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Today's HQSP Posts Of The Day is this wonderful work by +Brad Christensen shared on +HQSP Birds .

Selected by +Dave Gen as the best promoted on HQSP for Saturday 18th February 2017
Rough-Legged Hawk
I found this hawk few years ago near the hot spring creek along the Red Rock Highway.
Nikon D80, Aperture Priority, Sigma 150-500mm OS, F/6.3, ISO-200, ET 1/1000, Focal Length 500mm, Optical Stabilization on

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Today's HQSP posts of the day is this wonderful work by +Andreas Kolossa shared on HQSP Macro

_Selected by +Igor Schevchenko as the best promoted in HQSP on Thursday, 16th February 2017 _

Der Schwarze Apollo (Parnassius mnemosyne) aus der Familie der Ritterfalter im Morgenlicht, nach einem Gewitter. Der Falter ist noch ganz durchnässt ;-)
Canon 5D Mark III, Canon Makro 100 mm/2.8, Stativ, Funkauslöser.
www.andreaskolossa.de
Mehr auf meiner Webseite "Naturfotografie Andreas Kolossa"

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Today's HQSP posts of the day is this wonderful work by +Karl-Heinz Loof shared on +HQSP Macro .

Selected by +Heiko Köster (+107773073025291449903) as the best promoted in HQSP on Wednesday 15th February 2017

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Today's HQSP posts of the day is this wonderful work by +Raju Karia shared on +HQSP Birds !

Selected by +Michael Sonntag as the best promoted in HQSP on Tuesday 14th February, 2017 .

Congratulations and always good light in 2017 from the HQSP-Team !
Whiskered tern
India,Rajkot,11-02-2017.

The whiskered tern (Chlidonias hybrida or Chlidonias hybridus) is a seabird of the tern family, Sternidae. The genus name is from Ancient Greek khelidonios, "swallow-like", from khelidon, "swallow". The specific hybridus is Latin for hybrid; Pallas thought it might be a hybrid of white-winged black tern and common tern, writing "Sterna fissipes [Chlidonias leucopterus] et Hirundine [Sterna hirundo] natam”.
This bird has a number of geographical races, differing mainly in size and minor plumage details.
C. h. hybrida breeds in warmer parts of Europe and Asia. The smaller-billed and darker C. h. delalandii is found in east and south Africa, and the paler C. h. javanicus from Java to Australia.
The tropical forms are resident, but European and Asian birds winter south to Africa and the Indian Subcontinent.
This species breeds in colonies on inland marshes, sometimes amongst black-headed gulls, which provide some protection. The scientific name arises from the fact that this, the largest marsh tern, show similarities in appearance to both the white Sterna terns and to black tern.
The size, black cap, strong bill (29–34 mm in males, 25–27 mm and stubbier in females, with a pronounced gonys) and more positive flight recall common or Arctic tern, but the short, forked-looking tail and dark grey breeding plumage above and below are typically marsh tern characteristics. The summer adult has white cheeks and red legs and bill. The crown is flecked with white in the juvenile, and the hindcrown is more uniformly blackish, though in the winter adult this too is flecked with white. The black ear-coverts are joined to the black of the hindcrown, and the space above is mottled with white, causing the black to appear as a C-shaped band. The sides of the neck are white; this sometimes continues across the nape. The collar is less sharply defined. All through the year the rump is pale grey. In the juvenile, the mantle (279 mm) has a variegated pattern. The feathers of the back and scapulars are dark brown, with prominent broad buff edgings and often subterminal buff bars or centers. There is usually an admixture of new gray feathers, especially on the mantle, quite early in the fall. The mantle is silvery-gray in the adult. The call is a characteristic krekk.
In winter, the forehead becomes white and the body plumage a much paler grey. Juvenile whiskered terns have a ginger scaly back, and otherwise look much like winter adults. The first winter plumage is intermediate between juvenile and adult winter, with patchy ginger on the back.
The whiskered tern eats small fish, amphibians, insects and crustaceans.[Wikipedia].[Photo© - Raju Karia].

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Today's HQSP Post of the Day is this wonderful work by +Daniela Fett originally shared on the +HQSP Animals theme page.

Selected by +Evi Verstraeten as the best promoted post in HQSP on Monday 13/02/2017

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Today's HQSP Post of the Day is this wonderful work by +Andy Brown originally shared on the +HQSP Birds theme page.

Selected by +Evi Verstraeten as the best promoted post in HQSP on Sunday 12/02/2017

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Today's HQSP posts of the day is this wonderful work by +Sheila Xu shared on +HQSP Birds

Selected by +Anja Wessels as the best promoted in HQSP on Saturday, 11th February 2017

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Today's HQSP posts of the day is this wonderful work by +Chwee Hock Low shared on HQSP Flowers

_Selected by +Igor Schevchenko as the best promoted in HQSP on Thursday, 9th February 2017 _

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