Strictly For The Birds

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  1. Tony Britton

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    Hello everyone,

    Brand new member here. One of my favorite hobbies is bird & wildlife photography and I wanted to share some of my very favorite images with you. I have a collection of bridge cameras that I use and I especially enjoy portrait style captures of my subjects whenever possible. Birds are truly living works of art and I hope you enjoy these photos! All captured hand-held, no cropping.

    Best regards,
    Tony

    1. Double-crested Cormorant
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    2. Great Blue Heron
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    3. Wood Duck
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    4. Snowy Egret
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    5. Green Heron
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    6. Black-crowned Night Heron
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  2. Chrissy Cross

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    We had a member @Tom Locke who also liked Birds and taking photos of them. Maybe he'll come around again.


    I also saw on another forum that you are from the central coast of California, my daughter and family lives there. I'm central CA. but not coast.....hot Fresno.
     
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    Hello Tony and welcome :)
    I'm so pleased to see you here - I love the birdies and look forward to seeing your pictures and other wild life too
    The pictures above are lovely
     
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  4. Tony Britton

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    Yes, I'm from the Central Coast of California. I'll get around to updating my Profile here very soon. Such an abundance of beautiful birds & wildlife to enjoy and photograph in this area, to be sure!

    Tony
     
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    Thanks for the warm welcome. Yes, I'll look forward to updating this thread as well as posting a variety of new ones.

    Tony
     
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    I hope you enjoy this set!

    1. Snowy Egret
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    2. Great Blue Heron
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    3. Ring-billed Gull
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    4. Mallard Ducklings
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    5. Snowy Egret
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    6. Great Egret
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    Welcome to the forum, @Tony Britton. Those are some beautiful photos.
     
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    @Tony Britton , where were these photos taken?

    Are most of these birds local?
     
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    Good question - they are smashing pictures :)
     
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    I enjoyed seeing your photos of birds we do not see around here. I live a life of no Egrets!;)
     
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    Thank you, Ken. These birds are really beautiful.

    Tony
     
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    Yes, these were photographed in Santa Cruz, Monterey, Moss Landing and Pacific Grove, California. Absolutely lovely coastal communities!

    Tony
     
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    Was in that area last weekend. Going again monday. Yes, it's a great area for birds. Last weekend we saw a lot of sea lions. My sister was visiting from Colorado and we were doing all the tourist stops.
     
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    Thanks. If I decide to post a few of my captive bird & wildlife images I'll make that very clear, as well. Otherwise, all local to the Central Coast of California.

    Tony
     
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    Do you have any pics of all the sea lions that bask in the sun right around the Monterey Bay Aquarium area?

    Think it's the trail that's called point lobos but I'm not sure....nice walk along the ocean tnere.
     
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    Fantastic. I'll have to share some of my favorite sea lion photos. The sea lions and seals are local celebrities in this region!

    Tony
     
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    Great! Yes, it's always fun to see some.
     
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    Yes. I'll post a few shortly.

    Tony
     
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    Hi,

    I just posted some in a new thread. I have quite a lot of sea lion & seal photos. I hope you enjoy them!

    Tony
     
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    I hope you enjoy these!

    Tony

    1. Snowy Egret
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    2. Double-crested Cormorant
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    3. Black Oystercatcher
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    4. Juvenile Black-crowned Night Heron
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    5. Adult Black-crowned Night Heron
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    @Tony Britton

    Wonderful images, Tony! Just found the thread after asking you in another if you were "into" photography, based the question on your signature.

    I respectfully withdraw the question! :oops:
    Frank
     
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    Hi Joe,
    Thanks for looking and commenting. I'll certainly look forward to sharing these beautiful birds with you!

    Tony
     
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    Hi Frank,

    Thanks! Your "Soap Bubble Instant" is truly sensational. Amazing, really!

    Tony
     
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    WoW!! What Fab photos...and welcome to the forum Tony .

    I am an avid amateur photo taker myself (not photographer, that sounds way too grown up) , but unfortunately here in the outer edges of London England we don't have such exotic wildlife to photograph, I with we did.

    However I'll enjoy them vicariously through yours.. :D
     
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    Tony - do you ever see Wagtails ? They are a favourite of mine, I get emotional when I see them
    The new photos above are so lovely - the first and second are favourites (preening) :)
     
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