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Albatrossity2



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(Permalink) Posted: April 21 2014,09:33   

Nice shots, Lou! Gnatcatchers are a tough capture, since they never sit still for very long. And the Least Tern images are great!

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Lou FCD



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(Permalink) Posted: April 21 2014,11:33   

Thanks, Alby! The Gnatcatcher took a lot of patience, as did the Least Tern. The terns are fast, erratic fliers, too, and had the add difficulty of being just post-sunrise on a cloudy morning. I was pretty happy to get anything at all of them.

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(Permalink) Posted: April 22 2014,07:42   

Really nice shots Lou! I really like the chickadee.

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(Permalink) Posted: April 22 2014,13:03   

Thanks, Robin!

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Lou FCD



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(Permalink) Posted: April 24 2014,11:23   

Pileated Woodpecker (male) yesterday at Greenfield Lake.

Pileated Woodpecker (male) by Lou FCD, on Flickr

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(Permalink) Posted: April 24 2014,19:28   

OK, a few from this week …









Yes, that last one is of a very young calf.

  
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(Permalink) Posted: April 25 2014,00:22   

Cuties!

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(Permalink) Posted: April 26 2014,07:35   

I really like that cormorant shot! Nice!

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(Permalink) Posted: April 26 2014,07:38   

And Lou, I'll see your pileated and raise you a red-bellied and a flicker:


Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)


Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)

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(Permalink) Posted: April 26 2014,09:50   

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And Lou, I'll see your pileated and raise you a red-bellied and a flicker:

Nice!



Red-bellied Woodpecker (male) by Lou FCD, on Flickr

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(Permalink) Posted: April 28 2014,09:41   

Early this morning, at Fort Fisher.



Snowy Egret by Lou FCD, on Flickr

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(Permalink) Posted: April 28 2014,12:57   

There are some wonderful pictures at
Genetic Anomaly Results in Butterfiles with Male and Female Wings

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In the realm of genetic anomalies found in living organisms perhaps none is more visually striking than bilateral gynandromorphism, a condition where an animal or insect contains both male and female characteristics, evenly split, right down the middle. While cases have been reported in lobsters, crabs and even in birds, it seems butterflies and moths lucked out with the visual splendor of having both male and female wings as a result of the anomaly. For those interested in the science, here’s a bit from Elise over at IFLScience:

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In insects the mechanism is fairly well understood. A fly with XX chromosomes will be a female. However, an embryo that loses a Y chromosome still develops into what looks like an adult male, although it will be sterile. It’s thought that bilateral gynandromorphism occurs when two sperm enter an egg. One of those sperm fuses with the nucleus of the egg and a female insect develops. The other sperm develops without another set of chromosomes within the same egg. Both a male and a female insect develop within the same body.


There is a link in the article to many more images than are shown on Colossal.  Enjoy.

  
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(Permalink) Posted: April 28 2014,13:31   

Insects with delusions of gender?

  
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(Permalink) Posted: April 28 2014,14:03   

Or gender dysmorphic syndrome ;-)

  
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(Permalink) Posted: May 09 2014,09:58   

Some stuff from yesterday.



Baltimore Oriole (male, new for the life-lists) by Lou FCD, on Flickr




Blue Jay by Lou FCD, on Flickr




Chestnut-sided Warbler (dead male, new for the life-lists) by Lou FCD, on Flickr




European Starling by Lou FCD, on Flickr

Edited by Lou FCD on May 09 2014,11:00

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(Permalink) Posted: May 09 2014,09:58   

...and a few more....




Leucistic (I think) Northern Cardinal by Lou FCD, on Flickr




Veery (new for the life-lists) by Lou FCD, on Flickr




White-breasted Nuthatch by Lou FCD, on Flickr




Wood Thrush (new for the life-lists) by Lou FCD, on Flickr

Edited by Lou FCD on May 09 2014,11:02

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(Permalink) Posted: May 11 2014,01:39   


Australian Flame Robin, Petroica phoenicea, Tumut, New South Wales. These little fellas come in a lovely range of related colours - flame, scarlet, rose and pink.

  
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(Permalink) Posted: May 11 2014,02:20   


Red-bellied Black Snake, Pseudechis porphyriacus, fairly common in wooded areas of eastern Australia. Its bite is rarely fatal, but will make you very sick.

  
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(Permalink) Posted: May 11 2014,02:46   


Nankeen Kestrel, Falco cenchroides, Tumut, New South Wales. This is one of the most common raptores in eastern Australia.

  
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(Permalink) Posted: May 11 2014,04:13   


Mallee Ringneck Parrot, Barnardius barnardi, Tumut, New South Wales.

  
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(Permalink) Posted: May 11 2014,04:46   


Female Splendid Wren, Malurus splendens, Tumut, New South Wales.

  
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(Permalink) Posted: May 11 2014,12:17   

Lovely birds! If you can collect shots of the robins in several shades, I'd love to see them side-by-side!

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(Permalink) Posted: May 11 2014,23:42   

Some new bird and mammal photos taken over the last week ...

black-footed albatross … ran into about thirty of them feeding on discards from a commercial fishing boat.









Obligatory humpbacks …








And Risso's dolphins …




  
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(Permalink) Posted: May 14 2014,11:02   

Quote (dhogaza @ May 12 2014,00:42)
Some new bird and mammal photos taken over the last week ...

You are getting some awesome stuff!

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(Permalink) Posted: May 16 2014,17:26   

A few Risso's dolphins from yesterday … mating frenzy.







Gotta wonder what it feels like to be a female Risso's dolphin, center of attention of a pack like this!


  
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(Permalink) Posted: May 18 2014,03:03   


Willy Wagtail drinking (Rhipidura leucophrys). Wagtails are very common in Australian gardens. They belong to the enormous family of Australian flycatchers.

  
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(Permalink) Posted: May 18 2014,03:24   


Australian Wood Duck (Chenonetta jubata). Tumut, New South Wales. Very common species in inland Australia.

  
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(Permalink) Posted: May 26 2014,16:25   

I've been practicing some more with my 100mm F2.8 Canon macro lens.  These were taken without ring flash (didn't have it with me) and with handheld camera using manual focus at the most stopped down aperture I could manage given the light conditions.  Hence the very shallow depth of field.

Pyrrhosoma nymphula - Large Red Damselfly, Male





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(Permalink) Posted: May 26 2014,16:38   

Nicely done!
Your hands are obviously more steady than mine ;)

  
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(Permalink) Posted: May 27 2014,05:29   

Really great shots!

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