Birds 2015

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Re: Birds 2015

Unread postby the_hefay » Wed Jun 17, 2015 5:50 am

Thanks again Sury and Yildiz. Sometimes the story makes an average or even a poor shot into a better shot because it makes a connection.

I was really hoping to get some pictures of these owls learning to fly, but I'm going to be away for some time and will miss that great event. So these will be the last pictures I share of these two owls. They spent the day exploring the tree and ventured out quite a ways from the nest until the afternoon thunderstorm came. I ran out to see if they were okay and they were already back in the nest.

Taken with the Tamron 70-300.
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Re: Birds 2015

Unread postby sury » Wed Jun 17, 2015 7:29 am

Those little fellas are growing on me. Feel like a empty nesting parent (no pun intended) when they fly off. :-)

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Re: Birds 2015

Unread postby aster » Wed Jun 17, 2015 10:37 am

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Amazing creatures and great captures, Jeff.

Will miss them if they grow out of this phase too soon and we see no more.

Thanks for sharing their tale. : )

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Re: Birds 2015

Unread postby Birma » Fri Jun 19, 2015 9:39 am

Great series on the owlets Jeff - great to see them develop.

Reminds me of another series we all enjoyed of some young seagulls on a rooftop in Istanbul ;) How is your local bird-life Yildiz?
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Re: Birds 2015

Unread postby Greg Beetham » Fri Jun 19, 2015 10:53 am

Well that's a shame about the owlets, I have been watching from a distance now and then the progress of the little owls, but I guess they will be ok, they are borne survivors, it would have been nice to see a few more shots before they left for good.
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Re: Birds 2015

Unread postby aster » Sat Jun 20, 2015 11:01 am

Birma wrote:...

Reminds me of another series we all enjoyed of some young seagulls on a rooftop in Istanbul ;) How is your local bird-life Yildiz?


:D Thank you for asking, Birma.

Generation 2015 seems happy with their caring and upbringing. They sleep, show signs of curiosity and attention and apparently are fed well by the parents. :)

I apologize for the quality of the shots. I captured stills from my Sony Camcorder video, since the Alpha can be a little slow in capturing these impulsive baby seagulls. I shot the video yesterday.
(I uploaded these to prove that our new Generation XL Seagull babies are already as large as their parents and ready anytime to take off, to do everything on their own someday. The soft images are certainly not on par with the quality of this forum. :) )

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They like watching the Sun go down silently and sometimes sleep.
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They are proud of their wings and frequently show off!
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And they eat right; that's a chicken bone with meat on it..
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Re: Birds 2015

Unread postby Birma » Sat Jun 20, 2015 12:57 pm

Those are lovely Yildiz! So glad you still have your seagull family this year :)

I specially like the first picture with the great pose of the two chicks looking out to sea. Lovely light and colour. I very much like the dreamy sea as a back drop with its compliments of ships and boats.
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Re: Birds 2015

Unread postby aster » Sat Jun 20, 2015 2:15 pm

Thank you, Birma. :D

Very kind of you.

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