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Old Mar 20, 2016, 9:54 AM   #1
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Default Birds w/50-200; northern flicker, chickadee and blue bird

A few birding shots with the Olympus 50-200mm mk I on the E-M1, from smallest to biggest.

The black-capped chickadee is one of the smallest birds around and moves quickly about, their metabolism must be insane.

black-capped chickadee by ramcewan, on Flickr

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Caught this female bluebird with a bit of food in her mouth, temps have dropped this weekend and activity is up as these birds are starting to nest already, with trees like this one already buds are popping out as can be seen in this shot.

Female bluebird with seed by ramcewan, on Flickr

Finally the biggest of the bunch, the Yellow Shafted Northern Flicker, this time I caught the female in for a bite. The bird is too big to hang off the feeder and must perch next to it and lean over for a bite. I think this is a funny bird, it's as if god handed the pallet to a 8 year old girl who decided to use all the options; bronze and molted black stripes on the back, white with black polka dots on the bottom, rust with a black bib around the neck, silver on the head and just not to be boring yellow on the tail and a red stripe behind the head! Truly a combination beyond reason!

Northern Flicker - Female by ramcewan, on Flickr

Northern Flicker - female by ramcewan, on Flickr

Northern Flicker - female by ramcewan, on Flickr

Northern Flicker - female by ramcewan, on Flickr

p.s. this is the male yellow shafted northern flicker, with the black "beard" coming off the mouth being the distinguishing characteristic, unlike the downy, hairy and red-bellied wood peckers which only have red markings on the male's head both sexes of this bird have the red marking.

Northern Flicker by ramcewan, on Flickr
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......SUPER! Great images; I don't have experience photo'ing birds nor do I have patience enough to try, but I really enjoy seeing. Thanks for sharing these.
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Very nice shots! Have any of these been cropped?
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Excellent images. Good exposure, color, and details on those shots. Well done.
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Excellent series, great colors, focus spot on very sharp.
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......SUPER! Great images; I don';t have experience photo'ing birds nor do I have patience enough to try, but I really enjoy seeing. Thanks for sharing these.
Thankyou Bob, I'm glad to hear you enjoy seeing them, I worry sometimes that I've worn out my welcome with birding shots.

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Very nice shots! Have any of these been cropped?
Yes they've all been cropped somewhat, if just for composition, I try to put the eye or beak on the upper left 1/3 intersection point if the bird is facing left as i find it makes for a compelling composition. The one that was cropped the least was the vertical oriented northern flicker which was shot at 183mm actually.

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Excellent images. Good exposure, color, and details on those shots. Well done.
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Excellent series, great colors, focus spot on very sharp.
Thanks TG!
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Very nice Bird Shots
NICE detail color and sharp
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