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Nov 27, 2016 12:38 |  #4261

Female Baltimore oriole, taken in Costa Rica

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Nov 27, 2016 13:03 |  #4262

Pondrader wrote in post #18196111 (external link)
Very nice levina, in the spring they nest in and around this area, but they are hard to get to up in the tree top's, they are not the kind of bird to use a feeder that I have seen. It sure makes this guy hard to shot as you say.

Thank you, Jeff. Yes, very hard to shoot. I'm not surprised they don't use feeders. I don't think they would even notice them. They act as if they have tunnel vision or are near-sighted. :-P


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Nov 27, 2016 13:16 |  #4263

A female Stonechat from the Northumberland coast this morning.


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Nov 27, 2016 13:27 |  #4264

There was also a surprisingly cooperative female Chaffinch. In my experience they're usually quite wary of people, but this little lady had no problem with me being close. And when I laid out a bit of seed on a log she was there before I could take position behind a tree. I was also amazed at how she stayed there and ate. Other birds like the Tits or the Robins will take a seed and fly up into a tree to eat it, then come back for more. But this bird just sat there, eating. Maybe she was just very hungry.


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Nov 27, 2016 13:44 |  #4265

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Nov 27, 2016 13:45 |  #4266

Bit of a change of pace for me, I almost never photograph humans. My wife and I spent Thanksgiving down on Galveston Island, wonderful spot for bird photography, especially BIF. I had a nice spot located, out on East Beach, with lots of birds passing by. A bait fisherman disturbed most of the birds and spoiled my chances for awhile. Watching him throwing his cast net, I realized that I had a new photo op. I just left my rig set up for BIF and fired away.


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He seemed pretty skilled to me, but I did not see him catch any fish.


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The time between these two frames was less than 1/2 second. He soon moved on and the birds returned. These are very slightly cropped.

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Nov 27, 2016 13:47 |  #4267

Wonderful!


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Nov 27, 2016 13:50 |  #4268

Archibald wrote in post #18196169 (external link)
Wonderful!


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Nov 27, 2016 14:00 |  #4269

Shortly after the bait fisherman departed, this Common Tern, flew by, very fast and pretty close. Out of a burst of about a second, these two images were the best, taken only .1 sec. apart.


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These are cropped a bit, for composition. Not an easy bird to keep in the middle of the viewfinder, for me.


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I especially like the shadow of the tern's head and beak on his wing, in this image.

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Nov 27, 2016 14:15 |  #4270

Superb



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Nov 27, 2016 14:17 |  #4271

SCALPA wrote in post #18196201 (external link)
Superb

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Nov 27, 2016 14:37 |  #4272

Lafitte's Cove Nature Preserve, west of Galveston is a favorite spring migration destination for me. Winter can be slow there and mosquitos are usually present, but something interesting usually shows up (this trip it was a pair of nutria). The late afternoon sun provided perfect lighting for these bird portraits.


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Roseate Spoonbill, he was close, slightly cropped, from the boardwalk.


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Killdeer, also very close, slightly cropped, from the paved trail, just off the boardwalk.

I did get a decent image of one of the nutria, but this is not the thread for that guy.

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Nov 27, 2016 14:57 |  #4273

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Nov 27, 2016 15:06 |  #4274

Excellent capture, well done.


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Nov 27, 2016 15:09 |  #4275

don1163 wrote in post #18196267 (external link)
Excellent capture, well done.


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