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Larry Heath

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« Reply #100 on: March 29, 2013, 06:33:54 PM »

Here are a couple of the pelicans as well.

No good diving shots yet, got to work that out a bit more.

Later Larry


_DSC2898.jpg by Larry Heath, on Flickr


_DSC2601.jpg by Larry Heath, on Flickr
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« Reply #101 on: March 30, 2013, 02:46:24 PM »

Warblers!

Orange-crowned:


Yellow:


immature Yellow:


Yellow-rumped:


Black-throated Gray:


Wilson's:


Painted Redstart:
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« Reply #102 on: March 30, 2013, 04:32:30 PM »

Amazing warbler photos!
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« Reply #103 on: March 30, 2013, 08:01:03 PM »

Yes, these are good shots.
Small lithe birds like these warblers are incredibly difficult to photograph well.
Takes a lot of planning - if it wasn't for the fact that they have favourite perches photographing them would be a true lottery - they rarely stay still for more than a few seconds at a time.

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« Reply #104 on: March 31, 2013, 11:45:07 AM »

Small lithe birds like these warblers are incredibly difficult to photograph well.
Takes a lot of planning - if it wasn't for the fact that they have favourite perches photographing them would be a true lottery - they rarely stay still for more than a few seconds at a time.

Most of these photos were made last fall at a natural birdbath the birds were attracted to.  I was inside a portable blind.
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« Reply #105 on: March 31, 2013, 01:17:45 PM »

One, Big, Bad-Ass Gator...a gentle reminder whilst traisping in environs not our own, we are merely guests in theirs.



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« Reply #106 on: March 31, 2013, 01:37:17 PM »

Or are we? ;D

Some species are even more savage, and they roam the wilderness in herds ; nonetheless, the bravest and wisest of the animals* does not fear them.




* Capra ibex, Vercors, french Alps

(edit : added a third one of the same day, to humbly ask for forgiveness)


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« Reply #107 on: March 31, 2013, 02:58:29 PM »

Some species are even more savage, and they roam the wilderness in herds ; nonetheless, the bravest and wisest of the animals* does not fear them.

* Capra ibex, Vercors, french Alps

Likewise Dall's Sheep in Alaska

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« Reply #108 on: March 31, 2013, 05:29:55 PM »

Sorry, no mountains, thus no bighorn or littlehorn or any horned sheep clinging precipitously to sheer cliffs, but we do have a few nice flying birds and some just hanging about.

Great white Egret



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« Reply #109 on: April 01, 2013, 01:06:30 AM »

Great white Egret




The "golden slippers" make this a Snowy Egret.
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Re: Wildlife - Open topic
« Reply #110 on: April 02, 2013, 09:15:28 AM »

A visitor to my back yard!

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« Reply #111 on: April 02, 2013, 09:29:30 AM »

A visitor to my back yard!



My gosh! right there.
Through a closed or open window?
Great illustration of a leetle one
 a 50 pounder with a funny gait hangs around here, call him Flash on account of his jumpy method of grubbing out prey
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Re: Wildlife - Open topic
« Reply #112 on: April 02, 2013, 10:08:35 AM »

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Through a closed or open window?

Living room slider & drapes cracked open just enough for my tele.  First couple of frames he wasn't looking my way, but in this one he was looking for the source of the clicking sound.  One of those lucky happenings.  As you know coyotes will very rarely "look you in the eye."

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« Reply #113 on: April 02, 2013, 10:16:21 AM »

I was told if the egret had black legs it was a "Great" egret and yellow legs, a "Cattle or Common" egret...but Snowy Egret works for me and I like it better as a name. To me, they are just as regal as the great blues.
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« Reply #114 on: April 02, 2013, 01:22:22 PM »

I was told if the egret had black legs it was a "Great" egret and yellow legs, a "Cattle or Common" egret...but Snowy Egret works for me and I like it better as a name. To me, they are just as regal as the great blues.

It gets complicated in south Florida.  Not only are there Great Egrets, Cattle Egrets and Snowy Egrets, the immature Little Blue Heron is white and the Reddish Egret and Great Blue Heron both have a white color morph - and I've seen Cattle Egrets with dark and yellow-ish legs:

Cattle Egret, Yolo County California:


Cattle Egret, Kaneohe Hawaii:


immature Little Blue Herons are the size of a Snowy Egret or Cattle Egret but have a bi-colored bill:


while the Snowy Egret has a dark bill and dark legs with yellow feet (sometimes obscured by mud):


The Great Egret is larger than the Snowy & Cattle Egrets & Little Blue Heron, has a yellow bill and dark legs:


no photos, but the white color morph of the Great Blue Heron has lighter-colored legs than the Great Egret and is somewhat bigger.  The white color morph of the Reddish Egret has a bi-colored bill like the immature Little Blue Heron but more reddish, and a shaggier appearance.
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Re: Wildlife - Open topic
« Reply #115 on: April 02, 2013, 02:20:21 PM »

This is called a "Little Blue" heron here.

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« Reply #116 on: April 02, 2013, 02:26:04 PM »

This is called a "Little Blue" heron here.

Yup, this is the adult.  Note the bill color and compare with the immature Little Blue Heron above.
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« Reply #117 on: April 03, 2013, 02:44:03 PM »

Some Wildlife SX50HS shots.

Heron was taken through wire fence, lens was just small enough !

Thierry
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Re: Wildlife - Open topic
« Reply #118 on: April 04, 2013, 08:27:50 AM »

A visitor to my back yard!
Almost looks like a Cabella's mount. Very nice.

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« Reply #119 on: April 04, 2013, 11:50:30 AM »

Common Field Sparrow



This is a Yellow-rumped Warbler.
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