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Damien

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Re: 2012 Birds
« Reply #45 on: July 26, 2012, 12:19:37 PM »



Loggerhead Shrike
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Re: 2012 Birds
« Reply #46 on: July 26, 2012, 01:40:25 PM »

I'd say the shrike is the best of the set.  Nice capture.  Pretty sharp too.

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Re: 2012 Birds
« Reply #47 on: July 26, 2012, 02:02:44 PM »

It's because it was right beside the car, lol.  All the others were needing maximum zoom on a point and shoot, across marsh.

There were a couple more Shrikes doing their thing in the area.  One was in an outright dog fight with a large dragon fly.
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Re: 2012 Birds
« Reply #48 on: July 26, 2012, 02:12:43 PM »


Forster's Tern.
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Re: 2012 Birds
« Reply #49 on: October 20, 2012, 05:38:07 PM »


muscovy I think
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Re: 2012 Birds
« Reply #50 on: October 21, 2012, 07:22:55 PM »


muscovy I think
I think Muscovies have really bumpy heads.... I would tend towards domestic hybrid with something.

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Re: 2012 Birds
« Reply #51 on: October 24, 2012, 10:26:55 AM »









close up of poor heron eye injury

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Re: 2012 Birds
« Reply #52 on: October 28, 2012, 01:54:41 PM »

Some Northeastern Florida Birds

I was down in Jacksonville for work for 1.5 weeks.  Thankfully it wasn't ALL work, and there was an opportunity for a little play in there :)

1.Northern Cardinal

Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

2. Northern Mockingbird

Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos) by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

3. Great Egret in flight

Great Egret (Ardea alba) in flight by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

4. Osprey

Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

5. Wilson's Plover

Wilson's Plover (Charadrius wilsonia) by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

6. Willet

Willet (Tringa semipalmata) - previously unknown. by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

7. Tricolored Heron

Tricolored Heron (Egretta tricolor) by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

The variety of birds is wonderful, with the swampy areas, and the seashore all being so close!  My whole set of birds from this trip can be found at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/dragonspeed/sets/72157631873962427/with/8132041253/

I hope you enjoy them!

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Re: 2012 Birds
« Reply #53 on: October 28, 2012, 05:57:03 PM »

Really nice heron pics Dennisk
Dragonspeed some of those pics are as good as it gets.
I like also seeing birds Ive not seen before, and how great composure and camera work can look.
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Re: 2012 Birds
« Reply #54 on: October 30, 2012, 09:51:24 AM »

Thanks Lead!

Dennis, the Heron landing shot is cool.  I really like the colour version.  What made you decide to go with a B/W?  I find the bird gets lost in the background in the B/W.

Keep 'em coming only two more months left in 2012 :)

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Re: 2012 Birds
« Reply #55 on: October 30, 2012, 09:48:37 PM »

Thanks Lead!

Dennis, the Heron landing shot is cool.  I really like the colour version.  What made you decide to go with a B/W?  I find the bird gets lost in the background in the B/W.

Keep 'em coming only two more months left in 2012 :)

Awesome heron Brian, wow.

The b/w was being sort of artsy/metaphoric....my thinking was that it made the heron more part of the natural surroundings like rocks....sort of what evolution wanted in the first place...to offer the heron the ability to blend in..almost invisible...the b/w achieves that cryptic thinking of mine lol
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Re: 2012 Birds
« Reply #56 on: November 07, 2012, 03:13:13 AM »

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Re: 2012 Birds
« Reply #57 on: November 15, 2012, 07:58:33 AM »

Birds of Prek Toal Sanctuary, Cambodia

We took a birding trip that also included a visit to the floating village of Prek Toal.  The village was cool, but some of the birds that we saw were brand new ones for me!  The noisy boat was a drag, but we DID manage to get close enough for a FEW decent shots.

1) The Oriental Darter, known often as a "snake bird" due to its neck:

Oriental Darter (Anhinga melanogaster) by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

2) The Eastern Great Egret (seen here in the trees)

Eastern Great Egret (Ardea alba modesta) in the trees by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

3) The Chinese Pond-Heron (in flight)

Chinese Pond-Heron (Ardeola bacchus) by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

4) A pair of Blue-tailed Bee-eaters

Blue-tailed Bee-eater (Merops philippinus) by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

5) The Spot-billed Pelican

Spot-billed Pelican (Pelecanus philippensis) by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

6) The Grey-headed Fish Eagle

"Grey-headed Fish Eagle" "Ichthyophaga ichthyaetus" by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

7) The Brahminy Kite

Brahminy Kite (Haliastur indus) by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

I hope you enjoy them!  There are some more available along with other pictures from the day on Tonle Sap Lake at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/dragonspeed/sets/72157632017826116/with/8187428673/

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Re: 2012 Birds
« Reply #58 on: November 16, 2012, 08:42:00 AM »

Birds of Hong Kong's New Territories' Wetlands

I went out around the various wetland areas of Hong Kong's New Territories.   I was surprised to find a variety of birds other than just the Herons and Egrets...

1. Great Egret with a Fish

Great Egret (Ardea alba) with a fish by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

2. A collection of Egrets and Herons resting on the mudflats

Great Egrets and Grey Herons at rest by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

3. Grey Heron in flight

Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea) in flight by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

4. Great Egret Fishing

Great Egret (Ardea alba) by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

5. Red Whiskered Bulbul

Red-whiskered Bulbul (Pycnonotus jocosus) by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

6. Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker

Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker (Dicaeum cruentatum) by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

7. My favourite from the day, the Common Kingfisher

Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis) by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

The whole set from the day, including some butterflies can be found at my Flickr set:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/dragonspeed/sets/72157632026333886/with/8190179179/

I hope you enjoy them! 

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Re: 2012 Birds
« Reply #59 on: November 16, 2012, 11:40:12 AM »

Looks like you're having a good time.... :P Nice photos. :)

Here's a heron I shot last year:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7EYNhvnOlzc