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Everything posted by Spyonabird

  1. We have a bluebird sitting on 4 eggs. There were 5 until a pesky House Sparrow got to one. I have a camera in the box so I will show some videos when they hatch.
  2. Hiking... cycling...motorcycling...wildlife photography... basically anything that gets us outdoors and anything that my old joints can still do. I gave up running and skiing many years ago due to bad knees.
  3. I like 1 but maybe tweek the white balance a little. Seems a tad warm.
  4. Personally, I like the first crop better but for ebird, I would choose the second photo. The bird fills the frame and that is what the goal is for that site.
  5. This is an interesting thread. Maybe I am weird (or old) but I never paid attention to the ratings on ebird. I feel that there are 2 main types of bird photography. Documentation and artistic. Sometimes the 2 merge into one. I prefer a more artistic style and that will not get a high rating on ebird. If it is something unusual I will post the picture regardless of quality.
  6. This video is old but it's one of my favorites. We installed an Eagle Cam several years ago at a local lake (with cooperation from the US Fish and Wildlife Dept). That was one of the first videos we downloaded from the camera.
  7. We found this den while birding a few weeks ago and set up a trail cam. We downloaded the first set of videos this weekend.
  8. this pic is cropped -no other changes. This is why I was wondering about my ID. The shaped looked good, but the color was a little off. It looked like this in the field too.
  9. Thanks for the ID and also the info on the timeline of the Thrush migration. Great information.
  10. I initially identified this duck as a Northern Pintail and now I am doubting my ID skill. I have been wrong on several birdies lately. Whatever it is - I have a lifer. October 18, 2021. Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge, Outer banks, NC
  11. ...but which one? Okefenokee Swamp, Georgia 2/28/21
  12. Blue-gray Gnatcatcher. Okefenokee Swamp, Georgia
  13. We were looking for Red-Cockaded Woodpeckers in the Okefenokee Swamp and almost stepped on this little guy. Pygmy Rattlesnake.
  14. I almost never shoot Canada Goose. They are so common that I tend to overlook them. By chance I snuck up on a small flock today. This was the result
  15. Very nicely done. I do very minimal editing mainly because I am not very good at it. I have AfterShot Pro for raw files and Paint shop pro as my photoshop alternative. Both of these are relatively cheap and both are by Corel. Have you ever tried Topaz Denoise? It works great for high ISO pics.
  16. A bucket of baby Kestrels ready to be banded. applying the band
  17. We also did a pond several years ago. The birds love it...the frogs love it... but we keep losing our fish to Barred Owls and Red-shouldered Hawks!
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