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    Birds... more from my day at the gulf coast

    Last week Dottie and I spent a day at the coast. These were captured at Ft. Desoto County Park and at the fishing pier on Anna Maria Island. C&C welcomed and appreciated. Thank you for viewing.

    Brown Pelican

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    Reddish Egret... normally they hunt by running around the flats flapping their wings and cocking their head to point one eye towards the water. This one used a different technique, extending the wing to make a patch of shade and waiting until a fish took shelter in the shade.

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    Black-legged Kittiwake Juvenile

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    Re: Birds... more from my day at the gulf coast

    More great images, Joe. I've run out of superlatives, but if you keep posting I'll keep enjoying. Many thanks. Dave

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    Stunning images Joe... All. Of course I adore the pelican but I think the heron #3 is my favourite for the light and the moment captured... That is quite the gull shot!

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    Re: Birds... more from my day at the gulf coast

    You're educating us about the natural world around us as well us enthralling and entertaining us with the quality of the images.

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    Keep them coming Joe. Your providing a standard that the rest of us can aim for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidedric View Post
    More great images, Joe. I've run out of superlatives, but if you keep posting I'll keep enjoying. Many thanks. Dave
    Many thanks Dave, your viewing and commenting are appreciated. Your wish is my command, I shall continue to post.

    Regards to you and Margalit...hoping you are both well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Christina S View Post
    Stunning images Joe... All. Of course I adore the pelican but I think the heron #3 is my favourite for the light and the moment captured... That is quite the gull shot!
    Thank you Christina, very much appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donald View Post
    You're educating us about the natural world around us as well us enthralling and entertaining us with the quality of the images.
    Thank you Donald, I appreciate you taking time to view and comment. I shall continue to share what I am able to capture in the natural areas of Florida.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John 2 View Post
    Keep them coming Joe. Your providing a standard that the rest of us can aim for.
    Thanks John, I always appreciate you taking time to view and comment.

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    Re: Birds... more from my day at the gulf coast

    Joe:
    I always look for your posts because I know your bird photos will be great. Another terrific series!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donald View Post
    You're educating us about the natural world around us as well us enthralling and entertaining us with the quality of the images.
    Joe, thank you for another wonderful set of photos. I agree with Donald's comment and appreciated your explanation of what the egret was up to in its rather bizarre pose.

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    This is awesome stuff, Joe. That first egret shot is a crazy good behavioral and the second one is the classic fish toss holy grail of wading birds. But the first willet shot is killer. Followed closely by the second. Techs are spot on for all the shots. Tack sharp and you really handled the harsh lighting on birds that aren't easy to expose well. I think the only thing that could have been an improvement on the egrets would have been water like on the willet shots. You'll have to work on that

    Top drawer stuff. Nicely done.

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