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Old 07-18-2012, 03:54 PM   #81
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Oh! This thread got revived! Yea! Here are some shots of our Peregrine falcons at Central Terminal!

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Old 07-18-2012, 04:21 PM   #82
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Oh! This thread got revived! Yea! Here are some shots of our Peregrine falcons at Central Terminal!
Looking good, Sage...as always.

I've lost track of the other thread, did the young 'uns fledge already?
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Old 07-18-2012, 06:04 PM   #83
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That's just the kind of shot I'd like to get birding bunch! Can you enlarge it to get even better detail?
On my camera the 8x setting takes high resolution pictures, so they are quite a bit larger. I just shrink them for web use.

Ooo, nice Peregrines. We saw one waay off in the distance in April out in the country, so really didn't enjoy its beauty.
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Old 07-18-2012, 06:08 PM   #84
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Oh dear. I had a scripts issue, and thought I lost the photos, so didn't mention them...

The first photo was one of our baby Barn Swallows practicing its wings. I was using the 8x setting at the time and the little guy scared me to death as I thought he was going to fall over. Nope, he righted himself.

#2 was taken by a little one. I had never noticed the Oriole's beautiful pattern before this year. He seemed really agitated when another bird came to the feeder so would shake his wings to scare them off. It never worked, so to minimize his stress, we moved the oranges to a new spot and he was a happy Oriole.
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Old 07-18-2012, 06:16 PM   #85
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Love the Oriole and the Orange!

Yes, dap, the last of local Pefas fledged over the weekend, causing a lot of drama, or maybe I did that(!), a rescue, a lost fledge, watchers from near and far helping, some more recent fans and watchers really getting into it and now there's no turning back for them! I'll try to get the pefa thread updated!

Here's a pic of Gleig, Canadian hatched mama to our new fledges. I played with this one in Photoshop today. Trying to nail this process but it'll take a bit more practice!

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And I was so mesmerized by this sight, I wouldn't even lift the camera, but luckily, Roger got it! Mama Gleig shot like a bullet, horizontally, and nailed this beautiful white pigeon in the air, demolishing it! Wings in Action!!!

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Nice photos, Birding Bunch...I especially like the oriole.
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Some of these you've seen before but...

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A gull trying to get away from a couple of fish-snatchers

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A vulture maintains his balance

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A hawk is harassed by some crows

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A flock takes flight
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[B]Some of these you've seen before but...
I'm not sure if I saw any of them before..great shots one and all!

The one of the gull had me thinking of the squawking "mine, mine, mine" in Finding Nemo.

They are all wonderful, but I really like the hawk and crows...great composition.
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Thanks, dap. The gull vs. crows was from a series that was one of the first things I posted here. You can see the whole thing, with my imagined dialog, here...
Gull vs. Crows - a set on Flickr

The hawk vs. crows is a crop from a much larger image, again from a series I took, one showing a direct hit by one of the crows. Here's the full-size image, available for download, if you'd like to try your own hand at cropping it...
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Maybe I did see them before...my memory is not what it could be. Anyway, well worth seeing again..they look fresh and new to me.
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