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Old Aug 1, 2004, 9:12 PM   #1
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I have no idea what this is. I'm really not a bird person, but I love taking their picture. I have to buy an ID book...

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Old Aug 1, 2004, 9:43 PM   #2
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No, that looks to be a Indigo Bunting to me.
Much rarer (at least around me) than a bluebird.

Nicely done.

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Old Aug 1, 2004, 9:47 PM   #3
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I hope you don't take this as putting down your picture at all, but if you added "Hawaii" under the bird, it would look like the perfect post card. I realize that your not in Hawaii, but you get my point. Excellent picture, I only hope that I can shoot sometime like this one day.

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Old Aug 1, 2004, 10:22 PM   #4
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Hi Darrell1 - Eric already id'ed the bird for you, but I'll add that it is a very nice shot. What did you use to take the picture?
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Thanks for the nice comments everyone. I took this photo at a campground about 30 miles from my home. A worker at the campground seen me taking pictures and told me that the 91 year old owner of the campground LOVED birds. He also said that she knew just what birds were at the campground and would love to see my shots. Well, later I dumped them from my camera to the laptop and showed her. She was SHOCKED to see my shots and got very excited that all my photos came from her property. She told me it was a Bunting, but I have never heard of that before and could not remember the name. She was surprised that they were on her property as she had not seen them in quite some time.

She was so sweet. The next day, I made several 8x10 prints of my shots and gave them to her. I understand she is looking for frames for them! Quite a compliment for me...

They were shot with my 1 month old Nikon D70, 70-300 Nikon lens and tripod. 400 ISO, f8. Here are a couple more:







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