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Old Jul 24, 2006, 10:34 AM   #1
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I think the first is an American Pipit

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Old Jul 24, 2006, 10:37 AM   #2
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And this one is a Sprague's Pipit. My decision is based on the colour of the legs. The Sprague's are light and the American dark. The Sprague's has an eye ring as well. Please correct me if I'm wrong.

Sorry about the quality of shots. The sun was quite high and the birds a little far off.

Thanks for your help.

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Old Jul 24, 2006, 11:49 AM   #3
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And this one is a Sprague's Pipit. My decision is based on the colour of the legs. The Sprague's are light and the American dark. The Sprague's has an eye ring as well. Please correct me if I'm wrong.

Sorry about the quality of shots. The sun was quite high and the birds a little far off.

Thanks for your help.

//jim
I pretty you sure you're right on the Sprague's Pipet, but I don't know about the first. What else could it be? My books show a darker front, but the light is a bit intense..

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Thanks Dave. I snapped these pictures around 12:30 so the sun was overhead. They were a little far away for my setup.

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Old Jul 24, 2006, 8:37 PM   #5
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Great shots Killdeer! I believe your correct on your identification. Not a common bird in this forum ..so nice to see new birds. I was playing around with one of my own pictures which had a similar exposure problem and used the same approach to tone down the rock in your pictures. Hope you don't mind.
PS Elements 4: Created duplicate layer, cut out the bird/rock with magnetic lasso, adjusted shadows/highlights, darkened then flattened image.

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Old Jul 24, 2006, 8:55 PM   #7
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Thanks Kent for explaining how to fix up the shot. I have Photoshop 5 I got a few years ago and will try what you did. I plan to go back to the location and try shooting the birds again in better light. The only problem is the grizzly bears in the area - I'll probably wait until the weekend for other hikers to be on the trail.

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