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Jan 16, 2023 16:29 |  #7201

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Yikes...Outstanding capture Peter. Happy trails.


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Jan 16, 2023 16:30 |  #7202

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Milky Stork - shot with A1 and FE600mm f4 + 1.4X TC.
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Outstanding capture, Harry! Very sharp, clear image.

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Egret @ Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve.
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Excellent capture, Harry! Sharp image that stands out nicely from the background.

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Absolutely stunning, Peter!

Dontcry4mejanhrdina wrote in post #19468559 (external link)
I’ve struggled mightily when it comes to birds in flight, especially owls. Either they’re too far away, fly the wrong direction, light isn’t good enough or I flat out just miss the shot. Add in my tendency to get a little stir crazy and start wandering plus my lack of patience and it hasn’t come easy for me.

I spotted this snowy sitting on a pole and set up with the sun facing it. It was initially turned away from me but she soon turned around and started snapping her head around, listening to rodents under the snow…then falling asleep…then becoming attentive again. After what felt like forever but was likely just 45 minutes, my hands cold and my right arm tired from holding it up waiting for that split second and she took off and flew in my direction. I finally got a shot I wanted.

What amazes me is the amount of great wildlife photographers on this forum who consistently get shots way better than this. The time, effort and skill required continues to amaze me and inspires me to keep trying to get anything close to what I see on here. Thanks to everyone for posting all of these amazing photos!
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Superb capture, Dontcry4mejanhrdina! Very appealing shot!

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Northern Harrier
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You captured this northern harrier beautifully sogs! I really like it.


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Jan 16, 2023 16:30 |  #7203

RW123 wrote in post #19468305 (external link)
Nice shot of the American Robin-- Mike. I like the detail and color you captured in this very nice light.

Thank you kindly for the very nice compliment, Rich.

paul katinas wrote in post #19468391 (external link)
Great capture Mike.
The Robin Winter migration is down here now and they're always accompanied by Cedar Waxwings.
Truly a fascinating partnership.
Happy trails.

Many thanks, Paul. Much appreciated.

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Great IF capture Mike.

Much obliged, Ted.

sogs wrote in post #19468463 (external link)
Wonderful shot!

Thank you sogs.

havelock wrote in post #19468493 (external link)
lovely exposure to show off all that colour and fine feather detail

Thank you for your very kind, thoughtful compliment, havelock. It's greatly appreciated.

Peter2516 wrote in post #19468532 (external link)
Great shot Mike.

Thank you kindly, Peter. Much appreciated.


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Jan 16, 2023 18:08 |  #7204

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Jan 16, 2023 19:12 |  #7205

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Very nice Peter!


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Jan 16, 2023 21:49 |  #7206

Dontcry4mejanhrdina wrote in post #19468559 (external link)
I’ve struggled mightily when it comes to birds in flight, especially owls. Either they’re too far away, fly the wrong direction, light isn’t good enough or I flat out just miss the shot. Add in my tendency to get a little stir crazy and start wandering plus my lack of patience and it hasn’t come easy for me.

I spotted this snowy sitting on a pole and set up with the sun facing it. It was initially turned away from me but she soon turned around and started snapping her head around, listening to rodents under the snow…then falling asleep…then becoming attentive again. After what felt like forever but was likely just 45 minutes, my hands cold and my right arm tired from holding it up waiting for that split second and she took off and flew in my direction. I finally got a shot I wanted.

What amazes me is the amount of great wildlife photographers on this forum who consistently get shots way better than this. The time, effort and skill required continues to amaze me and inspires me to keep trying to get anything close to what I see on here. Thanks to everyone for posting all of these amazing photos!
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smashing take off image..not seen many like this..well done




  
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Jan 16, 2023 21:50 |  #7207

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Northern Harrier

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lovely crisp image ..the detail on the face is so sharp




  
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Jan 16, 2023 21:58 |  #7208

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American Robin

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What a terrific capture, Mike! Excellent sharpness and color.




  
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Jan 16, 2023 22:01 |  #7209

steveb108 wrote in post #19468715 (external link)
What a terrific capture, Mike! Excellent sharpness and color.

Thank you for the kind, encouraging compliment, Steve. It is much appreciated.


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Jan 16, 2023 22:02 |  #7210

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Osprey with catch
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Wow...crack'in shot, Paul! Perfect!


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Jan 16, 2023 22:04 |  #7211

Dontcry4mejanhrdina wrote in post #19468559 (external link)
I’ve struggled mightily when it comes to birds in flight, especially owls. Either they’re too far away, fly the wrong direction, light isn’t good enough or I flat out just miss the shot. Add in my tendency to get a little stir crazy and start wandering plus my lack of patience and it hasn’t come easy for me.

I spotted this snowy sitting on a pole and set up with the sun facing it. It was initially turned away from me but she soon turned around and started snapping her head around, listening to rodents under the snow…then falling asleep…then becoming attentive again. After what felt like forever but was likely just 45 minutes, my hands cold and my right arm tired from holding it up waiting for that split second and she took off and flew in my direction. I finally got a shot I wanted.

What amazes me is the amount of great wildlife photographers on this forum who consistently get shots way better than this. The time, effort and skill required continues to amaze me and inspires me to keep trying to get anything close to what I see on here. Thanks to everyone for posting all of these amazing photos!
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Congrats on getting this! It's a terrific capture.




  
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Jan 16, 2023 22:20 |  #7212

Lame-Duck wrote in post #19468280 (external link)
Super nice shot of the Short-billed Gull, EB!

sogs wrote in post #19468283 (external link)
Nice one!

Thanks both, appreciate the comments. Still finding Gulls confusing, but I'll figure them out!


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Jan 16, 2023 22:22 |  #7213

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love the background..really sets the mood

Thanks for the comment on the Pelican shot, I appreciate it. I was pleased how the waves came out, agree it definately helps set the scene.


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Jan 16, 2023 22:27 |  #7214

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That's a cracking shot of the Robin LD, great detail and gorgeous color. very nice.


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Jan 16, 2023 22:31 |  #7215

Dontcry4mejanhrdina wrote in post #19468559 (external link)
I’ve struggled mightily when it comes to birds in flight, especially owls. Either they’re too far away, fly the wrong direction, light isn’t good enough or I flat out just miss the shot. Add in my tendency to get a little stir crazy and start wandering plus my lack of patience and it hasn’t come easy for me.

I spotted this snowy sitting on a pole and set up with the sun facing it. It was initially turned away from me but she soon turned around and started snapping her head around, listening to rodents under the snow…then falling asleep…then becoming attentive again. After what felt like forever but was likely just 45 minutes, my hands cold and my right arm tired from holding it up waiting for that split second and she took off and flew in my direction. I finally got a shot I wanted.

What amazes me is the amount of great wildlife photographers on this forum who consistently get shots way better than this. The time, effort and skill required continues to amaze me and inspires me to keep trying to get anything close to what I see on here. Thanks to everyone for posting all of these amazing photos!
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Well, I'd say you're doing just fine. This is a great shot, and many (including me) would be more than happy to get it!


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