Bird of the Week Challenge: 29th January - 2017's greatest hits

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Holly
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Bird of the Week Challenge: 29th January - 2017's greatest hits

Sorry all, I left the last challenge up way longer than anticipated. 

 

For the first one for 2018, lets look at your favourite photos from 2017 - my not be your 'best' but the ones you enjoyed the most or were most significant to you.

 

 

sue818
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Not my best photo but perhaps the most challenging and therefore satisfying being my first sighting of a Banded Stilt (although lacking the band). The location was Hutt Lagoon (but not the pink lake side) at Port Gregory, WA. There was a strong crosswind which made holding the camera and long lens a real challenge. It chopped up the water so the birds moved a lot and they were white which is always challenging. Eventually, I sat down beside the lagoon with the camera and lens between my legs for stability. Then using live view mode rather than the viewfinder, I zoomed in on the birds. So I think it qualifies as my greatest hit for 2017!

Sue

Sereena
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I have only started bird photography late last year so I am still a biginer with my camera. I got this shot in my back yard. It has to be one of my favouites from 2017 as it was unspected. The female Satin Bowerbird took off just as I was about to take the photo. 

brian63
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My favourite of 2017, there was another on the the very next fence post but I was unable to get a shot of the pair. They both took flight shortly after this shot was taken driven off by a pesky magpie.

RJJT
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Hello All, this is my first post. I took this picture in December 2017 of a Papuan Frogmouth. He was sitting on a palm frond in the shadows, with his head aiming skyward snapping his bill at a pair of swooping Black Butcherbirds. I had the camera on timer because of the dull light, hoping all would stay still just while the timer counted down, and they did.

josephl62
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Rufous Fantail, one of my favourite photos of 2017, because I tried so, so many times to get of one with his tail fanned out. Persistence pays off.....

Termite
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thank you for persisting - and for the smile

Termite
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my favourite, as I find the pic quite evocative - others have too - but hard to explain why

and because  I  was pleased to capture this rare moment of stillness

and because, naturally, the blue boys get most of the attention

i'd also like to invite you to visit my bush blog

Termite
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magical pic, thank you for sharing it

what amazing eyes that frogmouth has

hope to see more from you RJ

Termite
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There's a lot to like about this pic - for me, especially,  the great view of talons - impressive - thank you

Termite
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Thank you for sharing the pic, Sereena, glad you managed to snap it before too late - sometimes it feels as if the act of picking up the camera instantly makes birds disappear! Am sure you're getting a lot of pleasure from your camera - keep the pics coming in...

Termite
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Wonderful shot, Sue - I don't have water birds in my back yard, but can imagine there are a whole lot of different challenges involved in photographing them. I think the one at the front has his eye on you... beautiful light and study of the stilts, thank you for posting

Termite
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Termite wrote:

my favourite, as I find the pic quite evocative - others have too - but hard to explain why

and because  I  was pleased to capture this rare moment of stillness

and because, naturally, the blue boys get most of the attention

i'd also like to invite you to visit my bush blog

al
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al
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Holly
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al wrote:

 

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Hi Al - are you trying to post from a flickr account? 

Just trying to work out how to get your photo to show...

 

Cheers

Holly

 

al
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Yes Holly it is from my flickr account. I just can't work it out and have given up. Don't worry, just remove my post.

sue818
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Hi Al,

Select a pic in Flickr and go to download and select size. I use medium 800. Then select that download link. Open BiB and go to the fourth set of icons in the toolbar and select Monitor icon. Then paste into the URL line. Hit Ok. Hope that works

Sue

al
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Thank you , Sue. But it is still too hard for an octogenarian. 

Woko
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Al, I’m not sure that octogenarinism has much to do with your difficulty posting a photo. My experience tells me that few programmers & computer gurus (so called) are able to design programmes which are intuitive. Rather, they produce programmes which are mightily convoluted & complex. They so often use language in their programmes which bears little resemblance to English & words which can have multiple meanings. To operate these programmes effectively requires learning by drawn-out repetition not to mention reams of rote! It surely costs the country a fortune in lost productivity.

The problem is so often not with the user but with the designer so I can fully appreciate your decision not to persevere with trying to post your photo. Sometimes there are more important things for octogenarians to do than spend precious time on things which can be, & sometimes are, designed so much better. 

Monica
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Hi Al, don't give up! I'm sure we'd all love to see future photos from you. You can also try posting directly into the post on the forum rather than via your Flickr account. Just scroll down the message until you see the attachments and upload your file there.

robwill
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This one of my favourites because the Robin was enjoying a bit of warm sunshine on a cool June day.

Yellow Breasted Robin. by robert, on Flickr

Rob. 

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