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Ron W

Member Since 14 Mar 2006
Offline Last Active Jun 18 2019 03:20 PM
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#261382 A Dawn Gathering of Roseate Spoonbills

Posted by Ron W on 16 June 2019 - 07:26 PM

This one goes back awhile, but just now processed it.

 

D3X

Nikkor 600 AF-S Lens

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#261315 Landing

Posted by Ron W on 12 June 2019 - 12:06 PM

Another beauty... that lens is serving you well, Ron.

Thanks Herman, the lens is working well, I'm hoping that I can find a 500PF soon. That lens is even lighter than the 200-500 zoom and by virtue of its shorter length, a little bit easier to handle...at least I hope so. Thanks again, I hope you are enjoying your holiday.Post lots more images.




#261309 Landing

Posted by Ron W on 12 June 2019 - 09:39 AM

Great Egret.

 

D500

Nikkor 200-500VR lens

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#261288 Nesting Material

Posted by Ron W on 11 June 2019 - 09:06 AM

This was taken back in March, at the peak of the nesting season for Great Egrets in this part of Florida.

 

D500

Nikkor 200-500VR lens

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#261282 Great Egret

Posted by Ron W on 10 June 2019 - 02:24 PM

D500

Nikkor 200-500VR Lens

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#261270 Burrowing Owl In Wildflowers

Posted by Ron W on 10 June 2019 - 08:16 AM

It's hard to find any chicks now, most have fledged and left home. Next Spring.

 

D850

Nikkor 200-500VR

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#261267 The Windmills of Your Mind

Posted by Ron W on 10 June 2019 - 07:44 AM

Well done Herman, fine series, and I'm sure Sting would agree.. Are any of these windmills still being used commercially? 




#261224 Urban Owls

Posted by Ron W on 07 June 2019 - 11:48 AM

This photo was taken from my car window and that dark patch at the bottom of the frame is asphalt pavement, it's a street! Apparently this burrowing owl family has no worries about a careless driver wandering off the road...a car 12 inches off the pavement would run over the burrow.

 

D-850

Nikkor 200-500VR lens

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#261180 Creux-du-Van, Switzerland

Posted by Ron W on 05 June 2019 - 08:34 PM

WOW Herman, beautiful locations, Keep em' coming.




#261151 My first eagle!

Posted by Ron W on 03 June 2019 - 12:30 PM

Way to go Dennis, good work. Yeah, I wonder about people who do things like that. I just saw an article in the newspaper here about a Florida Panther that had been shot with a rifle, and survived. Makes one wonder, what's the world coming to? As an aside, the easy eagle nest that I shoot a lot, fell down a few days ago. It has fallen in the past and the eagles have rebuilt it. The nest is on some very, very valuable property that the nest has hindered from development, so with the nest down, I'm expecting the property owners to hastily knock the tree down and start building.




#261150 Ibex Mountain Goat

Posted by Ron W on 03 June 2019 - 12:24 PM

Impressive horns! Pretty image Herman.




#261085 Common Starling

Posted by Ron W on 27 May 2019 - 07:36 AM

These birds have beautiful coloration, well done Herman.




#260945 Something You Probably Didn't Know About Burrowing Owls

Posted by Ron W on 06 May 2019 - 08:36 AM

A curious youngster.

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#260943 Something You Probably Didn't Know About Burrowing Owls

Posted by Ron W on 06 May 2019 - 08:35 AM

This one is wearing a lot of jewelry. I don't know the meaning of all these bands, but I suppose someone does. This is an adult.

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#260938 Something You Probably Didn't Know About Burrowing Owls

Posted by Ron W on 05 May 2019 - 01:31 PM

I've known for a long time that Burrowing Owls often surround their burrows with mammal fecal droppings. There's long been conjecture among academics and birders as to the reason for this somewhat curious behavior. One theory held that they do it to disguise the scent of their newly hatched chicks in the burrow from predators. Another theory is that they do it to provide food for dung beetles, one of the owl's favorite foods. This photo shows a Burrowing Owl carrying a dung ball that it has wrested from a hard-working dung beetle. I don't know what the owl did with the ball, but the beetles do deposit their eggs inside the balls, which then provide food for the emerging dung beetle larvae. 

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