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Old Jan 28, 2006, 11:20 AM   #1
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The male house finch!










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Old Jan 28, 2006, 11:28 AM   #2
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More great photos, BigDawg!

Keep them coming.

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Old Jan 28, 2006, 2:07 PM   #3
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These pictures are really clean Dawg!!
I like them alot!!


How did you get this nice deep of field?


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Old Jan 28, 2006, 2:44 PM   #4
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Dawg the red heads are looking good.

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Old Jan 28, 2006, 4:05 PM   #5
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good looking redheads Dawg,what is your secret to success????????/

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Old Jan 28, 2006, 4:32 PM   #6
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good looking redheads Dawg,what is your secret to success????????/


Sandy I put my feeders under the trees in my front yard. This makes the shots I have to make a good 30 to 40 feet distance from where I sit in my chair. Notice I said sit! I then set the camera on auto and wait. Most times I only have to wait a few minutes before they start to swarm the feeder. As I'm sitting and back from the edge they totally ignore me and fly from feeder to tree and back again giving me many many oprtunities to shoot them in the trees. The hardest thing is getting a good focus lock on the bird. I have to keep trying over and over to seperate the bird from small limbs in front of them. I have to use the digi-Zoom to reach out far enough to get a good shot most times. I brace my arms against my chest and my back against the chair to get a steady shot. Somehow it all works out. On overcast days I have to bump the EC up a little to compensate for the darkness of the shadows they love to hide in! I'm constantly surprised at how many good shots I can get this way! Most don't even need post processing at all!
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Old Jan 28, 2006, 4:36 PM   #7
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Boily-- the depth of field is set by the camera as most all of these were shot in auto mode! The focus is set on spot and the exposure metering at center weight!! I've tried landscape but it doesn't work quite as well!
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Old Jan 28, 2006, 6:27 PM   #8
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Thanks for all the info Dawg,my feeder is in the backyard under a tree right out the window where my computer is,so I'm also sitting and watching & waiting.

For some reason I'm not getting very many birds I'm wondering if it's because there seems to a lot of cats coming through the yard this year.More than I can remember,and there not mine !!!

Then I have the little tree rats to deal with to,but the birds don't seem to mind them too much

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Any way you can send some of those finches my way lol.

Good captures Dawg
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Old Jan 29, 2006, 10:10 AM   #10
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Thanks for the information Dawg!!!
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