Other birds or water fowl

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  1. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    We saw these cranes feeding on the field every night we came past and on the last Andreas finally stopped for me to try and sneak up on them, but they were too skittish ... but I still like this "take off sequence" (which is, in fact, three different birds taking off):

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    Does anyone know the name of this kind of duck?

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    Heehee, my son was fishing while I took these photos and see who made the catch of the day? What are these called in English?

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    Are these called "coot"?

    Mama and Chick

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  2. Hoppy

    Hoppy No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    #3 is a Grebe, #4 & #5 are Coot
    great shots
    can you crop into the cranes a little to show some more detail?
     
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    Alison Swiss Army Friend Supporting Member

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    Love #2, fantastic light and I love the lilypads and the reflections in the water :D
     
  4. Raymond J Barlow

    Raymond J Barlow TPF Noob!

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    nice shots! #2 looks like a juvenile wood duck.
     
  5. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks for telling me the bird's names ... a grebe is "Haubentaucher" in my language, and coot is "Blesshuhn". A bit different, those names, aren't they? ;)
    And thanks for your comments, too.
    I made a cropped version for you, Hoppy, but can't seem to open Picturetrail right now, the site is not responding, so we must wait until you can see it, ok?
     
  6. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    So, Picturetrail's back up, so here's the cropped version of the cranes' starting sequence for Hoppy:

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    I did not want to crop in any closer, or had you expected me to?
     
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    Arch Damn You! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I like 2 best here..... great series tho :thumbup:
     
  8. lostprophet

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    A big thumbs up from me
     
  9. mentos_007

    mentos_007 The Freshmaker!

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    yes 4 and 5 are coots :) I learned this word from other TPF members heheheeee
    cool pics :D :D
     
  10. Jeff Canes

    Jeff Canes No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    wow #2 is very nice
     
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    I like #2 as well!
     
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    Great shots.
    #2 is most likely a female wood duck..the only other duck i can think of would be a female mandarin duck...but you shot this in germany? if so, the wood duck is the most likely candidate
     

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