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    • Most Recent Threads

      Bill Dix

      Tufted Duck

      Thread Starter: Bill Dix

      Braving the choppy waters of Lake Myvatn on a snowy, windy day. Flat, dim light.

      D500, Sigma 150-600C @ 500mm, ISO 1600, 1/3200s @ f/6.3

      Last Post By: Bill Dix Today, 12:32 PM Go to last post
      Joseph Przybyla

      Royal Tern Shaking Water Off...

      Thread Starter: Joseph Przybyla

      This is a interesting behaviour of terns. If they plunge into the water after a fish and miss, then once in the air they shake and shimmy to dry their

      Last Post By: Joseph Przybyla Today, 10:31 AM Go to last post
      John Mack

      Marbled Godwit

      Thread Starter: John Mack

      This image was created at Fort De Soto on 4/21/17 at 5:49PM. Image processed in Lightroom and Photoshop.

      Hand held, Medium crop.

      Last Post By: Bill Dix Today, 11:04 AM Go to last post
      Jonathan Ashton

      Beautiful demoisell (Calopteryx virgo) (F)

      Thread Starter: Jonathan Ashton

      Hand held
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      Last Post By: Jonathan Ashton Today, 02:32 AM Go to last post
      Sanjeev Aurangabadkar

      Portrait of a cheetah

      Thread Starter: Sanjeev Aurangabadkar

      Cheetah relaxes in the shade in Mara.
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      100-400 II
      ISO 1600

      Last Post By: Sanjeev Aurangabadkar Today, 01:41 AM Go to last post

      Long Billed Dowitcher

      Thread Starter: dankearl

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      Last Post By: Bill Dix Today, 11:02 AM Go to last post
      Jack Backs

      Orange-crowned Warbler

      Thread Starter: Jack Backs

      I only had an hour of decent sunlight yesterday morning and this was the only bird that popped out of the brush for an opportunity. I presumed it was

      Last Post By: Bill Dix Today, 11:07 AM Go to last post
      Joseph Przybyla

      Reddish Egret (White Morph)

      Thread Starter: Joseph Przybyla

      Yesterday I posted a dark morph Reddish Egret, this post is the light morph. Both were present at Ft. Desoto last Wednesday morning. Comments and critique

      Last Post By: John Mack Today, 09:59 AM Go to last post
      Colin Driscoll

      Theme: Breakfast

      Thread Starter: Colin Driscoll

      This is a Pied Cormorant, the big cousin of the Little Pied Cormorant that I have posted recently. It is working on a Fanbelly Leatherjacket (http://fishesofaustralia.net.au/home/genus/915

      Last Post By: John Mack Today, 09:58 AM Go to last post
      Aditya Sridhar

      Great Blue Heron

      Thread Starter: Aditya Sridhar

      This image was shot under bright overcast conditions. To be honest, I find portraits like these quite boring but I liked the background and the detail

      Last Post By: John Mack Today, 09:56 AM Go to last post
      Arthur Morris

      Great AF Tip!

      Thread Starter: Arthur Morris

      Wild Turkey — tight vertical portrait of a young tom

      This image was created on the morning of September 6, 2019, at Indian Lake Estates (ILE).

      Last Post By: John Mack Today, 09:53 AM Go to last post
      William Dickson


      Thread Starter: William Dickson

      Canon 1DX Mk2
      f/4 400mm DO Mk 2 @ 800mm
      ISO 640

      Yesterday I returned to the shore in my hometown, and

      Last Post By: John Mack Today, 09:52 AM Go to last post
      Bill Dix

      Arctic Terns

      Thread Starter: Bill Dix

      While exploring the back roads of Iceland in May we came across a field with a number of amorous Arctic Tern pairs. The sun had gotten high at this point,

      Last Post By: John Mack Today, 09:51 AM Go to last post
      Joseph Przybyla

      Reddish Egret (Dark Morph)

      Thread Starter: Joseph Przybyla

      Another from time spent early morning Wednsday at Ft. Desoto in Pinellas County, Florida. That morning I had two in front of me, a dark morph and a white

      Last Post By: John Mack Today, 09:50 AM Go to last post
      Mike Poole


      Thread Starter: Mike Poole

      I had a quick gear chat with Artie at Bempton earlier this year, and he kindly loaned me a D850 and 500pf for the evening - this

      Last Post By: John Mack Today, 09:48 AM Go to last post
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