted by noelpolar Quote
This guy was quite patient whilst I took photo or two.... some models just work better with a long lens... (DFA 150-450)



Kangaroo at Nuccaleena mine in the Flinders Ranges.
Looks like there may have a significant aroma of a less than attractive appetising kind.
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QuoteOriginally posted by noelpolar Quote
This guy was quite patient whilst I took photo or two.... some models just work better with a long lens... (DFA 150-450)



Kangaroo at Nuccaleena mine in the Flinders Ranges.

I keep coming back to this photo. It's really very fine. I wonder at its last moments, I wonder what events happened to this soul, to cause it's demise. There's a certain strength in the way it died, apparent in the way it held it's head high, despite death.

I keep coming back to this photo. .
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QuoteOriginally posted by cmohr Quote
I keep coming back to this photo. It's really very fine. I wonder at its last moments, I wonder what events happened to this soul, to cause it's demise. There's a certain strength in the way it died, apparent in the way it held it's head high, despite death.

I keep coming back to this photo. .
I agree..... whilst I tend to post here in a somewhat flippant way..... I don't really feel that way about some of what I do (in a way it is just a continuation of my self depreciating personality).... anyway.... up in this particular arid part of our state I noticed that quite a few animals find a quiet and protected area to lie when not feeling well.... and end up dying there..... old house ruins will often be a place where they go...... in the room where this one is..... a smaller female was also there.... within the gaze of this one..... I assume they probally died last summer (Jan/Feb)..... has been dry up there the last 5 or so years (<4" rain pa.... ) anyway....
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Three of my first photos with the used DFA 150-450 I just purchased here on the Forum Marketplace.
Black capped chickadee, English house sparrow after a bath and a particularly bright house finch in the evening sun.
The chickadee photo is ISO 4000- The KP has amazing high ISO capabilities and has become my birding camera.
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