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Old May 9, 2010, 2:54 PM   #1
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Default Backyard Birds.

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I love this time of the year. Got a chance to set up and shoot a few.

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Old May 9, 2010, 3:05 PM   #2
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These guys love the jelly we set out for Orioles.



These guys eat anything. Hope they choke on it. Oh, I guess it did



The Orioles didn't trust the big guy in the chair. This is as close as I got this morning.



We have three nests made by this species on the property. You'd think I could get a shot without branches in the way.

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Default The Martins

I've had a colony of these for about 10 years now. They are a joy to have around. I really need to get additional housing set up, as they have what I've got maxed out.






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Great series, Greg! I like the martin series but my fav is the house finch. Didn't know orioles liked grape jelly. I'll have to try that trick. Thanks!
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Good job Greg. I really like the color and composition of number 3 with the Oriole in the branch.
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Hi Greg,
The 4th image is that of an American Robin..........

Beautiful series. One of the better examples as to why have a dslr and not an interchangeable lens camera (m43).

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Great series, Greg! I like the martin series but my fav is the house finch. Did know orioles liked grape jelly. I'll have to try that trick. Thanks!
Hi Gary,

Orioles LOVE grape jelly. The cheapest available is fine with them. House finches, purple finches, cardinals, red bellied woodpeckers all feed on the stuff.

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Good job Greg. I really like the color and composition of number 3 with the Oriole in the branch.
Thanks. I just wish the hard shadow across the beak wasn't there, but I refuse to do cloning. What I see is what gets put out there. Just one of my little rules I guess.
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The 4th image is that of an American Robin..........

Beautiful series. One of the better examples as to why have a dslr and not an interchangeable lens camera (m43).

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I spent too much time trying to make the Pen do things it didn't want to do. It would have not done these pictures. Autofocus would grad anything other that what you needed it to grab. With the E-3, it you can see it, you can get a focus point on it.

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Hi Greg,

Are these from the 300mm F2.8 lens? They look great
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