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Old Sep 6, 2005, 1:07 AM   #1
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A flock of RWBBs blew through the garden the last few days. There were a goodly number of these immature males in the process of getting their more adult plumages. I thought that this guy sitting atop a Rose of Sharon bush looked pretty refined.

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Old Sep 6, 2005, 7:28 AM   #2
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Post card pretty shot if I ever saw one. Great capture!
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Old Sep 6, 2005, 10:06 AM   #3
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I like the shot but his eye area is too dark. Maybe the weather was cloudy.
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Old Sep 6, 2005, 3:23 PM   #4
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I like the shot too, I think the eye is half closed as opposed to being dark...

(Actually I like the shot alot - and their not easy to photograph)

These little guys do what I do, go into a coma at the first opportunity...



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Old Sep 6, 2005, 3:50 PM   #5
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Thanks for the comments, guys.

The eye area of any RWBB is going to be dark to begin with so unless you've got the sun shining right on the head or use some fill flash it's going to be difficult for it not to look dark. The eye of this particular bird is fully open. Just so you can see in a bit more detail what that area looks like, here's a 100% crop from the original:


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Thanks for the comments, guys.

The eye area of any RWBB is going to be dark to begin with so unless you've got the sun shining right on the head or use some fill flash it's going to be difficult for it not to look dark. The eye of this particular bird is fully open. Just so you can see in a bit more detail what that area looks like, here's a 100% crop from the original:

You just HAD to make a liar out of me...:lol:

Oh well....

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Old Sep 6, 2005, 8:28 PM   #7
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Sorry :shock:, but like the guy who chopped down the cherry tree I couldn't tell a lie... :roll:
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