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Jul 12, 2018 08:01 |  #21181

Made a trip out to the rookery yesterday. I was surprised how many nests still have eggs and young chicks in them. There are also a ton of newly fledged chicks pestering their parents to be fed... here are a couple of examples.

A little blue heron chick begging one of it's parents to be fed. This chick is fully fledged and capable of caring for itself.

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An adult tri-color heron attempts to escape it's persistent chick.

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Jul 12, 2018 08:06 |  #21182

Lame-Duck wrote in post #18661087 (external link)
Heck of a nice shot of the jay.

I honestly think you just were unlucky with that particular camera...plus the fact that nothing today is built like in years past. My 7DII took a dump a year ago and I sent it in for repair. The bill was almost $700. I was really upset about that because it was just barely out of warranty. Any camera I buy in the future, I'm going to pay for the 4 year insurance policy that's now offered. I really like the 7DII, but I'm always thinking something is going to break down on it.

I had a top wheel on this camera and a back wheel on my original 7DII. If I had all the warranty money I’ve spent in the past I could buy a 1DxII right now. Lol
There is no winning Mike.
Imagine a camera really made for wildlife built tough and water tight. It would never be black... I mean even my underwear is camo lol. It needs the extra pixels so we can crop the hell out of the images because their not going to give us the 300-600mm anytime soon. It needs to Af like the 1DxII because Sony will very soon. It needs to use two card that are the same SD cards of the future and stop worrying about yesterday.
Just my two cents of course.


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Jul 12, 2018 10:01 |  #21183

avondale87 wrote in post #18661030 (external link)
Surely you never took that in Australia
Eh what. Now come on. We do have some nice birds.  :p

Haha! Yep, more than a few! :lol: But here I was wondering the same as Rawshorty.

rawshorty wrote in post #18661045 (external link)
Kev, your tags for this pic suggest you took this shot in Queensland, is this correct?

If it is you should put a submission to BARC as this would be a very, very, very rare sighting, most likely the first.


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Jul 12, 2018 10:24 |  #21184

Grey Catbird taken in my backyard this morning.


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Jul 12, 2018 11:12 |  #21185

Cooperative Green Heron


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Jul 12, 2018 11:23 |  #21186

docg wrote in post #18661252 (external link)
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Lovely colours and detail in this shot. There's even a hint of 3D.


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Jul 12, 2018 11:25 |  #21187

Lame-Duck wrote in post #18661036 (external link)
Very nice, sharp image.

Thanks Mike, and thanks all for the likes.ߘ


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Jul 12, 2018 11:39 |  #21188

Jack Dawe wrote in post #18661256 (external link)
Lovely colours and detail in this shot. There's even a hint of 3D.

Thanks Jack. I thought I noticed a hint of 3D as well. Can’t imagine what I did in post to get that effect. ;-)a


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Jul 12, 2018 12:56 |  #21189

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Jul 12, 2018 12:57 |  #21190

(Gavia stellata) - Red-throated Loon


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Jul 12, 2018 15:04 |  #21191

Will in Tejas wrote in post #18661107 (external link)
Painted bunting


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Bill, that's really a beauty. Amazing color on that bird!!


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Jul 12, 2018 15:07 |  #21192

Frenzi wrote in post #18661115 (external link)
Who is this stupid bird in the mirror? :-D
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Frenzi; now that's really funny. :-D I sure got a kick out of those shots. Your portrait image is great...very nice detail and color.


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Jul 12, 2018 15:43 |  #21193

Lame-Duck wrote in post #18661362 (external link)
Bill, that's really a beauty. Amazing color on that bird!!

Thanks Mike. A prized catch here.


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Jul 12, 2018 15:44 |  #21194

Wcube wrote in post #18661233 (external link)
Grey Catbird taken in my backyard this morning.

Nice ones Wallace, haven't seen any of them since May. They look a bit darker this time of year.


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Jul 12, 2018 15:47 |  #21195

Pondrader wrote in post #18661164 (external link)
I had a top wheel on this camera and a back wheel on my original 7DII. If I had all the warranty money I’ve spent in the past I could buy a 1DxII right now. Lol
There is no winning Mike.
Imagine a camera really made for wildlife built tough and water tight. It would never be black... I mean even my underwear is camo lol. It needs the extra pixels so we can crop the hell out of the images because their not going to give us the 300-600mm anytime soon. It needs to Af like the 1DxII because Sony will very soon. It needs to use two card that are the same SD cards of the future and stop worrying about yesterday.
Just my two cents of course.

Jeff, I think you honestly hit the nail on the head with your above comments. I agree with you completely. I anxiously await the announcement of 7D III. I know it won't have everything we want, but I hope it's auto-focus is improved (like the 1DX II), less noise at higher ISO's, and built to last (like a brick outhouse). Many of the features in that camera are already good, and I want to keep them.

I would really love to see Canon come out with a mirror-less camera like Sony's a9 (it's gotta be able to use the Canon lenses). Then I'd be able to keep all my Canon stuff, and just buy one camera. I don't see that happening any time soon. :cry:


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