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Jan 11, 2019 11:30:17   #
jak86094
 
These shots were taken over a couple of afternoons at the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve...all except the hummingbird, which was shot at Big Canyon at the Upper Newport Bay. The two kite photos are probably the same bird on two days. The shutter speed was set too low in both, though more so in the picture of the bird kiting about 200 feet away. The hummingbird's body was so vividly bright and the bird allowed me to shoot several images from about 15 feet away. It's always amazed me what a little bit of rain brings out here in Southern California as flowers of all kinds spring forth and ground cover grows where it's usually dry and parched. As for the Osprey, a motorized paraglider was flying overhead and the bird was obviously concerned, watching carefully until the glider moved away. Finally, the late afternoon sun caused the iridescence of the White-faced Ibis to shine forth...especially in the Download. The red eye and surrounding ducks and sandpipers add to the image.

All photos were taken with my Nikon D500 and Nikkor 200-500mm telezoom. Hope you found something you like here. Happy Friday. Have a great weekend.

jak
White-tailed Kite Holding on in the Wind
White-tailed Kite Holding on in the Wind...
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A Kiting Kite
A Kiting Kite...
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Rufous Hummingbird
Rufous Hummingbird...
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A little rain and the cacti bloom
A little rain and the cacti bloom...
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That motorized paraglider overhead has me worried!
That motorized paraglider overhead has me worried!...
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An iridescent White-faced Ibis among ducks
An iridescent White-faced Ibis among ducks...
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Jan 11, 2019 12:02:58   #
dragonswing
 
Wonderful!!

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Jan 11, 2019 12:45:24   #
UTMike (a regular here)
 
Another great set, jak!

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Jan 11, 2019 13:51:54   #
kpmac (a regular here)
 
Well done.

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Jan 11, 2019 17:12:40   #
Swamp-Cork (a regular here)
 
Excellent series, iak!

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Jan 11, 2019 18:22:39   #
jak86094
 
dragonswing wrote:
Wonderful!!


Thanks very much. I was out shooting more today, but the weather was not very good. I appreciate the kind words. Have a great weekend.

jak

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Jan 11, 2019 18:23:16   #
jak86094
 
UTMike wrote:
Another great set, jak!


Thanks Mike. Very kind of you. I went out again today but the weather was foggy and cold. oak

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Jan 11, 2019 18:24:16   #
jak86094
 
Swamp-Cork wrote:
Excellent series, iak!


Thanks Corky. Have you been getting out and shooting? If so, what? I haven't looked through today's postings yet, so if you've posted today I'll catch up soon.

jak

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Jan 12, 2019 08:03:46   #
Swamp-Cork (a regular here)
 
jak86094 wrote:
Thanks Corky. Have you been getting out and shooting? If so, what? I haven't looked through today's postings yet, so if you've posted today I'll catch up soon.

jak


Hi jak, The only images that I have taken this year is of a winterberry loaded with berries but have been posting a few of the many images taken in the past that I inteded to post but never seemed to get around to doing so. The last one posted was about two or three days ago and was titled appropriately "Days Gone By"picturing several flowers, butterflies and a dragonfly. Great to hear from you and take care!

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Jan 12, 2019 09:45:24   #
Cykdelic (a regular here)
 
jak86094 wrote:
These shots were taken over a couple of afternoons at the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve...all except the hummingbird, which was shot at Big Canyon at the Upper Newport Bay. The two kite photos are probably the same bird on two days. The shutter speed was set too low in both, though more so in the picture of the bird kiting about 200 feet away. The hummingbird's body was so vividly bright and the bird allowed me to shoot several images from about 15 feet away. It's always amazed me what a little bit of rain brings out here in Southern California as flowers of all kinds spring forth and ground cover grows where it's usually dry and parched. As for the Osprey, a motorized paraglider was flying overhead and the bird was obviously concerned, watching carefully until the glider moved away. Finally, the late afternoon sun caused the iridescence of the White-faced Ibis to shine forth...especially in the Download. The red eye and surrounding ducks and sandpipers add to the image.

All photos were taken with my Nikon D500 and Nikkor 200-500mm telezoom. Hope you found something you like here. Happy Friday. Have a great weekend.

jak
These shots were taken over a couple of afternoons... (show quote)



Nice shots!

That little hummer looks like a rufous!

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Jan 12, 2019 10:33:47   #
Blair Shaw Jr (a regular here)
 
You have a great eye...love these shots of the Birds. Very nice indeed.

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Jan 12, 2019 11:04:03   #
jak86094
 
Cykdelic wrote:
Nice shots!

That little hummer looks like a rufous!


Cykdelic,

Thanks for the kind remarks. Yes, I believe the hummer is a Rufous.much more rufous than the much more common Allen’s. Have a great weekend.

jak

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Jan 12, 2019 11:04:21   #
phv (a regular here)
 
Lovely captures!

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Jan 12, 2019 11:05:20   #
jak86094
 
Blair Shaw Jr wrote:
You have a great eye...love these shots of the Birds. Very nice indeed.


Thank you very much, Shaw. I had fun looking for the birds and tryin to capture interesting shots.

jak

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Jan 12, 2019 11:08:31   #
jak86094
 
phv wrote:
Lovely captures!


Very kind. Thank you.

jak

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