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A Spring of Species

Discussion in 'Birds' started by bobbyv, May 16, 2018.

  1. All taken at some of my favorite Florida places, none more than two hours from the house of course...I'm getting old and lazy.

    1. Least Terns doing what has to be done.
    1576x.
    NIKON D7200    ---    500mm    f/5.6    1/2500s    ISO 640


    2. Spoonbill chick and parent.
    1576z1.
    NIKON D7200    ---    390mm    f/5.6    1/1000s    ISO 800


    3. American Oystercatcher getting as low as me.
    1582p.
    NIKON D7200    ---    500mm    f/6.3    1/2500s    ISO 400


    4. Preening Reddish Egret
    1580s.
    NIKON D7200    ---    500mm    f/5.6    1/4000s    ISO 400


    5. A first for me to get a shot of, Florida Scrub Jay chicks. In this shot there is one from each of two separate nests, hence the difference in age...buy about 5 days.
    1579r.
    NIKON D7200    ---    300mm    f/2.8    1/3200s    ISO 500


    There were the usual Owl chicks and Sandhill Crane colts, but these are just five favorites. The bug spray and rain gear are ready for six months of heavy use...until next Spring.
     
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  2. This is a very nice set Bobby, but for me #2 is just over the top good. I like that the view is different than what we are used to; the composition creates an emotional response while also telling a story. You should print that large and hang it on your wall somewhere.
     
  3. Thanks. It has sold quite a few prints.
     
  4. Yup, what Fred said + a WOW!
     
  5. Bobby - All of the shots are exceptional. It's hard to pick a favorite. Thanks for posting.
     
  6. Great images - I am a big fan of 2 too.
     
  7. Thanks Allan, that Reddish knows you.
     
  8. Well, you've outdone yourself Bobby, what an excellent set. That first shot is very unique pose you've captured, again terrific work.
     
  9. kilofoxtrott

    kilofoxtrott European Ambassador Moderator

    Dec 29, 2011
    Tettnang, Germany
    Yeah! #2 is stunning.

    Thank you for showing
    Klaus
     
  10. You got the trifecta in one shot. Flying, feeding and f****g. (y)
     
  11. Outstanding every one of them... but the scrub jays keep drawing me back for a second and third look..
     
  12. Randy

    Randy

    May 11, 2006
    What they said
     
  13. all of the above, just beauties...........your getting better and better.
     
  14. Thanks Louis. When are you headed this way?
     
  15. Thanks. Yeah, they were...flirting.
     
  16. Very nice. Perspective on the 2nd one is wonderfully unique.
     
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