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The Past Week

rb4good

Jacksonville, US
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Sun 08-Sep-13 02:15 PM

Several images taken 3 different days over the course of a week. The Osprey are very few in number now . The Great and Snowy Egrets seem to be massing for a run south as well as the Little Blues with their offspring and the Yellow-crowned Night Herons. Several of the small migrants showed up recently on there way south(all I have seen so far has been females and 1st year birds) and some Northern Harriers, American Kestrels and Merlins have made their way into the area, hopefully for an overwinter stay.

D7100,300mmF4,1.4tc,hand held

Osprey

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Common Yellowthroat Warbler
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Great Egret
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Little Blue Heron
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Yellow-crowned Night Heron
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Black and White Warbler
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Northern Waterthrush
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American Redstart
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Another Common Yellowthroat Warbler(not positive on this or the other yellowthroat ID)
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Rick
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jamesvoortman

Durban, ZA
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#1. "RE: The Past Week" | In response to Reply # 0

jamesvoortman Silver Member Nikonian since 06th Sep 2004
Sun 08-Sep-13 01:14 PM

Wow!!

All beautiful images and so good its difficult to choose a favourite.

I am really impressed by the quality of images (yours and others) that I am seeing with the 300 f4, both with and without tc. In spite of rumors that it may soon be updated I am tempted to pick one of the existing versions up. Now that I have the 500 VR I am looking for a sharper alternative to my old 80-400 AF-D VR so that I will have something light and portable for handheld shots.

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Asgard

East Frisia, DE
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#2. "RE: The Past Week" | In response to Reply # 0

Asgard Administrator He is your Chief Guardian Angel at the Helpdesk and knows a lot about a lot Nikonian since 07th Apr 2004
Sun 08-Sep-13 04:03 PM

Very nice series.

Well done.

Gerold - Nikonian in East Frisia
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rb4good

Jacksonville, US
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#3. "RE: The Past Week" | In response to Reply # 1

rb4good Gold Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 22nd May 2006
Mon 09-Sep-13 03:28 PM

Thanks, James. I also had the old 80-400mm and the 300F4 is way better than that lens even with a tc. Have no knowledge on the newer version of the 80-400, but hear it is very good. I had thought that the updated 300F4 would come out right after I purchased one but it still isn't out there. VR is only missed when I'm shooting in where the warblers and other small birds like to hang out.

Rick

rb4good

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rb4good Gold Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 22nd May 2006
Mon 09-Sep-13 03:29 PM

Thank you, Gerold.

Rick

vcottman

Denver, US
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vcottman Silver Member Nikonian since 21st May 2006
Mon 09-Sep-13 04:57 PM

Outstanding series Rick!! It looks like the osprey caught a flounder; a great feast for a raptor or a person. The osprey is my favorite, but your warbler shots, along with the others are superb.

Good shootin'


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rb4good

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 10-Sep-13 07:47 AM

Thanks very much for your kind words Vaughn.

Rick

Ineluki

Nuremberg, DE
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Ineluki Gold Member Nikonian since 03rd Aug 2011
Tue 10-Sep-13 09:42 AM

Wonderful pictures and a great lens.

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rb4good

Jacksonville, US
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#8. "RE: The Past Week" | In response to Reply # 7

rb4good Gold Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 22nd May 2006
Tue 10-Sep-13 05:18 PM

Thanks Egbert. It's the only lens I use for wildlife,including bugs. I do switch out to my 105mmMacro for some of the real small critters.

Rick

Countryboy

US
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Countryboy Silver Member Ribbon awarded for winning a Nikonians annual Photo Contest Nikonian since 01st Mar 2007
Tue 10-Sep-13 05:45 PM

Excellent images and thanks for the providing the ID's. I can now see why folks get so excited about warblers.

Tom

shotglass

Springfield Ohio, US
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shotglass Registered since 06th Feb 2010
Tue 10-Sep-13 09:16 PM

Beautiful images. Love the Little Blue with the fish in its beak.


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rb4good

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#11. "RE: The Past Week" | In response to Reply # 9

rb4good Gold Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 22nd May 2006
Wed 11-Sep-13 03:35 PM

Thanks, Tom. I do try to provide an ID of my bird postings(not always right) but with warblers and sparrows I often get them wrong. And yes, there are many beautiful colorful warblers.

Rick

rb4good

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rb4good Gold Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 22nd May 2006
Wed 11-Sep-13 03:36 PM

Thanks very much, Paul.

Rick

stormpeak

US
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#13. "RE: The Past Week" | In response to Reply # 12

stormpeak Registered since 29th May 2012
Thu 12-Sep-13 12:13 AM

I love all the shots, but especially of the Northern Waterthrush with its reflection. Nice work!

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Scotty45

East Gippsland., AU
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Scotty45 Silver Member Nikonian since 20th Mar 2010
Thu 12-Sep-13 12:45 AM

Another superb series Rick. Great work.....Scotty.

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Biker Bill

Lakeville, US
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Biker Bill Registered since 01st Nov 2009
Thu 12-Sep-13 08:56 AM

Beautiful series. To get the shots of the warblers so out in the open shows you have knowledge and patience.

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rb4good

Jacksonville, US
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#16. "RE: The Past Week" | In response to Reply # 13

rb4good Gold Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 22nd May 2006
Thu 12-Sep-13 11:41 AM

Thanks, Oscar.

Rick

rb4good

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rb4good Gold Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 22nd May 2006
Thu 12-Sep-13 11:44 AM

Thanks very much, Scotty.

Rick

rb4good

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rb4good Gold Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 22nd May 2006
Thu 12-Sep-13 11:45 AM

Thanks Bill. The little birds do take a lot of patience.

Rick

Jim Pearce

Grimsby, CA
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Jim Pearce Silver Member Nikonian since 02nd Mar 2004
Fri 13-Sep-13 10:48 PM

All good Rick but I especially like the Yellow-crown and Waterthrush.

Jim

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Dubes

Mississauga, CA
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#20. "RE: The Past Week" | In response to Reply # 0

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Sat 14-Sep-13 12:05 AM

Excellent series of images Rick, the 300 f/4 is certainly a very capable lens and a real bargain considering the IQ it produces. Congrats on the waterthrush, a bird I've looked for but still eludes me.

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s2sailorlis_nikon

US
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#21. "RE: The Past Week" | In response to Reply # 0

s2sailorlis_nikon Silver Member Nikonian since 19th Jun 2012
Sat 14-Sep-13 02:18 AM

Rick nice series. I especially like the Waterthrush and its reflection. Nice capture.

I just picked up a refurbished D7000 from Adorama this week. Can't wait to try it with the 300/TC 14 combo this weekend ..

Rick

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rb4good

Jacksonville, US
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#22. "RE: The Past Week" | In response to Reply # 19

rb4good Gold Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 22nd May 2006
Sat 14-Sep-13 04:12 PM

Thanks very much, Jim.

Rick

rb4good

Jacksonville, US
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#23. "RE: The Past Week" | In response to Reply # 20

rb4good Gold Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 22nd May 2006
Sat 14-Sep-13 04:18 PM

Thanks Richard.I really like the 300F4 for the type of bird shooting that I do as I'm always on the move. The waterthrush is another of those birds that I have to catch during migration.First one that I've seen in a while.

Rick

rb4good

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#24. "RE: The Past Week" | In response to Reply # 21

rb4good Gold Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 22nd May 2006
Sat 14-Sep-13 04:20 PM

Thanks Rick.I'm sure you will enjoy your new camera.Good luck in your weekend quest.

Rick

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