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Old Jun 8, 2002, 9:29 PM   #1
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Default Bringin' Home The Bacon

Or in this case a caterpillar.


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Old Jun 8, 2002, 9:39 PM   #2
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Very neat shot.
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Old Jun 9, 2002, 7:07 AM   #3
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Is this an Oriole? Certainly an unusual nest and it looks well constructed too. Nice capture!
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Old Jun 9, 2002, 8:13 AM   #4
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Looks like a female Baltimore Oriole.

Kevin: What camera, lens and settings did you use? The lens had to be a long one since those birds generally make their nests up high. Great shot!!

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Old Jun 9, 2002, 9:23 PM   #5
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Thanks for the compliments guys. This nest is atypical in that it's on a lower tree branch.
SCSI, I used a D1H with a 600 F4 and TC14E teleconverter. This shot was cropped somewhat and the light range tamed somewhat by contrast masking in PS.
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Old Jun 11, 2002, 8:15 AM   #6
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Default Hi Kevin,

Great catch - I love the detail in the nest on this one - someone will be well fed!

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Old Jun 13, 2002, 6:59 PM   #7
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Yep, it's an Oriole. The nest is beautiful. Did you setup and wait, or just grab the shot? Usually, by the time I get focused, the bird is gone, the squirrel is gone, anything I try to point at is usually gone. Nice work.
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Old Jun 15, 2002, 6:15 AM   #8
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Thanks Walt, I'd located the nest previously and it just happened to be close to a swamp boardwalk so, up very early, haul equipment in and wait a bit. I've had good luck using a "pocket blind" purchased from Lennie Rue. It's easy to carry in and you just get into it like a big bag. Hoping to get to the Lakota Preserve in NJ this fall for the wolves.

BTW: I'm an old Bronxville boy myself (lived off of Gun Hill Rd.)

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