Photography thread

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  1. Gazolba

    Gazolba Well-Known Member

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    After some research I think this bird is a Verdin. I did not find it in my bird book. I found it when I googled 'Arizona birds'.
    I think my photo is of a female, the males are more brightly coloured (as with most birds).
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    Posting a few more birds. I have quite a few more to come as it's one of my main subjects, being as they come into my back garden trees, or to the lake just down the street.
    I believe these are both Green Herons, though they look different, so I could be wrong.
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    Mergansers: DSCF2300-Merganser-resized.JPG DSCF2304-Merganser-resized.JPG
     
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  4. Gazolba

    Gazolba Well-Known Member

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    Cormorants - notice the 'hooks' at the end of their beaks. Evolution is an incredible thing.
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    Blue Heron. This is one of the most beautiful birds I've ever seen. I got within about 10 feet of it and it stood its ground as it had found a good fishing spot. From its beak, you can see that herons stab their prey rather than hooking it.
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    It sure is a pretty bird. I did not know they had red faces. The American Goldfinch does not have any red on it. Here's a picture of one, not up to my normal standards, but you can see it is one. They fly onto my hose pipe to drink and then are gone in a flash.
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  7. Houchens Head

    Houchens Head Fairly well known member from the Isle of Wight

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    Some nice pics Gazolba!
     
  8. Houchens Head

    Houchens Head Fairly well known member from the Isle of Wight

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    A mate of mine snapped this Peregrine Falcon last Friday at Whale Chine Beach on the South side of the Island. I reckon it's a brilliantly captured shot! Wish it was one of mine!
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    Houchens Head Fairly well known member from the Isle of Wight

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    The local "Old Bill"!
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    Wish I could get a picture of any kind of animal that good! I gave up trying in the end. No matter how quiet, how slowly I moved, the minute I pointed the bloody lens at them, they were off! I can only think the animals out here in the Forest of Dean are of the camera shy variety......
     
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    Houchens Head Fairly well known member from the Isle of Wight

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    I've yet to capture a red squirrel. There's hundreds on the Isle of Wight. Been here 7½ years, seen just 3 in all that time and didn't have my camera with me. It's just a matter of time! I see all sorts of photos on the local photography thread from all over the island, foxes, squirrels, hawks etc, but up to now I've only snapped birds , flowers, sunsets and butterflies!
     
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    Here you go HH, we get loads of them in our garden
     
  13. Houchens Head

    Houchens Head Fairly well known member from the Isle of Wight

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    Where's your garden though?
     
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    Callander in Central Scotland. Get loads of birds, deer, red squirrels & even the odd pine marten
     
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    Houchens Head Fairly well known member from the Isle of Wight

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    That explains it!
     

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