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May 02, 2018 02:56 |  #17881

A Whinchat which is a bit of a rarity where I live.

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May 02, 2018 02:59 |  #17882

clipper_from_oz wrote in post #18617910 (external link)
another local rainbow lorikeet.
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A giant WOW for that one!! What a gorgeous shot.


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May 02, 2018 03:00 |  #17883

PINNACLE wrote in post #18617911 (external link)
A Whinchat which is a bit of a rarity where I live.
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Beautifully done shot. Wonderful composition and background.


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May 02, 2018 03:34 |  #17884

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I drove down to Quintana Neotropical Reserve on the Upper Texas Coast yesterday, for my final warbler trip of 2018. Lots of birders in that tiny refuge and also some very nice birds. It was partly cloudy with some very dark conditions around the water features, but I shot away. Many of the birds were unafraid and very close, so I stopped down a bit to gain some DOF. The photog I was sharing a blind with saw a bird bathing and called a Chestnut-sided Warbler. It was so dark, I could barely find it in the viewfinder and most of my images were motion blurred. This one (handheld), I am quite pleased with. Not a lifer but only my third Bay-breasted Warbler, slightly cropped:
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While I was photographing a very close Hooded Warbler, an Ovenbird wandered out onto the path, about 15 meters distant. This is cropped a bit, nice to see one of these, out in the open.
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Nice work Mike. Both of those drips can be challenging. Only been to Quintana once this year but plan to make one more trip either there or Sabine Woods.


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May 02, 2018 03:40 |  #17885

mikeivan wrote in post #18617546 (external link)
I want to post two more images from my final Quintana trip. This Hooded Warbler was so close, I had to back up to get to MFD, about 11'. He filled the viewfinder. I like this image the best of the several I took of this fearless little bird, he drew quite a crowd.
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This is the most beautiful female Rose-breasted Grosbeak I have ever seen, she was close and unafraid, slight crop. I also photographed a brilliant male, but I like this lady, even better.
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Archibald wrote in post #18617558 (external link)
Very nice.

It seems there are very nice bird photography opportunities in Texas. I've been to Florida often, but never taken the opportunity in Texas. I'm wondering how the places compare.

mikeivan wrote in post #18617626 (external link)
Archibald,

Not sure how to compare. I did take a bird photography trip to Florida, back when I first started, in 2005. I remember Merritt Island and Corkscrew Swamp, fondly. You could escape the Calgary winter in February and fly to the Lower Rio Grande Valley, a favorite of ours (Bentsen State Park and Santa Ana NWR, also private ranches with blinds and water features) and find out for yourself. Upper Texas Coast in April can be magic for warblers and other migrants: Sabine Woods, Anahuac NWR, High Island, Lafitte's Cove and Quintana, all favorites of mine. Of course, Aransas NWR is special, there is a boat trip out of Rockport, "The Skimmer", first class. Whooping Cranes leave for Wood Buffalo Park in early April.

Mike there were a couple of Hooded warblers when I was there that acted as if they wanted to get in your pocket they would get so close. :-) We may have crossed paths at some point and if not we should.

Archibald winter and spring in Texas is great as Mike described.


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May 02, 2018 04:04 |  #17886

A local Eastern Rosella having a feed of grass seed pods . Also another bird thats hard to get colors right in post especially the reds


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May 02, 2018 04:16 |  #17887

Not sure what type of pidgeon this is . I will just call it Local Pidgeon :)


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May 02, 2018 04:26 |  #17888

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Not sure what type of pidgeon this is . I will just call it Local Pidgeon :)
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It's a Rock Dove, introduced species :-x


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May 02, 2018 04:27 |  #17889

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It's a Rock Dove, introduced species :-x


Yeah aka 'Feral Pigeon'.... for obvious reasons!


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May 02, 2018 06:00 |  #17890

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It's sort of a portrait. I looked out the front door just in time to see him land with the sun setting behind him.

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May 02, 2018 06:02 |  #17891

Lame-Duck wrote in post #18617844 (external link)
Those are both really nice shots!! I wonder how that booby got it's name? ;-)a He must have stepped in a bucket of paint. :lol:

Thanks. It's believed that Booby is derived from the Spanish slang for stupid - bobo - because the birds look clumsy on land. There's a red-footed booby, too. They're certainly distinctive.


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May 02, 2018 06:05 |  #17892

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May 02, 2018 07:05 as a reply to  @ post 18617205 |  #17893

Thanks. I took it a while ago and could not remember for the life of me. Maybe I should have googled it.....;-)a


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May 02, 2018 07:18 |  #17894

Oh man so many great images passing by i want to give you all the credits you deserve but you are all going like warp-speed on this thread every morning i take a sneak preview
and see 10 pages have passed me bye from yesterday. So many skilled photographers and so many who i have seen growing in getting quality images in a learning curve.
But then again the subject is rewarding on itself, i spent countless hours in nature and it has learned me al lot to respect and admire it but most of all to get quality time out of it.


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May 02, 2018 08:57 |  #17895

Another shot of same eagle from earlier post --


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