Eastern Kingbirds, Last of the Series (Seven Photographs)

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Taken on August 6 and 7th, the birds were growing up incredibly fast. Due to the rain I missed their fledging, what shots I did get showed their growth in and out of the nest. When I returned after the rains even the nest was gone. I will admit that these were hard to process and I used luminosity masks to darken the over-lit background and brighten the birds. Leaves kept getting between the birds and the camera and the only clean background I got was when the birds moved out of the nest. Seeing these birds grow up was amazing and being able to get semi-decent shots wonderful.

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30 responses

  1. Gorgeous!!!

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    September 25, 2016 at 1:34 am

  2. Really lovely story. Terrific work.

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    September 25, 2016 at 2:55 am

  3. Nil

    Number 5 is my favourite! Great catch!… 🙂

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    September 25, 2016 at 6:33 am

  4. I have really been enjoying your kingbird photos–well done!

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    September 25, 2016 at 7:44 am

  5. These are superb shots, not semi-decent! LOL.

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    September 25, 2016 at 9:58 am

  6. avian101

    Great series Victor! 🙂

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    September 25, 2016 at 11:37 am

  7. They are beautiful

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    September 25, 2016 at 12:54 pm

  8. I really enjoyed this series, the photos were wonderful. You were able to witness something so special and you captured it beautifully. Thank you for sharing this with us.

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    September 25, 2016 at 1:09 pm

  9. Thank you for the journey. So glad they fledged before the nest was washed away.

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    September 25, 2016 at 4:49 pm

    • You are welcome and thank you for looking at my blog.

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      September 25, 2016 at 4:51 pm

  10. Those tufts of feathers are so cute and really show its youth!

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    September 25, 2016 at 4:56 pm

  11. The babies are so cute and these are wonderful photos. It is too bad the nest was gone. Hopefully they did get to safety.

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    September 25, 2016 at 6:53 pm

  12. This was a truly wonderful series, Victor, with some incredible shots. I love the little fuzz-tops!

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    September 25, 2016 at 10:24 pm

  13. Truly beautiful, lovely shots.

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    September 26, 2016 at 12:27 am

  14. Very nice

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    December 15, 2016 at 1:59 am

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