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Valentino Gold Member Awarded for high level skills in landscape and wildlife photography Nikonian since 04th Dec 2004Tue 02-Jul-13 02:07 PM
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"July Contest - Unusual Behavior"


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This months theme, selected by last months winner, AJNikon, is Unusual Behavior.

From Amu, “Animals like humans have normal and predictable behavior, most of the time, but certainly not always and sometimes they surprise us. For this contest please show pictures of animals behaving outside of what is normal or expected for the species or the location.” Captive subject welcome.

From Amu, Snake Charmer


RULES:
--Post up to 7 images but only one image/post
--Include shooting info so we can learn from each other
--Previously posted images are welcome - but not previous contest winners
--When posting please do so by hitting the ‘reply’ link below this top post, not the reply link to another post.
--Include a title in the subject line
--Capture must be shot with a Nikon camera and any lens
--Comments are welcome but NO public critiquing, i.e., how to make it better. This is a contest so PM's are a better way to offer feedback
--WARNING posts that do not meet the spirit of the challenge cannot qualify as finalists, and may or may not be removed by the moderators

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Valentino Gold Member Awarded for high level skills in landscape and wildlife photography Nikonian since 04th Dec 2004Tue 02-Jul-13 09:50 PM
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#1. "When you have no one to play with..."
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Oldie but goodie. Not sure if this is really 'unusual' behavior or just unusual to get caught. You decide.

D200 w/tripod
Nikon 80-400 - shot through glass

Gelada Baboon

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burchan Silver Member Nikonian since 22nd Feb 2012Fri 05-Jul-13 10:49 AM
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#2. "RE: July Contest - Unusual Behavior"
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Mumbai D80 18-200mm at 200mm 1/80s -0.3EV ISO 100


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dm1dave Administrator Awarded for high level knowledge and skills in various areas, most notably in Wildlife and Landscape Writer Ribbon awarded for his excellent article contributions to the Nikonians community Nikonian since 12th Sep 2006Fri 05-Jul-13 06:27 PM
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#3. "Me and My Shadow"
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Lowden, US
          

This is one of my most unusual shot of a Great Blue Heron.

D300 + 400VR + TC14E
f/5 | 1/1600s | ISO 400

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#4. "Owl watching the fireworks show"
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We climbed the hill behind our place last night and this owl landed in the tree and sat there watching the show until a big boom scared it off.
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#5. "RE: Owl watching the fireworks show"
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Really cool shot!

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Thanks!

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#11. "RE: Owl watching the fireworks show"
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Nature always tops man's best effort. This would be on my wall.

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Thanks for the comment. If I can get the noise out of it, I will do just that.

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#43. "RE: Owl watching the fireworks show"
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Awesome picture!

The timing of watching an owl standing at the end of a tree, when light is low, and with a firework in the back... you beeing in the spot, framing it right, exposing it great.

Damn! what a moment! congrats on that picture!

  

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#6. "Food on the fly"
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Sun 07-Jul-13 09:53 PM by slopoki1

Homestead, US
          

This one must have been really hungry, eating on the fly.
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#44. "RE: Food on the fly"
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I juts got depressed looking at your picture!!!

i need a loooooooong way to get those images LOL! Incredible photo congrats

  

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#7. "RE: July Contest - Unusual Behavior"
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Little Bully
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#8. "One-winged wonder"
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Perhaps this Robin caught a fright when the fill flash went off and it wanted to take off, but the right wing would have beat against a branch, and so only the left wing is seen in action here.

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This raven had joined a table of people at a cafe and looked like it was joining in the conversation. It was quite hilarious to watch.

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#14. "Don't Bother Us Were Sleeping!"
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Shutter speed: 1/250
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Camera: D700
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Aperture: f/6.3
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#16. "Water Walker 2"
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Camera: D700
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Film and/or ISO: 400
Aperture: f/4
Shutter speed: 1/1000
Location: San Jose CA

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#17. "Eddie and Slim BFF"
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San Jose, US
          



D700 hand held with 300 mm f/4 EDIT AFS lens. f/13, 1/200, ISO Auto (6400)

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#24. "RE: Eddie and Slim BFF"
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This is sweet.

