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Old Apr 12, 2005, 5:15 AM   #1
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Here's a few photos of birds that I've taken over the past few days.

20D, 100-400L, ISO 400

First, a female Ruby-crowned Kinglet. Anytime I can capture one of these
hyperactive little guys I'm happy.
f/8, 1/250, 375mm


Next, another Eastern Phoebe.
f/6.3,1/800, 400mm


Then, there is this song sparrow.
f/8,1/1000, 350mm


And finally, a Ruffed Grouse.
f/8,1/640, 400mm
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Old Apr 12, 2005, 7:48 AM   #2
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Woodmeister, All excellent shots. I'm really partial to the sparrow and grouse shots. I really like the composition and deatail in the sparrow and the unusualness of the grouse shot.
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Old Apr 12, 2005, 8:48 AM   #3
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good shots, that last one is one strange lookin bird:-)
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Old Apr 12, 2005, 9:03 AM   #4
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Very nice shots! I too really like the Sparrow shot. . The background is uniform and nicely blurred! No distractions on this one. Easy to keep attention on the Sparrow.

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Nice ones. The eastern phoebe's headlooks smaller than black phoebe we have over here in california. I also like the sparrow shot. BTW - Did you use flash in that shot? The light seems a bit harsh on my laptop screen but can be fixed in RAW conversion or PS.
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Old Apr 12, 2005, 1:41 PM   #6
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All great shots Woodmeister,and I too am partial to the last two pics. The song sparrow is really a very nicely composed shot and really stands out for me. Very good. And the Grouse because its so unusual. How big is that thing anyhow.

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Old Apr 12, 2005, 6:04 PM   #7
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Great camera technique WM. I'd love to get my lens wrapped around that last bird. Congrats on your own success. I've got similar birds up here but never see them, they remain shrouded in brush.
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Thanks everyone for viewing and your comments.

Houston: As far as the size of these guys, they are about the size of small
chicken.

Norm: I'm not sure what species you have in your neck of the woods, but
now may be the time to catch them since it's mating season and they are
on the move. They are normally hidden as you said but I have been catching
glimpses of them more often as of late since it is mating season. Guess they
have other things on their minds.

bobbyz: It was a very bright mid-morning sun. Yeah, I could tone it down a little but
then it wouldn't reflect the actual conditions of the day.

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Old Apr 15, 2005, 12:02 PM   #9
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Nice shots of the Ruby-crowned Kinglet and Eastern Phoebe - they don't pose very long do they? My favorite is the Ruffed Grouse as it shows remarkably how its camouflaged pattern matches the background.
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