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  1. Left among the King penguins, I took these. The first one is for the shapes and colors, so, artsy. That is a Gentoo penguin porpoising. Almost looks fake and I know I took it.
  2. Correct thank you. another case of I went by it 6 times and did not recognize it. There was something that I must have seen in eBird that guided me away. I have got to improve that. It is in my field guide to birds of Patagonia and the S Atlantic and I went right by it also. By the way I’ve been to Patagonia but do not own any of their clothing:-)
  3. In Southern Ocean near South Georgia 2 weeks ago. Don't really fit Blue Petrels in discontinuity of black head and neck extension. The one that is almost horizontal to the water in the group does have a white splash(dot)at the tail end as does the single bird??. Ebird's Vanuatu pix almost look like them in head and neck (not tail) but that is ridiculous. Last time I asked something in these forums I had passed over the bird in iBird about 12 times and it was in reality an easy pick but I was dense. Be gentle.
  4. Nothing dramatic but at the time (2016) it was my trip of a lifetime. I've had some secondary trips of a lifetime since, to Galápagos for example and Costa Rica was marvelous.. I went to see the ice and snow, since I had seen some magnificent portfolio excerpts from other photographers. I classify myself as a nature photog, with birds, particularly in action and flying, as my favorites. Penguins were secondary at best. They were primary for all the other 'explorers' on the ship. But the minute I got off on Half Moon Island (many of the tours stop there) I was hooked on penguins, in that first case Gentoos. All over-all the time. I started collecting a Penguin Life list, up to 8 now. A major shortcoming of my trip to the Southern Ocean was missing the Magellanic Penguin around Ushuaia or the Falklands. While in the Antarctic Peninsula we saw Antarctic Terns and 4 penguin species (including one lonely Emperor on some fast ice), Snowy Sheath Bills (ugly) nesting Blue-eyed Shags with chicks (cormorants) and Skuas robbing nests (the guests all wanted to take the Skuas out 🙂 ), Humpbacks making bubble nets, a Killer whale pod, numerous Weddell and Crabeater seals and enough beautiful ice and snow to make me happy. I have some general recommendations from the trip if interested.
  5. 1. I have this thing about frontal views of birds. For example my Green Heron Avatar. 2. The King Penguins did attack me. It was kinda slow and shuffling but they DID. Real story.
  6. I was in the southern Ocean and could not post these due to limited internet access in South Georgia. I realize most will never get there and this post is not meant to be one upmanship . The pix are here just to show bird pix. As my wife has it we have been blessed with the wherewithal to be able to do this. Too many complaints and I'll remove them. In order South Georgia Pipitx2, a gathering of King Penguins,Black Browed Albatross.
  7. After you look at this one-go to my website ( https://www.housleyphoto.com/photos-2/ ) and look around. I decided yo do a website and a photo aggregator. It is not too hard but unless one wants to dive deeper, it is moderately limited in action and accessibility. After my move I'm going to get started updating again. The website is a show off place, not a retail site, unless you want it to be ;-) ) No one buys photos of nature anymore if they ever did., at least not mine. I sold a framed photo from my wall 4 weeks ago to an employee (for the cost of the frame) to clear out my house for our move. They can be had larger and much better at Walmart.
  8. The cardinal taking off is a quirky favorite of mine. Last posts from my trip.
  9. From last few days as I was traveling and difficult to process and upload.
  10. Last is of course a Bird of Paradise. Sorry, a little. My Bad... I have better of the honey creeper at https://www.housleyphoto.com/photos-2/files/page3-1007-full.html and https://www.housleyphoto.com/styled/photos-9/files/page13-1003-full.html but you takes what you gets... Ill remove if it offends... By the way I love the Euphonia, Townsend's Warbler,
  11. First birds in a while (8 months). Been trying to get a decent Bird I for a long time. Decent finally. My Vanity Website, birds and all. Not a retail site.
  12. An Angry bird. Fluffed up Green Heron. To be my avatar.
  13. Great Frigatebirds, Males in breeding dIsplay. Great distinguished from Magnificent by green on back. Galápagos.
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