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Postby Harriet » Sat Jun 18, 2011 1:30 am

I like that picture!
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Postby Harriet » Mon Jun 20, 2011 1:30 am

Found some baby pictures from last year.
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Postby Harriet » Mon Jun 20, 2011 1:36 am

Not exactly a "song bird"...
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Postby SnowFella » Wed Jun 22, 2011 6:51 am

Wasn't aimed at being a bird picture, as I didn't even see the magpie when I took the photo, but rather a landscape photo using a tree with fancy red leaves as focus.
Turned out I was dead wrong about the leaves as it was acctually in flower at the time and there was a bird in there that added some nice contrast.

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Been thinking about blowing that one up on canvas but just haven't got around to it.
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Postby daiv » Fri Jun 24, 2011 12:58 am

Neat pic Snowfella - glad you included the high-rez to see the bird.

Here are some Wild Turkey's...

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Postby daiv » Fri Aug 19, 2011 1:39 am

The bird post has fallen behind! Here are some Osprey shots I took today. That's a bullhead it has in its grip.

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Postby Tony » Fri Aug 19, 2011 3:34 am

Way to pick it up Daiv! 8)
Great pics everyone! :)
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Postby Buckethead » Fri Sep 23, 2011 4:52 am

I've been photographing a couple of Great Blue Herons at a local lake I bike to several times a week all summer.

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Postby Harriet » Fri Sep 23, 2011 2:38 pm

I need to go birding!
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Postby daiv » Sat Sep 24, 2011 1:35 pm

Harriet wrote:I need to go birding!


Yes! Bring your camera! :thumbright:
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Postby Buckethead » Sat Sep 24, 2011 7:46 pm

I just took this a couple of hours ago. I was photographing the turtle when the mallard came by.

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Postby Harriet » Sat Sep 24, 2011 10:32 pm

Serendipity!
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Postby daiv » Mon Sep 26, 2011 2:13 pm

I am always amazed at how the various animals/birds so easily distinguish between a threat and a non-threat.

The turtle and duck know that the other poses no threat.

Even more interesting to me is along the roads. You can have loud/fast-moving vehicles driving right by some animal in the ditch or on a fence parallel to the road, etc. and the animals think nothing of it. As soon as you start to slow down -they get ready to take off and if you stop, they are gone immediately!
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Postby Harriet » Mon Sep 26, 2011 3:57 pm

Vehicles are not the threat. Humans are.
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Postby daiv » Mon Sep 26, 2011 5:34 pm

Well I suppose there is some truth to that. However, even humans do not pose a threat until they show interest.

Just this weekend, my brother and I were standing right under a big old Boxelder tree talking -not being quiet or sneaky. A Pileated woodpecker comes and lands right in full view only a little ways away. We looked at it for a while and it didn't care about us. So I thought, hey let me take a picture with my camera. As soon as I tried that - GONE!

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