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Old Feb 25, 2005, 6:09 PM   #1
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I'd be getting tired of photographing these chickadees if they weren't so cute and weren't one of the only birds available around here in the cold season.






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Old Feb 25, 2005, 6:39 PM   #2
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Oh they are CUTE!

Great shots. Number two is adorable!

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Old Feb 25, 2005, 7:20 PM   #3
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Since I'm pretty sure you aren't using anything exceptional in zoom length, I'm always left wondering how you get so close...

Great shots!
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Old Feb 25, 2005, 9:12 PM   #4
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I appreciate the comments and look Dave and Wannabe, thank you.

Wannabe, these birds are pretty close when I photograph them. I just happen to have been lucky enough to find such a place where getting initially close for shooting is not even a consideration, it's a given. In a few months I'll have to go out and find my own again as the feeders will be empty and apparently this place becomes completely empty and silent in the spring as the birds need it no longer. Kewl in one way and sad in another...but prolly mostly kewl.
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Old Feb 26, 2005, 12:02 AM   #5
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Thanks for the reply Norm.

I figured you had a pretty good setup. Most of my shots are basically from "stalking" (for lack of a better term), and it's not always easy to find a good spot to do it. I'm trying to decide on a reasonable setup for a bird feeder and some decent perches for my yard, but due to the size and environment of my property, it's got to be well-thought out before I decide to do it.

The best luck I've had is going to places that have both the right habitat for the birds I'd like to photograph (most importantly, some medium sized trees like Dogwoods or Maples or something and ideally some water nearby), and reasonably high human traffic. In those areas the birds seem much more comfortable letting you get reasonably close. Even with my limited experience, the trick is still getting close enough underdecent lighting conditions to get a few shots off. Now that I've produced a few shots that I consider to be of pretty good quality, it just isn't worth it to spend time processing a capture of a bird from long range (unless it's a pretty large bird). A bird up near the top of a 50-70ft tree might as well not be there. Damn birds.

Anyway, thanks for the insight.
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Old Feb 26, 2005, 4:44 AM   #6
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Once again, really great photos. I never get tired of seeing these little
cuties. Really like the seed dropper. Almost looks like it has an "OOPS!"
look on its face. I almost never have a problem just walking up to these
guys and taking photos no matter where I spot them. The only time it's tough
is when the "herds" are on the move from one place to another. But when
they are settled into a spot to feed for a while, it's really no problem.
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Old Feb 26, 2005, 5:00 AM   #7
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Once again, really great photos. I never get tired of seeing these little
cuties. Really like the seed dropper. Almost looks like it has an "OOPS!"
look on its face. I almost never have a problem just walking up to these
guys and taking photos no matter where I spot them. The only time it's tough
is when the "herds" are on the move from one place to another. But when
they are settled into a spot to feed for a while, it's really no problem.

As far as other birds, that's another story.
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Old Feb 26, 2005, 7:45 AM   #8
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very cute indeed, Wannabe, I Know what you mean about stalking the birds. Thats what I do. Most places I photograph birds are pretty open and its a matter of catch em quickly:-)
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Old Feb 26, 2005, 5:40 PM   #9
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Normcar wrote:
[quote]I'd be getting tired of photographing these chickadees if they weren't so cute and weren't one of the only birds available around here in the cold season.



I know what you mean Norm. All I ever seem to see on my walkabouts are seagulls and bloody crows. Lol. Would love to see something else once in a while. Cheers..thekman.
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Old Feb 26, 2005, 6:05 PM   #10
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aladyforty wrote:
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very cute indeed, Wannabe, I Know what you mean about stalking the birds. Thats what I do. Most places I photograph birds are pretty open and its a matter of catch em quickly:-)
The best thing I've figured out so far is that if you want to stalk birds for shots it's really good to go places where they are use to people being around.

I'm still going to get a feeder so I can stalk from my couch some hehe.
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