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Old May 17, 2008, 7:46 PM   #11
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Nice series, Ed.

Those Anhinga chicks look positively sinister!

Are the colors on the young Tricolor accurate? Shouldn't the back of the neck and the wing coverts normally bea lighter brown? On my monitor (which spontaneously lost all of its settings a couple of weeks ago) it is hard to tell from an adult.

The butterflies are first, a White Peacock (beautiful!), and then a Gulf Fritillary; the dragonfly is probably Needham's Skimmer.
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Old May 17, 2008, 7:50 PM   #12
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Wonderful series, Ed! The rookery shots are top notch but I really enjoyed the first of (hopefully) many butterfly shots to be had this season!

THanks for sharing!
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Nice series, Ed.

Those Anhinga chicks look positively sinister!

Are the colors on the young Tricolor accurate? Shouldn't the back of the neck and the wing coverts normally bea lighter brown? On my monitor (which spontaneously lost all of its settings a couple of weeks ago) it is hard to tell from an adult.

The butterflies are first, a White Peacock (beautiful!), and then a Gulf Fritillary; the dragonfly is probably Needham's Skimmer.
The nest has a chick and adult. The back of the chicks neck and fuzz on the head are brown. The backs are turning Blue with some brown highlights. The chick out of the nest was calling for help from mom.
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Old May 17, 2008, 9:18 PM   #14
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Old May 17, 2008, 10:53 PM   #15
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These are great, Ed. I can't decide which I like best.

I went by the pond with the geese day before yesterday, but they were all gone. All three sets that I could tell. Haven't had a chance to go by again. Monday a.m. on way to work for sure. Hopefully they're still there. I was hoping to get them as they grew up.

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Old May 18, 2008, 2:04 AM   #16
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Fantastic series, the macros are special.
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Old May 18, 2008, 2:12 AM   #17
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Great shots, Ed. I like them all but the chicks in #1 are particularly interesting since their colors are to make them hide and you got them to show up pretty well.

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All are very fine, but the dragonfly is a contest winner! Have you posted it for the POTD?

The flower ball looks very special and beautiful. Any idea of the name?

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Old May 18, 2008, 6:31 AM   #19
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Great stuff, Ed!

Is the dragonfly taken with the DA 300? Fantastic detail.

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Great stuff, Ed!

Is the dragonfly taken with the DA 300? Fantastic detail.

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All were taken with the DA* 300mm

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