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The "BIRDS" thread

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From last weekend when I had my 150-600 with me hoping to capture mullet run frenzy but the fish did not cooperate. This little guy was working the suds so I got down on my belly and smashed the button of high speed motor. The sun was not out due to clouds so tough to get a catch light in the eyes. Of the hundred or more captured, these are among my favs. 


What's your preference, mono or color?







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Oh, and these two were overhead which I tried to capture handheld nearly straight up at 1/500. Lots of images that were really not sharp but these were best. A mono or tripod would have been preferred because I would have narrowed the aperature a bit more. Not great but....


Oh, and they were much more successful at catching something that morning than i was. 






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On 10/6/2017 at 3:52 PM, Belmo said:

Caught what I think was a red-tailed hawk perched on top of a light pole right in front of Independence Hall. I had to whip out my crapcam (my phone) and take a few pics. 

One of the things that amazed me was that despite the bird's proximity -- it was only about 8 feet off the ground -- virtually nobody walking by noticed it. That was kind of cool. That's Independence Hall behind the hawk. 




i see them in the city a lot too, they used to nest around the corner at the franklin.


you're right about how few people even notice them. i've seen them hunting pigeons just over peoples heads and they still have no clue the birds are even there. 

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27 minutes ago, fluke07 said:


Thanks! Here's one from the same morning that I posted on Instagram with the following caption of an imagined dialogue between the fish and the bird:


"You're not looking at me are you?"

"Uh, why do you ask?"

"Because you look really hungry!" ☹️

Part of the circle of life around sunrise on #singerisland








The poor fish looks better on a phone than it does here given the high magnification of the zoomed image. 

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