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Old May 24, 2008, 10:54 AM   #1
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First time out shooting for a few weeks and I got lucky. A Western Kingbird found its way to our local wildlife sanctuary. They're pretty rare around here preferring the Interior of the province over the coast. He hung around for a few minutes changing it's perches.

Sorry about the white sky, but that's what we get a lot of, and when it moved into the bush, it was dark, so high ISO was needed...cheers...Don







...it then flew into a bush area, and I was lucky enough to be able to get a couple of shots before it took off. Had the ISO pushed to 1600 on these 2, and used a little NR in processing.








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All are very nice - the lighting on the last two is exceptional. Kingbirds are among my favorite birds, having written a thesis on them long ago. BC is at the northern limits of the range of this one, with only the Eastern ranging any further North.
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Super results, Don! The high ISO capabilities of that camera is awesome. I really like the perches of the first couple. Actually, I like them all :lol:

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Nice shot, Don. We get a lot of Eastern Kingbird's around here, but I hadn't seen the Western variety.

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Awesome!
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Beautiful and Awesome series.
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All are very nice - the lighting on the last two is exceptional. Kingbirds are among my favorite birds, having written a thesis on them long ago. BC is at the northern limits of the range of this one, with only the Eastern ranging any further North.
Thanks very much penolta. It was a surprise to see this species. Caused quite a bit of excitement at the wildlife sanctuary....cheers...Don
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Super results, Don! The high ISO capabilities of that camera is awesome. I really like the perches of the first couple. Actually, I like them all :lol:

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Thanks VP! Yes, the high ISO on this camera is exceptional. I'm quite happy I invested the $'s now. It makes a big difference on the so many dull days we have up here...cheers...Don
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Thanks Paul, Bob, and flutelady! Your comments are very appreciated!..cheers...Don
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Old May 25, 2008, 10:16 PM   #10
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Beautiful bird and shot Don! I hope to run across on of these birds one day and do as good a job in capturing it.



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