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    Re: Post Your Bird Images Here!!!!!!!

    That is called "survival of the fittest"

    One less stupid/ slow moving bird to eat valuable food ;)
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    I Think I Know What This One Is...

    But I'd like verification.

    Taken at Bogue Field yesterday after shooting the Osprey.

    Heavily cropped, <10% of the frame. The Coolpix had a hard time focusing on it, and it was a lot further away than I liked when I finally got the shot.
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    Re: I Think I Know What This One Is...

    ONE OF THESE

    BREEDING plumage on ICE..... BEAT THAT

    forgive the odd color cast.... snow , auto WB and a 1D don't mix when I swear I can't edit color casts to start with !
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    Talking That's What I Thought It Was!

    Quote Originally Posted by paulnj
    ONE OF THESE

    BREEDING plumage on ICE..... BEAT THAT

    forgive the odd color cast.... snow , auto WB and a 1D don't mix when I swear I can't edit color casts to start with !

    Thank you my friend!
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    Re: Post Your Bird Images Here!!!!!!!

    Gene,

    GREAT to see you joining in on my 1000+ views thread(if it isn't yet, It will ben ! )

    STELLAR'S JAY and it appears to be a juvenile from the buffy downy feathers, lack of vibraiant colors and bill
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    Re: Post Your Bird Images Here!!!!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by paulnj
    That is called "survival of the fittest"

    One less stupid/ slow moving bird to eat valuable food ;)
    LOL...I like that perspective.

    Okay, here's the Scrub Jay. Not very good photos, but they were hopping all over in the oak trees and I just took what I could get.
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    Re: Post Your Bird Images Here!!!!!!!

    SURE IS...

    My perspective is a realistic one ... especially while this country is more worried about $$$, OIL, URBAN DEVELOPING(shall I rant on? ) than the most valuable asset we have..... NATURE!!!!!!
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    Re: Post Your Bird Images Here!!!!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by paulnj
    This is a bit of a challenge to say the least !

    It is a going away shot, underexposed subject and I can't tell the thickness of the wings

    With that said.....

    It is holding it's wings like a OSPREY , but could very well be a young bald eagle mid flap holding the LARGE MOUTH BASS ;)
    Yes, Osprey. I figured you'd get that, but I don't know about the fish - I didn't get a good look at it. Picked out of the water in a salt marsh, though.

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    Re: Post Your Bird Images Here!!!!!!!

    Well... If it was truely SALT water then maybe we have a REDFISH there ?

    BTW did you know that osprey have the usual 4 toes. But unlike most birds who grasp with on1 toe above and 3 below, the osprey locks onto it's prey with 2 and 2 like a clamp. They have been known to drown when grabbing a fish too heavy to pick out of the water due to the OVERPERFECTION of it's feet ;)

    I myself have seen one grab an easily 30 inch pike and SWIM it to shore to eat it due to the weight of it's prey
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    A couple more for ya

    I took these yesterday while out eagle hunting. Found some eagles, but no pics. Anyway, I know what the first one is, but I don't know the second. I have seen this type of bird around these parts pretty frequently as of late, but have never tried to figure out what they are. I don't ever remember seeing them as a kid, so could they be something new to this area?
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    Re: Post Your Bird Images Here!!!!!!!

    Here's one I took in Garden City, KS....on the 26th....the bird kinda seemed out of place and interesting, so i took the pic.
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    Re: Post Your Bird Images Here!!!!!!!

    This one is a zoo pic. That's all the help you get

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    Re: A couple more for ya

    Quote Originally Posted by mjs1973
    I took these yesterday while out eagle hunting. Found some eagles, but no pics. Anyway, I know what the first one is, but I don't know the second. I have seen this type of bird around these parts pretty frequently as of late, but have never tried to figure out what they are. I don't ever remember seeing them as a kid, so could they be something new to this area?
    Gosh, for someone with an Edward Abbey quote on his signature, I would think you'd know!
    They be sandhill cranes...
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    Re: Post Your Bird Images Here!!!!!!!

    just an owl...
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    Re: Post Your Bird Images Here!!!!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Outdoorsman
    just an owl...
    -O-
    Nice grab. I havn't seen an owl since I started shooting.

