PING tony cooper: More Birds

Discussion in 'Photography' started by Blinky the Shark, May 13, 2008.

  1. A while back we exchanged some pelican images.

    Got any ducks?

    http://blinkynet.net/blinkyshots/sentry.jpg

    His attention may be focused in the wrong direction -- a possible example
    of why ducks rarely succeed in the military.
     
    Blinky the Shark, May 13, 2008
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    tony cooper Guest

    No ducks, but here's a pair of Sandhill Cranes that were blocking the
    road as I left my house a couple of days ago. Shot from the car
    window and not much in the way of good pictures, but I was in a hurry.
    They're about 4' tall.

    http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f244/cooper213/md005.jpg
    http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f244/cooper213/md008.jpg
     
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  3. As contrasted to bird colonels, anyway.
    What purpose-built bodies those are. It's hard for a wading bird to not
    look like a wading bird.

    Is that the edge of a city park? Golf course?

    I remember when I was a boy in the Midwest my father pointing out a crane
    flying high overhead and saying that it was carrying its fishing poles --
    referring to its long legs, trailing parallel, behind it.

    I got this a couple weeks ago. I love the graceful loop the head and beak
    complete. It also reminds me of one of those magnetic "cause" ribbons I
    see on cars and such.

    http://blinkynet.net/blinkyshots/flamingo.jpg
     
    Blinky the Shark, May 13, 2008
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    tony cooper Guest

    The golf course I live on. Sandhills return to the same area every
    year. They also mate for life. They come to the golf course during
    the day because the short grass of the fairways make it easier for
    them to find insects and other delicacies. They return to marshy
    areas after the day's feeding, and their nests are in marshy areas.

    They are terrible neighbors. Their cry is loud and raucous and
    reverberates through the neighborhood in the early morning.

    Placid birds, though, that seem unbothered by the golfers. They move
    out of the way of approaching golf carts, but slowly as if they were
    going anyway.

    Sometime back I was in Kenya on vacation, and went to Lake Baringo
    where there are thousands of flamingos. Never got a close-up of one.
    I also saw them in Bonaire on a dive trip (I was diving, not the
    flamingos) where they fly to Bonaire to Venezuela and back every day.
     
    tony cooper, May 14, 2008
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  5. While I suppose it's possible, they just don't look like a bird that's
    used to hustling anywhere.
    Looks like a long haul.
     
    Blinky the Shark, May 14, 2008
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    Burgerman Guest

    Heres a Duck/Other (they all look similar to me!) that I saw while whalking
    the dog 2 days ago.

    www.cordeaux.net/duck_cropped.jpg but you might need to resize it a bit as
    its big to see it on a monitor. Its a baby something and it eats grass...
     
    Burgerman, May 21, 2008
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  11. Heh! Looks like home. Oh, no...not that. I mean because I have Tux
    images here and there and a stuffed penguin. :)

    But back to ducks for a moment. I was out in the desert yesterday, and
    got this shot in the water held by a little dam a rancher built back in
    the early part of the 1900s. It's not the usual duck shot. :)

    http://blinkynet.net/blinkyshots/duck_down.jpg

    Yeah, there are some blown out highlights; but this one's just for fun
    anyway.
     
    Blinky the Shark, May 23, 2008
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