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    • Most Recent Threads

      Andrew McLachlan

      Lower Rosseau Falls #2

      Thread Starter: Andrew McLachlan

      Here is another extreme wide angle view on Lower Rosseau Falls with the Laowa 12mm Zero D lens. I re-visited this section of the Rosseau

      Last Post By: Andrew McLachlan Today, 09:44 PM Go to last post
      Stephen Sinksen

      Hello from Iowa

      Thread Starter: Stephen Sinksen

      I started photographing birds about a year ago and am very interested in getting better. I've found the Facebook groups pretty worthless for getting helpful,

      Last Post By: Stephen Sinksen Today, 08:55 PM Go to last post
      Daniel Cadieux

      Eastern Towhee (My First!)

      Thread Starter: Daniel Cadieux

      This fella did not take my setup perch, but it did land on this acceptable one from a small tree not too far away. These guys, although not "rare",

      Last Post By: Geoffrey Montagu Today, 09:40 PM Go to last post
      Daniel Grossi

      Mating Killdeer

      Thread Starter: Daniel Grossi

      Admittingly the background is a "little" busy, but I thought the subject(s) were interesting enough to make up for it.

      Last Post By: arash_hazeghi Today, 10:01 PM Go to last post
      John Mack

      Kill Deer

      Thread Starter: John Mack

      Kill Deer on nest, this was as low as i could get. The bird was photographed from a vehicle. Image adjustments in Lightroom. Full frame, hand held.

      Last Post By: arash_hazeghi Today, 10:02 PM Go to last post
      Kalin Botev

      Florida – Cape Canaveral Area or Everglades

      Thread Starter: Kalin Botev

      Hey guys,
      I have to go to a business trip to Florida and since I will travel all the way from Europe I decided to go for some bird photography around

      Last Post By: Kalin Botev Today, 02:59 PM Go to last post
      Marc Mol

      Lunar lion

      Thread Starter: Marc Mol

      A sub adult male lion rests atop a kopje (rock outcrop) as a morning rising moon graces the sky.

      One frame only and @ f/6.3 with distance

      Last Post By: keith mitchell Today, 03:21 PM Go to last post
      Geoffrey Montagu

      Grasshopper Sparrow

      Thread Starter: Geoffrey Montagu

      Taken the other day at a local wildlife preserve in early morning light, perched on a Milkweed plant. C&C welcome.

      D500, Nikon 500mm

      Last Post By: Geoffrey Montagu Today, 09:21 PM Go to last post
      Gabriela Plesea

      Mastering Confidence

      Thread Starter: Gabriela Plesea

      My experience with this lioness tells me, this is what she does for a living: mastering confidence, day by day. She does spend a great number of hours

      Last Post By: Gabriela Plesea Today, 02:50 PM Go to last post
      Isaac Grant

      Piping Plvoer

      Thread Starter: Isaac Grant

      There is always something special to me about going to the beach and laying down in the sand and being at eye level with the birds. It is one of my favorite

      Last Post By: Daniel Cadieux Today, 07:06 PM Go to last post
      Michael Thompson

      The Trees have Eyes

      Thread Starter: Michael Thompson

      I got a tip for a Great Horned Owl nest with triplets, it was hard to find, so I was running out of light. I finally located them and the sun was setting

      Last Post By: arash_hazeghi Today, 10:05 PM Go to last post
      Tomasz Zawadzki

      Great reed warbler

      Thread Starter: Tomasz Zawadzki

      Taken with:
      Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
      EF600mm f/4L IS II USM
      ISO 1000

      I have promised the one with

      Last Post By: Jack Backs Today, 07:30 PM Go to last post
      Jonathan Ashton

      Common blue damselfly (teneral)

      Thread Starter: Jonathan Ashton

      Tripod, MLU, remote control, a little luck too in waiting for the breeze to halt.
      Canon 5D Mk II Canon 180mm macro & 1.4TC III
      ISO 400

      Last Post By: Jonathan Ashton Today, 05:55 AM Go to last post
      Jonathan Ashton


      Thread Starter: Jonathan Ashton

      Tripod, Canon 5D MkII Canon 500mm f L IS II & 2xTC III
      ISO 800+0.3, 1/1600 sec f8
      Image taken from a hide.

      Last Post By: Jack Backs Today, 07:19 PM Go to last post
      Don Lacy

      Carlin Serenity #2

      Thread Starter: Don Lacy

      Another image from my favorite stretch of beach
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