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Jan 15, 2016 11:27 |  #1

Some more shots from our visit to Rookery Bay/Corkscrew Sanctuary/Ding Darling NWR in the Fort Myers/Naples/Sanibel area last weekend. I also have a Florida album on my Flickr site (link in signature) from our annual visits over the last few years. Enjoy! John

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White Ibis

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Red-shouldered hawk

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Red-breasted merganser (correct me if wrong)

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Roseate spoonbill and white ibis

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Jan 15, 2016 11:34 |  #2

All beauties, John. Love the osprey. I can't tell if that's a red breasted or a common merganser. BTW, how did you get the copyright symbol, assuming you use LR for your watermark? I can't figure it out.


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Jan 15, 2016 12:03 as a reply to  @ Wallace River's post |  #3

Hi Ian - try holding down Alt key while typing 0169 on number pad if on windows or Opt-G on Mac. I'm running LR 6.0 on windows 7, this also worked on LR 4.4. Hope this works for you, looking forward to your photos from your upcoming trip. John

P.s I meant to post the merg with my earlier help ID thread, but overlooked it. Hopefully an expert will come along to chime in.


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Jan 15, 2016 12:14 |  #4

Another great set John. I'm with Ian not sure if common or red breasted merganser. Ian, google alt commands and you will get a bunch to pick from. :-)


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Jan 15, 2016 15:03 |  #5

Great captures, John. The weather looks much nicer there than here :(


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Jan 15, 2016 15:40 |  #6

JohnMajor wrote in post #17859303 (external link)
Hi Ian - try holding down Alt key while typing 0169 on number pad

Lobo777 wrote in post #17859326 (external link)
Ian, google alt commands and you will get a bunch to pick from. :-)

Thanks guys that worked! (Once I used the number pad on the right instead of the numbers across the top)  :p


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Jan 15, 2016 16:25 |  #7

John, I love all of your shots, but especially like the Ibis, I think they are just cool lookin' birds, the hawk is another favorite too though.

I hope that you don't mind, and I sure don't mean to derail, but I added an image that I just happened to have handy and it may help some, I am sure that there is a more comprehensive one than this, but it was "handy", so...

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Jan 15, 2016 17:06 |  #8

Nice set and variety!


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Jan 15, 2016 18:32 |  #9

Nice images, really love the first one!


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Jan 16, 2016 07:40 |  #10

Lobo777 wrote in post #17859326 (external link)
Another great set John. I'm with Ian not sure if common or red breasted merganser. Ian, google alt commands and you will get a bunch to pick from. :-)

Thanks! Unless someone comes along calling it a common merganser, I'll stick with red-breasted. I brought up all my merganser shots in Lightroom and found a shot of a pair where the male is definitely a red-breasted and the female is a good match with the one above.


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Great captures, John. The weather looks much nicer there than here :(

Hi Kent - As mild as our winter has been, it was still nice to do some fly fishing on an 83 degree day! And on Monday when we walked the boardwalk at Corkscrew, it was very pleasant in the mid-70's.

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Thanks guys that worked! (Once I used the number pad on the right instead of the numbers across the top)  :p

Excellent!

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John, I love all of your shots, but especially like the Ibis, I think they are just cool lookin' birds, the hawk is another favorite too though.

I hope that you don't mind, and I sure don't mean to derail, but I added an image that I just happened to have handy and it may help some, I am sure that there is a more comprehensive one than this, but it was "handy", so...

Randy

Randy - no problem, consider it a bonus lesson for anyone visiting this thread ;-)a. Glad you liked the photos, I always find it interesting to hear which ones folks like best and why they pick the ones they do.


mandokid1 wrote in post #17859633 (external link)
Nice set and variety!

Thanks Denis!

seanm wrote in post #17859731 (external link)
Nice images, really love the first one!

Sean - Thanks!

Appreciate all the comments! John


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Jan 16, 2016 21:19 |  #11

Very nice set John. I believe your merganser is a Red-breasted. The common has a large white patch under the chin area and the bill is deeper at the back and heavier.


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Jan 17, 2016 05:26 |  #12

2n10 wrote in post #17860946 (external link)
Very nice set John. I believe your merganser is a Red-breasted. The common has a large white patch under the chin area and the bill is deeper at the back and heavier.

Thanks, John, and I appreciate your confirming the ID. John


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Jan 17, 2016 11:05 |  #13

Awesome set. That Merganser is a beauty. Great job.


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Jan 17, 2016 18:02 |  #14

Peter2516 wrote in post #17861498 (external link)
Awesome set. That Merganser is a beauty. Great job.

Thanks, Peter. The merganser was swimming back and forth in what looked like a puddle just off the road inside the entry gate to Ding Darling. I laid my bike down on the shoulder, dug my camera out of the back pack, and managed to snap a few as I followed her back and forth. I was quite pleased with the sharpness of this image, especially considering it was handheld and only 1/200 sec - the barbules on the feathers and water droplets are nice and sharp when I bring it up full screen. What you see is full frame, no cropping required (seems like I am always cropping the birds, nice change!). John


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Jan 17, 2016 18:36 |  #15

Well done John. Looks like you spent your time wisely


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