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Old Jun 20, 2006, 9:45 PM   #1
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thought i'd sneak one more in at the last minute. caught this little fellow on the neighbor's fence, and couldn't resist the shot. i'd been trying to get a clear shot of one of these for a long time, and this li'l guy finally obliged me. usually they hide deep in the branches of trees, and seldomperch in the open fore more than a few seconds at a time. i got this shot just as the sun was disappearing, and the last little bit of light hit the bird perfectly. all in all, a very fortunate occasion! :G


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Old Jun 20, 2006, 10:18 PM   #2
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Great capture, love the colors, lighting and DOF. Well done.



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Old Jun 21, 2006, 12:49 PM   #3
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squirrl,

The lighting is superb. Love how it heightens the throat of the jay. You've got the exposure so well tuned you can even see his eyes even though it'slow light.

Wonderful submission.

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Old Jun 21, 2006, 5:32 PM   #4
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Very well done. I think the Audobon Society would be impressed.

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Old Jun 21, 2006, 6:12 PM   #5
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squirl,

might i say that you put us all to shame! Lol, just kidding (well... not really) i assume you used your sigma 80-400 for this shot... this lens is really doing a great job... as are you! mind sharing exif info?

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Old Jun 21, 2006, 10:28 PM   #6
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thanks, guys... i appreciate the kind words. Log, this was takenwith the Sigma at 400mm, handheld at 1/320, f 5.6.
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Great job with this one, squirl. A gorgeous capture in every way.
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