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zackiedawg

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I guess I should post a few favorites from birding and wildlife shooting with the A6600 so far in 2020 - again, Covid took a bite out of some of the activity, but I've still gotten in a lot of wildlife shooting this year, and haven't posted any here since December last year. So here are the first set of some favorite shots with the A6600, and mostly the 200-600mm G OSS lens (some also could be with the 100-400mm GM lens):

Green heron in lovely sun:


Water snake staring contest:


Big smiling alligator:


Bald eagle, spreading those wings:


Osprey with a nice fish - the fish experiencing flight as his last memory:


Pine warbler, in a pine tree:


Yeah, I'm pink. What of it? Roseate spoonbill in a small tree:


Great egret doing his mating display:


The bald eagle chased down the osprey and stole his fish...then the osprey counter-attacked to try to get it back:


Wood storks are serious heavy-lifters in the bird world. When they build their nests, they don't bother with twigs and leaves - they go for giant branches and whole small trees:
 

zackiedawg

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Continuing along with some more wildlife and birding favorites with the A6600 during 2020...

Six-spotted fishing spider, walking on water:


Wood stork, flying VERY low right through a boardwalk full of people, with some nest materials:


Sandhill crane backlit amid the reeds and shallow waters:


Northern curly-tailed lizard, showing how it got that name:


Black-and-white warbler with a caterpillar meal:


The amazing samurai-armor plating and incredible colors of the eastern lubber grasshopper:


Basilisk lizard with a dragonfly meal:


Mottled ducks hanging out together in the calm waters:


A river otter looking around for someone to play with:


River otter out of the water:
 

zackiedawg

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Last wildlife catch-up post left off in late June 2020, so I'll pick up there and continue the catch-up Covid year wildlife shooting with the A6600 and mostly FE200-600mm lens:

Lovely male wood duck:


Dragonfly doing a handstand:


Sandhill crane parent (with the red head) guiding its colt on where to feed:


Eclipse-male wood duck (non-breeding colors):


A curious raccoon who took to following me around for a while:


At this point I finally got back to my 'regular' wetlands which both opened back up on September 1...some of the first birds were the migrating warblers passing through, like this northern parula:


The most brilliant sighting of all though was this barn owl in flight - not only my first owl in flight photograph ever, but my first sighting and photograph of a barn owl at all!:


Closeup with a gorgeous little pied-billed grebe, still dripping with water fresh from a dive:


A very tiny white peacock butterfly:


And a lovely green heron sitting in the shade:
 
  • zackiedawg

    WEDway Peoplemover Rider
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    Getting back to my wildlife catch-up for the year 2020...some more from the various Florida wetlands with the A6600, and either the FE 100-400mm GM or FE 200-600mm G lenses:

    Dragonfly closeup:


    Pied-billed grebe:


    Anhinga, cruising partially submerged:


    Baby pig frog on some floating leaves:


    Dragonfly in flight:


    Adult pig frog:


    Roseate spoonbill, with its reflection:


    Red-shouldered hawk on the hunt:


    And flying past:


    Alligator in still water:


    That catches me up to October 3rd, 2020. Still a lot more to go for the year, as winter is our busiest wildlife season!
     

    klmall

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    Getting back to my wildlife catch-up for the year 2020...some more from the various Florida wetlands with the A6600, and either the FE 100-400mm GM or FE 200-600mm G lenses:

    Dragonfly closeup:


    Pied-billed grebe:


    Anhinga, cruising partially submerged:


    Baby pig frog on some floating leaves:


    Dragonfly in flight:


    Adult pig frog:


    Roseate spoonbill, with its reflection:


    Red-shouldered hawk on the hunt:


    And flying past:


    Alligator in still water:


    That catches me up to October 3rd, 2020. Still a lot more to go for the year, as winter is our busiest wildlife season!
    Amazing photos; especially like the spoonbill!
     
  • KAT4DISNEY

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    Getting back to my wildlife catch-up for the year 2020...some more from the various Florida wetlands with the A6600, and either the FE 100-400mm GM or FE 200-600mm G lenses:

    Dragonfly closeup:


    Pied-billed grebe:


    Anhinga, cruising partially submerged:


    Baby pig frog on some floating leaves:


    Dragonfly in flight:


    Adult pig frog:


    Roseate spoonbill, with its reflection:


    Red-shouldered hawk on the hunt:


    And flying past:


    Alligator in still water:


    That catches me up to October 3rd, 2020. Still a lot more to go for the year, as winter is our busiest wildlife season!
    Beautiful photos as always!
     

    zackiedawg

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    Some more 2020 wildlife and birding photos, picking up from October 4th:

    Monarch butterfly:


    Do NOT put your fingers near that open mouth...a Florida softshell turtle:


    Magnolia warbler:


    A paper wasp nest with lots of fresh hatchlings:


    Tricolor heron in the shallow water and very nice light:


    Beautiful little prairie warbler:


    Osprey flying my direction, with that intense stare of theirs:


    This little tiny thing was the size of a pinky fingernail - and blends right in with the reed it's sitting on...a baby tree frog:


    A male red-winged blackbird standing on the handrail as I approached:


    Did I mention that ospreys have a really intense stare when they're coming right at you?:
     



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