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Old 06-27-2009, 08:01 AM   #161
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After adding a few inches of dried grasses, tree swallows always find the most perfect feathers and add them to their nest before they lay eggs and into the first week after hatching. The young are born in a nest bowl of soft feathers. I believe that I could spend an entire spring looking for enough feathers to construct one nest. I have no idea how they do it.
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Old 06-30-2009, 12:08 AM   #162
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You who Sage. I have some avian photographs to post for you. My subjects were very cooperative.
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Old 06-30-2009, 12:09 AM   #163
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I missed one.
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Old 06-30-2009, 08:16 AM   #164
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Your subjects were very dead. :eek:
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Old 06-30-2009, 10:53 PM   #165
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I have some nice pelicans. They were alive and they did not float out of my photo.

Sage would be so proud of me.
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Old 06-30-2009, 11:43 PM   #166
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Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh I'm proud of you!
Those are great shots! I see the male now up close with his horn on his bill.
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Old 06-30-2009, 11:44 PM   #167
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Lorax Are you a taxidermist? Those bird photos are good still shots!
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Old 07-01-2009, 12:34 AM   #168
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My personal friend rondo is a taxidermist. I am not.

I pointed my camera up in the air and took the photos of stuffed birds. I have been trying for a long long time to take photos of birds flying.

Thank you for the compliments on the pelicans. They were gliding slowly through the water round and round a little island. I missed them the first few times.

This is a turkey with 6 babies that I had to use a zoom on. I was inside the car so I could see the viewer with no reflections. I took many photos before she disappeared. This is the only photo I didn't delete.
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Old 07-01-2009, 12:45 AM   #169
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Least Tern
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Old 07-01-2009, 12:47 AM   #170
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Way better than the ones I tried to get.
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Too much zoom ruined them. The next one I saw with little ones flew and they were blurry also.
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I snuck up on this one but it was pretty hard to do. They have awfully good eyesight especially way up there!
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