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02-15-2011, 02:50 PM   #31
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K10D, DA18-250 @ 155mm, 1/15th @ f/5.6, ISO800


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Some more trumpeter swans,with coyote's injecting themselves into the scene
on the attack.Smaller at right(believe female) acts as a 'cutter',bust birds in air
while larger on left(believe male) looks for weak,infirmed.They werent successful.
Had seen them seconds before,clapped my hands twice and whistled,they starting
running south(left) but stopped,smaller 'launched' put about half of group in air.
Repeating clap,whistle they broke south and disappeared.Dont know if I should
inject myself into primordial play or not.Theres at least 6 banded birds there
will not stand by and watch so much work and effort by so many caring people
go down.
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Rob, now that's a yawn!

Bill, I think I'd have done the same as you in this case.

Chickadee Portrait Wish it was sharper, but I like his (or her) expression.

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Juvenile Ruddy Turnstone


Snow Bunting that was sleeping below our window. The shutter slap from my K20D woke it up.


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Nice shot Rob,Pic wasnt showing before,gave 'im a bellyrub to do that didnt ya

Tamia,coyote's have their place too I guess,no reason for anyone to do anything
drastic either,little noise is all it takes.Never met a chickadee I didnt like.

Cool Ruddy,Rollsup.Should be through here 'fore long,dont have many chances at
snow bunting,takes some really hard weather to bring them down.
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Not sure what the bird is but there were a couple of them circling overhead maybe waiting for me to kick the bucket? This Dall Sheep was surprisingly low looking for something to eat.





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Thrill to see the Dall sheep LD,think bird(s) are red-tailed hawk(s).Plumage varies
widely across continent,but can see faint belly band in first 2 pics,normally visable
on most variants.
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Some pics from my week in the Kruger National Park over Decmber-January.












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QuoteOriginally posted by BillM Quote
think bird(s) are red-tailed hawk(s).
Thanks Bill!
Pretty heavy crop on this one, the wife did not want to wait for me to hike over to get closer to this guy. I was disappointed because the light was great!
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Whats he doing there LD,eating or rubbing?
Hope Noel has some more of Kruger,how many of us has dreamed of shooting there?
(can do without Black mamba's though)
Caught this windblown kestrel yesterday
its a little soft,kinda of a challenge to myself to do better
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Caught this windblown kestrel yesterday
its a little soft,kinda of a challenge to myself to do better
thats a pretty good shoot of a bird in flight!
I think the elk was looking for stuff to eat given that the snow was quite deep just a bit higher up.
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rodent snack

took these right when I got my 50-200 and my need for longer focal lengths began!
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Saw this bird yesterday. At first I thought it was a female Cardinal, but there is no crest. There were several cardinals in the area.



This is definitely a female cardinal:
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Looks like a cardinal with the crest down. Personally I didn't know they could do that but I found one mentioned on this site: Cardinals Photo Gallery by Donna Hollinger at pbase.com (Scrunched up Cardinal , Crest down)

If you look closely at your first photo you can just see the tip of the crest.


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QuoteOriginally posted by kbrede Quote
Looks like a cardinal with the crest down. Personally I didn't know they could do that but I found one mentioned on this site: Cardinals Photo Gallery by Donna Hollinger at pbase.com (Scrunched up Cardinal , Crest down)

If you look closely at your first photo you can just see the tip of the crest.
Thanks Kent, I believe you're right. I observed this bird for a while and the crest stayed down the whole time. Since your post I read that they sometimes do this when feeding their young, I don't think they have nested yet here in Ohio, but it's most likely some form of communication or behavior.
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