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  • Brian Sump's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:12 PM
    Brian Sump replied to a thread Small Guy or Big Stalk? in Avian
    Gerald, I'm glad you enjoy these Buntings as much as I do. They are truly gorgeous in person with bright, iridescent heads! The outgrowth is...
    3 replies | 132 view(s)
  • Brian Sump's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:53 PM
    Brian Sump replied to a thread Grey Wagtail in Avian
    Will there is something super sweet and peaceful about this image. Ethereal type feel. I really like your choice of crop here. Very nice detail...
    1 replies | 30 view(s)
  • Brian Sump's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:51 PM
    Jon, the canvas is very pleasing in terms of your arrangement. I like the pop of color behind. Nice timing catching the tongue out. Is there no...
    2 replies | 69 view(s)
  • Jonathan Ashton's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:27 PM
    Hand held, cropped Model Name : OM-1 150-400TC Focal Length (35 mm conversion) : 1002.0mm ISO Sensitivity : 1600 Shutter : 1/3200 sec F.No. :...
    0 replies | 24 view(s)
  • William Dickson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:27 AM
    William Dickson started a thread Grey Wagtail in Avian
    Canon R6 f/4 400mm DO Mk2 f/6.3 1/1000 ISO 3200 This is another frame from the time I got close to this Wagtail. The perch was slightly below...
    1 replies | 30 view(s)
  • William Dickson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:59 AM
    William Dickson replied to a thread Kestrel preening in Avian
    Looking good Steve. I really like the separation from the subject to the BG. Lovely preening pose, and great view of the fanned tail. I really like...
    3 replies | 153 view(s)
  • William Dickson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:54 AM
    Small Guy 'And' Big Stalk, and together they look good. I think you cropped it perfectly to get the best of both. Most of the time, the perch is...
    3 replies | 132 view(s)
  • William Dickson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:43 AM
    Aye the bird looks a wee bit 'roughed up'. I've noticed the same here, with my images of them. The white chest and face feathers seem to go a...
    2 replies | 69 view(s)
  • William Dickson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:34 AM
    William Dickson replied to a thread Eider in Avian
    Thanks guys, appreciated. Gerald the whites on the wings, although looks too grey, are the natural colour, because of the light, as Jon pointed...
    7 replies | 321 view(s)
  • William Dickson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:31 AM
    William Dickson replied to a thread Hooded Crow in Avian
    Thanks guys, much appreciated. Yes Brian they are quite common, but tend to stay in Northern areas and the western isles in the UK. I have never...
    4 replies | 212 view(s)
  • Jonathan Ashton's Avatar
    07-13-2024, 12:21 PM
    Hand held (Flash), image catured at a local wetland reserve. Model Name : OM-1, 40-150 & MC14 Focal Length (35 mm conversion) : 381.0mm ISO...
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  • Jonathan Ashton's Avatar
    07-13-2024, 12:12 PM
    Image taken fron a hide in the meadow (on a tripod), a rather dingey looking specimen now. This one comes down regularly and today he had a...
    2 replies | 69 view(s)
  • Gabriela Plesea's Avatar
    07-12-2024, 02:13 PM
    Gabriela Plesea replied to a thread Kestrel preening in Avian
    Good evening Steve, Agree with Gerald above and I think I already told you I liked this image a lot ... especially the grooming pose of this...
    3 replies | 153 view(s)
  • Gerald Kelberg's Avatar
    07-12-2024, 09:31 AM
    Hi Brian, I've never seen either the Mullein plant nor the Lazuli Bunting in real, so this comes over as a quite extraordinary image to me. The...
    3 replies | 132 view(s)
  • Gerald Kelberg's Avatar
    07-12-2024, 09:23 AM
    Gerald Kelberg replied to a thread Kestrel preening in Avian
    Hi Steve, Another lovely Kestrel. I like the preening pose showing the splayed tail to advantage. Beautiful image, and I really like the...
    3 replies | 153 view(s)
  • Gerald Kelberg's Avatar
    07-12-2024, 09:11 AM
    Hi Jon, This definitely looks like a youngster demanding food! The odd posture is kinda fun! My preference would be for less of the stalk at...
