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Year of the Bird

Post by mcveed » Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:40 pm

The Audubon Society, along with National Geographic, Cornell Lab of Ornithology and Birdlife International, has declared 2018 "The Year of the Bird" in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. Its a great year to take more pictures of birds, learn more about birds and take an active part in the conservation of birds and bird habitats. As inspiration I offer my images of six birds from around the world.
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Atlantic Puffin, Iceland. These pelagic birds only come ashore to breed and raise their young. For 8 or 9 months of the year they remain at sea
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Female Yellow-headed Blackbird, Alberta, Canada. Bringing home lunch for the brood.
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Male Great Frigatebirds in breeding colours, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
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Male California Quail, British Columbia, Canada
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Canada Goose, British Columbia, Canada. Warning off a potential rival for his mate.
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Bateleur, South Africa. This eagle is not above feeding on fresh carrion when the opportunity arises. This bird landed on an impala kill shortly after we inadvertently frightened off the male cheetah who was feeding on it.

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Post by minniev » Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:14 am

mcveed wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:40 pm
The Audubon Society, along with National Geographic, Cornell Lab of Ornithology and Birdlife International, has declared 2018 "The Year of the Bird" in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. Its a great year to take more pictures of birds, learn more about birds and take an active part in the conservation of birds and bird habitats. As inspiration I offer my images of six birds from around the world.
Don, these are all wonderful. I would be hard put to pick a favorite.the are deadly sharp, beautifully composed its excellent color, great poses, nice separation from backgrounds to just the right degree.

Anyone who thinks good bird photography can’t be done with m43 equipment ought to see these.

I hope you’re entering these in the Audubon photo contest.
"God gave me photography so that I could pray with my eyes" - Dewitt Jones

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Post by LindaShorey » Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:30 pm

Inspiring, beautiful and interesting series, Don. Enjoyed very much!
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Post by mcveed » Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:24 pm

Thanks Minnie and Linda. Micro 4/3 is my chosen format but it wasn't always so. The Quail shot was taken on a Nikon D750, and the Goose with a Nikon D800E.

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Post by St3v3M » Tue Feb 27, 2018 5:28 am

Wow, these are beautiful! Let's hear it for The Year Of The Bird! S-
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