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      kevin Hice

      Sharptail on Lek

      Thread Starter: kevin Hice

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      Last Post By: dankearl Yesterday, 10:20 PM Go to last post
      Arthur Morris

      Getting Better with SONY?

      Thread Starter: Arthur Morris

      Great Egret in breeding plumage/head portrait

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      Last Post By: dankearl Yesterday, 10:10 PM Go to last post
      annmpacheco

      arctic tern

      Thread Starter: annmpacheco

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      Last Post By: Bill Dix Yesterday, 07:09 PM Go to last post
      Dorian Anderson

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      Thread Starter: Dorian Anderson

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      Last Post By: Arthur Morris Yesterday, 05:47 PM Go to last post
      John Mack

      White-breasted Nuthatch

      Thread Starter: John Mack

      Feeder set up. This image was created in Ithaca, New York on 3/17/18 at 4:03PM. Image processed in Lightroom and Photoshop.

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      Last Post By: Jim Crosswell Yesterday, 05:22 PM Go to last post
      dankearl

      Hurrah for Spring!!

      Thread Starter: dankearl

      Male Bufflehead,
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      D500, 1/1000, f5, iso2000, 500mm

      Last Post By: Jim Crosswell Yesterday, 05:25 PM Go to last post
      Krishna Prasad kotti

      Red Winged Blackbird

      Thread Starter: Krishna Prasad kotti

      I made this image at Provo Dike road, Near Utah lake State Park, Couple of weeks back

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      Last Post By: Krishna Prasad kotti Yesterday, 11:14 PM Go to last post
      David Cowling

      Great Crested Grebe.

      Thread Starter: David Cowling

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      Last Post By: Arthur Morris Yesterday, 05:54 PM Go to last post
      Marc Mol

      "Campari" and family

      Thread Starter: Marc Mol

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      Last Post By: John Mack Yesterday, 03:39 PM Go to last post
      Daniel Cadieux

      Sibley's American Wigeon

      Thread Starter: Daniel Cadieux

      I did not deliberately try for a "Sibley's" field guide look to the image, I just thought it looked like one when reviewing the day's work .

      Last Post By: Arthur Morris Yesterday, 05:56 PM Go to last post
      William Dickson

      Goldie on Gold

      Thread Starter: William Dickson

      Canon 5D4
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      1/2000
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      Late afternoon sun had cast a reflection off the harbour wall

      Last Post By: Arthur Morris Yesterday, 06:03 PM Go to last post
      John Mack

      Chickadee

      Thread Starter: John Mack

      Feeder set up. This image was created in Ithaca, New York on 3/17/18 at 3:33PM. Image processed in Lightroom and Photoshop.

      Hand held, Medium

      Last Post By: Dorian Anderson Yesterday, 04:03 PM Go to last post
      annmpacheco

      female ring-necked duck

      Thread Starter: annmpacheco

      Taken in FL last month. Loved the colors on this girl.


      1Dx
      840mm
      ISO 640
      7.1
      1/3200

      Last Post By: Dorian Anderson Yesterday, 04:05 PM Go to last post
      Mike Poole

      Osprey

      Thread Starter: Mike Poole



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      Last Post By: Arthur Morris Yesterday, 06:07 PM Go to last post
      David Roach

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      Thread Starter: David Roach

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      Last Post By: Dorian Anderson Yesterday, 04:09 PM Go to last post
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