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Old Jan 28, 2007, 2:37 PM   #1
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It's a bit better than the previous shot [last week], the light was on my side, however, somehow my camera would not focus :P.I tried the 9 point focus mode instead of the centre point, thinking it would have more points to choose from, but instead the camera hunted for something to focus on and this is the only fair shot that resulted. Anyway,that's how we learn :lol:
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Old Jan 28, 2007, 2:39 PM   #2
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A shot from a while ago, revisited
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Old Jan 28, 2007, 2:44 PM   #3
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Beautiful Jake. I wonder if that Widowbird knows it has relatives in the northern hemisphere (RWBB)...cheers.....Don
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Old Jan 28, 2007, 2:59 PM   #4
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Great shot jake!
I'm wondering if "closest subject" would have helped your focus woes.

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Old Jan 28, 2007, 4:13 PM   #5
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Nice job on that Widowbird Jake. The side shot shows a lot of detail of the bird. Just guessing, but I would think in days gone by those birds were hunted for the tail feathers.

Of course, the Vulture shot is no slouch either.
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Old Jan 28, 2007, 6:25 PM   #6
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Awesome!
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Old Jan 28, 2007, 6:28 PM   #7
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Jake you dog!! That Vulture shot is top notch!!
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Old Jan 29, 2007, 1:32 AM   #8
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Just guessing, but I would think in days gone by those birds were hunted for the tail feathers.
They were, actually - the higherrank of Zulu chiefs wore head-dresses made from the long tail feathers of these birds.



Thanks for looking in and the comments, all. Don, this chap in winter looks very similar to your female redwing, justhis beak is not as sharp.
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Old Jan 29, 2007, 1:34 AM   #9
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Great shot jake!
I'm wondering if "closest subject" would have helped your focus woes.

Not sure what that is Kent, is it a Nikon setting ?
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