    I think they see my camera and hoot to each other, here comes John with his camera, quick pretend to be a sparrow!
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    Re: A couple more for ya

    Quote Originally Posted by Outdoorsman
    Gosh, for someone with an Edward Abbey quote on his signature, I would think you'd know!
    They be sandhill cranes...

    haha, Abbey doesn't have bird photos in his books. ;) Sandhill cranes was on my short list of guesses, but I wasn't sure. Thanks for the ID.
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    S. American CUCKOO

    Quote Originally Posted by almo
    This one is a zoo pic. That's all the help you get

    DUDE TRIPOD doesn't host well ;)

    GUIRA CUCKOO from BRAZIL is my exact guess ;)
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    Re: Post Your Bird Images Here!!!!!!!

    I honestly believe you have a male house sparrow here. The only other bird close to that over all shape and size is a brown headed cowbird and you birds faint markings show lighter areas than ANY cowbird would show. HOUSE SPARROW
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    Re: A couple more for ya

    Quote Originally Posted by Outdoorsman
    Gosh, for someone with an Edward Abbey quote on his signature, I would think you'd know!
    They be sandhill cranes...
    CORRECT! redtailed hawk is the first.
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    Re: Post Your Bird Images Here!!!!!!!

    sweet GH owl image! The are usually NEVER out during daylight hours unless flushed from a roost.

    Almo...... Up north here in NJ we get the highest consentration of visible owls from later fall to early spring. Ming you trees here get a winter to make them drop the foliage and owls nest VERY early spring and are bonding right around christmas on in full force.

    YOUR BEST BET for owls is..... barred owls in a swampy environment or burrowing owls down in the FT, MYERS area.

    I can give you relative directions to burrowing owls on cape coral and assure you that corkscrew swamp has nesting barred in march!!!!
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    Re: Post Your Bird Images Here!!!!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by paulnj
    sweet GH owl image! The are usually NEVER out during daylight hours unless flushed from a roost.
    This is one of like four or five frames of this guy. The first is when I walked up to him sitting on a fencepost. I grabbed that one, and the sound of my loud EOS 650 sent him aloft, and the next frames were him in flight. I have one other that doesn't want to scan very well, a side shot with the wings fully raised-- you can see the face and the body okay. My biology prof, also a photog, gushed over that one. This pic I've never used before; you people are the first to see it.
    Shot on 100 T-Max since I was taking a B&W photography class then. I was using my now-dead 70-210 f/4, hand-held... I really liked that lens.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mjs1973
    haha, Abbey doesn't have bird photos in his books. ;) Sandhill cranes was on my short list of guesses, but I wasn't sure. Thanks for the ID.
    I hoped you'd get it. Someone suggested I clarify, but I figured you'd go from Abbey to Aldo Leopold's Land Ethic to his Sand County Almanac and finally to sandhill cranes... is that a stretch?
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    Re: Post Your Bird Images Here!!!!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by paulnj
    Liz suggested that I start a thread of BIRD images to see if I can ID them ;)

    warning though US species are my forte' , so don't be suprised it I can't ID your images from asia ;) I will do my best to ID as close to the actual species as I can.

    POST any image(good or bad) as long as there is some detail to the bird. TELL ME ... WHERE and WHEN also

    HERE is a goose hybrid from may 5th 2003

    It is a greater white fronted/ canada goose hybrid
    Here's another one. Took this guy's picture today.


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    Re: Post Your Bird Images Here!!!!!!!

    JUVENILE black vulture ;)

    nice image here

    BTW... what lens are you using?
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    Re: Post Your Bird Images Here!!!!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by paulnj
    JUVENILE black vulture ;)

    nice image here

    BTW... what lens are you using?
    I got a Sigma 50-500 about two weeks ago. Before that, I had used been using a Nikon 75-300 and then a Nikon 300 f/4 with a 1.4x TC. The Sigma beats both of those hands down. The focusing is much faster with HSM and the longer reach makes for much better shots. Even if the lens isn't as sharp as the other two -- which is debatable IMO -- the end results are far superior for me.

    I was pleased to get this picture. I see turkey vultures almost every day and ever once in a while see one colse enough for a decent picture. I see black vulture like this maybe once a year. The last time, my pictures were pretty bad.

    Any suggestions on how to handle a shot like this without completely blowing out the background?

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