Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums > Post Your Photos > Wildlife Photos

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Jul 18, 2004, 3:39 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Eric CAN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 478
Default

Been so long looking for them. Today while walking, heard a famous "chirp chirp", looked around, first I thought they were Wren. Carefully parked my gear near few tall trees and got a closer look. Here it is, a Common Yellowthroat !

Then, I was seeing the male being quite busy, first I thought "must be feeding the juvenile", then I saw the female near by, both were "chirping" each other constantly. Looked carefully, ohh ! he has a bug in his mouth, cool !




Now the funny part was, he kept "chirping" with the bug in his mouth, never opened the beak while "chirping". Then he kept "chirping' while jumping from one bush tree to the next, sometimes the female getting by him, but ignoring him... What's going on ? That's so odd...

Then I couldn't believe what I saw, now he has like 2, 3 bugs all in his beak ? And kept "chirping", LOL !




The female was near by, and quite often both were calling each other... He carried on his demonstration... Then, he had more !



Now don't ask me how many he has, LOL !

So, I've been following the couple for at least one hour, and eventually he presented the "gift" to his bride, she accepted. I couldnt photograph that, was partially blocked by branches and so on. I believe I just witnessed a nice demonstration of what he his capable, probably showing the bride he could be a good provider for the chicks.

This was an incredible moment to live, I never thought they could collect so much while "chirping" !

He made my day
Eric CAN is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old Jul 18, 2004, 3:44 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
geoffs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 2,025
Default

I've got to be running off on an errand Eric, but I just want to quickly say that these absolutely stunning pictures and poses for this Yellowthroat. They are great shots!

DOF is unbelievable - the entire bird is in focus!

Be back later...
geoffs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 18, 2004, 3:50 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Eric CAN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 478
Default

Thanks Geoff, i'll be back later too We can discuss what I have just encountered with this couple later on.

Cheers
Eric CAN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 18, 2004, 8:28 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Eric CAN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 478
Default

A last shot



Cheers
Eric CAN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 18, 2004, 9:09 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
geoffs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 2,025
Default

The definition in these is so good that I am able to identify what appears to be a grasshopper, a caterpillar, and perhaps a moth in the Yellowthroat's mouth. There are more than just those insects in the bill too. I bet that a close crop from the original would enable an entomologist to actually identify 2 or more of insects caught by the Yellowthroat.
geoffs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 18, 2004, 9:23 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Eric CAN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 478
Default

You want a crop uhh ?
Eric CAN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 18, 2004, 9:30 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
geoffs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 2,025
Default

Sure, why not. It would be interesting to see how much detail can be retained from the original of the area just about the bird's bill...

But, I'm no entomologist so don't expect any insect identifications! :-)
geoffs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 18, 2004, 9:52 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Eric CAN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 478
Default

geoffs wrote:
Quote:
Sure, why not. It would be interesting to see how much detail can be retained from the original of the area just about the bird's bill...

But, I'm no entomologist so don't expect any insect identifications! :-)

Nah ! You can do it, LOL



Here it is



Cheers
Eric CAN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 18, 2004, 10:10 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
geoffs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 2,025
Default

Simply amazing, Eric! How many pixels is this crop from the original image?

Also, could you do the same, if not too much trouble, with picture #2?

And I'm sorry to fail you, but I can't identify those insects! My insect knowledge is not very good.
geoffs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 18, 2004, 10:21 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
Eric CAN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 478
Default

LOL Geoff thats fine, I'm not good with insects either.

This isa 100% crop, which is not resampled portion of the (almost) center of the image. So its same pixel counts as the original, stripped off the rest.

Ok I'll do you #2


Eric CAN is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:08 PM.