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Old Apr 10, 2011, 7:19 AM   #1
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Well, finally some nice weather here in the Northeast. Took this a few minutes ago as the sun came out peeking through the clouds using E-30 with the trusted 50-200mm lens;


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That has to be a warming feeling to see this morning.
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Nice shot Zig, it's good to see green again up here.
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Lovely picture, amazing the amount of detail and the creamy background is just beautiful.

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Yeah the color of bid and background marinates together.
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That is razor sharp! Nice.
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Dittos, Zig.
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Beautiful. Goldfinches are among my favorite birds, and this is such a perfect capture of a female. I SO covet that lens!
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Preparation and opportunity. they both came together here. Your setup is perfect.
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Old Apr 11, 2011, 5:56 AM   #10
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Hi All,

Thanks for all the kind comments. I'm happy to just be able to see these little critters again after the Winter that this area has been through.


And yes, Greg, to your point on planning and preparation, amazing how much impact a small branch cut from a Holly bush and attached near the feeder improves upon the final image.


For those of you who may not be familiar with the set up I use to take photos of various backyard birds, here is a shot of my feeder set up outside my home office window. I added the branch last year to have a place for the birds to land on. It makes for a much more natural photo.



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