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New on 500px : Deer on the Woodland Path by fiftyplus111 by fiftyplus111

Ths deer was wondering down a path at Calke Abbey. The Autumn hues if the leaves parted sufficiently to allow the suns rays to pass through to light the walkway via Tumblr http://ift.tt/1MnWXWP
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New on 500px : Young Red-veined Meadowhawk by IvanKFox by IvanKFox

Red-veined Meadowhawk (Sympetrum madidum) occurs in the mid- western quarter of tNorth America, south and east to parts of Colorado. It is fairly large for a meadowhawk and shows stripes on the thorax and red veins in the wings when mature. Younger or teneral individuals, have a yellow look to their wings. via Tumblr http://ift.tt/1Ns7JCl
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New on 500px : How to Use Wings to See by shiggernackihoo by shiggernackihoo

As “Regarder pour Vivre, Douze”. Also see previous photos.
From top left to bottom right.

What was the bird doing?
The heron extended the wings slowly. That was different from the wing movements it shows when it attacks a prey. Moving wings slowly, it extended the long neck to the water surface, but not tried to catch something. Birds like a Black Heron (Egretta ardesiaca) are known to make a shadow on the water surface, by the wings, to decrease the reflection light that disturbs the birds to see inside the water. The other explanation for the wing movements is that the birds allure small fishes by their wing shadow. Or, it was still possible that the hereon could not skillfully catch the found fish and just gave up…

Handheld, manual focus, rather far, near the sunset… via Tumblr http://ift.tt/1XsNHZW