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PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2012 2:08 pm 
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Nice one janern! :D

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 11:23 am 
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Not sure how far back my last post here was but here's a recap from me this year....

Grouse dual...low light and fast action ...

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Osprey attacking a Cormorant...

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Ringnecked Pheasant
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Adult Bald Eagle
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Ruffed Grouse/partridge
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Female Pileated Woodpecker...these guys are big,about a foot tall,the males are a bit bigger.
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Juevenile bald eagle
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Palmated Piper...I think?
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Atlantic Puffin
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Bald Eaglets just outside their nest
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Merlin Hawk with babies in nest,mom or pop is bringing lunch...a Swallow of some sort.
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Turkey Vulture
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Seagulls atop a fish shed...
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Merlin hawk in breeding plumage
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Night Heron
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American Bittern
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?? Yellow Warbler??..maybe?
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Common Loon
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 3:33 pm 
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Stunningly beautiful !

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 11:01 pm 
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awesome work kpr,
you wouldn`t by chance be able to name some of the birds. They are a bit different to what we get down here.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 12:29 am 
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Edited in and shifted a few together maxjj.

Thank you both.
It wasn't the best of summers for me for photos but a productive one in some ways.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 3:26 am 
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Those are some amazing shots kpr! Great job! :D

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 6:01 am 
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puffins and pheasents... 2 of my favorite subjects when Im in areas with them :) the loons is awesome.. I never have much luck getting close tothem...

the turkey vultures kpr.... have they always been present in your area or are they relatively new arrivals as they are here... I did a short story on the expansion of certain species into new territories (mostly species expanding north) earlier this summer and turkey vultures are what sparked the idea of the story for me

errr.. where are the bears??? :P

and did I mention it was great to see you back 8)

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 6:24 pm 
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Yes if you look at most birding books they don't show NS in the range of the Turkey Vultures.
Guess they hadn't heard of global warming when they printed,they are here,as well as the occasional Black too.
The Loon was in Maine this spring while I was there for a Turkey hunt,boy did it pour those 4 days!!
That was fishing around the Marina/docks about 45ft from my hotel patio door on a huge lake every day.

Never really left,was lurking every once in a while ...keeping and eye on ya ya know :wink: :lol:

Yes...bears of course!!
It wasn't a plentiful summer but there are a few.
Just got back to the station off a 15hr call 110 miles in not so nice seas...time for a lay down in case another call comes.
Bears to follow.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 12:43 am 
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Wild Turkeys

Ok, these are unedited, and not the best pictures, but I wanted to share. This is a group (Flock?) of over 75 wild turkeys all in one bunch (having their own post-Thanksgiving party?) I could not get them all in one picture. I've never seen so many in one bunch before in the wild. (Canon Powershot SX150 ISO) How many can you count?

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And from the large to the small, I thought I'd add these. Birds of a feather flock together (barn swallows??):

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Anyone know what these are? I apologise if they have webbed feet.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 2:15 pm 
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Nice shots, no idea what might be the birds in the last one.
By the way, are the shots of the turkeys cropped or did you use digital zoom or something?

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 7:06 pm 
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Even on my widest setting, I could not get all the turkeys in one picture. The close-ups are zoomed in as far as I could, but my Canon SX150 ISO only has a 12x zoom, and zooming in as far as I can tends to blur the scene and seems to lose color. Wild turkeys are skittish, and the closest I was able to get without spooking them was across an open field. I am thinking that if I had zoomed only part of the way, then cropped it and brought it closer on the computer might have yeilded a sharper picture.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 11:24 pm 
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I see, perhaps you're right, I don't know much about your camera so I don't know exactly why when you zoom in it loses color and detail, but probably it's because of the lens' quality, but it might be that you're using a slow shutter speed.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 1:44 am 
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Here are a few different birds seen on different trips this last year:

Here's another turkey. This picture was taken in Kentucky when we were on a trip last March.
(Canon Powershot SX 150 ISO)

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And a gull seen near Green Bay, Wisconsin:

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And a crane seen on Duck Creek, near Green Bay, Wisconsin:

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Sorry, I saw this bird on the same day and place as the last crane, but I do not know what kind of bird it is:

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Here is a Great Blue Heron seen near Atlanta, Georgia:

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 10:32 am 
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nice shots, those Turkeys sure grow big.

That Seagull looks like some sort of plover, but don`t know your birds.

here is a shot of a long billed Corella , its a Cockatoo species that can be annoying when they arrive in pest numbers

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 5:40 pm 
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awesome max!

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