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Sandhill Crane take-off sequence. Bosque del Apache NWR (NM). Dec. 19, 2016
Nikon D500, 500mm f/4 lens + 1.4x teleconverter, handheld.
1/3200 sec at f/5.6, ISO 320, Group autofocus mode.


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Osprey landing, Lake Blue Cypress, FL - March 2012
D300, 300mm f/2.8 + 1.4x teleconverter
1/3200 sec at f/6.3, ISO 400

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The Southern Ground Hornbill, found in southern and eastern Africa, is the largest of the hornbill species. It can grow to a height of 130cm (51 inches), with the males attaining a weight of up to 6 kgs (13 lbs) and the females being around 2 kgs lighter. The red wattle (throat pouch) can be inflated and is used to make a booming “lion-like” sound. Note the eyelashes (specialized feathers called bristles) and the signs of wear and tear on the bill.
Photo taken in the Manyara National Park, Tanzania in Feb. 2011
Nikon D300S, 500mm f/4 lens. 1/200 sec, f/5.6, ISO 400

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Beautiful portrait +David Sparks !! He's perfect for +Water Bird Wednesday !!
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Frame 3 of four successive frames showing a Snowy Egret catching a minnow during flight while dragging both feet in the water.
Merritt Island NWR, FL, Feb. 2015
Nikon D4, 500mm f/4 lens. 1/2500s at f/10, ISO 1250

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Frame 1 of four successive frames showing a Snowy Egret catching a minnow during flight while dragging both feet in the water.
Merritt Island NWR, FL, Feb. 2015
Nikon D4, 500mm f/4 lens. 1/2500s at f/10, ISO 1250

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Great Egret actively fishing (chasing with wings spread, short flights in pursuit of minnows) similar to the fishing technique of Reddish Egrets.
North Jetty, Bolivar Peninsula, TX - November 2016
D500, 500mm f/4 + 1.4x tc; 1/3200 sec at f/7.1, handheld
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Snow Geese landing on the Farm Loop road at Bosque del Apache NWR (NM). Dec. 17, 2016 - late afternoon light.
Nikon D500, 500mm f/4 lens + 1.4x teleconverter, handheld.
1/3200 sec at f/7.1, Group autofocus mode.


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This beautiful picture has been shared to the HQSP Birds (Daily Picks) Collection. Thank you for your contribution +David Sparks.Have a nice day !
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Frame 4 of four successive frames showing a Snowy Egret catching a minnow during flight while dragging both feet in the water.
Merritt Island NWR, FL, Feb. 2015
Nikon D4, 500mm f/4 lens. 1/2500s at f/10, ISO 1250

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Frame 2 of four successive frames showing a Snowy Egret catching a minnow during flight while dragging both feet in the water.
Merritt Island NWR, FL, Feb. 2015
Nikon D4, 500mm f/4 lens. 1/2500s at f/10, ISO 1250

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Great Egrets. North Jetty, Bolivar Peninsula, TX - November 2016
D500, 500mm f/4 + 1.4x tc; 1/3200 sec at f/7.1, handheld
While I was observing, each time the lower bird captured a minnow, the second egret tried to take it away. 
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Great Egrets. North Jetty, Bolivar Peninsula, TX - November 2016
D500, 500mm f/4 + 1.4x tc; 1/3200 sec at f/7.1, handheld
While I was observing, each time the lower bird captured a minnow, the second egret tried to take it away.

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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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  • University of Alabama in Birmingham
    1965 - 1989
  • University of Pennsylvania
    1989 - 1997
  • Baylor College of Medicine
    1997 - 2004
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