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dalite wrote:
Looks like you're making wholesale changes to your arsenal of lenses which I saw somewhere else. :D


Well, the 600 was only ever a short-term buy for this trip. I do that every year for my spring trip. Cheaper than renting.

Statistics: Posted by RikWriter — Sat May 23, 2015 5:14 am


Author: RikWriter
Posted: May 23, 2015, 12:14 pm
Looks like you're making wholesale changes to your arsenal of lenses which I saw somewhere else. :D

Statistics: Posted by dalite — Fri May 22, 2015 9:45 pm


Author: dalite
Posted: May 23, 2015, 4:45 am
Thanks Marcy for the info. I'll take some time to watch the next time.

Statistics: Posted by Greg Norrell — Fri May 22, 2015 1:23 pm


Author: Greg Norrell
Posted: May 22, 2015, 8:23 pm
that is their breeding colors and they have a great mating dance if you watch for a while and they have paired up

Statistics: Posted by Marcy — Fri May 22, 2015 10:39 am


Author: Marcy
Posted: May 22, 2015, 5:39 pm
Thank you very much Tim!

Statistics: Posted by Greg Norrell — Fri May 22, 2015 10:06 am


Author: Greg Norrell
Posted: May 22, 2015, 5:06 pm
Those are American Avocets. They are waders in the stilt family. In the winter their heads are grey. Your photo shows some with the full range of head colors. Grey to Red/bronze. Good find!

Statistics: Posted by timv — Fri May 22, 2015 9:35 am


Author: timv
Posted: May 22, 2015, 4:35 pm
I'm not very familiar with species of waterfowl. Could someone tell me what species this is? And two of the birds have white heads. Is that a gender distinction? From Yellowstone Lake yesterday morning. Thanks in advance.
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Statistics: Posted by Greg Norrell — Fri May 22, 2015 8:59 am


Author: Greg Norrell
Posted: May 22, 2015, 3:59 pm
dalite wrote:
Hey Rik, how do you like your new Tamron lens? I don't see any 2015 pics posted on your website.


That's because I am still in Yellowstone. Today is my last day.
I like it a lot, though I am still considering getting the new 100-400 Canon.

Statistics: Posted by RikWriter — Tue May 19, 2015 5:25 am


Author: RikWriter
Posted: May 19, 2015, 12:25 pm
Hey Rik, how do you like your new Tamron lens? I don't see any 2015 pics posted on your website.

Statistics: Posted by dalite — Mon May 18, 2015 10:13 pm


Author: dalite
Posted: May 19, 2015, 5:13 am
Years ago, as I was walking along a boardwalk next to a hot spring in YNP, the fine droplets from the steam fumarole coated my lens in spite of my trying to protect it by holding it inside my jacket. I didn't use a protective filter in that situation. Lesson well learned.

Statistics: Posted by dalite — Mon May 18, 2015 10:10 pm


Author: dalite
Posted: May 19, 2015, 5:10 am
Thanks Mike! And you even got one holding still too. :)

Statistics: Posted by atw527 — Sun May 17, 2015 6:59 pm


Author: atw527
Posted: May 18, 2015, 1:59 am
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This one is a Tree Swallow. They are commonly seen flying over Flat Creek near the Visitor's Center here in JH.

http://www.bestofthetetons.com/2015/05/13/may-2015-daily-updates-photos-for-grand-teton-national-park-jh/

Mike Jackson

Statistics: Posted by Mike Jackson — Sun May 17, 2015 6:49 pm


Author: Mike Jackson
Posted: May 18, 2015, 1:49 am
It's some kind of swallow, but I don't know which one.
http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/browse_tax/31/

Statistics: Posted by Steve — Sun May 17, 2015 3:37 pm


Author: Steve
Posted: May 17, 2015, 10:37 pm
I was hoping I could get some info on a bird I've seen a couple times. Yesterday in GTNP, I saw a bunch of these in the afternoon at Schwabacher's Landing. I was wondering if they were looking for fish even though they are quite small birds, until I nailed this lucky shot:

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So it seems that they are snatching insects out of the air or off the surface of the water. They are buzzing around CONSTANTLY, seemingly never landing on anything. That makes it fun/difficult to get a good picture of one.

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I'm guessing the blue ones were the males, and the brown ones the females. Bluebirds maybe?

On a similar topic, what is your go-to resource for looking up sightings to identify types of birds, etc?

Statistics: Posted by atw527 — Sun May 17, 2015 2:34 pm


Author: atw527
Posted: May 17, 2015, 9:34 pm
Thanks for the update, it's most helpful for solidifying my decision to make this my next strap!

Statistics: Posted by S_Egbert — Sun May 17, 2015 9:29 am


Author: S_Egbert
Posted: May 17, 2015, 4:29 pm

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