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Old May 18, 2012, 5:58 PM   #1
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Default One of the common neigborhood birds

A very common bird found in my neighborhood, as captured with the E-3 and 50-200mm.


A loud GBH flying by. You can see that he was making a lot of noise about something. Oh, wait a second; ignore that photo, everybody knows you can't capture birds in flight with an Olympus.
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Old May 18, 2012, 8:28 PM   #2
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Love the first one, such a pose. It reminds one of a 'yard bird' on a stick, not unlike the plastic flamingos.
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Very nice, wish we could get within a football field of them up here. They are very skittish.
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Love the first one, such a pose. It reminds one of a 'yard bird' on a stick, not unlike the plastic flamingos.
Thanks Bob, glad you like it. Yes, they can certainly hold a pose. It is fun to watch them when they are froze in place waiting for a fish to swim by.

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Come on down to Florida Eric. They are plentiful and used to people. I have two GBH families who build nests every year in the trees across my backyard pond. (They are very loud, noisy birds in their nests.) And they are constantly walking the edge of my back yard looking for fish.

I've always admitted that my physical location has allowed some good shots without hiking thru a wilderness. Now that I'm older I appreciate not having to walk for miles to get wildlife photos.
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Got to agree...#1 is a winning shot! Great capture of a great pose. Good bokeh as well. Nicely done.
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So beautifully shot and so sharp.

Love your shots....very much.

I can only aspire to such.
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Thank you Wingman and Leeston. Thanks for looking and commenting, and I'm glad you like the shot.
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Excellent, Steven! You are really getting the hang of that E3.
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My favorite picture is also Nr. 1.
You and Gary are the two bird specialist !
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Excellent, Steven! You are really getting the hang of that E3.
Thanks Ted. I really enjoy using the E-3. It seems to be the perfect size and shape for my hands.

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Thanks Lordje. Gary is definitely the songbird specialist. I just go after the big birds, they are much easier targets than the little ones.
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