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On the subject of Terns.. did you know that the Least Tern is the smallest of all the Terns and is considered endangered due to diminishing coastal nesting habitat.









It took me a while to pin point something. If you look at the basic shape of the bird, flatten out the wings a bit, a poof!!! you've got a shape thats very similar to that stealth bomber thingy...(the v-shaped one) <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/shocked.gif" alt="" />

it's aweome that mother nature/evolution created this....

(or it could be the effects of the "king cobra 40" i'm enjoying! <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/cool.gif" alt="" />)

but i still think it looks similar!! <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/cool.gif" alt="" />nice shot keen!
 

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Pops &amp; me had a little breakfast, then headed over to Bolsa Chica and watched a little skimmer show.













We didn't have any french frys like this guy did though. <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" />



After getting home, we decided to stretch out a bit...



..and have a couple of cold ones !!!

Happy Fathers Day everyone !!!
 

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Outstanding photos everyone! <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

Awe - those Egret shots are insane! Very nice control on the white balance. You gots the touch amigo!!

PPB - You are killing it! Great shots all of them!! I saw the first Skimmers ever today while I was kickin' it on the beach. Two of them flew by and I was like.. theres one of them Skimmer birds. <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />

Yesterday I decided to check out a new place. I wandered around the Talbert Preserve for 3 hours or so (I think I covered every inch of it) and this is all I have to show for it... <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/crazy.gif" alt="" />


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Then when I got home I got these shots of a young Mud Dobber...

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Sometimes I wonder why I even bother leaving the comfort of my own backyard! <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/cool.gif" alt="" />

Happy Fathers Day all you fathers!!
 

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You guys are posting some great stuff.
Here's our one and only canary chick so far.
It's a Gloster Canary and this one is the rare Vietnamese Potbellied version. <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/laugh.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/laugh.gif" alt="" />

 

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Great shots keenfish &amp; Hump !!!

I forgot to add this picture to my previous post above.
Same place, same time.



Does a Sea Slug count ???
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Another outstanding round of pics from all! Great work.

I snapped a few this afternoon in the nesting tree at Doho, just before heading to Pedro's for a few fish tacos with the kids. I think I'm gonna move to San Clemente.


 

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PPB - You are killing it! Great shots all of them!! I saw the first Skimmers ever today while I was kickin' it on the beach. Two of them flew by and I was like.. theres one of them Skimmer birds. <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />

Yesterday I decided to check out a new place. I wandered around the Talbert Preserve for 3 hours or so (I think I covered every inch of it) and this is all I have to show for it... <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/crazy.gif" alt="" />
Those skimmers have been hanging around just inland of the PCH bridge over river jetties for a couple of weeks now.

There was a bald eagle that kept on hanging around the Talbert Preserve this last March and April.

There is a freshwater pond in the Talbert Preserve visible from the Victoria Street bridge which has a bunch of species worth shooting.

Good pictures, all of you. I can't believe how clear and close up they are.
 

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<img src="/forum/images/graemlins/applause.gif" alt="" /> for all the excellent bird photographers.
 

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Nice one knice! <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/applause.gif" alt="" />

Ringer - thanks for the tip bud! I saw the skimmers this afternoon as I was driving over the bridge on my way home.
Also, I heard about the Bald Eagle being seen in that vicinity and coincedentally went looking for it last Sunday and that's when I spotted that pond you mentioned.
Not sure if it's accessable but I'm going back to find out this weekend for sure!

Awe - sweet one of that juvi BCNH! How'd you get it to pose for you with only the sun hitting it's face and what's this about moving to San Clemente? <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/shrug.gif" alt="" />
 

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Keen, the lighting was peeking through the branches and those little buggers just kept getting in the spotlights - ham's they were!

That one tree provided about an hours worth of awesome shots - I think I'll go back - but one must beware of huge exploding streams of birdshit spewing down from the branches without warning. I had a few narrow escapes. Don't shoot up without protection!

San Clemente - I've found myself down there three times in the last week... and I like it. <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/monkey.gif" alt="" />

Scoring some shots of that eagle would be great - post 'em up when you get 'em!

Awe - heading out to shoot something, somewhere.
 

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knice - Very knice !!!

Awe - Your shots continue to amaze me !!!

Speaking of amazing, these friggin terns are so farkin fast!
I had my camera in burst mode. After this dive bomber pic...



...this was my next shot.



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That's a helluva capture on #2 PPB! <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/laugh.gif" alt="" />

Looks almost exactly like a few (no.. make that many) of mine! <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />
 

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Finally I get a chance to contribute on this thread!!!

Turkey buzzard -





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Ping-Pong Bob

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Right on JJR & SCOR. New blood in the thread. Great shots !!!

Love this one!



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