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20100716 049 Merlin - juv SERIES.jpg
16-JUL-2010 Hank v/d Velde

20100716 049 Merlin - juv SERIES.jpg

BREAKFAST TALES Cont'd. (Final In SERIES)

Four images: Final posting in the three part SERIES on two Juvenile Merlins that I've been watching. These images were taken on three consecutive days under different light conditions. All except the second were taken at 850.0mm.

Top Image: The dominant young lands at the very top of an dying old Oak Tree located in the back yard of some friends.


The dominant young perched at the top of the Oak Tree awaiting breakfast. (This image taken at 1000.0mm)


The more timid young awaiting breakfast on a branch in the nest tree. (The nest tree is located in a neighbours backyard, about three houses over from where the old Oak Tree is located.) The adults, however, did not serve breakfast there. Instead, they forced junior to come and get it in the old Oak Tree, where its sibling was already eating up.


Time for me to say " So long for now."

I'll be away to Cape Breton Island for the next 10 days where hopefully I'll get my first Puffin. Actually, my wife and I will be spending a week in a cottage along the Cabot Trail with our son and his three children. Will catch up when I get back.

Thank you all for your kind comments on my Merlin Series. For the start of the three part SERIES go to http://www.pbase.com/hankvv/image/126709083

Nikon D300S ,Nikkor AF-S 500mm f/4G ED VR
1/1000s f/7.1 at 850.0mm iso320 full exif

other sizes: small medium original
an nguyen03-Aug-2010 02:38
It is always a pleasure to see these beautiful nature photos.
Yi Feng02-Aug-2010 01:55
Great series catch and story, Hank!
Shelly- VA Beach02-Aug-2010 01:19
Great series on the Merlin! Nice you were able to witness this!
Marc Vermeulen01-Aug-2010 20:11
Great at 1000 mm!
larose forest photos31-Jul-2010 17:46
Merlins are fabulous feisty birds. Great series here.
davidksmith29-Jul-2010 14:00
Hank, I love the Merlin images. They are great environmental pictures and capture
the birds personallity. Very nice.
Joanne Kamo28-Jul-2010 00:18
Lol on the last one! Amazing series!
Vince27-Jul-2010 13:36
Excellent series. Have a great family reunion. Vote.
hge5427-Jul-2010 00:40
Wonderful series, Hank. Have a great time at Cape Breton.
Chris Spracklen26-Jul-2010 19:47
Another superb series of shots, Hank!
Love the humour in the last one, too. (V)
Marco Valk26-Jul-2010 10:53
nice series, hank. No. 2 is particularly beautiful; enjoy your trip.
Patricia Kay26-Jul-2010 09:49
Fabulous set of images Hank...Look forward to the puffin shots...BV
Peter Stahl25-Jul-2010 18:07
A terrific series Hank! :-)
Marcia Colelli25-Jul-2010 01:12
Wonderful series, love the title for the last one V
lou_rozensteins24-Jul-2010 00:01
Beautiful work again, Hank. Have a good time away, take lots of good photos!
Dennis23-Jul-2010 17:06
Great series and captures Hank...well done.
Cheers !
slhoornstra23-Jul-2010 16:43
Another excellent series, love your sense of humor, very fine work!
Nora van Beek23-Jul-2010 16:43
A really fantastic series. Thank you for sharing this. Have a great vacation. Can't wait to see those puffins!
Carol Breton23-Jul-2010 14:11
Another great series Hank, with fun captions. ~
Have a wonderful time (on my island).
Len23-Jul-2010 14:07
Good continuing series Hank!!! Enjoy your trip to C.B. Island.
Colin Storey23-Jul-2010 12:39
Great end to this series, have a great trip.
Ton, Ben & Rob Nagtegaal23-Jul-2010 12:38
Schitterende serie Hank, leuk dat je er vaak een verhaal van maakt!!
Ton
CM Kwan23-Jul-2010 12:02
Excellent capture and interesting titles, Hank! V
Lamar Nix23-Jul-2010 11:30
All nice. The 2d from bottom is the jewel!
NealyBob23-Jul-2010 08:49
Another wonderful series in the life of these Merlins Hank! Have a great time with your family~!
robertoparmiggiani23-Jul-2010 07:57
Very nice gallery
Giancarlo Guzzardi23-Jul-2010 06:53
an other beautiful series
Simon Chandler23-Jul-2010 05:57
Fantastic series. Very lively. v
January Grey23-Jul-2010 05:23
Wonderful series, Hank. Enjoy your trip!
Bryan Murahashi23-Jul-2010 03:42
Fabulous captures, Hank. Have a great time.
Jean D23-Jul-2010 03:31
Excellent series and wish you a very pleasant and safe Maritime holiday, Hank!
Marcela Mejia Photography23-Jul-2010 03:02
Fantastic series Hank . have fun at Cape Breton, looking forward the pics of those Puffins . Take care !
Tom Munson23-Jul-2010 02:41
Terrific image, Hank! Have a great time with the Puffins.
sandy barbour23-Jul-2010 02:20
Great series of images Hank! Good luck with the Puffins, I hope you are fortunate enough to photograph them.
Lise De Serres23-Jul-2010 02:13
Thanks for sharing your stories and your images Hank, have a great vacation!!
Lieve Snellings23-Jul-2010 01:52
you still have a quarter of an hour... so funny Hank !
great series !
Betty Vlasiu23-Jul-2010 01:44
Nice sharp shot! v
Dominic Cantin23-Jul-2010 01:39
Excellent series Hank ! Enjoy your trip with your familly and bring back us good souvenirs on your digital sensor ;)

Dom :)
Ghislaine et Réal Boulet23-Jul-2010 00:06
It is time for a serie of great images
Jim Coffman22-Jul-2010 23:47
Great series,Hank. Have a great trip and enjoy!
jean-yves chamberland22-Jul-2010 23:35
another beautiful serie Hank!
Janet Forjan-Freedman22-Jul-2010 23:29
Great series! I especially like the warm light and serious expression in the second capture! Have a great holiday.
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