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    Quote Originally Posted by phands View Post

    Took this in Fort Tryon Park in Manhattan a couple of weeks back.

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    Woodchuck/groundhog and sometimes called a whistle pig. Very nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phands View Post
    [COLOR=#333333]Get a look at that bee - it may be one of the last you'll see.
    That's highly implausible - honey bees are not particularly endangered or at risk.

    https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/be...es-endangered/

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazyfingers View Post
    In an effort to help restart the topic, attached are wither interesting or nice photos...


    Love the squirrel in the blizzard and the barn swallow

    What lens do you use for your wildlife photos?

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    Quote Originally Posted by phands View Post
    Took this on the High Line in Manhattan a couple of weeks back. Get a look at that bee - it may be one of the last you'll see. Taken by the superb camera on my Samsung Galaxy Note 8. Annoyingly, I had to resize it to under half original, because VBulletin wouldn't take the full size image.

    I will be walking the High Line on Saturday. Can't wait!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RavenSky View Post


    Love the squirrel in the blizzard and the barn swallow

    What lens do you use for your wildlife photos?
    Thanks!

    I don't really use a special lens. I use a Canon Powershot SX50 camera which is basically a point and shoot camera with a very powerful zoom on it. It's not DSLR quality by a long shot but very portable and a huge zoom range.

    This morning there was a chipmunk on the basketball hoop base. I took a photo with the zoom at max and then took the next photo with no zoom from the same spot. You can see the range it has. Yes it really can pinpoint that spot on the base of the basketball hoop from where I was. No cropping involved.

    The chipmunk photo especially is a bit fuzzy because by taking the camera straight out of the air conditioned house into the high humidity the lens kept fogging over and I kept having to wipe it.

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    I wouldn't say the chipmunk shot is fuzzy, I think the wrong part focused, as the detail of the plastic base to the left of the chipmunk is very sharp.

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    Under birding ethics it's not ordinarily considered ethical to photograph chicks in the nest but in this case I made an exception. While we were away in Maine for the July 4th week some house sparrows set up nest in a rot hole in the trim on my detached garage. It's right by the garage door opener! Silly birds. I can't tell you how many times I've gone to open the garage and either mom or dad came bolting out. Multiple times they slammed right into me so now I actually stand to the side when I open the remote hatch so that a bird won't crash into me and possibly hurt itself or hit my eyes.

    Anyway, the chicks are hatched and hungry. I took these photos from about where the basketball hoop is in the photo in the post above.

    The remote and the nest hole are on the right side of the right door behind the car.

    As with the post above, the photos are not as clear as they would ordinarily be because of the constant fogging up of the lens.


    A chick with it's disproportionately large mouth, the better for feeding it, hanging open expecting a meal.



    Same chick waiting


    A wider angle shot showing the remote control and dad guarding the nest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crazyfingers View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by RavenSky View Post


    Love the squirrel in the blizzard and the barn swallow

    What lens do you use for your wildlife photos?
    Thanks!

    I don't really use a special lens. I use a Canon Powershot SX50 camera which is basically a point and shoot camera with a very powerful zoom on it. It's not DSLR quality by a long shot but very portable and a huge zoom range.

    This morning there was a chipmunk on the basketball hoop base. I took a photo with the zoom at max and then took the next photo with no zoom from the same spot. You can see the range it has. Yes it really can pinpoint that spot on the base of the basketball hoop from where I was. No cropping involved.

    The chipmunk photo especially is a bit fuzzy because by taking the camera straight out of the air conditioned house into the high humidity the lens kept fogging over and I kept having to wipe it.
    WOW! That is one heck of a zoom, especially on a point & shoot!

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    A house finch in my lawn.

    And a bunny in my lawn.




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    This morning what I think is a red-shouldered hawk on a dead tree. ID is not no easy. I think it's red shouldered mainly because it was repeatedly making a call that strongly resembles a pile of sea gulls.

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    The Youtube is not mine but is the call that the hawk was making.


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