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Apr 19, 2020 20:57 |  #23266

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Absolutely striking, Mike!!

Thanks Mike!


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Apr 19, 2020 22:10 |  #23267

Wish I’d had my 7dii and 100-400ii, but worked out fair I guess. Sure isn’t a bif for the faint of heart though. Lol


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Apr 19, 2020 22:36 |  #23268

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Wish I’d had my 7dii and 100-400ii, but worked out fair I guess. Sure isn’t a bif for the faint of heart though. Lol


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I cant like it not because its not a good photo but because it looks like it has caught a pigeon, I once nursed a pigeon who was i'll.

Call me soft I know.

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Apr 20, 2020 00:01 |  #23269

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Incredibly shot, Vassilis!!


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Wow!!!

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AginKajun wrote in post #19048368 (external link)
Stunning !!!

Thank you ! These vultures are very impressive




  
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Apr 20, 2020 04:14 |  #23270


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Apr 20, 2020 05:08 |  #23271

Pagman wrote in post #19049664 (external link)
I cant like it not because its not a good photo but because it looks like it has caught a pigeon, I once nursed a pigeon who was i'll.

Call me soft I know.

P.

To me looks more like a hen.ߤװߏޢ
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Apr 20, 2020 05:27 |  #23272

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Osprey delivering a fresh catch to its chicks. Haven't done a BIF in a long time since changing the lens to Sigma 150-600C. This is the first with this slow lens.
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Slow compared to what lens? It certainly looks good




  
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Apr 20, 2020 06:11 |  #23273

A black headed gull harassing picnickers in Jedbugh, Scotland, from 2018. Taken on, of all things, a 6D and a 50L!  :p


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Apr 20, 2020 06:30 |  #23274

A buzzard from our first morning on North Uist, Scotland, from 2018. Literally drove out of the cottage drive to see it perched on a fixer upper, before it flew off. A bit worried for the sheep if I'm honest


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Apr 20, 2020 09:18 |  #23275

This Starling is driving me mad! It is making a nest under the tiles of next doors roof. I have spent all morning trying to get a decent picture of it but it is so fast! Even at 1/3200 second! I really want a beautifully captured shot against today's glorious blue sky...
#notgotthepatiencetobe​abirdphotographer :lol::lol:


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Apr 20, 2020 09:19 |  #23276

Pagman wrote in post #19049664 (external link)
I cant like it not because its not a good photo but because it looks like it has caught a pigeon, I once nursed a pigeon who was i'll.

Call me soft I know.

P.

Thank you Pagman, and I do understand.

Bird is a male House Finch. The reason I likely got the photo is that it was showing signs of an infection/virus, that seems to only affect h Finch?
I was looking at it and my wife saw the other birds scatttering and warned me of “incoming “.
So, I got photo and Hawk got Finch, because it was too sick to react quickly enough.

Nature really does work to remove the sick, injured, etc, etc

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Apr 20, 2020 09:21 |  #23277

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To me looks more like a hen.ߤװߏޢ
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Hi Neal,

Male House Finch

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Apr 20, 2020 09:38 |  #23278

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This Starling is driving me mad! It is making a nest under the tiles of next doors roof. I have spent all morning trying to get a decent picture of it but it is so fast! Even at 1/3200 second! I really want a beautifully captured shot against today's glorious blue sky...
#notgotthepatiencetobe​abirdphotographer :lol::lol:
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#itlookslikeyouredoing​justfinetome! :)

Really, super great captures.

I tried to get a photo of a starling yesterday with a worm and failed. And it wasn’t moving! :)

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Apr 20, 2020 10:56 as a reply to  @ post 19047650 |  #23279

focus and sharpness just excellent!




  
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Apr 20, 2020 11:09 |  #23280

Park Ranger wrote in post #19049846 (external link)
Thank you Pagman, and I do understand.

Bird is a male House Finch. The reason I likely got the photo is that it was showing signs of an infection/virus, that seems to only affect h Finch?
I was looking at it and my wife saw the other birds scatttering and warned me of “incoming “.
So, I got photo and Hawk got Finch, because it was too sick to react quickly enough.

Nature really does work to remove the sick, injured, etc, etc

Best!


Nice shot of a fast acting situation! I have never been fast enough.

I will admit to not caring to see birds 'getting it' from a raptor, etc.
BUT... I do understand that nature is just doing nature. :)
I used to duck hunt, so I have changed to a softer version of myself, now, I don't know who that guy was that duck hunted, but, again, I get that too, I also try to buy duck stamps just to help in the effort and all of the good that it does.
On the flip side, on my Flickr I have a LOT of critters eating other critters, so I am not a hypocrite. heheh

Now, to my real reply.
The House Finch get that disease because of the tube feeders that allow them to inadvertently rub one, or both eyes on the seed opening.
I 'used to see' that with House Finch until I read an article about that, so I stopped using tuber feeders.
I know... Why only House Finch? I can't answer that really, but I would hazard a guess as to the shape of their beaks versus that of an English Sparrow.
Now I could sure be wrong on the tube feeders, I don't see it mentioned below in the article, but since I have stopped using tube feeders I have only seen about 1 bird per year as opposed to the 'many' that I would see annually at my feeders.
I may be getting infected birds from other feeders in the neighborhood, I don't know.

From online...
"Avian conjunctivitis is an eye infection that can inflict many species of songbird but is most often seen in house finches. The bacteria affect the conjunctiva, the membrane surrounding the eyes, causing the tissue to swell and become irritated. As the infection spreads, the bird can become completely blind."
https://feederwatch.or​g …/house-finch-eye-disease/ (external link)

I am also not trying to derail your post, I apologize for that if you felt I did. :)


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