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By GlennBartley
#91929
2023 was a great year of bird photography! I feel so lucky to get to travel to incredible places and see these unbelievably beautiful birds.

Here are a few of my favourites from a memorable year of photography that I hope you will enjoy :)

If you'd like to see my full "Best of 2023" gallery you can find it here - https://www.glennbartley.com/naturephot ... 02023.html

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Red-necked Tanager

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Velvet-purple Coronet

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Hyacinth Macaw

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Adelie Penguin

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Blue-tufted Starthroat
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Puma

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Gentoo Penguin

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Red-tailed Comet

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Snow Petrel

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Toco Toucan

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Baltimore Oriole

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Vermilion Cardinal
By GMcD
#91930
Thanks Glenn, always an inspiration seeing what you post, as well as your Youtubes. Being a humble JPG shooter with budget equipment, I can only hope to use your examples to try to improve the artistic side of bird photography and get more than just snapshots.
By GMcD
#91953
I've put together an Album on Flickr of my best photos of 2023. Some things to note - I shoot JPEG, I have an elderly Windows 7 computer and use a free download (Picasa 3) for photo editing. My photo editing is mainly cropping/straightening, some highlite/fill light, sometimes some saturation, and a degree of sharpening. I don't have access to high end photo processing software so there is no "photoshopping" of branches, backgrounds or any other photo manipulation. These photos are pretty well "reality", with the above noted photo editing tweaks.

Camera and lens is the Canon 90D, 32mp crop sensor, with a Tamron 150-600mm G2 lens.

This first set is "birds on sticks".

ImageAmerican Goldfinch08 May26_2023 by GMcD2008, on Flickr

ImageYellow Rumped Warbler46 Apr24_2023 by GMcD2008, on Flickr

ImageYellow Rumped Warbler12 May03_2023 by GMcD2008, on Flickr

ImageWhite Crowned Sparrow15 June16_2023 by GMcD2008, on Flickr

ImageTree Swallow03 June01_2023 by GMcD2008, on Flickr

ImageSong Sparrow04 Oct01_2023 by GMcD2008, on Flickr

ImageSays Phoebe13 Apr24_2023 by GMcD2008, on Flickr

ImageSavannah Sparrow05 June06_2023 by GMcD2008, on Flickr

ImageSavannah Sparrow03 Apr27_2023 by GMcD2008, on Flickr

ImageRed Winged Blackbird06 Oct06_2023 by GMcD2008, on Flickr

ImagePacific Wren10 Nov29_2023 by GMcD2008, on Flickr

ImageOrange Crowned Warbler08 Apr28_2023 by GMcD2008, on Flickr

ImageMountain Bluebird38 Apr16_2023 by GMcD2008, on Flickr

ImageLincolns Sparrow11 Sept20_2023 by GMcD2008, on Flickr

ImageGreater Yellowlegs16 Oct22_2023 by GMcD2008, on Flickr

ImageGBH Dawn06 Nov01_2023 by GMcD2008, on Flickr

ImageDawn Dowitchers03 Oct31_2023 by GMcD2008, on Flickr

ImageCoopers Hawk10 Nov24_2023 by GMcD2008, on Flickr

ImageCommon Yellowthroat32 Apr27_2023 by GMcD2008, on Flickr

ImageCommon Merganser female04 Nov05_2023 by GMcD2008, on Flickr

ImageCedar Waxwing03 Nov0_2023 by GMcD2008, on Flickr

ImageBushtit04 Dec31_2023 by GMcD2008, on Flickr

ImageAnnas Hummingbird05 Mar12_2023 by GMcD2008, on Flickr

ImageAmerican Pipit49 Sept14_2023 by GMcD2008, on Flickr
By GMcD
#91954
By GMcD
#91955
Here is a set of my best "birds in flight" shots of 2023. Same preamble as above regarding photo processing and camera kit.

ImageWestern Sandpiper49 Sept17_2023 by GMcD2008, on Flickr

ImageWestern Sandpiper44 Sept17_2023 by GMcD2008, on Flickr

ImageSnow Geese56 Oct28_2023 by GMcD2008, on Flickr

This one of the Snow Geese above should be a 1,000 piece puzzle!

ImageSnow Geese40 Oct25_2023 by GMcD2008, on Flickr

ImageNorthern Pintail15 Feb10_2023 by GMcD2008, on Flickr

ImageLong Billed Dowitchers05 Aug16_2023 by GMcD2008, on Flickr

ImageGreen Wing Teal21 Mar29_2023 by GMcD2008, on Flickr

ImageGBH11 Oct27_2023 by GMcD2008, on Flickr

ImageGBH04 Aug03_2023 by GMcD2008, on Flickr

ImageGBH03 June23_2023 by GMcD2008, on Flickr

ImageGadwall01 Apr12_2023 by GMcD2008, on Flickr

ImageDunlins22 Jan29_2023 by GMcD2008, on Flickr

ImageDawn Geese02 Nov21_2023 by GMcD2008, on Flickr

ImageCormorant03 June23_2023 by GMcD2008, on Flickr
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