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TylerGraden

TylerGraden

23 year old life-long wildlife enthusiast and amateur photographer focusing on Reptiles & Amphibians

Delaware

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TylerGraden Greater Yellowlegs
Greater Yellowlegs commented on by TylerGraden Delaware, USA9 years ago

Thanks Malcolm - Bird IDs aren't always my strong point. Note taken.

TylerGraden Snowy Owl
Snowy Owl commented on by TylerGraden Delaware, USA9 years ago

I reported it to ebird. I've read that they prefer sand dunes when they're down this way because the habitat features are similar to the landscape in their home range.

TylerGraden Pickerel Frog
Pickerel Frog commented on by TylerGraden Delaware, USA9 years ago

Thanks Joshua. I was using a Fujifilm s4250 for this shot (and most of my older pictures). I've upgraded to a Canon Rebel T3i since then, and usually stick with my 55-250mm IS zoom lens. I'll be upgrading my lens and flash soon.

For under $200, the Fuji s4250 is a really great camera. It can do most of the things my Canon does for a few hundred dollars cheaper.

TylerGraden Pheasant Coucal
Pheasant Coucal commented on by TylerGraden Cairns, Queensland, Australia9 years ago

For emergency baby bird food - dry kitten food soaked in water works pretty well for most hardy bird species. Sorry to say I forget the ideal brand, but be sure the first ingredient is meat and that it has a high protein content (this is assuming the bird is an insectivore). I used the cap of a water bottle and put a few pieces of kitten food in it, then added just enough water for the pieces to become soft and spongy after soaking for an hour or so. Mash the soaked kitten food up, then use a small object to feed the bird, such as tweezers with rounded tips (or something similar that has no rough edges which can cut, poke, splinter or otherwise harm the bird's fragile mouth or throat.). Mix another batch up while feeding - they need a lot of small meals throughout the day. The bird will usually know how much to eat, but you'll learn his habits quickly. One trick I learned is to gently tap the edge of his nest area while the baby is sleeping and see if he pops his head up for food - kind of like when the mother lands on the nest, it surprises the baby and triggers a feeding response. Do plenty of research, and check your local laws too..

TylerGraden Ring-billed Gull
Ring-billed Gull commented on by TylerGraden Cleveland, Ohio, USA9 years ago

Perfect.

TylerGraden Hooded merganser
Hooded merganser commented on by TylerGraden Oregon, USA9 years ago

Good shots... I've had horrible luck getting pictures of this species. They're very shy, in my experience.

TylerGraden Leopard (hiding in plain sight)
Leopard (hiding in plain sight) commented on by TylerGraden North-West District, Botswana9 years ago

Great pictures - he looks nice and comfy up there.

TylerGraden Long legged fly
Long legged fly commented on by TylerGraden San Luis Potosí, San Luis Potosí, Mexico9 years ago

Good shots - he's colorful little guy. It looks similar to a species I tried to photograph last summer. Every time my flash went off, the fly would jump into the air for a split second before landing back on the leaf. It was so fast I didn't even notice it with my bare eyes, but almost every picture I took had the fly in an acrobatic position, suspended in the air. Hoping to see them again this year. I almost forgot about it until I saw your pictures.

TylerGraden Red Fox
Red Fox commented on by TylerGraden Langnau im Emmental, BE, Switzerland9 years ago

Great pictures. I observed a Red Fox den for 5 or 6 months last year, studying the adults and waiting to get a picture of the babies. My shots didn't come out as good as yours, but your pictures make me want to go do it again. They're a fun species to watch.

TylerGraden Sea gull
Sea gull commented on by TylerGraden Puntarenas, Costa Rica9 years ago

Great shot

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