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KirkB
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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Chillin' at Bolsa Chica


Took advantage of a couple of sunny days to get out to Bolsa Chica. The local Northern Harrier still taunts me from afar... I'll keep trying.
In the meantime, here are some of the usual suspects on a fairly typical winter afternoon at one of my favorite spots.

D300 | 300 f/4 + 1.4 TC | Exif Intact

Thanks for taking a look... all C&C are always welcome and most appreciated.

Hope everyone is having a great holiday season.

Kirk









1. Horned Grebe

http://www.pbase.com/kirkbenson/image/148053514/original.jpg









2. Marbled Godwit

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3. Long-billed Curlew

http://www.pbase.com/kirkbenson/image/148053474/original.jpg









4. Black-crowned Night Heron

http://www.pbase.com/kirkbenson/image/148053476/original.jpg









5. Great Blue Heron

http://www.pbase.com/kirkbenson/image/148053510/original.jpg





Dec 28, 2012 at 06:55 AM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Chillin' at Bolsa Chica


Gesh D, quite the variety! If you're looking for northern harriers, come up here. We have lots. . And of course the first beer is on me.

H



Dec 28, 2012 at 07:18 AM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Chillin' at Bolsa Chica


Very nice Kirk. I like them all, but 3 and 5 stand out ~ Ron


Dec 28, 2012 at 12:18 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Chillin' at Bolsa Chica


Good collection Kirk!
Douglas



Dec 28, 2012 at 12:33 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Chillin' at Bolsa Chica


Good looking set Kirk. The food tossing curlew is my fave.


Dec 28, 2012 at 01:43 PM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Chillin' at Bolsa Chica


What beautiful light on these gorgeous shots. Wonderful set Kirk!

Birdie



Dec 28, 2012 at 03:05 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Chillin' at Bolsa Chica


Another super set Kruk! The nice tight shot of the grebe belies their tiny stature, those are small birds The light for the shorebirds makes them sing, oh how I want to shoot in light like that !!!!! The BCNH seems to have an attitude problem Super techs on the GBH with a tasty snack. You handled the bright background quite well on that one, it looks great!

Really nice job Kirk

Tim



Dec 28, 2012 at 03:10 PM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Chillin' at Bolsa Chica


Excellent set, Kirk. That long-billed curlew definitely lives up to its name. I like the GBH best -- super nice quality of light and a flattering background.
Mark



Dec 28, 2012 at 03:18 PM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Chillin' at Bolsa Chica


Kirk a great set but the Long-billed Curlew takes the prize for me, GREAT shot.

-Tim



Dec 28, 2012 at 05:04 PM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · Chillin' at Bolsa Chica


Nice shots. Morning shots I assume? You feel confident going to Bolsa even with all the recent issues with people having their cars broken into? I have never been there but keep meaning to go. I am waiting to get my new to me 1D mark iv this morning. I am sitting watching out the window for the Fedex truck. I planned to go to a new place today and this weekend. May go out to Bonelli Park or to Topanga state park. Last time I was there I got an ok pick of a Red Shoulder hawk. I want to get better shots though.




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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · Chillin' at Bolsa Chica


Very nice set, that Curlew shot really shows off the length of that giant beak - that one's my pick.

Paul.



Dec 28, 2012 at 05:23 PM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · Chillin' at Bolsa Chica


Great looking set, Kirk.
I like them all for the poses and the nice light you always seem to shoot in. Great job.
Chris



Dec 28, 2012 at 06:31 PM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · Chillin' at Bolsa Chica


Great set Kirk, #3 stands out to me.

Rob



Dec 28, 2012 at 07:45 PM
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · Chillin' at Bolsa Chica


Good looking set Kirk, but the Curlew stands out for me.

John



Dec 28, 2012 at 11:33 PM
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p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · Chillin' at Bolsa Chica


a very nice set Kirk


Dec 29, 2012 at 12:02 AM
Karl Witt
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p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · Chillin' at Bolsa Chica


Do you know what I like Kirk? The ability to take a most common subject i.e. a GBH and make a standout image of it! Fantastic I say

Long billed bird with tiny little fishy..................
Accolades to the others for the wonderful light, color and depth, all nicely presented from beginning to end!

Karl



Dec 29, 2012 at 02:20 AM
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p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · Chillin' at Bolsa Chica


Beautiful set, Kirk. I love the light on the eye of the Grebe - wow, it pops!
Great lighting on all. I love the catch in #3 too. Great work.
Nancy



Dec 29, 2012 at 02:43 AM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · Chillin' at Bolsa Chica


great set Kirk, my pic is #1 & 2


Dec 29, 2012 at 03:06 AM
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p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · Chillin' at Bolsa Chica


NICE. ED


Dec 29, 2012 at 03:52 PM
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p.1 #20 · p.1 #20 · Chillin' at Bolsa Chica


Fine shots Kirk, well done. #2 and #3 are my picks
David



Dec 29, 2012 at 05:46 PM
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