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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 6:13 am 
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nice carlos.. they are a fun bird to photograph and fairly approachable.. if you take your time you can usually get within 4 meters of them. If you do spook them and they land in a nearby tree find the perfect position for pics at the tree they were feeding on and try not to move a lot.. they will come back within 10 minutes at most even if you are in the open. Hope you get another shot at them :)

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 2:39 pm 
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Thanks Mike.
I went back today, but they seem to have left now. :( but at least I saw them. Hopefully they'll be back this time next year.

This was from the other day; (there were plenty of berries on the Rowan trees, but they kept coming down to eat the fallen ones? :?

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 2:42 pm 
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Another damp, grey day here, but managed these on the moors, from a distance.

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Female Stonechat (Saxicola torquata) by Carl B.1, on Flickr

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 4:46 pm 
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awesome carlos... regarding the waxwings.. I know up here they will go for the fallen ones first as those are usually the ripest or over-ripe so there is no testing involved on their part... when they are in the trees here.. a lot of times... I will watch them pick and taste-test 2 or 3 berries before they find one they will actually eat one... when they are on the ground they seem to eat them all with the rare exception.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 3:12 am 
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Great shots oldCarlos, I really loved the first one you posted, great job :D

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 5:32 am 
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Did you capture these from a hide? Great shots btw and what lens did you use?

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 9:30 am 
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Thanks for that Mike, seems obvious when you think about it. I just never thought about how ripe they are, they all looked the same to me. :lol:

Thanks pierovera.

Thanks also Rob. No hide needed, they are actually right next to a main road & bus route. They don't seem overly concerned about humans, provided you don't move quickly or get within 20 yds or so. They don't like the bigger birds though ( Ravens, Jackdaws, Magpies etc) there was a single song thrush defending a tree full of berries too. I used the 300mm + 1.7TC

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 8:54 pm 
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Cool.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 5:40 pm 
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I've been out of country for a few weeks, followed by the holiday weekend, so I'm just now getting back into this forum...still have more local Florida wildlife to share in my catch-up project, so here are some more, with the A580 & Minolta 300mm F4, in and around the SE Florida wetlands:

Great egret hunting in the reeds:
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Yellow-throated warbler:
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Green heron with a little fish:
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Anhinga with a big fish:
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Green heron, not to be upstaged, gets a frog:
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Great egret flying close by:
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Ibis in flight, clear blue sky:
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Snowy egret:
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Tricolor heron:
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Female painted bunting:
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Male painted bunting:
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Ruby-throated hummingbird:
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Cape May warbler - my first sighting of one:
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Indigo bunting (on right), also my first sighting of one:
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Juvenile purple gallinule:
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 8:51 pm 
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Amazing shots zackiedawg, good job! I really liked the ones with the fish :D

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 5:54 am 
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awesome as always zack... Hopefully Ill get out soon again... been trying to shake a cold for over a week now :evil:

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2012 9:16 pm 
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Sat on a power line scanning the ground for a meal.
I guess it conserves energy this way, instead of hovering.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2012 6:13 am 
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nice one carlos :)

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2012 10:55 am 
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nice work zack, as always.
nice shot of the kestrel, Carlos
also like the swan shot Janern, must be freezing.
Just had a week away with the caravan it was 35C most days. :D
had the kayak out on the Murray river a few times, but didn`t get any decent shots. Did go out to some wet lands one morning, but thunder and lightening had me looking for cover.

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