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Old Sep 21, 2005, 8:18 AM   #1
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Pink and grey Galah



very vocal yellow throated miner



silver gull



bird in approaching stormy weather




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Old Sep 21, 2005, 10:43 AM   #2
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OHHHhhh-WHHHEEE - really nice!

Wonderful bird shots, and that last one is a wonderful photograph!

Wonderful captures! I'm going to eat my liver over the last one, because I would love to make a print.

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All nice shots, Julie, but I agree with Dave that that last one is easily the best and most interesting.

I've always wondered how birds make out in storms, especially with the hurricanes that have been hitting the southeastern US (and a new one on the way). Can they sense the storm in advance and flee the area? Do they hunker down with so-so success? ...etc...


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Wow...good for you! I have tried to shoot birds but I'm just not very good with action shots and the birds that I've seen here are so small that I can't seem to keep them in my viewfinder as they move so quick!%&@! :?
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Old Sep 21, 2005, 12:35 PM   #5
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All nice shots, Julie, but I agree with Dave that that last one is easily the best and most interesting.

I've always wondered how birds make out in storms, especially with the hurricanes that have been hitting the southeastern US (and a new one on the way). Can they sense the storm in advance and flee the area? Do they hunker down with so-so success? ...etc...

They can sense presure drops, and do what they can. Seeking shelter, between rock ledges, walls, evacuate - whatever they have to do. Even so, a storm in nesting season can be a total disaster. There's a reason the chicks grow up so fast, and are generally fully fledged and mobile before the heart of the hurricane season.

Right after a storm I head for the beach and usually find birds that simply don't come to shore - Puffins, Auks, you name it - they get blown out of the sea, and wind up for a day or two where I can see them.

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Thanks for the replies everyone. The last photo came out well considering it was windy, I don't know how that bird stayed on the branch. Fortunately where i live we don't get the hurricane type storms here very often (last really big one was in 1976) the towns up north get a lot though.
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Old Sep 21, 2005, 9:56 PM   #7
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Very nice ones Julie. You can almost see the wind coming from that dark cloud.

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Old Sep 22, 2005, 12:26 AM   #8
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Congrats on these shots, Julie, you are getting good at the flying shots, too. Love that first bird. You are so lucky to have so many birds downunder.
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Thanks Norm, the pink birds are very common here, they sure are pretty in the right light
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