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Colorful Animals - Open Thread

Posted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 6:18 am
by sury
Let's share our images of colorful animals. Open thread. All are welcome. Looking forward to your contributions.

Sury

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Re: Colorful Animals - Open Thread

Posted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 7:50 am
by aster
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Lovely shots, Sury. :)

The third is especially colourful and well-composed while the second is an eye-catcher. The first is a bit tilted but nice flamingos with a variety of tints... :)

Thanks for sharing,

Yildiz

Re: Colorful Animals - Open Thread

Posted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:30 am
by bakubo
Sury, nice shots! Thanks for starting several photo threads.

Anhinga with freshly caught fish, Everglades National Park, Florida, 1999

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Re: Colorful Animals - Open Thread

Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 3:57 am
by sury
Yildiz, thank you. Henry, that is a heck of a shot, timing wise.

Sury

Re: Colorful Animals - Open Thread

Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:02 am
by bakubo
sury wrote:Henry, that is a heck of a shot, timing wise.


I recall that I was watching the Anhinga going into the water and then coming back up over and over. Then one time when he came up he had speared this fish! The darn bird though wouldn't settle down. He was quickly moving his head from side to side and also moving around while standing in the water. I was using the Minolta Alpha 707si + Minolta 100-300mm f4.5-5.6 at 300mm and trying to focus on his moving head/neck, but because of all the movement in and out of the focus point I kept getting the background in focus then the bird in focus then nothing in focus. :lol: I finally was able to nail this shot though. He looks so still, but it was just a 1 second lull before he moved again. :lol: Oh, it might have been a she, not a he. I don't know that much about birds. :)

Re: Colorful Animals - Open Thread

Posted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:38 am
by sury
I am way past birds and bees, Henry. :lol:
This bird is not eating the morsel but it dips it in the water to attract fish.
When the fish come to nibble on the food, snap. Switch and bait at its best.

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Re: Colorful Animals - Open Thread

Posted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 3:19 pm
by smulnik
Well, these have some color, but they're not very pretty. :lol:
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Turkey Vulture... I think.
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Re: Colorful Animals - Open Thread

Posted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:23 pm
by aster
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Very impressive shots, Bakubo, Sury, Smulnik; :)

Henry, that's quite the action shot ! The result looks worth all the trial/error efforts. : )

Sury, you were good starting this thread, because those three shots of yours are bursting with vivid colours. That's a very smart water bird. Apart from having beautifully distinctive feather colours, it uses tools...amazing.

Smulnik, those colours are amazing as well as the close up details. I don't think the bird is a Turkey Vulture, they are bald around the head and the bodies are covered with muted black/grey plumage. :)

Edit: It's a King Vulture apparently. Link: KING VULTURE

Thanks for sharing,

Yildiz

Re: Colorful Animals - Open Thread

Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:45 am
by smulnik
aster wrote:Edit: It's a King Vulture apparently.

Thanks for figuring that out! I was close... it was a type of vulture. :D

Here's one that's more in line with the nice photos that Sury and Henry posted...
and a little better looking than the snake and King Ugly thing that I posted. :lol:
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Re: Colorful Animals - Open Thread

Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:58 am
by sury
Sig, Wow. Enough said.

Re: Colorful Animals - Open Thread

Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:35 am
by aster
smulnik wrote:... I was close... it was a type of vulture. :D


:) Indeed, it was !

And a very artistic shot of a spectacular Toucan ! Well done.

Thanks for sharing,

Yildiz

Re: Colorful Animals - Open Thread

Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:36 am
by Cogito
Nice shots Suri, Henry & smulnik !!
A couple from me.
This in a Seattle Aquarium with a Minolta XM

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This with a Leica Digilux 2 inEdmud (OK) zoo

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and this with a Minolta 7D in our local wildlife park...

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Re: Colorful Animals - Open Thread

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:47 am
by ValeryD
Nice animals!

I'll add some animals too.

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from some dog's show...
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Mottled Tiger
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Re: Colorful Animals - Open Thread

Posted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:44 pm
by smulnik
Cool shots!

Tony, I love that bird with the spikey feathers on its head.

Valery, that dog almost looks like a stuffed toy animal. :)
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Re: Colorful Animals - Open Thread

Posted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:59 pm
by Cogito
Thank you, Sig!