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Jul 09, 2019 05:01 |  #18841

Skimmer Trifecta
The Skimmers were returning to feed their Juveniles.
Slightly blurry image but exciting to observe.
Happy trails,
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Jul 09, 2019 05:23 |  #18842

paul katinas wrote in post #18890470 (external link)
Skimmer Trifecta
The Skimmers were returning to feed their Juveniles.

Magnificent threesome.
Beautifully photographed.

belas wrote in post #18890059 (external link)
European Bee-eater. Perhaps the bird with the most inappropriate name. I have never seen one eating a bee. They eat them if they cannot find anything else, but they avoid them since they have to remove the sting first

Awe inspiring photos of stunning birds.

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Snowy egrets fighting

Very nice indeed. Beside the antics, the colours and composition are truly exceptional.

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Guillemot (Common Murre)

Very nicely photographed.
They are beautiful birds and this shows them off so well.



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Jul 09, 2019 06:02 |  #18844

paul katinas wrote in post #18890470 (external link)
Skimmer Trifecta
The Skimmers were returning to feed their Juveniles.
Slightly blurry image but exciting to observe.
Happy trails,
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Wow Paul...what a cool shot!! It's just so special to be able to get a perfect image like that.


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Jul 09, 2019 06:53 |  #18845

avondale87 wrote in post #18890476 (external link)
Magnificent threesome.
Beautifully photographed.

Awe inspiring photos of stunning birds.

Very nice indeed. Beside the antics, the colours and composition are truly exceptional.

Very nicely photographed.
They are beautiful birds and this shows them off so well.

Thank you kindly Richard.
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Jul 09, 2019 06:58 |  #18846

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Wow Paul...what a cool shot!! It's just so special to be able to get a perfect image like that.

Thank you LD.
That was one of those nervous action shot moments.
"Gosh, I hope that sequence came-out".:-D
Happy trails.

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Jul 09, 2019 07:28 |  #18847

paul katinas wrote in post #18890470 (external link)
Skimmer Trifecta
The Skimmers were returning to feed their Juveniles.
Slightly blurry image but exciting to observe.
Happy trails,
Paul


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Wow Paul...what a cool shot!! It's just so special to be able to get a perfect image like that.

Agree with Mike, what are the odds? Great capture.


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Jul 09, 2019 07:55 |  #18848

Bill in Texas wrote in post #18890531 (external link)
Agree with Mike, what are the odds? Great capture.

Thanks Bill.
Like hitting 3 cherries on a slot machine.
Only at my age they're 3 prunes.:lol:


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Jul 09, 2019 13:17 |  #18849

One bird in flight. Two birds in fight :-D


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Jul 09, 2019 15:49 |  #18850

A couple of House Martins. Difficult blighters to snap.


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Jul 09, 2019 19:57 |  #18851

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With me, I'm constantly shooting over lakes and ponds. Here's an example of what happens when I'm shooting in Av or Tv mode. At first I catch the bird against a blue sky (very bright), and my exposure will be correct. Then as the bird drops down, and the background changes, the camera will adjust it's exposure immediately due to the new (much darker) background of mountains, or trees, etc. This, change of exposure usually completely overexposes the bird. That won't happen in manual mode, because you have locked your exposure in on the bird, and the camera can't readjust. On occasion, the overall photo may look a little darker than you like, but the bird will be correctly exposed. It's easy in photoshop, to correct the background if it's slightly off a bit. I learned this a few years back when Art Morris (renowned bird photographer) gave a talk here in Fresno, where I live. I've never forgotten this when he explained it to the audience. That is when I changed to shooting in manual mode, the great majority of the time.

I will certainly remember that and give this a try next time I am out! I appreciate the thought and help




  
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Jul 09, 2019 22:57 |  #18852

Sulphur Crested Cockatoo

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A coupla bodies and a few lenses

  
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Jul 10, 2019 00:49 |  #18853

Lame-Duck wrote in post #18890417 (external link)
What a spectacular action shot, Shalu. It's really Incredible!!

avondale87 wrote in post #18890476 (external link)
Very nice indeed. Beside the antics, the colours and composition are truly exceptional.

Thank you very much for your nice comments, Mike and Richard!

paul katinas wrote in post #18890470 (external link)
Skimmer Trifecta
The Skimmers were returning to feed their Juveniles.
Slightly blurry image but exciting to observe.
Happy trails,
Paul

paul katinas wrote in post #18890520 (external link)
Thank you LD.
That was one of those nervous action shot moments.
"Gosh, I hope that sequence came-out".:-D
Happy trails.

Black Skimmer

Terrific skimmer shots, Paul!

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Very nice swallow captures, Jack!

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Jul 10, 2019 01:46 |  #18854

paul katinas wrote in post #18890520 (external link)
Thank you LD.
That was one of those nervous action shot moments.
"Gosh, I hope that sequence came-out".:-D
Happy trails.

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Excellent shot Paul. I always like to see photos of successful fishing trips.

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Jack...Those are incredibly nice shots. You said they were "difficult blighters to snap." That's an understatement Jack. I would have said "almost impossible to snap."
Great job.

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Thank you very much for your nice comments, Mike and Richard!

Terrific skimmer shots, Paul!

Very nice swallow captures, Jack!

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Primo shot, Shalu. Great sharpness from front to back.


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Jul 10, 2019 10:49 |  #18855

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