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Nov 24, 2014
Scott Depot, WV, USA
Strange creatures, Barn Swallows. I've seen them with their heads twisted upside down. X-T1 + Vivitar 70-150 Close Focus.


I guess I should add these birds are not dead or injured. They will land, fan out their wings and tails, then twist their heads around and sit like that for a few minutes before flying off. I see the behavior many times a day.

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Gull launching off of roof on fishing pier - this was a very grey and sometimes drizzly day, and given the gull's color, I found it easier to process in black & white than try to wrestle with any very subtle coloring in the original.

Panasonic ZS-100, f6.3, 1/640 handheld, ISO 200.


Not an easy job for the little pocket Fuji XP-90. The egret had some red fringing around it, and some smear. Still, more than adequate for overall detail.

Fuji XP90, f4.9, 1/480 handheld, ISO 100..


Today a young mockingbird landed on a branch a few feet away, and the little Fuji XP90 was handy. XP90 image quality is comparable to an iPhone in most cases, but the Fuji has an optical zoom....

Fuji XP90, f8.0, 1/300 sec. handheld, ISO 100.


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Oct 22, 2011
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Peter Tachauer
Kookaburra sits on the old gum tree,
Merry merry king of the bush is he.
Laugh, Kookaburra, laugh, Kookaburra,
Gay your life must be!

Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree
Eating all the gumdrops he can see
Stop, Kookaburra, Stop, Kookaburra
Leave some there for me.

Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree,
Counting all the monkeys he can see
Stop, Kookaburra, Stop, Kookaburra,
That's no monkey, that's me.

Kookaburra - Wagga Wagga NSW by Pete Tachauer, on Flickr

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