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a few of my latest bird photo's

Tallow

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Tallow Silver Member Nikonian since 07th Apr 2009
Tue 21-May-13 01:59 AM | edited Tue 21-May-13 03:20 AM by Tallow

Here are a few of my latest shots. All were taken with D3S and Nikkor 600mm f/4

Turkey and Black Vultures
1/320 at f/4 ISO 1000

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Long-tailed Duck
1/5000 at f/6.3 ISO 500
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Osprey nest
1/2000 at f/6.3 ISO 640
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Red-winged Blackbird
1/400 f/5.6 ISO 1250
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Gosling
1/500 f/6.3 ISO 800
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Bluebird on a wire
1/640 at f/5.6 ISO 800
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Gray Catbird
1/160 at f/7.1 ISO 800
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Ring-Billed Gull
1/4000 at f/5.6 ISO 640
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Jim Pearce

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#1. "RE: a few of my latest bird photo's" | In response to Reply # 0

Jim Pearce Silver Member Nikonian since 02nd Mar 2004
Tue 21-May-13 12:04 AM

All good Dave, but the vulture shot is pricelees.

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#2. "RE: a few of my latest bird photo's" | In response to Reply # 0

t_jones Silver Member Nikonian since 05th Oct 2006
Tue 21-May-13 12:18 AM

Dave,
What a great series! Two stand out for me. The vultures -don't think I've ever seen a vulture that "relaxed". And the Long-tailed Duck, from the swell to the color of the water, outstanding (of course my favorite duck species doesn't hurt either).
Thanks for sharing,
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Pasadena, US
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#3. "RE: a few of my latest bird photo's" | In response to Reply # 0

dda53 Registered since 31st Oct 2008
Tue 21-May-13 12:51 AM

Top quality set. My favorites are 1 through 8. Good work!

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Lunastar Silver Member Laureate Ribbon awarded for winning a Nikonians Annual Photo Contest Nikonian since 05th Jan 2010
Tue 21-May-13 01:32 AM

Awesome set with the gosling and catbird my fav's!

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#5. "RE: a few of my latest bird photo's" | In response to Reply # 0

Photosage Silver Member Nikonian since 12th Sep 2009
Tue 21-May-13 01:36 AM | edited Tue 21-May-13 01:37 AM by Photosage

That is a really great series Dave, my favorite is the shot of the vultures, it is a remarkable photograph. Thanks for sharing.

Ron

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Gerard Pas Registered since 10th Mar 2008
Tue 21-May-13 01:50 AM

I also like the vultures very much.

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Jacksonville, US
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rb4good Gold Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 22nd May 2006
Tue 21-May-13 08:28 AM

Fantastic series of images Dave. Very nice work.

Rick

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af4nc Registered since 07th Jul 2007
Tue 21-May-13 08:51 AM

Beautiful shots, very well done

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#9. "RE: a few of my latest bird photo's" | In response to Reply # 0

VR8 Silver Member Nikonian since 04th May 2008
Tue 21-May-13 10:00 AM


Great series the vultures steal the show!

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STAN__LEE Gold Member Donor Ribbon Awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Charter Member
Tue 21-May-13 01:26 PM

Very nice series, Dave. Enjoyed the viewing. stan

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AartPapaya

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#11. "RE: a few of my latest bird photo's" | In response to Reply # 0

AartPapaya Gold Member Nikonian since 21st Oct 2011
Tue 21-May-13 03:04 PM

Now these are all professional, very good and just to be different my favorite, favorite is the little blue-bird.

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Tallow

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Tallow Silver Member Nikonian since 07th Apr 2009
Thu 23-May-13 12:17 AM

I spent many days waiting for the Black and Turkey vultures to land on the branch at the same time

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Tallow

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Tallow Silver Member Nikonian since 07th Apr 2009
Thu 23-May-13 12:18 AM

Light was beautiful on the Long-Tailed Duck that day but I would have liked him to come a bit closer

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Tallow

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Tallow Silver Member Nikonian since 07th Apr 2009
Thu 23-May-13 12:18 AM

thank you

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Tallow

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Tallow Silver Member Nikonian since 07th Apr 2009
Thu 23-May-13 12:20 AM

Thank you Ron

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Tallow

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Tallow Silver Member Nikonian since 07th Apr 2009
Thu 23-May-13 12:21 AM

thank you Gerard

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Tallow

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Tallow Silver Member Nikonian since 07th Apr 2009
Thu 23-May-13 12:21 AM

thank you Rick

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Tallow

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Tallow Silver Member Nikonian since 07th Apr 2009
Thu 23-May-13 12:22 AM

thank you Tom

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Tallow

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Tallow Silver Member Nikonian since 07th Apr 2009
Thu 23-May-13 12:22 AM

thank you Victor

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Tallow Silver Member Nikonian since 07th Apr 2009
Thu 23-May-13 12:23 AM

thank you Stan

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Tallow

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Tallow Silver Member Nikonian since 07th Apr 2009
Thu 23-May-13 12:24 AM

thank you Aart. The bluebird is my favorite also

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cockers Gold Member Nikonian since 25th May 2006
Thu 23-May-13 06:38 AM | edited Thu 23-May-13 06:38 AM by cockers

Absolutely wonderful set - hard to pick favorite!

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brada Silver Member Nikonian since 29th Jan 2008
Thu 23-May-13 11:16 AM

Nice series, the framing on the bluebird is nice but I also like the duck (never seen one of those before) and the Gosling.

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Thu 23-May-13 11:30 AM

Wow. Great job Dave! I can't pick a favorite.

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Sun 02-Jun-13 06:59 PM

These are terrific images--something to aspire to. My favs are the duck and the gull--I especially like the way you've caught the duck on the crest of the swell with the texture of the kelp on the surface.

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tfeazel Gold Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 12th Sep 2004
Sun 02-Jun-13 07:08 PM | edited Sun 02-Jun-13 07:12 PM by tfeazel

Love the ospreys, love the vultures!
Good job!
I'm envious.
How many million dollars (yen, pounds, rials, pesos, whatever) have been spent trying to get shots just like those?

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Sun 02-Jun-13 07:27 PM

Wonderful set !


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slopoki1 Silver Member Laureate Ribbon awarded for winning in the Best of Nikonians 2013 images Photo Contest Winner in the Annual Nikonians Best Images Contest 2015 Nikonian since 13th Jun 2012
Sun 02-Jun-13 11:31 PM

Great set Dave. There's a Bar Grill down in the Keys called the Buzzards roost that the first pic reminded me of.
Like em all.
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Tallow

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Tallow Silver Member Nikonian since 07th Apr 2009
Mon 03-Jun-13 12:17 AM

thank you Al

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Tallow

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Tallow Silver Member Nikonian since 07th Apr 2009
Mon 03-Jun-13 12:17 AM

thank you Kelly

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Tallow

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Tallow Silver Member Nikonian since 07th Apr 2009
Tue 04-Jun-13 12:08 AM

thank you. That is ice on the water and not kelp

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Tallow

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Tallow Silver Member Nikonian since 07th Apr 2009
Tue 04-Jun-13 12:09 AM

thanks
I would say about $50 on gas and a few bucks on equipment

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Tallow

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Tallow Silver Member Nikonian since 07th Apr 2009
Tue 04-Jun-13 12:10 AM

thanks Rick. Black Vultures aren't very common in our area so it was nice to get a shot of them

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