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Dec 06, 2017 15:55 |  #12436

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Such beauty on a dark, dull, miserable grey morning. This Male Bearded tit was easy to spot.
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Dec 06, 2017 16:06 |  #12437

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Dec 06, 2017 16:14 |  #12438

White-throated Dipper - (Cinclus cinclus) - youngsters....


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Dec 06, 2017 16:34 |  #12439

Bignerd wrote in post #18512189 (external link)
great portrait. Zoo bird? Not too many bald eagles flying around Nor Cal (there are a few, but hard to get close)

I think this was in Alaska if I remember correctly. It was quite a while ago that I took this picture and only recently reneged to dig it out of my backup while cleaning up old files.

This one attached below was a zoo bird

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Dec 06, 2017 17:23 |  #12440

sidknee wrote in post #18511703 (external link)
Nice one Paul, I've been out looking for them a few times this autumn, still haven't seen one though.

Thank's Sid, they are still showing now.....You tend to hear them before you see them, they have a "ping, ping" type sound. The best place to view them is Westhay Moor or RSPB Hamwall in Somerset I saw several last weekend at RSPB Greylake also. They move in small groups low down in the reeds but occasionally you will get 1 or 2 scouts pop up high in the reeds or branches to have a look around to get their bearings.

Jack Dawe wrote in post #18511825 (external link)
Lovely shot and nicely isolated. All my Bearded Tit shots have reeds in the background.

Thank you Jack, yes your right most of my shots I have are amongst the reeds also, the locations I have mentioned above are close to me so I'm fortunate to be able to visit often so get opportunities where they just so happen to show on the right reed or twig at the right time.

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This is gorgeous. Great light, processing, composition. It doesn't even look real. I love it.

Thank you Kindly Ed, The only processing I do is on Canon's DPP free software, although I have photoshop I can not get on with it and get frustrated and inpatient.

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lovely portrait. Well done

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Thank you Larry,

the photo below is a female, it does not have the black markings on it's face as the male does.


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Dec 06, 2017 17:27 |  #12441

chvvkumar wrote in post #18512224 (external link)
I think this was in Alaska if I remember correctly. It was quite a while ago that I took this picture and only recently reneged to dig it out of my backup while cleaning up old files.

This one attached below was a zoo bird

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Great job on the Alaska bird. Do you remember where in Alaska you took that?Yes, I have that very same zoo bird, in a very similar pose from the SF Zoo.

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Dec 06, 2017 17:41 |  #12442

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Dec 06, 2017 20:10 |  #12443

A couple more from Costa Rica last month. It seems endless.

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Dec 06, 2017 21:39 |  #12444

What a colour! Must be on the limit of gamut.


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Dec 06, 2017 22:37 |  #12445

Costas Hummer way out of it's range at the Oregon coast


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Dec 06, 2017 23:20 |  #12446

Bignerd wrote in post #18512258 (external link)
Great job on the Alaska bird. Do you remember where in Alaska you took that?Yes, I have that very same zoo bird, in a very similar pose from the SF Zoo.

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This was in Chilkat State Park in Haines AK. Also, interestingly enough the Zoo I sot the second picture was actually the Peoria Zoo in Peoria IL. It is surprising how similar the environment looks in our pictures!


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Dec 06, 2017 23:21 |  #12447

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Dec 06, 2017 23:29 |  #12448

edmidlifecrisis wrote in post #18512328 (external link)
A couple more from Costa Rica last month. It seems endless.

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Dec 07, 2017 04:29 |  #12449

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That is a first class capture.


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Dec 07, 2017 04:31 |  #12450

PCousins wrote in post #18512255 (external link)
Thank's Sid, they are still showing now.....You tend to hear them before you see them, they have a "ping, ping" type sound. The best place to view them is Westhay Moor or RSPB Hamwall in Somerset I saw several last weekend at RSPB Greylake also. They move in small groups low down in the reeds but occasionally you will get 1 or 2 scouts pop up high in the reeds or branches to have a look around to get their bearings.

Thank you Jack, yes your right most of my shots I have are amongst the reeds also, the locations I have mentioned above are close to me so I'm fortunate to be able to visit often so get opportunities where they just so happen to show on the right reed or twig at the right time.

Thank you Kindly Ed, The only processing I do is on Canon's DPP free software, although I have photoshop I can not get on with it and get frustrated and inpatient.

Thank you Larry,

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Lovely you have the set!!


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