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10-26-2011, 07:19 AM   #331
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Great series, Tamia! If I had to pick just one, it would be #4.

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Nice work Tamia, and to all on this forum.
First entry for me. One from a bird feeder. Testing a Tammy Adaptall 60-300mm matched with a 2XTC.

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I can't remember seeing ducks on an ocean beach before.







And, yes, the sand really is white



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I can't remember seeing ducks on an ocean beach before.
Looks to me like a pair of Chestnut Teals. From Chestnut Teal (Anas castanea) - Birds in Backyards Fact sheet:

The Chestnut Teal is found on wetlands and estuaries in coastal regions, and is one of the few ducks able to tolerate high salinity waters, although it still needs fresh water for drinking.

Finally got reasonably close to a perching bird, a hermit thrush I am pretty sure. This about a 50% crop from the DA* 200, with some PP work to brighten the shadowed parts of the bird, and to tame the glare from the branch.




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Very nice work, baro-nite!
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It's been a little while since there was a goose around here:


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QuoteOriginally posted by baro-nite Quote
Looks to me like a pair of Chestnut Teals. From Chestnut Teal (Anas castanea) - Birds in Backyards Fact sheet:

The Chestnut Teal is found on wetlands and estuaries in coastal regions, and is one of the few ducks able to tolerate high salinity waters, although it still needs fresh water for drinking.

Finally got reasonably close to a perching bird, a hermit thrush I am pretty sure. This about a 50% crop from the DA* 200, with some PP work to brighten the shadowed parts of the bird, and to tame the glare from the branch.
Nice shot baro-nite Looks like he's ready to go!
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Very nice work, baro-nite!
Thanks Dave!

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Nice shot baro-nite Looks like he's ready to go!
Thanks! Actually this one was quite patient as I crept around for a clear shot. I did my usual spray-and-pray to get some shots in sharp focus and with a good pose. This was in a public garden where many of the birds are used to people.
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What may be one of many diseased seals of the Arctic. It's coat of fur should be silver white throughout with some dark hair here and there rather than the brown fur that's on it's back.



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QuoteOriginally posted by baro-nite Quote
Looks to me like a pair of Chestnut Teals. From Chestnut Teal (Anas castanea) - Birds in Backyards Fact sheet:

The Chestnut Teal is found on wetlands and estuaries in coastal regions, and is one of the few ducks able to tolerate high salinity waters, although it still needs fresh water for drinking.

Finally got reasonably close to a perching bird, a hermit thrush I am pretty sure. This about a 50% crop from the DA* 200, with some PP work to brighten the shadowed parts of the bird, and to tame the glare from the branch.
Beautiful shot!
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QuoteOriginally posted by baro-nite Quote
Looks to me like a pair of Chestnut Teals. From Chestnut Teal (Anas castanea) - Birds in Backyards Fact sheet:

The Chestnut Teal is found on wetlands and estuaries in coastal regions, and is one of the few ducks able to tolerate high salinity waters, although it still needs fresh water for drinking.

Finally got reasonably close to a perching bird, a hermit thrush I am pretty sure. This about a 50% crop from the DA* 200, with some PP work to brighten the shadowed parts of the bird, and to tame the glare from the branch.
Thanks for the info, baro-nite. Everything matches.

Great shot of the hermit thrush.
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Camoflague doesn't always work and they get feisty when noticed

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