    5 replies | 157 view(s)
  • Gerald Kelberg's Avatar
    07-12-2024, 09:07 AM
    Hi Ian, I really like how the pose of the Kite shows off the black shoulder against the greys of the wings. And the position is just right to get...
    3 replies | 182 view(s)
  • Steve Kaluski's Avatar
    07-12-2024, 08:59 AM
    Steve Kaluski replied to a thread Leopard rocks in Wildlife
    Yep, you are correct Gerald. The fact that if a Bear approaches you, you then have to retreat, well... I would hedge my bets, close encounters...
    9 replies | 364 view(s)
  • Gerald Kelberg's Avatar
    07-12-2024, 08:31 AM
    Gerald Kelberg replied to a thread Leopard rocks in Wildlife
    Hi Steve, There are many reasons that I am very pleased to have gone to Svalbard when I did. But I guess you are referring to the new regulations...
    9 replies | 364 view(s)
  • Brian Sump's Avatar
    07-11-2024, 12:12 AM
    In my time with the Lazuli Buntings I was fortunate to call this guy over to a Mullein plant hoping he'd perch on top. When he landed on the side...
    3 replies | 132 view(s)
  • Brian Sump's Avatar
    07-10-2024, 04:13 PM
    Brian Sump replied to a thread Barn Owl Tyto alba in Avian
    Jon, don't love the pose quite as much but really like the processing better than the last. Again, this light plumage against the dark greens is...
    3 replies | 179 view(s)
  • Gabriela Plesea's Avatar
    07-10-2024, 02:25 PM
    Gabriela Plesea replied to a thread Vervet Monkey in Wildlife
    Thank you Steve, Life is a little tougher here in the reserve when it comes to 'luxuries' like electricity and internet... at times water an...
    7 replies | 194 view(s)
  • Steve Kaluski's Avatar
    07-10-2024, 09:49 AM
    Steve Kaluski replied to a thread Vervet Monkey in Wildlife
    Many thanks again Gerald, you are making it hard to consider what next.... :bg3:
    7 replies | 194 view(s)
  • Steve Kaluski's Avatar
    07-10-2024, 09:48 AM
    Steve Kaluski replied to a thread Leopard rocks in Wildlife
    Thank you so much Gerald for the extremely kind and generous words/comments, I'm glad you like it, this is 'Leopard' heaven. The landscape here...
    9 replies | 364 view(s)
  • Ian McLachlan's Avatar
    07-10-2024, 06:50 AM
    Thanks Johnathon. I lived in the UK for a number of years and when I came back to Southern Aust. I had forgotten the clear blue sky colour that is so...
    3 replies | 182 view(s)
  • Gerald Kelberg's Avatar
    07-10-2024, 06:11 AM
    Gerald Kelberg replied to a thread Vervet Monkey in Wildlife
    Hi Steve, Another very nice image. I love the colour palette in the background - soft mauves and greens. The monkey looks great - beautiful...
    7 replies | 194 view(s)
  • Ian McLachlan's Avatar
    07-10-2024, 06:03 AM
    i agree with everthing said above butI'm for leaving the white bits in; that is nature.You have the managed lovely softness of colours throughout...
    8 replies | 272 view(s)
  • Gerald Kelberg's Avatar
    07-10-2024, 06:02 AM
    Gerald Kelberg replied to a thread Leopard rocks in Wildlife
    Hi Steve, I'm afraid I can't find enough superlatives for this image! It totally blows me away! I love the contrast between the shadows and...
    9 replies | 364 view(s)
  • Steve Kaluski's Avatar
    07-10-2024, 05:28 AM
    Steve Kaluski started a thread Kestrel preening in Avian
    Subject: Kestrel M preening (Falco tinnunculus) Camera: Canon EOS R3 Lens: EF 500mm F/4 L IS USM II Exposure: 1/3200 at f/8 ISO2000 Original...
    3 replies | 153 view(s)
  • Jonathan Ashton's Avatar
    07-10-2024, 04:23 AM
    Steve, I don't expect you to understand PC because you use Mac. My PC hardware is more than adequate, but there is or was a fault somewhere causing...
    5 replies | 157 view(s)
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