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#1 FarAwayEyes

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 08:39 PM

These were taken yesterday in SE Texas close to the coast. The shorebird I may have I just have difficulty with breeding plumage changes if that may be the case. Thank you in advance for your help. I don't know if the Meadowlark is Eastern or Western ?

Dickcissel

Marbled Godwit (One Legged)

Common Loon

Summer Tanager (Female)

Orchard Oriole (Female)

Purple Martin (Female)

Wood Pewee

Orchard Oriole (Female)

Eastern Meadowlark

Solitary Sandpiper

Solitary Sandpiper

Fulvous Whistling Duck

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#2 MATT K

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 09:08 PM

I'll take a stab at it

1. dickcissel
2. marbled godwit
3. eared grebe?
4. female tanager, scarlet?
5. imm orchard oriole
6. female purple martin
7. peewee
8. female orchard oriole
9. meadowlark sp.
10. solitary sandpiper
11. lesser yellowlegs?
12. fulvous whistling duck
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Posted 25 April 2012 - 10:40 PM

I won't be much help here, but AMAZING pictures!!!

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 10:47 PM

#3 looks like a common loon.

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 11:25 PM

3. Common Loon
4. Scarlet Tanager, silver bill
9. Eastern Meadowlark, pale malar
11. Solitary Sandpiper, thick (compared to LEYE) bicolored bill.

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#6 FarAwayEyes

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 11:40 PM

Thank you all this is great news.
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#7 Cavan Wood

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 12:19 AM

The legs on #11 are long and bright yellow. I see this as a yellowlegs. Hard to tell from this angle but I think lesser despite the appearance of the bill.
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Posted 26 April 2012 - 12:42 AM

I won't begin to ID, but I do have to say that as someone who's working her way UP to be a rookie photographer, I think your pix are wonderful. And, of course, I want to know what equipment you're using and what's your "go-to" setting for such phenomonal captures (if there is such a thing). Kudos on the lifers and the photos!

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 01:54 AM

I won't be much help here, but AMAZING pictures!!!


Agreed!!!

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#10 FarAwayEyes

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 02:26 PM

I won't begin to ID, but I do have to say that as someone who's working her way UP to be a rookie photographer, I think your pix are wonderful. And, of course, I want to know what equipment you're using and what's your "go-to" setting for such phenomonal captures (if there is such a thing). Kudos on the lifers and the photos!


Thank you very much betiam ! I use a Canon 1D Mark III with a 600MM F4 lens. My settings are usually 320-400 ISO, shutter priority trying to stay between 1200-1600 shutter speed, depending on the background distance for good depth of field I try to stay as close to F4 and try not to go past F8 if possible. I always shoot in RAW format to help with clarity in cropping prior to transitioning into a jpeg . Hope this helps and Thank you again very much for the kind words.
Thank you for your time !

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#11 FarAwayEyes

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 02:27 PM

Agreed!!!


Thank you so much beaufortbirder for your kind compliments.
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Posted 26 April 2012 - 03:13 PM

First thought on the tanager was female Summer. Got any more pics of this one?
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Posted 26 April 2012 - 03:15 PM

wonderful pictures

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 03:19 PM

The tanager is a Summer. Bill is too chunky and the bird is too golden yellow, as opposed to a greeny yellow for female Scarlet.

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 03:36 PM

Thank you very much betiam ! I use a Canon 1D Mark III with a 600MM F4 lens. My settings are usually 320-400 ISO, shutter priority trying to stay between 1200-1600 shutter speed, depending on the background distance for good depth of field I try to stay as close to F4 and try not to go past F8 if possible. I always shoot in RAW format to help with clarity in cropping prior to transitioning into a jpeg . Hope this helps and Thank you again very much for the kind words.


Thanks for the info; it's very helpful. I do need a bigger lens (Christmas!). Like you, I always shoot RAW as well. I'm traveling north this weekend and hope to get some shots of birds that don't come up this high. I'll be doing some playing with the settings, that's for sure. Thanks again!

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 03:49 PM

With process of elimination being that the Tanager was with a male Summer Tanager I'm going with Female Summer Tanager. Thank you all.
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Posted 26 April 2012 - 03:50 PM

wonderful pictures


Thank you Ladybird52 ! Very much appreciated.
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Posted 26 April 2012 - 04:01 PM

Congrats on all these lifers!!

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 04:02 PM

Thanks for the info; it's very helpful. I do need a bigger lens (Christmas!). Like you, I always shoot RAW as well. I'm traveling north this weekend and hope to get some shots of birds that don't come up this high. I'll be doing some playing with the settings, that's for sure. Thanks again!


betiam it still always comes down to lighting with the right combination and that is what I am addicted to. I study my settings when I get a good photo with that particular daylight and keep a small journal so I can refer to those settings when I get into similar conditions. I just started shooting wildlife last year I have been a dedicated sports photographer for about 12 years. I still get some good photos with my F2.8 70-200 MM lens. I just have to work harder at it to get closer. If you have any more questions feel free to ask. I'm honored.
Thank you for your time !

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#20 FarAwayEyes

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 04:06 PM

Congrats on all these lifers!!


Thanks JimBob ! It feels great to get up to 189 Lifers this quickly. I know I am going to top out soon and then I will need to go farther to find new ones but that's what it's all about from what I hear. I'm really enjoying it and enjoying all of the people that I chat with in the birding world.
Thank you for your time !

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