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Forum: Wildlife Photos Feb 4, 2016, 2:36 PM
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Posted By smac
There is a common GW teal in the background and...

There is a common GW teal in the background and you can see that one of the main differences between the two is the vertical white bar on the common is relocated to a horizontal white stripe just...
Forum: Wildlife Photos Feb 4, 2016, 2:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 342
Posted By smac
#4 ...

#4

https://smcdonald.smugmug.com/Nature/Some-of-My-Favorite-Photos/i-ks9zqb3/0/XL/EUR.%20GW%20TEAL%20%20272012416-XL.jpg
Forum: Wildlife Photos Feb 4, 2016, 2:33 PM
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Views: 342
Posted By smac
#3 ...

#3

https://smcdonald.smugmug.com/Nature/Some-of-My-Favorite-Photos/i-sqj8Xhc/0/XL/EURASIAN%20TEAL%201-24-16%20%20%20260012416-XL.jpg
Forum: Wildlife Photos Feb 4, 2016, 2:32 PM
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Views: 342
Posted By smac
#2 ...

#2

https://smcdonald.smugmug.com/Nature/Some-of-My-Favorite-Photos/i-TDrqqW5/0/XL/EURASIAN%20TEAL%201-24-16%20%20%20257012416-XL.jpg
Forum: Wildlife Photos Feb 4, 2016, 2:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 342
Posted By smac
Rare Eurasian Green-winged teal

The third rare bird in January was this beautiful Eurasian GW teal. This is a subspecies of the common green-winged teal. This guy has been hanging out at the Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge...
Forum: Wildlife Photos Feb 4, 2016, 2:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 391
Posted By smac
#2 ...

#2

https://smcdonald.smugmug.com/Nature/Some-of-My-Favorite-Photos/i-LsdHGvf/0/XL/BLUE%20ROSS%20CNWR%201-25-16%20%20274012516-XL.jpg
Forum: Wildlife Photos Feb 4, 2016, 2:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 391
Posted By smac
Very dark Blue-morph Ross's goose

January was a good month for rare bird sightings in Northern California. Earlier I posted a shot of a vagrant Vermillion flycatcher from Colusa Co. This dark blue-morph Ross's goose had been...
Forum: Wildlife Photos Feb 4, 2016, 2:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 197
Posted By smac
Northern Harrier

I love Northern harriers, even though they are a challenge to photograph in flight. I was able to get this one on an overcast day.

Cheers
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Forum: Wildlife Photos Feb 4, 2016, 2:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 292
Posted By smac
Wow! Those are beautiful portraits. :cool2:

Wow! Those are beautiful portraits. :cool2:
Forum: Wildlife Photos Feb 4, 2016, 2:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 289
Posted By smac
Great series Rocky. The background really...

Great series Rocky. The background really compliments your flight shots.

Cheers, Steve
Forum: Wildlife Photos Jan 31, 2016, 12:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 489
Posted By smac
That is a nice shot. Well done.

That is a nice shot. Well done.
Forum: Wildlife Photos Jan 28, 2016, 11:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 428
Posted By smac
Vermillion Flycatcher too far north

This is a very rare sighting for our neck of the woods. Vermillion flycatchers are usually a southern Arizona bird. This Vagrant male found his way up to Northern California and took up temporary...
Forum: Wildlife Photos Jan 28, 2016, 11:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 282
Posted By smac
Wall hangers all. Spectacular Rocky.

Wall hangers all. Spectacular Rocky.
Forum: Wildlife Photos Jan 11, 2016, 11:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 318
Posted By smac
I love these little guys. Nice work, perfect...

I love these little guys. Nice work, perfect reflection too. Steve
Forum: Wildlife Photos Jan 11, 2016, 11:18 PM
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Views: 324
Posted By smac
Love the expression in the second picture. Nice...

Love the expression in the second picture. Nice job. :D
Forum: Wildlife Photos Jan 9, 2016, 10:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 374
Posted By smac
Thank you very much WCKSer.

Thank you very much WCKSer.
Forum: Wildlife Photos Jan 9, 2016, 5:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 386
Posted By smac
How fantastic to find a harrier that cooperates. ...

How fantastic to find a harrier that cooperates. She's a beauty too.
Forum: Wildlife Photos Jan 3, 2016, 7:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 374
Posted By smac
Thanks Rocky.

Thanks Rocky.
Forum: Wildlife Photos Jan 2, 2016, 12:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 374
Posted By smac
3 Male Shovelers inflight

There were 4 male shovelers chasing a hen in a courtship flight at the Colusa NWR New Years eve day and I was able to capture 3 of them as they flew by.
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Forum: Wildlife Photos Jan 2, 2016, 12:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 610
Posted By smac
Happy New Year Rocky. Love the hawk, love the...

Happy New Year Rocky. Love the hawk, love the perch.

Cheers, Steve
Forum: Wildlife Photos Dec 6, 2015, 10:48 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 281
Posted By smac
Sandhill crane in subdued light.

It was an overcast day but the light was still pretty good for eliminating harsh shadows. This crane made a low pass across the water.
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Forum: Wildlife Photos Dec 4, 2015, 10:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 249
Posted By smac
Thanks Rocky, The funny thing is those...

Thanks Rocky, The funny thing is those secondaries can also looks redish-brown depending on sun angle.
Forum: Wildlife Photos Dec 4, 2015, 10:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 449
Posted By smac
I agree, but as you well know, we don't get to...

I agree, but as you well know, we don't get to choose our background too often. At least the birds are sharp, LOL.
Forum: Wildlife Photos Dec 4, 2015, 10:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 648
Posted By smac
Thanks Rocky, I think she was maybe 50-75 yards...

Thanks Rocky, I think she was maybe 50-75 yards out.
Forum: Wildlife Photos Dec 4, 2015, 10:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 299
Posted By smac
Nice job managing the high contrast of white and...

Nice job managing the high contrast of white and dark. Pretty birds.
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