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lonestranger

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  1. BRDL 286 πŸͺΆπŸ₯šπŸ₯šπŸ₯š πŸ₯šπŸ¦πŸ₯šπŸ¦ 🐦🐦πŸ₯šπŸ¦ 🐦🐦πŸ₯šπŸ¦ 🐦🐦πŸ₯šπŸ¦ 🐦🐦🐦🐦
  2. I don't think a monthly contest would hold up but an ANNUAL contest actually sounds like an interesting idea. A best photo of the year contest with a few sub species, I mean sub sections, for categories like flight shots, interaction shots, blurry but interesting shots or those almost good shots etc., etc., might be fun. A few creative categories will probably draw more participation, categories that allow for people with different quality cameras and skill sets to have as good a chance at winning as the best photographer with the most expensive gear has. Throwing in a prize like a free years membership to Whatbird might get more participation in these contests too. 😁 Just thinking out loud here.
  3. That looks like a Mourning Dove, @Drew, but there might be similar looking birds in your area that I'm not familiar with so wait for more feedback.
  4. Keep in mind that a person can see a species of bird their whole life but it wouldn't become a lifer until after they started birding, learned how to identify the bird and put a name to it, and then added it to their list. Lifers accumulate differently for all birders, the American Robin was the first bird I ever identified with a field guide and would be my first lifer on my list, if I kept one, I'm sure it's not the first bird on every other birder's list though. πŸ˜‰
  5. birdie πŸ¦ƒ #169: πŸŸ₯πŸŸ₯πŸŸ₯πŸŸ₯πŸŸ©β¬› https://birdiegame.net/
  6. You may have to be patient for a while @David Hilgeman. The forum's world traveling birders might not be available right away but someone will be along to offer ID suggestions when they can. πŸ™‚
  7. BRDL 285 πŸͺΆπŸ₯šπŸͺΆπŸ₯š πŸ₯šπŸ₯šπŸ₯šπŸ₯š πŸͺΆπŸ₯šπŸ₯šπŸͺΆ 🐦🐦πŸ₯šπŸ¦ 🐦🐦πŸ₯šπŸ¦ 🐦🐦🐦🐦
  8. birdie πŸ¦‰ #168: πŸŸ₯πŸŸ₯πŸŸ₯πŸŸ©β¬›β¬› https://birdiegame.net/
  9. Send it in now, if you wait for a reply it might be too late. πŸ˜‰
  10. While that looks like a massive beak, on my phone it looks more like the long beak of a raven and not the thicker hooked beak of an eagle.
  11. BRDL 284 πŸ₯šπŸ¦πŸ₯šπŸ₯š πŸ₯šπŸ¦πŸ₯šπŸ₯š πŸ₯šπŸ¦πŸ₯šπŸ₯š πŸ₯šπŸ¦πŸ₯šπŸ₯š 🐦🐦πŸ₯šπŸ₯š 🐦🐦🐦🐦
  12. birdie 🐦 #167: πŸŸ₯πŸŸ₯πŸŸ©β¬›β¬›β¬› https://birdiegame.net/ I can see a lot of three guess greens happening today.
  13. If that photographer thinks I am going to sit still so he can take a sharp photo, he's got another thing coming.
  14. BRDL 283 πŸ₯šπŸ₯šπŸ₯šπŸ₯š πŸ₯šπŸ₯šπŸͺΆπŸͺΆ πŸ₯šπŸͺΆπŸ₯šπŸ₯š 🐦🐦🐦🐦
  15. birdie πŸ¦ƒ #166: πŸŸ©β¬›β¬›β¬›β¬›β¬› https://birdiegame.net/
  16. birdie πŸ¦… #165: πŸŸ₯πŸŸ₯πŸŸ¨πŸŸ©β¬›β¬› https://birdiegame.net/
  17. I use Canon's R6 with the RF 100-500mm. The camera's 102,400 ISO capability definitely helps with night vision viewing.
  18. I totally forgot about this. I sent my two photos just now. As much as I don't want to be the only entry, I have to admit that I'm kind of liking my odds right now...LOL Come on folks, put the halloween candy down and get your photos in.
  19. For those that haven't experimented much with high ISO, I suggest testing your camera's night vision capabilities if you're up before, or after, you can typically see details in your surroundings. It probably won't work in total darkness but you might be able to see things as the day starts to brighten but long before the sun hits the horizon. If you forget about taking pictures and just use your electronic viewfinder, or live view on the LCD screen, you may be surprised what your camera can see that you can't. If you put your camera on manual, set your ISO to maximum, set your Aperture to it's smallest number, and then crank your Shutter Speed way down toward minimum, you might be lucky enough to find something lurking in the darkness. I know that I am working with upper end equipment so others may not have the same results, but your individual results may just surprise you the way my results first surprised me. This first shot was taken at 7:57am yesterday morning just as the sun is coming up. This previous shot was taken 44 minutes earlier, at 7:13:06am, long before sunrise. After setting my camera to what I now call night vision mode and only 42 seconds later at 7:13:48am, this is the view I had of my surroundings. I know it's not something that everyone will try, but if you've always wanted night vision, this might be worth looking into as an alternative. The better your gear, the earlier/later you should be able to see in the near darkness.
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