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Posted 01 April 2015 - 05:30 PM

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Posted 01 April 2015 - 07:49 PM

That is seriously sweet.
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Posted 01 April 2015 - 08:01 PM

Unfortunately, it's pretty obviously fake.
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Posted 01 April 2015 - 08:20 PM

View Postcmk, on 01 April 2015 - 08:01 PM, said:

Unfortunately, it's pretty obviously fake.
Yeah. What can I say. we gotta a lot of them here, but they dont look like mirror images copied.

ETA. cheesingly fake. they just don't perch that way either. Almost always on a branch close to horizontal .
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Posted 01 April 2015 - 09:31 PM

View Postcmk, on 01 April 2015 - 08:01 PM, said:

Unfortunately, it's pretty obviously fake.

Sure. It's art.
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Posted 02 April 2015 - 07:20 AM

For me, not particularly good as a photo or as art. But then cloned/phony photos are a bit of a pet peeve for me.
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Posted 02 April 2015 - 08:21 AM

As an aside, if you're on Facebook, join this group: "Nature Photography | Wildlife Photography"

You will see so many astonishing bird pictures that after a couple of weeks they will seem ordinary. :) Literally every day I see at least five shots where I go "wow, I could never get that".
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Posted 02 April 2015 - 09:25 AM

Regardless of authenticity, Mountain Bluebirds are awesome. Thx for thinking of me.
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Posted 02 April 2015 - 01:49 PM

They are very pretty birds. I don't think I've ever seen one.


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Posted 02 April 2015 - 03:14 PM

View PostRue Bella, on 02 April 2015 - 01:49 PM, said:

They are very pretty birds. I don't think I've ever seen one.

Depends upon where you live. Here are the breeding ranges of our 3 bluebird species; Eastern, Mountain, and Western. (If we had a Central Bluebird, we'd have one for each time zone!)

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Posted 04 April 2015 - 07:02 PM

Look! Bluebird babies!

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Posted 22 July 2015 - 11:34 PM

Mother puffin grooming her chick
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Posted 23 July 2015 - 08:52 AM

View PostAnBr, on 22 July 2015 - 11:34 PM, said:


My wife and I have actually been on Machias Seal Island to see the Puffins, along with the Guillemots, Razorbills, Arctic Terns, etc. You sit in a wooden blind while Puffins run around out front and even on top of the blind. They make some of the coolest sounds, too!

http://www.allaboutb...c_Puffin/sounds
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Posted 23 July 2015 - 01:07 PM

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Posted 23 July 2015 - 01:55 PM

If you like penguins and are in the northeast...

Lehigh Valley Zoo Penguin Connection (near Allentown, PA)
https://www.lvzoo.or..._connection.cfm

Long Island Aquarium Penguin Encounter (out near the Hamptons, NY)
http://www.longislan...guin-encounter/
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Posted 03 August 2015 - 08:08 PM

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Posted 04 August 2015 - 09:54 AM

Least Tern! Awesome but threatened species because they nest on beaches and in dunes, and there aren't a lot of beaches that people are willing to leave undisturbed. People either want to build right up to them or tear through them in 4WDs and ATVs.
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Posted 04 August 2015 - 02:35 PM

Ray Brown's Talkin' Birds
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Posted 04 August 2015 - 08:53 PM

Cool!
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Posted 09 August 2015 - 05:46 PM

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"Science is more than a body of knowledge; it is a way of thinking. I have a foreboding of an America in my children's or grandchildren's time - when the United States is a service and information economy; when nearly all the key manufacturing industries have slipped away to other countries; when awesome technological powers arc in the hands of a very few, and no one representing the public interest can even grasp the issues; when the people have lost the ability to set their own agendas or knowledgeably question those in authority; when, clutching our crystals and nervously consulting our horoscopes, our critical faculties in decline, unable to distinguish between what feels good and what's true, we slide, almost without noticing, back into superstition and darkness.

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