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Thanks they were my daughter's pets. The dog died of old age last year and the cat was a feral cat that ran off one night and was never seen again. The cat loved to rub up against the dog and they seemed close to each other. Under the circumstances I am glad I got this image.

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#18. "Awkward Moment"
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D700 with 300 mm f/4 EDIF AFS lens with Nikon 2.0 IIE teleconverter hand held. f/10, 1/400, ISO 280

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D700 and the 300 mm lens plus a Kenko Pro 300 1.4 TC to give me 420 mm equiv. f/8.0 equiv, 1/500, ISO AUTO (200), EV-0.33.

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#20. "Hey buddy, can I bum a peanut ?"
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Mon 15-Jul-13 10:44 AM by ESSDEEDEE

Thane Maharashtra, IN
          


when we tried to shoot this guy He immediately stood-up and gave this pose. Nikon D80 Focal Length 170, F/2.8, Shutter speed 1/100sec. ISO-400 Ranathambore National Park, Rajasthan, India.

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#22. "RE: July Contest - Unusual Behavior"
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Sydney, AU
          

Anyone home? D80 with 18-200mm at 24mm ttl-bl flash -0.7EV


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#23. "RE: July Contest - Unusual Behavior"
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Selby, AU
          

Love it Burchan! One on each side of the door. Gorgeous.

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#25. "RE: July Contest - Unusual Behavior"
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Plover, US
          

Scolding Woodchuck!

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#26. "Preparing the future !"
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Fri 19-Jul-13 12:10 AM by newbird

Neuville, near Quebec City, CA
          

Hi,

I have seen a rare event last week, a turtle laying 7 eggs. Furthermore, this turtle is common in most of North America but rare up north close to Quebec City.

My wife and I spent one hour observing the turtle. I had my 80-400 VR lens, which allowed me to remain at a certain distance to avoir disturbing the turtle.

Here is one photo of this event.

D800
Nikon 80-400 VR at 400mm
1/160 sec
f/8
ISO 1600
EV -0.7
Aperture priority



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#27. "OMG, how will I eat this fish ?"
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Here is a blue heron having problems with the fish it just caught! Not easy to remove it to eat it the proper way!

D200
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ISO 200
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#28. "Oooohhh! The water is so cold !!!!!"
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Neuville, near Quebec City, CA
          

This one is among my favorite blue heron photos.

D200
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#29. "A polite cardinal saying Goodbye to me !"
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What can I add?

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Nikon 500mm f/4
F/4
1/1000 sec
ISO 200


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#30. "Taking care of other's wound"
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They have frequent injuries in winter because of ice forming over the snow.

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1/2000 sec.


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#31. "Unusual Bald Eagle Behavior"
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The accompanying photograph shows three Bald Eagles in a single nest. I observed these for quite some time one spring as they did housekeeping on the nest. All three were involved, from bringing material in, to arranging (and rearranging) it. At times all three would be in the nest, at other times one, two, or all three would be on branches in the nest tree. They seemed to get along very well, at one time two even mated while the other one was perched on a nearby branch. I found this all very puzzling because, of course, eagle pairs become very territorial when nesting. Mark Stalmaster in his book, The Bald Eagle, states that: "Although rare, three eagles have been known to form 'trio bonds'. The purpose and significance of this menage a trois have not been determined."

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#32. "RE: Unusual Bald Eagle Behavior"
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wow! Photosage, awesome shot.

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#34. "RE: Unusual Bald Eagle Behavior"
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Thank you for your comment Kathie.

  

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#33. "RE: July Contest - Unusual Behavior"
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Screw Driver Bird

A new species of bird- we saw this guy trying to turn the screw with his beak
Did not know if it was a flat head or Phillips variety lol
As you see he was able to open the lower Screw............
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#35. "Why Are You Always Picking on Me?"
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Asheboro, US
          

An eastern kingbird surfs the back and pecks the head of a first year bald eagle.

D7000, 300mm, 1/1250, f7.1


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#36. "Cat Food is for the Birds!"
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Asheboro, US
          

A starling plays catch with a piece of cat food before consuming it as another digs into a dish.

