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May 26, 2019 04:57 |  #42751

Lame-Duck wrote in post #18866953 (external link)
Green-winged Teal (drake)

Lame-Duck wrote in post #18867333 (external link)
California Quail

Mike that Teal is up there with the prettiest bird photos I've seen.
So very nice colourful, detailed image

Quails are beautiful colourful birds.
Love the gait and details in the plumage.

shalu wrote in post #18866984 (external link)
Western grebe mom and chick

shalu wrote in post #18867098 (external link)
western grebe mom and chicks

Refreshingly beautiful photos of these grebes.
Quite touching to see the interaction with the chicks

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Green heron

Beautiful detail and colours. Fascinating birds, shown off so nicely here

markesc wrote in post #18866991 (external link)

Stunning. Bird and photograph.
Sort to print and hang on a wall.

robamy wrote in post #18867004 (external link)
Baltimore Oriole

Wow. Certainly attracts attention with this one.
Vibrant and beautiful

robamy wrote in post #18867501 (external link)
Male Eastern Towee

Love the pose, colours and detail.
Beautiful composition.

Candor wrote in post #18867043 (external link)
Least Bittern

Magnificent in every way.
Such intensity of focus in the bird, beautifully composed.
A masterpiece of nature and photography coming together

turkeytamer41 wrote in post #18867048 (external link)
Rooster

The colours, pose and composition make this a truly beautiful photo. A wall hanger and conversation piece

PCousins wrote in post #18867204 (external link)
The Male Black-Headed Gull on the left was forcing himself onto the female in the middle and was trying to break up the pair. The 2 males had a fight, lots of noise and commotion and the intruder soon flew off.

PCousins wrote in post #18867235 (external link)
Male and Female Avocet's

PCousins wrote in post #18867315 (external link)
Little Ringed Plover

All three are beautiful images with wonderful detail and composition.
I love the action in the Black-headed Gulls, priceless

Archibald wrote in post #18867434 (external link)
Tree Swallow portrait, central Alberta.

So nice. Clean colours. Lovely detail and superb plumage

belas wrote in post #18867516 (external link)
Tawny Owl (Strix aluco). A beautiful bird !

Agree. It is beautiful and you've captured that beauty so magnificently.
Very nice.

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May 26, 2019 05:05 |  #42752

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May 26, 2019 05:08 |  #42753

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Dilemma... I think the rings on this oystercatcher's legs spoil the picture. Should I clone them out or not? They are obviously there in aid of bird conservation, so... Any thoughts, folks?
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Archibald wrote in post #18867346 (external link)
You could just desaturate the green a bit if you wanted.

I would certainly leave them, it's how you saw it but Archibald 's suggestion is a very good one to make them less visible.




  
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May 26, 2019 05:17 |  #42754

Terrycanon wrote in post #18867249 (external link)
Dilemma... I think the rings on this oystercatcher's legs spoil the picture. Should I clone them out or not? They are obviously there in aid of bird conservation, so... Any thoughts, folks?

I'd leave. As others say it tells a storey. It's what that very nice Oyster catcher is. And for others it's an opportunity to ponder the need for tagging etc.
Tone it down? mm?, but not remove. My 2 bobs worth



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May 26, 2019 06:09 |  #42755

This beautiful Female redstart, just didn't want to turnaround for me.


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May 26, 2019 07:03 |  #42756

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male Superb Fairy Wren - winter attire

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Excellent, love the comp and perch.


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May 26, 2019 07:28 |  #42759

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May 26, 2019 08:20 |  #42760

Green Heron

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May 26, 2019 08:26 |  #42761

Archibald wrote in post #18867080 (external link)
Great grab! Amazing pose.


TedEllis wrote in post #18867123 (external link)
Mike a super moment. Great capture!


Lame-Duck wrote in post #18867256 (external link)
Mike, this is a really stunning shot. It's such a cool eye catcher. Great work.


I like both the egret shot and the setting here. Nicely done, Mike.



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Magnificent in every way.
Such intensity of focus in the bird, beautifully composed.
A masterpiece of nature and photography coming together


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Thanks so much Archibald, Ted, Mike and Richard for your kind comments!


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May 26, 2019 08:42 |  #42762

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May 26, 2019 09:06 |  #42763

Apparently very unusual in this area,

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May 26, 2019 09:23 |  #42764

Lame-Duck wrote in post #18867490 (external link)
A-number-1 shot of the green heron, Shalu. Great color and sharpness.


avondale87 wrote in post #18867528 (external link)
Refreshingly beautiful photos of these grebes.
Quite touching to see the interaction with the chicks

Beautiful detail and colours. Fascinating birds, shown off so nicely here

Thank you very much, Mike and Richard!

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May 26, 2019 09:57 |  #42765

New Holland Honeyeater from today - Apollo Bay


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