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Folks: it's not OK to take other people's photos to edit and re-post. Just like we don't correct each other's spelling and grammar, we don't take it upon ourselves to decide that someone's photo needs correction. In addition, as has been emphasized before, you need to respect copyright.

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19 hours ago, IKLland said:

Well, I’m back in California. I’ll be uploading the photos from Florida slowly, so how about I start it off with a boat tailed grackle? 


Welcome home! I hope you had a good time in Florida! I see you got a Limpkin. Woot woot! They are no longer endangered but they are not everywhere like some of the wading and shorebirds. NIce Boat-tailed Grackle photos.

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There are five pictures here.  They were taken at the upper end of Patagonia Lake in Southern Arizona with a 500mm lens, at f 5.6, 1/3200 sec, ISO 640, from about 185 feet away.  Total time elapsed from start to finish was 1/2 second for the five shots.  I seems like a moment in the life of a bird that is 1/2 second long should be one picture, but modern cameras have changed the dynamics.  When I think of this Green Heron landing, I see it as one event.GreenHeron1.thumb.jpg.4537c4ea10c335176fa1b90a69e0358b.jpgGreenHeron2.thumb.jpg.4612b457067a431e3f1784fd56eb8416.jpgGreenheron3.thumb.jpg.3391ce8f30a1caeb0f0cc3f993fc827d.jpgGreenheron4.thumb.jpg.acebe29af92912cef9f8ba9e71776c82.jpgGreenHeron5.thumb.jpg.78b66c08710439160176f733b3803d6d.jpg

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