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Strictly For The Birds

Hello All,

I'm a new member from the Central Coast of California. My favorite subjects are birds and I especially enjoy utilizing side-lighting to achieve the look I'm after in my photography. I use superzoom bridge cameras and all images were taken hand-held and have not been cropped. I hope you enjoy these beautiful birds!

Tony

1. Snowy Egret Ballet

2. Black-crowned Night Heron

3. Great Blue Heron "Hither and Yawn"

4. Green Heron

5. Brown Pelican
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Re: Strictly For The Birds

I certainly do enjoy seeing these, Tony

These are rather spectacular.

What also pleases me is the chance to see birds that we don't see in the UK.

Pleased that you came here to show us.
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I certainly do enjoy seeing these, Tony

These are rather spectacular.

What also pleases me is the chance to see birds that we don't see in the UK.

Pleased that you came here to show us.
Thank you very much, Garry. I'm very happy to share my collection of favorite bird images with this forum.

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Re: Strictly For The Birds

Hi Tony -

Hello.

I certainly like your work and would be pleased to see more as time goes by.

Thanks for showing.

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Re: Strictly For The Birds

Here's a few more of my favorites.

1. Double-crested Cormorant

2. Snowy Egret

3. Red-shouldered Hawk

4. Ring-billed Gull

5. Wood Duck
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Hi Tony -

Hello.

I certainly like your work and would be pleased to see more as time goes by.

Thanks for showing.

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Thank you very much, Barr1e. Birds are truly living works of art!


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Re: Strictly For The Birds

I can understand why these are some of your fav's. They really are very good.
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I can understand why these are some of your fav's. They really are very good.
Thanks for looking and commenting.

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Re: Strictly For The Birds

A set of wide-angle shots I hope you'll enjoy.

1. Brown Pelican

2. Snowy Egret

3. Western Grebe

4. Great Egret

5. Green Heron
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Re: Strictly For The Birds

I've peeked at the exif data on a few of these shots and most of them have been taken using relatively inexpensive bridge cameras.

This is very encouraging for people who are despondent that they 'only' have a bridge camera. You don't need fancy expensive gear to take great photos like these!

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I've peeked at the exif data on a few of these shots and most of them have been taken using relatively inexpensive bridge cameras.

This is very encouraging for people who are despondent that they 'only' have a bridge camera. You don't need fancy expensive gear to take great photos like these!

Ian
Thank you so very much for looking and commenting, Ian. I've learned over the years that a major key to happiness with point-and-shoot / bridge cameras is allowing them to operate within their comfort range. I make every effort to maximize their strenghts and minimize their weaknesses and they provide me pleasing results. That certainly makes for a splendid relationship!

I enjoyed viewing your excellent photos on the links you've provided!

My usual photography forum signature states:

"My wife & I make the perfect point-and-shoot photography team. She points and I shoot!"

Best regards,

Tony
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Re: Strictly For The Birds

A mix of wide-angle & portrait captures.

1. Snowy Egret

2. Green Heron

3. Brown Pelican

4. Muscovy Duck

5. Western Grebe
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Re: Strictly For The Birds

Again. Very nice to see these. We do have the Wood Duck here. But not native.

They are bought here for Wetlands parks.
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Re: Strictly For The Birds

The Green Heron is stunning !
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Again. Very nice to see these. We do have the Wood Duck here. But not native.

They are bought here for Wetlands parks.
I truly appreciate you taking the time to look and comment. The Wood Duck is incredibly beautiful. High on my wish list is the Mandarin Duck. Stunning!

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