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Jul 20, 2018 09:04 |  #21601

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Jul 20, 2018 09:59 |  #21602

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Jul 20, 2018 10:03 |  #21603

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Jul 20, 2018 10:26 |  #21604

Kind of reminds me of the drawings of Dr. Seuss creatures :-)


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Jul 20, 2018 10:52 |  #21605

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Beautiful ! A lesson in how to expose white birds, right there ! :-)


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Jul 20, 2018 10:53 |  #21606

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Awesome ! I love puffins !


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Jul 20, 2018 10:53 |  #21607

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Jul 20, 2018 11:06 |  #21608

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Gorgeous.. a viewing pleasure!


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Jul 20, 2018 11:15 |  #21609

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Chris...I am sooo jealous of the Kingfisher image. It is really nicely done as is the shot of the green heron. There are a couple of belted kingfishers on the lake that I frequent, but I simply cannot get close enough for any kind of decent shot. :-(


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Dude! It's taken me five years to get a shot like that! Basically I lucked out, was sitting outside of a photoblind, which probably helped a bit, plus I was siting down, so maybe I didn't stand out as much.... pure luck!

Went back to the same spot today with another photographer and zero luck with two people standing there. So I'm thinking if you can sit down/blend in/not move and just wait it out, then you'll luck out. They tend to perch on snags, so if you know where they are, position yourself with the sun behind you and snags close enough. Hopefully ya have some other creatures there to focus on while you wait: frogs/turtles/ducks/et​c.... Right now areas where the water is evaporating from ponds quickly = lots of action!

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Mike, kingfishers were my nemesis ! They are really wary birds and can be frustrating.
This shot was one I got last year. I noticed a pair of kingfishers flying around where I keep my boat. I observed them for a few weeks and noticed (like most birds) that they are habitual and were landing on the same perches. So I set up a blind near one of those perches and waited. Took some time, but it paid off in the end.

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Jul 20, 2018 11:18 |  #21610

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Red shouldered hawk, CREW Rookery Swamp, Florida

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Jul 20, 2018 12:14 |  #21611

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Another beauty captured.

Well, thank you kindly, sir. :-)




  
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Jul 20, 2018 12:19 |  #21612

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Jul 20, 2018 13:01 |  #21613

Lol incredible shot .... love it


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Jul 20, 2018 13:10 |  #21614

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Mike, kingfishers were my nemesis ! They are really wary birds and can be frustrating.
This shot was one I got last year. I noticed a pair of kingfishers flying around where I keep my boat. I observed them for a few weeks and noticed (like most birds) that they are habitual and were landing on the same perches. So I set up a blind near one of those perches and waited. Took some time, but it paid off in the end.


Wow!!!! Nice work!!! You got even closer than me! Mine is barely 2560 pixels wide at 400mm... Maybe I'll try the blind!

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