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Apr 16, 2018 16:06 |  #9466

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Apr 16, 2018 16:39 |  #9467

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Apr 16, 2018 17:50 |  #9468

The Shad are running and the local Osprey are making the most of it.

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Apr 16, 2018 17:52 |  #9469

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The Shad are running and the local Osprey are making the most of it.

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Devastating attack!


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Apr 16, 2018 18:12 |  #9470

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<snip>I mistakenly signed
up for a birding trip and not a bird photography trip.

One of the reasons we do not go on group tours any more is that everyone else is delighted, ecstatic, thrilled to bits if they see a bird a quarter of a mile away through powerful binoculars or a spotting scope. Frankly, I'd rather not see it at all if I can't get a fairly decent shot. That way I am not disappointed, disgruntled and downright grumpy! As I tell our guides, I am a photographer, not a birder.

PS : What a great shame that you were so unwell during your holiday. Commiserations. It's happened to me a couple of times, though I wasn't out of action for more than 3-4 days. Maybe you can get back to Panama again...


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Apr 16, 2018 18:17 |  #9471

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The Shad are running and the local Osprey are making the most of it.

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Great shot. That's what I call taking the plunge!


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Apr 16, 2018 18:49 |  #9472

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One of the reasons we do not go on group tours any more is that everyone else is delighted, ecstatic, thrilled to bits if they see a bird a quarter of a mile away through powerful binoculars or a spotting scope. Frankly, I'd rather not see it at all if I can't get a fairly decent shot. That way I am not disappointed, disgruntled and downright grumpy! As I tell our guides, I am a photographer, not a birder.

This is indeed a problem. I've been on both sides of the fence, having started out yonks ago with just with bins and 'scope. Now I'm hardly interested unless the bird is "lensable". A few years ago I signed up to a birding "holiday" in Canada. (Holiday turned out to be hardly the word, as for two weeks we didn't get more than five hours sleep a night!) There were perhaps a dozen of us on the trip and our guide initially assumed that we'd just be happy to see the birds and "tick them off" on our lists. He very soon realised that most of us were carrying cameras and wanted snaps. To his credit, he adapted instantly and very well too. I think everyone went home well satisfied (if very, very tired!)


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Apr 16, 2018 21:44 |  #9473

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Apr 16, 2018 21:45 |  #9474

That is a real beauty. Wonderful shot.


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Apr 16, 2018 21:46 |  #9475

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When I came back from Panama over a year ago I was sick.
For 6 of the 12 days there I had a fever from 100-102F and I had an erosive
eschar on my right buttuck the size of a saucer. All that and I mistakenly signed
up for a birding trip and not a bird photography trip.
I'm just now finding a folder of shots from that trip I pushed aside for emotional reasons.


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OMG, what a super shot!!


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Apr 16, 2018 21:47 |  #9476

That's outstanding!!


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Apr 16, 2018 21:50 |  #9477

Candor wrote in post #18608133 (external link)
The Shad are running and the local Osprey are making the most of it.

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Absolutely amazing shots. I love them both.


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Apr 16, 2018 22:48 |  #9478

Candor wrote in post #18608133 (external link)
The Shad are running and the local Osprey are making the most of it.

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Pinpoint precision-you and the sea hawk. Wonderful work.
Is this a private location? Kinda like Pondrader and his minks/Martens? or can anyone go?


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Apr 16, 2018 22:52 |  #9479

Trik wrote in post #18608148 (external link)
One of the reasons we do not go on group tours any more is that everyone else is delighted, ecstatic, thrilled to bits if they see a bird a quarter of a mile away through powerful binoculars or a spotting scope. Frankly, I'd rather not see it at all if I can't get a fairly decent shot. That way I am not disappointed, disgruntled and downright grumpy! As I tell our guides, I am a photographer, not a birder.

PS : What a great shame that you were so unwell during your holiday. Commiserations. It's happened to me a couple of times, though I wasn't out of action for more than 3-4 days. Maybe you can get back to Panama again...

Thanks Trik. I did come back with many keepers but 'Frankly, I'd rather not see it at all if I can't get a fairly decent shot' is exactly the way I feel about it. Sadly to see the eagle down there that outfit was the only way. We did tell them upfront well before the trip we were photography centric, they told us no problem and our needs were understood and would be addressed.
Well they were 4 days later when another couple arrived from Hungary to hopefully see the eagle....then the outfit put Poof and I and the couple from Hungary in our own canoe.....but 4 days wasted with the birders and their checkboxes :(
So many many trips Poof and I would just rent a vehicle and do our own trip. Minus the eagle we should have done the same there. Lesson learned.


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Apr 17, 2018 10:03 |  #9480

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<snip>4 days wasted with the birders and their checkboxes :(

What about the evening's check lists? :rolleyes: : bird 1 heard but not seen - check! Bird 2 seen (but just as a small silhouette in the sky) - check! Drove me nuts.


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