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Re: 2016 Birds
« Reply #15 on: May 10, 2016, 04:19:46 PM »

Cool shots, Brian!

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Re: 2016 Birds
« Reply #16 on: May 10, 2016, 08:06:12 PM »

Cool shots, Brian!
Thanks - The Audubon's Warbler was a new one for me!

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Re: 2016 Birds
« Reply #17 on: May 11, 2016, 11:59:04 AM »

The yellow colours on that Warbler's chest are really cool!

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Re: 2016 Birds
« Reply #18 on: May 11, 2016, 01:13:10 PM »

Here's a really cool warbler from 4 years ago, same place, and about the same time....


Townsend's Warbler (Dendroica townsendi)
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Re: 2016 Birds
« Reply #19 on: June 15, 2016, 07:05:32 AM »

One from my trip to Tanzania the other week...


Lilac-Breasted Roller (Coracias caudatus)
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Re: 2016 Birds
« Reply #20 on: June 21, 2016, 09:00:59 PM »

Some recent photos:

Pacific Loon (Point Roberts)



American Avocet (Iona Island)



American Kestrel (YVR)



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Re: 2016 Birds
« Reply #21 on: June 21, 2016, 09:02:52 PM »

Absolutely love the avocet! 

And the Kestrel on the razorwire gives you a really good idea of how small they really are. 

Some great shots!

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Re: 2016 Birds
« Reply #22 on: July 08, 2016, 02:49:45 PM »

Some great shots here!  I'll add a few from a recent trip to the Yukon Territory and WA state

Golden Crowned Sparrow


Rufous



Lesser Yellow Legs

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Re: 2016 Birds
« Reply #23 on: July 08, 2016, 03:00:15 PM »

Holy crap, andrewscag! Those are some mighty fine pictures - I felt like the little rufous was going to fly right out of my computer screen!

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Re: 2016 Birds
« Reply #24 on: July 08, 2016, 03:12:47 PM »

Thanks Tex!  He was fun to photograph.  Seemed to get used to me clicking away as I sat at a picnic table with my folks.

Really need to get a speedlight at least one of these days.  Such reflective little guys.
 
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Re: 2016 Birds
« Reply #25 on: July 10, 2016, 10:23:41 PM »

Some great shots here!  I'll add a few from a recent trip to the Yukon Territory and WA state
Rufous



One suggestion - I would clone out the feeder to make this just that much more compelling.

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Re: 2016 Birds
« Reply #26 on: July 24, 2016, 09:03:10 PM »

In my opinion, this bird ranks right up there with "Lilac Breasted Roller" for incredibly sexy bird!  Did you know it is the National Bird of Uganda???  These pictures were taken in the Ngorongoro Caldera, Tanzania - May 30th.

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Grey Crowned Crane (Balaerica regulorum)
by Brian Hampson, on Flickr

2. Chicks (over cropped a bit, but they're SOOO cute!)

Perfect colour for protection
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3. Family

Grey Crowned Crane (Balaerica regulorum) family
by Brian Hampson, on Flickr

4. In flight

Grey Crowned Cranes in flight
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5. Walking

Grey Crowned Crane (Balaerica regulorum)
by Brian Hampson, on Flickr

6. Classic head shot

Grey Crowned Crane (Balaerica regulorum)
by Brian Hampson, on Flickr

Hope you loved seeing this bird as much as I do!

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Re: 2016 Birds
« Reply #27 on: July 26, 2016, 09:24:02 PM »

You're probably right about cloning.  I thought about it and left the feeder in.

Man that is an amazing bird! It almost doesn't even look real.  Nice captures!
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Re: 2016 Birds
« Reply #28 on: August 04, 2016, 05:29:52 PM »

Little visitors to the birdbath and feeder.







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