April 2012 Theme: Backyard Birds

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Re: April 2012 Theme: Backyard Birds

Post by lupin_blackwolf » Sat Apr 07, 2012 8:36 am

thanks for posting my pictures!! too bad they got cut of a bit.... you can see the whole thing it you "view image". Hope you guys like them!!
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Post by BlackWarrior » Sat Apr 07, 2012 8:56 am

Beautiful pictures Lupin! ^^
My favourite would have to be the second one ; or the chickadee one. The action shot is so crisp. I must say, the Hawk one is quite beautiful as well as the first. :)

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Post by Alpha Female » Sat Apr 07, 2012 9:36 am

I quite like the chickadee one, it's amazing seeing their wings stretched out like that. Really nice pictures lupin!
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Re: April 2012 Theme: Backyard Birds

Post by ForgottenDreams » Sat Apr 07, 2012 6:41 pm

Thanks once again everyone for the comments on the photo I submitted, I appreciate it!

Lupin, I absolutely love the photos you took! Even though you shrunk them down, they're really good quality, so never mind that. c; I also like the fact of how you managed to capture the Red-Tailed Hawk in flight. Usually when I try to do such a thing the birds are too fast...unfortunately. Thanks for sharing them. :D
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Post by Rikkuzilla » Sat Apr 07, 2012 7:04 pm

Fantastic photos, kiddos! Thanks so much for participating in this month's photo theme activity! We hope it'll be a successful activity!
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Re: April 2012 Theme: Backyard Birds

Post by Kivia » Sat Apr 07, 2012 8:23 pm

Great photos, Lupin! The chickadee one I'm very impressed with because you caught its wing so well, as well as the Red-tailed Hawk in flight. They're all superb~ ;D

I suppose I'll throw one in myself, just because. Owlz.

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Re: April 2012 Theme: Backyard Birds

Post by ForgottenDreams » Sat Apr 07, 2012 10:30 pm

Oh my! Kivia, that photo you took of the Barred Owl is so adorable. Generally speaking, I've always loved owls because of their amazing talents and the big, cute eyes which they have. Stunning bird and great photo.
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Re: April 2012 Theme: Backyard Birds

Post by pengo123 » Sun Apr 08, 2012 2:14 am

Awsome photos!Them birds are beautiful nice! :mrgreen:
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Re: April 2012 Theme: Backyard Birds

Post by BlackWarrior » Sun Apr 08, 2012 7:12 am

Wow! Great photo of the Barred Owl, Kivia! The green tree it is sitting in gives it quite the character, and it is such a beautiful bird to be able to get close enough to capture. I love the angel too. ^^
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Re: April 2012 Theme: Backyard Birds

Post by failwolf56 » Sun Apr 08, 2012 9:11 am

Great owl shot Kivia! It's awesome that you were able to call to the owl, I have no idea what owl calls sound like. x3
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Re: April 2012 Theme: Backyard Birds

Post by ZeRivet » Mon Apr 09, 2012 11:02 am

These are some amazing photos you guys! I enjoyed looking at all of these birds, and I hope to see more added up in the future! You all did such an incredible job!
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Re: April 2012 Theme: Backyard Birds

Post by Kivia » Mon Apr 09, 2012 12:20 pm

failwolf56 wrote:It's awesome that you were able to call to the owl, I have no idea what owl calls sound like. x3
If I tried, I could make the call myself, but I use a little plastic caller that makes a much louder replica. It's very nifty. =3
That picture is actually a few months old because if I went out now and tried to take pictures of the owls, probably only one would come out if I was lucky. That's the thing about birds- many are seasonal and you have to wait for certain times of the year to find them~

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Re: April 2012 Theme: Backyard Birds

Post by BlackWarrior » Mon Apr 09, 2012 12:32 pm

Hmm. I would love to have that sort of "caller". I'm sure it allows some cool experiences.
But I agree Kivia, birds are seasonal, and at certain times of the year you rarely see them at all. Here, the snow finally melted and we are just starting to see birds again. Plus the Canadian Geese are returning.

I am finding it a challenge to capture a pic of any bird recently due to lots of wind. And cool weather. Perhaps one of these days I can venture down to the pond, and if it's melted, get a good picture of some Geese. ^^"
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Re: April 2012 Theme: Backyard Birds

Post by Kivia » Mon Apr 09, 2012 3:53 pm


^That's the one I have. I have another call, but it's nowhere near as loud as this one.
During the summer, it really gets the Barred Owls to come out (if there are any in the vicinity), as well as within photography distance. ;D

I have only tried calls for owls, but I'm sure there are other bird calls out there for those who may fancy other birds. They're great tools to find birds you normally wouldn't see- if anyone else has been able to photograph a bird that they've brought out with a call, then I'd love to see it! =D

Oh, I love geese~ They came through during the winter, but it didn't take them long to come back through. Must have been because of the mild winter.

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Re: April 2012 Theme: Backyard Birds

Post by Sambhur » Thu Apr 12, 2012 4:01 pm

The photos look amazing, guys! Well done. :D

This topic is pretty much the only thing I actually tend to take photos of, so I'll be sure to submit some photos Australian birds when I can. c:
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