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Western Wood-Peewee, Chatfield State Park, CO - August 20, 2016; Nikon D500, 500mm f/4 + 1.4x teleconverter
1/2500 s and f/7.1, ISO 2000, handheld




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Most beautiful image David!
Touching....
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I retired in 2005 after 40 years of research and teaching at the University of Alabama in Birmingham (24 years), the University of Pennsylvania (8 years) and the Baylor College of Medicine (8 years). I envisioned spending most of my time exploring the coast of the Gulf of Mexico and beyond in our 32 ft. sailboat which was berthed at a marina near our house in Pensacola, FL. Those plans were modified by Hurricane Ivan which made a direct hit on Pe...
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Have to agree. Love the capabilities of my new D500
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Lovely scene, thanks +David Sparks for sharing with the +HQSP Birds theme.

Your post has been re-shared to the theme page by +Andy Brown
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Laughing Gulls, Pensacola FL, May 2016

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Cattle Egret, Jefferson Island Rookery (LA) - May 2016
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From The Cornell Lab of Ornithology Birds of North America
Lesser Yellowlegs chase conspecifics, Greater Yellowlegs, and Short-billed Dowitchers from vicinity of mates. Interactions between conspecific rivals may involve threat displays or direct combat (birds peck, kick, and land on each other).
These photos illustrate behavior I observed at the Cameron Prairie National Wildlife Refuge on, March 28, 2013. Bad light, cluttered background, subjects not always in sharp focus, but interesting behavior.
Nikon D7100, 300mm f/4 lens + 1.7x teleconverter, handheld


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Wow...Awesome capture..It looks more like Kickboxing...lol lol
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The nest of Least Terns is a small cavity dug out in the sand. At Ft. Pickens (FL) the terms nest in sandy areas containing residual small segments of a paved road to the fort destroyed by tropical storms and hurricanes. In June of 2010 I used my car as a blind to photograph nesting activity near a heavily used parking area in the park. This link is to 5 images showing a chick emerging from an egg (1), the adult removing the shell and yolk from the nest (2,3) and the adult returning to the nest (4,5).

https://davidsparks.smugmug.com/Slideshows/Least-Tern-Hatching/

Nikon D300 camera with 500mm f/4 lens and 1.7x teleconverter supported by bean bag on car window.




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Little Blue Heron and chicks. Jefferson Island rookery, May 24, 2016. D500 + 500mm f/4 lens.
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Fantastic image! 
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Little Blue Heron and chicks. Jefferson Island rookery, May 24, 2016. D500 + 500mm f/4 lens.
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Green Heron, Pensacola FL, May 2016
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Cattle Egret, Jefferson Island Rookery (LA) - May 2016
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Avid amateur nature photographer. Retired neuroscientist.
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An avid amateur nature photographer. 

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I have taken photos, with varying levels of expertise, in all 7 continents.
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    1965 - 1989
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    1989 - 1997
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    1997 - 2004
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