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    • Most Recent Threads

      Steve Kaluski

      WT Sea Eagle (small in frame)

      Thread Starter: Steve Kaluski

      OK, another backlit 'arty' shot from me, but this time going small in frame. For me this is again more about the light rather than detail and I personally

      Last Post By: Steve Kaluski Today, 12:11 PM Go to last post
      Jonathan Ashton

      Atlantic puffin (Fratercula arctica)

      Thread Starter: Jonathan Ashton

      Tripod Canon 5D IV Canon 500mm f4 l IS II
      Auto ISO 1250 (+1) 1/2000 sec f8
      ACR + PSCC

      Taken on the Farne Islands

      Last Post By: Joseph Przybyla Today, 09:45 AM Go to last post
      Jonathan Ashton

      Four Spot Chaser (Libellula quadrimaculata)

      Thread Starter: Jonathan Ashton

      Canon 5D IV Canon 100-400 L IS II & 1.4TC III
      ISO 1250, 1/800 sec f11
      ACR + PSCC

      Last Post By: Jonathan Ashton Today, 06:44 AM Go to last post
      Sanjeev Aurangabadkar


      Thread Starter: Sanjeev Aurangabadkar

      A Jackal stoppes in its path to look at some animals at a distance. There was a kill near-by so the odour must have drawn him/her in.
      5D IV

      Last Post By: Jonathan Ashton Today, 06:15 AM Go to last post
      Sanjeev Aurangabadkar

      Lilac Breasted Roller

      Thread Starter: Sanjeev Aurangabadkar

      A LBR in habitat at the Serengeti NP, Tanzania.
      5D IV
      500mm II
      ISO 1600

      Last Post By: Bret Goddard Today, 05:44 AM Go to last post
      Glenn Pure

      Chestnut Teal

      Thread Starter: Glenn Pure

      Taken in early morning winter light at Lake Curalo, Eden, New South Wales. We have a bush block in the hills behind Eden and I try to get in at

      Last Post By: Glenn Pure Yesterday, 08:29 PM Go to last post
      William Dickson

      Let's Dance

      Thread Starter: William Dickson

      Canon 1DX
      f/4 500mm
      ISO 1000

      Another from the island of Lunga on Scotland's West coast. As I said

      Last Post By: Isaac Grant Today, 10:08 AM Go to last post
      John Mack

      American Coot

      Thread Starter: John Mack

      This image was created at Montezuma national wildlife refuge in Tyre, New York on 5/5/18 at 8:46AM. Image adjustments in Lightroom and Photoshop.

      Last Post By: Jonathan Ashton Today, 09:00 AM Go to last post
      Bill Dix

      Best Friends Forever

      Thread Starter: Bill Dix

      Red-billed Oxpecker casting an admiring look at his young friend, or maybe just scanning his ear for ticks.

      D500, Sigma 150-600C @ 600mm,

      Last Post By: Geoffrey Montagu Today, 11:33 AM Go to last post
      Doug Brown

      Common Loon Portrait

      Thread Starter: Doug Brown

      I just completed a thoroughly enjoyable workshop in Kamloops, BC with Alan Murphy and Greg Downing. Common Loons were the main attraction, but there were

      Last Post By: Isaac Grant Today, 06:49 AM Go to last post
      Alex Becker

      Puffin in flight

      Thread Starter: Alex Becker

      Hi all,

      Another puffin from the Farne Islands. Taken at Staple Island over the grass fields in light overcast. Slight crop, light NR to the

      Last Post By: Isaac Grant Today, 11:42 AM Go to last post
      gail bisson

      Crested Caracara

      Thread Starter: gail bisson

      Canon 1 DX 600mm
      ISO 1000 SS 1/2500 F 8.0
      Taken in Texas last month.
      Cropped from landscape orientation to portrait orientation. 90%FF

      Last Post By: Isaac Grant Today, 10:14 AM Go to last post
      Rachel Hollander

      Early Morning Hunt

      Thread Starter: Rachel Hollander

      I am just returning from a trip to the Sabi Sand and Timbavati Game Reserves in the Greater Kruger area of South Africa. I was fortunate to see one of

      Last Post By: Jonathan Ashton Today, 06:12 AM Go to last post
      David Salem

      "Tearing a Hole thru the Sky"

      Thread Starter: David Salem

      Juvie Peregrine learning to stoop.

      D5---600mm----f4.5---ss1/2500th---ISO2000----Hand held@8:45am---30% crop

      Thanks as always

      Last Post By: Isaac Grant Today, 10:02 AM Go to last post
      Tim Foltz

      One of my favorite Black Skimmer shots

      Thread Starter: Tim Foltz

      1DMKIII • 500 mm • 1/2000 • f/5.6 • ISO 250 • handheld • manual

      An afternoon shot from a few years ago.

      Thanks fro looking.

      Last Post By: William Dickson Yesterday, 02:37 PM Go to last post
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