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Stranger In A Strange Land

Post by minniev » Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:44 pm

I already know this one hasn't got enough detail and has too much noise - hazards of pre-dawn shooting conditions, high ISO. But it was interesting enough for me to edit and share since I've never seen a spoonbill near here before. I've seen them in Louisiana and once I saw one during migration season on the flyway north of Vicksburg. But this is not here they show up. There's another one in the water, a pale one (not sure what gives some their color, could be gender or diet or age). This is the backflow pond where the dam birds roost at night and fish when the dam isn't profitable for them. They always scatter when I show up. The same birds, when on the dam, ignore me even though I'm closer there, I guess because they know there's no way I can get to them.

All comments welcome as always, but I didn't think the quality merited asking your time for critique.
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Post by PietFrancke » Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:32 pm

I have never seen one of those beautiful birds, hit is stunning in contrast with the others.

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Post by Psjunkie » Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:41 pm

plenty of bird photogs that would love to have an image of this quality.....

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Post by minniev » Fri Oct 05, 2018 2:03 pm

PietFrancke wrote:
Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:32 pm
I have never seen one of those beautiful birds, hit is stunning in contrast with the others.
I was happy just to see him and get a splash of that glorious coral color, I've only see them this color in south Florida.

Birds seem more accepting than humans of immigrants. A big flock of white pelicans came through last winter, thousands strong, and among them was one lone brown ocean pelican who'd clearly lost his bearings but came and left with this flock, adopted and accepted. The dam birds have accepted cattle egrets and buzzards previously, and now seem to have brought in ibis and spoonbills.
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Post by minniev » Fri Oct 05, 2018 2:03 pm

Psjunkie wrote:
Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:41 pm
plenty of bird photogs that would love to have an image of this quality.....
Thank ya Frank, but it won't bear too close of an investigation with your Eagle Eye.
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