Nikon Wednesday 2019: #15

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  1. Important: please keep your image under 1000 pixels on the longest side for in-line viewing, and please keep the FILE SIZE UNDER 300kb. Note that this includes photos hosted off-site (at Flickr, Photobucket, your own site, etc). Are you new to this thread? The general guidelines for these Wednesday threads are right here: This forum's moderators are allowing up to three Nikon Wednesday images per week, so share some work!

    At least at my latitude here in the mid-Atlantic, it's a nice spring Nikon Wednesday. Unfortunately, all of the males in the neighborhood are busy proving how fantastic they all are - for their mates, or prospective mates. This male flicker has been hanging out on top of our furnace exhaust stack, regularly banging his head on the metal piping for maximum musical/percussive effect. It's incredibly loud inside the house. Hopefully he'll get a girlfriend and finally relax a bit. Got anything documenting the birds and the bees, so to speak? Share some photos!
    D810 with a Nikon 200-500/5.6
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  2. Nominee for parent of the year. Nikon D300, 18-200mm Zoom
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    Spring is here, as the pride of Madeira flowers are blooming

    Nikon Z6 with 24-70mm/f4 S lens


    And those flowers are a favorite of Anna's hummingbirds, 500mm PF lens

  4. One of the local lock smiths

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  5. Been a while since I've contributed but flowers are being to bloom here again. Nikon D500.

    Blue Hyacinth:

    Pink Hyacinth

    Yellow Daffodil:
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  6. D500 with Tokina 11-20/2.,8 at 11mm, f/9, 1/400s, ISO 110; borrowed my wife's UWA for the shot as I had not packed one myself. Elkhorn Road, Carrizo Plain; all but impassable when wet.
  7. Nikon DSLR with Nikkor lens. DSC_8069desat.jpg
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  8. Cattle egrets don't usually get my interest because I have seen them every where from Hawaii to San Diego and Florida.
    These were at the St. Augustin Alligator Farm last May and IMHO more attractive in their mating plumage. 15.jpg 16.jpg
  9. A couple of hummingbird photos from our recent cold spell. I keep a feeder available as there's not much around for them in the winter.
    They often camp in one the trees near the feeder and puff themselves up until they're fluffy spheres.
    Then on top of the cold we got two feet of snow, quite unusual for this area. It took me much of the week to dig out.
    One morning while heading out to clear snow I spotted a humming bird down at the side of my deck.
    It was still alive but appeared to be close to freezing. Thoughts of how to thaw a frozen hummer raced through my mind.

    I have a heating pad made from a wool sock filled with grain. A few minutes in the microwave and it's great on sore joints.
    A couple minutes in the microwave made it warm to touch, but not hot. This was used to construct a warm nest for little hummer.
    This got placed on the deck railing and bird allowed me to pick it up and place it in the nest. Almost as an after thought I used my ear warmer as a blanket.
    The D3200 was handy so got a record shot in case this worked. Left hummer alone and hoped for the best while I carried on clearing snow.
    About ten minutes later I returned to see how my patient was doing. Obviously quite well as it popped out and flew away, hopefully it survived.



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  10. Most awesome rescue!!!
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  11. Backyard Sparrow DSC_0812.jpg
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  12. Great Horned Owl in Austin, Texas DSC_2665.jpg
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  14. 1999 - we'll go no more a surfing...

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    Nikon F, 50/1.4, unknown print film
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