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    Really great photos

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    Some absolutely beautiful photo's in this thread.
    Here's some very average ones!
    Don't mind, best I can do with my kit, I think..


    DSC_1647 by Westy_, on Flickr


    DSC_2210 by Westy_, on Flickr


    DSC_4453 by Westy_, on Flickr


    DSC_4312 by Westy_, on Flickr

    DSC_1859 by Westy_, on Flickr

    Oh to photo eagles, owls, hawks etc.. wow!

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    westy have you been here, I went it was great fun?

    http://www.hawk-conservancy.org/

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    Quote Originally Posted by soapy View Post
    westy have you been here, I went it was great fun?

    http://www.hawk-conservancy.org/
    Wow thanks, that looks great, but I'm afraid not.
    Went to a Red Kite breeding area in Wales once but didn't shoot anything worth sharing.
    I need a longer lens or better camera or errr something (more practise most likely!).

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    Caught this one flying around my backyard:


    And with its mate:
    Last edited by rickf; 6th January 2014 at 22:32.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ralphy View Post
    Ralphy... the sharpness on this is what gets me! Amazing. Something I have yet to achieve on my Nikon kit.

    Here's a couple of my 8 year old human bird table of a son!



    Last edited by JohnnyE; 7th January 2014 at 15:19. Reason: typo!

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    ... and one more, taken in my front garden in May 2013. Don't think I've ever seen a Goldfinch before. A wee stunner.


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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyE View Post
    ... and one more, taken in my front garden in May 2013. Don't think I've ever seen a Goldfinch before. A wee stunner.

    very nice, I would have cropped out the distraction on the left though.

    what lens are you using?

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    Lovely Goldfinch there, although I agree re cropping the picture.

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    There you go:



    Quote Originally Posted by soapy View Post
    very nice, I would have cropped out the distraction on the left though.

    what lens are you using?
    I'm using a Nikon 70-300mm on a D5100.

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    a lovely lens your next choice is a Nikon 300mm F4 and a Nikon 1.4tc [don't buy a third party lens or converter].
    this combo is also good for insects and close ups.

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    Red Knobbed Coot and a Reed, (freshwater), Cormorant






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    Finally managed to get a picture of a robin



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    The last morsel.......



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    an upside down magpie I presume?

    Good shot Magirus, although I am "going off" images taken at the feeder or captive shots - if you understand what I mean - no criticism intended

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    Quote Originally Posted by BillN View Post
    an upside down magpie I presume?

    Good shot Magirus, although I am "going off" images taken at the feeder or captive shots - if you understand what I mean - no criticism intended
    Thanks Bill, indeed an upside down magpie! I don't profess to be a birder, I just have my camera ready when I'm at the computer and have a snap at whatever lands on the feeders my wife has in the garden. However I've seen Kingfishers on the Wear just down from me, and last week I saw a flash of blue speeding from under Elvet Bridge in the center of Durham. I know of two other locations on the Browney, which is also quite close to me. These sightings have got me interested in trying for some shots this year, and I've been reading up on the restrictions re the breeding season, nest sites etc.

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    All relatively common

    Cape Wagtail


    Pale Chanting Goshawk




    Cape Robin- Chat


    Fiscal flycatcher


    Forked Tailed Drongo


    Cape Weaver – nasty looking birds
    Last edited by BillN; 1st March 2014 at 15:18.

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    A few from yesterday

    Jackal Buzzard








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    No close up but this is my local Buzzard being escorted from a field near me by a few concerned citizens :)


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    A couple from my backyard this past week:





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    Crane season

    Spring is here, as well as the African cranes. Taken this morning…fresh, fresh!



    


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    And these from New Zealand:

    Black backed gull, juvenile:



    Red-billed gull:


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    Woodchat Shrike (Lanius senator)

    Came into garden, stayed for a day and now I think it's left

    first time I've seen one - a lone bird - best images I could get as it was high up on the power lines











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    Captured this one on our walk earlier today...



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    Some great photos on this thread! This is absolutely superb, as for one thing goldfinches don’t tend to sit still for very long:

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyE View Post
    There you go:



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    Quote Originally Posted by Si View Post
    Some great photos on this thread! This is absolutely superb, as for one thing goldfinches don’t tend to sit still for very long:
    Thanks! Mind you.. I've never seen a goldfinch in my life before this one... and he never came back. He was quite high up the cable and happily sat there for 10 minutes looking down on us as we ran in and out for the camera!

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    Not a great pic - but maybe the twitchers on here can help identify this from earlier today...



    I'm thinking it's a Great Tit - but I know very little of birds. Can anyone confirm ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zelig View Post
    I'm thinking it's a Great Tit - but I know very little of birds. Can anyone confirm ?

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    Yup, that's the one. Like a little tennis ball!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bitfield View Post
    Yup, that's the one. Like a little tennis ball!
    Thanks - My 10 year old daughter described the call as a "squeaky bicycle pump"...
    ...which is about right IMHO

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    Enough of these fluffy little birds , couple taken some time ago. Hope the food items dont upset people!





    The Red Kite did in fact have a damaged eye, i nicknamed him Nelson! Just to prove i dont have anything against little fluffy birds:


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    These wouldn't make much of a meal for the previous birds of prey. Tiny, mesmerizing and utterly delightful.




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    Just snapped this Blackbird through the kitchen window.

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    Just a House Sparrow



    But at the rate they're declining, it might be a rare sight in a few years

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    Green Finch - Robin - White Wagtail - House Sparrow - Great Tit
    D750 - crops













    Last edited by BillN; 19th June 2015 at 09:03.

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    Some birds look comfortable in their environment.



    And some don't :)


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    Best pic I think I've taken in a while! This has absolutely no post processing, it's straight out of the camera



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    Superb photo, Mark!

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    Gannet food fight


    Gannet take off


    Gannet fish supper

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    Quote Originally Posted by magirus View Post
    This handsome creature is a turkey vulture.....


    a shady character :) , nice shot !

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    Sparrows around our house.





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    had this land on my rod this summer

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    baby robin

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    Here are some of my favourites from my album. Enjoy...



    http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k88/dougdarter/owl.jpg[/img]










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