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lastdaylight Gold Member Laureate Ribbon awarded for winning in the Best of Nikonians 2013 images Photo Contest Nikonian since 09th Dec 2007Mon 22-Jul-13 04:13 AM
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#37. "Lemur Does Groucho"
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As Albert would say, this is definitely an oldie. But, I can't help recycling it.

Captive lemur uses his own tail to give us his best Groucho Marx impression.

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#38. "My what a big tongue you have"
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Eugene, US
          

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#39. "RE: My what a big tongue you have"
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Selby, AU
          

>D700, 400mm mf 3.5 with modded TC16A, 1/250s, f5.6
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Wow!

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#40. "RE: My what a big tongue you have"
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Eugene, US
          

Thanks Kathie. I had the same reaction, when I looked at the pics during post. I was struggling with the TC's slow auto-focus getting a sharp pic of the bird while moving. Life got better when it stopped moving, lol.

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#41. "Bird on a wire"
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Powell, US
          

Full disclosure: the starling had expired. I'm not sure if this really fits the criteria, but I thought I'd post it anyway. When I first saw this it took me a few minutes to get my head wrapped around what was going on. You don't see this every day.

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slopoki1 Silver Member Laureate Ribbon awarded for winning in the Best of Nikonians 2013 images Photo Contest Nikonian since 13th Jun 2012Thu 25-Jul-13 12:48 AM
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#42. "Osprey With palm frond"
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Homestead, US
          

This Osprey is trying to impress it's mate by flying all kinds of stuff to where the new nest will be built if she agrees. She did a week later and nest building was under way.
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#46. "Gow worm on front stairs"
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We do have them some nights in summer when it's hot, but usually they stay in the grass, not on the front stairs...



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#47. "Getting in touch with Art"
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Goa, IN
          


D700, 70-200vr and onboard flash.

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#48. "Chicken thief"
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Goa, IN
          


D3S. 300 2.8vr w/tc1.7

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#49. "RE: July Contest - Unusual Behavior"
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Sydney, AU
          

Gray Butcherbird Just getting winter suntan


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#50. "RE: July Contest - Unusual Behavior"
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Made in China (trying to keep birds away)


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Antero52 Silver Member Awarded for his expertise in post-processing, being  consistently helpful and professional. Nikonian since 07th Jul 2009Tue 30-Jul-13 07:04 PM
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#51. "Whooper swans @ foreplay 1"
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Vantaa, FI
          

Whooper swans @ foreplay 1

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Not only is the male’s courtship maneuver unusual, but so is the timing. In Finland, nymphaeas bloom in late July or August (this was August 5th). Mating as late as that cannot have any reproductive function.



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#52. "Whooper swans @ foreplay 2"
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Whooper swans @ foreplay 2

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See the previous post for explanation.



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#53. "Whooper swans mating"
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Vantaa, FI
          

Whooper swans mating

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See the previous post for explanation.



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#54. "Ospreys nesting on navigational mark"
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Vantaa, FI
          

Ospreys nesting on navigational mark

Not only have they chosen an edge-of-fairway mark as the “tree” for their nest, but they have completely buried the light that gives 9 flashes every 30 seconds. (9 occupies the same position on a clock face as west does on the compass, to remind skippers that this mark has to be passed by the west side.) We’ve followed this family for several years, and in 2010 the lamp was still as high as the juvenile ospreys.

D800E, Sigma 50-500mm@460mm, 1/2000s, f/10, ISO640. Reason for the high shutter speed: shot hand-held from a sailboat in good breeze, with some swell.



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#55. "What? !"
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Goa, IN
          

D300s,500vr w/tc 1.7, f7.1, 1/1000 iso 450 at distance


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#56. "Eagle owlets play hide-and-seek"
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Vantaa, FI
          

The first and so far only hatching of Eurasian eagle owls in a city.

Helsinki, spring 2011. D90, Sigma 150-500mm@500mm. 1/125s, f/11, ISO1000.



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#57. "RE: July Contest - Unusual Behavior"
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Denver, US
          


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