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    Posted: 26 January 2009 at 17:14
OK Bird #17 as requested,

Wasnt the best day but here a couple that turned out OK.

A few Kookaburra's (large Australian kingfisher I guess)




Kookaburra flies away, the sun comes out and all I get is a Pigeon


PS: Might have gotten better results if I had remembered to turn on super steady shot......

Edited by wolfy - 26 January 2009 at 17:18
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7, 9, 7D, A100, A700, A900. M20/2.8, Arax35/2.8T&S, M50/1.4, CZ85/1.4, Sig105/2.8macro, Ta17-50/2.8, CZ24-70/2.8, CZ135/1.8, M80-200/2.8HSG, M300/2.8APOG, M600/4HSG. 5600HSD, MFC1000+2400+1200.
 



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 January 2009 at 17:49
These pictures were taken w/o SSS?! wolfy, you must have very steady hands! Nice sets!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 January 2009 at 23:41
Good start

Great Egret it is a rare bird in Portugal.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 January 2009 at 02:10
Dont know about steady hands, but the fence I was leaning on helped. Would have gotten a better hit rate with SSS on though...

Nice work Hugo.
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7, 9, 7D, A100, A700, A900. M20/2.8, Arax35/2.8T&S, M50/1.4, CZ85/1.4, Sig105/2.8macro, Ta17-50/2.8, CZ24-70/2.8, CZ135/1.8, M80-200/2.8HSG, M300/2.8APOG, M600/4HSG. 5600HSD, MFC1000+2400+1200.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 January 2009 at 02:46
For some reason, I have always struggled with Bird shots, but here are a few to consider:

A700, 300mm, F/6.3, 1/640



A700, 250mm, F/8, 1/500

I had no idea the bird had the fishing line caught when I took the shot. I hope he enjoyed the fish and the line was released!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 January 2009 at 02:48
Yikes, that could have hurt that bird pretty badly

Is that Kookaburra actually related to the Kingfisher?
 



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Kookaburras (genus Dacelo) (or Cookaburras) are large to very large (total length 28-42 cm/11-17 in) terrestrial kingfishers native to Australia and New Guinea. Kookaburras are best known for their unmistakable call, which is uncannily like loud, echoing human laughter — good-natured, if rather hysterical, merriment in the case of the well-known Laughing Kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae); and maniacal cackling in the case of the slightly smaller Blue-winged Kookaburra (D. leachii). They are generally not closely associated with water, and can be found in habitats ranging from humid forest to arid savanna, but also in suburban and residential areas near running water and where food can be searched for easily.

More in the Wiki entry.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 January 2009 at 03:05
Well the shape suggests Kingfisher, and just looked at Wikipedia which says it is.

Beyond that I dont know.

PS: OK Cam is faster on the ball than me...   

Edited by wolfy - 27 January 2009 at 03:08
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7, 9, 7D, A100, A700, A900. M20/2.8, Arax35/2.8T&S, M50/1.4, CZ85/1.4, Sig105/2.8macro, Ta17-50/2.8, CZ24-70/2.8, CZ135/1.8, M80-200/2.8HSG, M300/2.8APOG, M600/4HSG. 5600HSD, MFC1000+2400+1200.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 January 2009 at 03:18
Thanks Cam! Sometimes, it's not fun to just check wikipedia anymore
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 January 2009 at 03:31
Originally posted by HPG HPG wrote:

Good start

Great Egret it is a rare bird in Portugal.


Great shots, Hugo. Do you have IDs on #3 and #5? The Osprey seems to be looking at you like you're lunch.

Cheers... Brian
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 January 2009 at 03:38
Originally posted by MHK MHK wrote:

I had no idea the bird had the fishing line caught when I took the shot. I hope he enjoyed the fish and the line was released!


MHK, Your Laughing Gull may not be for very long. Does anyone have a prognosis for birds in this situation (assuming the line is not attached to someone's pole)? I've seen shore birds hooked before and watched as frantic fishermen reel them in to be released, but never have I seen one swallow the bait.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 January 2009 at 07:11
I hope the poor guy made it. Seeing how often birds swarm around people fishing, I imagine this is probably a common occurrence?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 January 2009 at 13:45
The Laughing gull is doomed unfortunately. No doubt he swallowed the hook and sooner or later the line will get caught in something.
It is a big problem around the coast and fishermen are not sensitive to the problem they cause birds.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 January 2009 at 14:00
Last Saturday I had a opportunity to participate in a sparrow banding project. It was a clear beautiful morning in FL. I had wonderful experience and a rare chance to see these small birds up close.
Swamp Sparrow

Grasshopper Sparrow

Henslow's Sparrow

Savannah Sparrow


Click Here for more Photos
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