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 Post subject: Head-on Look
PostPosted: Oct 25 11:10 am 
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I've finished finalizing my Arizona photos and am back to local shootings - and still awaiting the return of my lens from the "repair" depot.

Almost always there are some Grebes swimming offshore at Pt. Roberts. I've seen 4 species there. For the photo below of a Horned Grebe, I was surprised at how rapidly their breeding plumage appeared. Moreover, it almost looks like a different species in such plumage. A more gentle "Predator" look.

In turn that made me wonder about Dinosaurs. I wonder if they also altered their forms in breeding season? And if they changed dramatically, they may appear to be different species also.

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PostPosted: Oct 25 3:58 pm 
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Great photo and quite the interesting look they get. Well done.

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 Post subject: Re: Head-on Look
PostPosted: Oct 26 8:30 pm 
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Great shot Mike! Do you think he's already returned to his breeding plumage, or perhaps not lost it yet?

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PostPosted: Oct 27 12:23 pm 
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Nice Mike, hope you get your lens back soon :)

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 Post subject: Re: Head-on Look
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Here's another head-on photo of a colourful bird - a female Wilson's Phalarope. Taken in May at Iona. I'm a "little" behind in finalizing, as usual. The first photo was taken in April - presumably just before they departed (there were two of them) inland.


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 Post subject: Re: Head-on Look
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beautiful shot !

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PostPosted: Oct 27 4:22 pm 
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Here's a few head-on shots to add to the collection. These were all taken on Sunday at Ambleside Park:
ImageBelted Kingfisher by featherweight2009, on Flickr
ImageKilldeer by featherweight2009, on Flickr
ImageGreater White-fronted Goose by featherweight2009, on Flickr
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 Post subject: Re: Head-on Look
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Thanks Debra. I just like the head-on looks. An odd looking head-on pose, if you can catch it, is on the Wilson's Snipe.

Here's another I came across while finalizing some photos taken during May at Blackie Spit.

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Came across this head-on look on a Pacific Loon at Pt. Roberts.


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 Post subject: Re: Head-on Look
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Great shots Debra and Mike!

Mike I love that pacific loon and it ain't easy getting a head on shot of a purple martin at blackie spit.

Here's a few head-on shots I have taken:

ImageBurrowing Owl by bcbirdergirl, on Flickr

ImageGreat Horned Owl by bcbirdergirl, on Flickr

ImageIMG_7541 by bcbirdergirl, on Flickr

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Mr. & Mrs. Mallard:

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Oh - oh. Still another head-on photo. This time of a Western Grebe.

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 Post subject: Re: Head-on Look
PostPosted: Nov 05 10:37 am 
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head-on did you say? :)

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 Post subject: Re: Head-on Look
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Here's a adult and young Eared Grebe at Frank Lake in Alberta in July 2014.

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 Post subject: Re: Head-on Look
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I got into a staring contest with a Black Oystercatcher. He won.

ImageBlack Oystercatcher by WilletBeThere, on Flickr

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