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Everything posted by pictaker

  1. I think its fine the way it is, remember, everyones eyes are different,some see different colors, depth and contrast, I edit for my own eyes not others....
  2. For what it’s worth, I have been told, repeatedly, that eye color is not a reliable I’d mark for harriers, if I had to guess I would call it a female,but , I would not be positive about it. Check out some of the pics on all about birds for some Id hints https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Northern_Harrier/photo-gallery/305649241
  3. Looks like an Immature White crowned to me...
  4. Certainly looks like it, I dont know how to rule out thick billed though, wait for a better alcid identifier then me..LOL
  5. pretty common along the coast here in jersey if you know where to look, I am sure coastal Virginia has a pretty good population...
  6. They look like semi Palmated to me , but wait for others,My track record with peeps is horrible..lol
  7. Yeah, it was about 5 years ago, I was sitting at the end looking for the immature male king eiders that were there and I look over and see a wood duck sitting there with some eiders, as I am raising my lens a boat spooked them all and I got the two of them taking off, crazy to see one out there...
  8. Pretty rare pair, wood duck and common eider Male long tail coming in Female common eider Red breasted merganser with tautog Black scoter flyby Male surf scoter Male harlequin with crab I got a bunch more but I think this is plenty
  9. I would call it a Tiaga, I think,correct me if I am wrong, Prairies have no mustache to speak of?..
  10. Probably the best male gadwall pic I ever took...
  11. Yeah he has been zooming the road for the last week or so…crazy ass bird,he did the same thing last year about this time…
  12. Photographer first, I always say I like to take their picture,not count them..lol
  13. very nice, a tad too dark for me but its still a nice edit. One thing I always try to do,especially with birds, is make sure the eye can be seen,I realize thats not always possible but showing an eye,with the iris,makes the bird pop, even a bit of catch light on the eye can help, you can just select the eye in lightroom or whatever your program is and lighten it a touch and see how it looks.
  14. Went for the headshot..This grey ghost doesnt care about people being there,it will literally fly past feet away, I could have caught this guy with a crab net..LOL
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