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A Beautiful Saturday Morning at Huntley Meadows

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    Posted: 09 September 2017 at 21:21
A beautiful September day in Virginia. Spent a few hours at Huntley Meadows. Here are some pictures.

American Kestrel

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Belted Kingfisher

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Ruby Throated Hummingbird

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Butterfly

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Agriope

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Colors

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Finally, the kingfisher was sitting on a relatively close tree. Thanks for looking.

Edited by Almazar80 - 10 September 2017 at 00:37
 



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Post Options Post Options   Quote MichelvA Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 September 2017 at 06:47
Lovely series with diverse shots up to the last one. The kingfisher looks great, you probably needed quite some patience. Another favorite is #8, great background. All shots do look like crops as i miss some sharpness, especially in the first two of the kestrel. TFS Winston    .
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Almazar80 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 September 2017 at 14:49
Thanks for the comments. The kestrel is something we don't usually see in Huntley Meadows (except in September, perhaps). It was pretty far, at the tail end of being able to see some detail using the Tamron 150-600 at 600mm. Even then, I haven't quite figured out how to get really sharp pictures with semi distant objects, but I am still trying. The kingfisher finally came to this tree in the middle of the wetlands near the boardwalk. A not too skittish kingfisher is somewhat rare, so we had perhaps eight or so photographers taking pictures of the kingfisher. It's really amazing how many people enjoy the walk at Huntley and how many people are into birding. With Huntley Meadows in the middle of suburbia (semi urban, really), the parents and kids start to fill the place up by 10AM, so the birding activities are limited after that time.
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