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Feb 07, 2012 14:03 |  #1

My dad and I were cruising around Merritt Island NWR and things were quiet. We come around a corner, and in one pond, see the most birds concentrated in a small area I have ever seen. This was taken with my 100-400 and zoomed out to 100mm. This is one image I took. The birds stayed around but flew off after some hunters fired some shots a few miles away. There were at least 80 birds and 7 different species feeding in this small pond that was about 30 feet wide and deep.

The species included are: Roseate Spoobill, Great Egret, Little Blue Heron, Ibis, Glossy Ibis, Snowy Egret, Great Blue Heron.

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Feb 07, 2012 14:04 |  #2

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Feb 07, 2012 14:36 |  #3

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Feb 07, 2012 14:37 |  #4

Needs more cowbell!

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Feb 07, 2012 14:43 as a reply to  @ Kevan's post |  #5

Wow, neat shot of a TON of exotics!


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Feb 07, 2012 15:09 |  #6

WOW that's awesome what a sight that is well done


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Feb 07, 2012 15:42 |  #7

I like it!

I would consider cropping out the mud at the bottom though. that would look really good, methinks.




  
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Feb 07, 2012 16:16 |  #8

That is a great capture to get all those. I've seen some large flocks there, but not this large.


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Feb 07, 2012 16:56 |  #9

There's so much to look at! :D


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Feb 07, 2012 16:58 |  #10

Jason, I love flock shots and this is a brilliant one. Wow. I wish I had a pond like that to go to. I would set up camp there and never leave... :)


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Feb 08, 2012 04:54 |  #11

so colourful, great shot Jason.


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Feb 08, 2012 07:30 as a reply to  @ catsith's post |  #12

And you never thought you'd need a wide angle lens for bird photography!
It certainly looks like quite the congregation Jason. I know if it'd been me there I probably would have just frozen in amazement.


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Feb 08, 2012 07:48 |  #13

Jason, take a bow!


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Feb 08, 2012 15:14 |  #14

Wallace River wrote in post #13843504 (external link)
Wow, neat shot of a TON of exotics!

Thanks Wallace, I appreciate it :)

BGgraphy wrote in post #13843752 (external link)
WOW that's awesome what a sight that is well done

Thank you sir. It was quite fun

robertwsimpson wrote in post #13844025 (external link)
I like it!

I would consider cropping out the mud at the bottom though. that would look really good, methinks.

I had considered that, but decided to keep it how it was just to show off the higher amount of birds. :o

sparker1 wrote in post #13844265 (external link)
That is a great capture to get all those. I've seen some large flocks there, but not this large.

Thanks sparker. This one was HUGE. I have seen huge numbers of birds in large areas of course, but this area was tiny in comparison.

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There's so much to look at! :D

Sure is :)


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Feb 08, 2012 15:17 |  #15

Levina de Ruijter wrote in post #13844502 (external link)
Jason, I love flock shots and this is a brilliant one. Wow. I wish I had a pond like that to go to. I would set up camp there and never leave... :)

Thanks Levina :) It was awesome for the 5 minutes or so it lasted.

catsith wrote in post #13847521 (external link)
so colourful, great shot Jason.

Thanks Cat

CamFan01 wrote in post #13847913 (external link)
And you never thought you'd need a wide angle lens for bird photography!
It certainly looks like quite the congregation Jason. I know if it'd been me there I probably would have just frozen in amazement.

Haha true. It would have been neat to strap on my 17-40 for a few shots.

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Jason, take a bow!

Thanks Lil, I appreciate it :)


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