Wildlife Part III

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Sorry about the quality, but I could see he was eating something orange and I was cooking at the time, taken through the back door.

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Went fishing again today.
A couple of Mallards flew over just as I was getting the camera out.

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And that was it, normally on this particular stretch of river I see dippers, kingfishers, mallards on the water, mink and sometimes an otter. Today when I take the camera with me, nothing, on the plus side I did catch a couple of nice trout.
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Not Mallards, look like Mergansers :dork:
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:thumbs: Well that's a first for me, never seen those on the river before.
I had to google them to see what they look like.
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RCW wrote:Not Mallards, look like Mergansers :dork:


Not Goosanders ?
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Or Westland Lysanders?
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He's not really wildlife but I thought he'd be happier in here.

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Post by Arthur Fowler »

Bumping the thread. Had a day out on a Kingfisher photography day. Beautiful birds. Fantastic day. Unfortunately, although these photos are mine, they weren't taken with my lens. Need to find a few grand to buy one!
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I like those, #2 the best for me, although I do like the rain in the first one.
What kind of distance were they ?.
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Post by Arthur Fowler »

Thanks. They were about 15 to 20 feet away. The photos are uncropped at close to 400mm on a crop sensor (600mm)
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Lovely. Superb, natural tones, vivid detail and great composition.
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Thanks DY, appreciate that :)
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RCW wrote:Not Mallards, look like Mergansers :dork:

With that black line in the white wing panel those are definitely (red-breasted) Mergansers
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I don't generally have the patience to wait to get wildlife shots like some of the excellent photos in this thread. But there's been an escaped Harris' Hawk make a home round here and, as it's not something you expect to see in the centre of Manchester, I've been hoping to get a shot of it.

So when I glanced outside the other day and saw it perched on a street light I made a dash for my camera and quickly stuck on the telephoto lens to get a few handheld shots from my bedroom. Still hoping to get that photo of it in fight though.

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Post by Arthur Fowler »

A few from a recent trip to the Picos de Europa in Spain:
Griffon Vulture

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Egyptian Vulture (I know it isn't exactly a closeup but I like the background):

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Had a surprising combination of woodpeckers in the garden this afternoon....

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ImageDragonfly 3 by P B, on Flickr

ImageDragonfly 2 by P B, on Flickr
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Cross post from the PAD thread:

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White Tailed Sea Eagle from Mull

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Amazing
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Post by Arthur Fowler »

Yes. Agreed, stunning shot.
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