a weekend in Viera

Discussion in 'Birds' started by HarryB, Sep 27, 2005.

  1. HarryB

    HarryB

    Jan 28, 2005
    Viera, Florida
    Hi you'll,

    Frank flew in so a bunch of us got togeher and did some shooting in the Viera Wetlands.

    a pair of caracaras discussing breakfast
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    green heron
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    black-bellied whistling ducks who are actually whistling
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    a BBWD duckling standing tall
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    a hawk
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  2. Hi Harry, lovely shots. My favorites are #1 and #4.

    It seems that you guys had a lot of fun last week !!!!!
     
  3. huskey8

    huskey8

    159
    Feb 22, 2005
    Harry

    Even if I didn't get invited that is some very nice work Harry love the whistling ducks what a great capture.
     
  4. Great series Harry. Hard to pick but I really like the green heron. I like the heron family they always seem to be either stalking or poised to strike

    Rich
     
  5. bfjr

    bfjr Guest

    Morning Harry
    I see the whistlers have grown quite a bit, looks like 5 made it. Is that right?

    What no eagle in THE TREE , no problem I'll like the hawk (ID Please)

    :wink:
     
  6. Trish5

    Trish5

    Mar 31, 2005
    Good Job! I love the BBW actually whistling!
     
  7. Great shots, all, Harry! Nice to see the whistlers. They've been rather elusive this summer. Unique shot showing their whistling! Wish everyone could have a chance to shoot Viera. It's got so much to offer.

    See ya soon! ;)
     
  8. HarryB

    HarryB

    Jan 28, 2005
    Viera, Florida
    Thanks Dao and its always fun when I shoot with Cafe members.
     
  9. hey Harry, looks like a great time.... wait, I was there! :biggrin:

    It sure was fun shooting with you, trish, gale and of course the master blaster, frank.

    I'll be posting some more asap. Been busy with the office, but these shots are just awesome. Keep em coming!
     
  10. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Great stuff Harry,

    This weekend was a blast. Wish we could all do it more often. :>)))

    Those baby ducks bobing up and down were just the cutest thing i ever saw.. So glad to get pics of them this time.

    Trish and I found 3 babies still with the stripes :>)))
     
  11. HarryB

    HarryB

    Jan 28, 2005
    Viera, Florida
    Thanks Richard. Now I feel guilty that I didn't call ya. My humble apologies.
     
  12. HarryB

    HarryB

    Jan 28, 2005
    Viera, Florida
    Thanks Rich. I find the smaller herons and egrtes to be much more interesting their larger counterparts. They are much more animated and have more "personality".
     
  13. HarryB

    HarryB

    Jan 28, 2005
    Viera, Florida
    Thanks Ben. So far this pair of BBWDs have 9 surviving ducklings out of the original 24. There's anotehr pair of BBWDs that have 3 ducklings.

    The hawk looks like a Broad-Winged hawk.
     
  14. HarryB

    HarryB

    Jan 28, 2005
    Viera, Florida
    Thanks Trish. The BBWDs really put a show on for us on Saturday.
     
  15. Boy, you really have this sharpness thing down Harry. Beautiful well saturated shots. Congratulations on a good weekend of photography with friends.
     
  16. HarryB

    HarryB

    Jan 28, 2005
    Viera, Florida
    Thanks Trish. I've been witing awhile to get them whistling.
     
  17. HarryB

    HarryB

    Jan 28, 2005
    Viera, Florida
    Thanks Kevin. I've been lucky so far this year with the BBWDs. I've got a series of shots documenting their growth since they were first sighted.

    Viera is really a wonderful place to shoot. :biggrin:
     
  18. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    Aw Shoot Richard. I should have called. :mad:

    Sorry 'bout that. :Dizzy:

    Great shots Harry. I got back last night late (finally got to bed at 1:45 this morning). I'll try to get a few up tonight.

    Total drive over the weekend was almost 1,500 miles for a day and a morning of shooting. The birds and scenery, and especially the company were just great though. I sure wish it wasn't so far away. :rolleyes:
     
  19. HarryB

    HarryB

    Jan 28, 2005
    Viera, Florida
    Hey Harris,

    Thanks. As always it was a pleasure shooting with you and the rest of the gang.
     
  20. HarryB

    HarryB

    Jan 28, 2005
    Viera, Florida
    Thnaks Gale, I had a great time. Those BBWDs really put on some show. :biggrin:
     
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