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Old Mar 15, 2005, 2:43 AM   #1
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Caught this bird at the coming of the feeder the other day. I believe it is a malePurple Finch. Love the LTZ10. Can anyone confirm?
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Old Mar 15, 2005, 3:43 AM   #2
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Caught this bird at the coming of the feeder the other day. I believe it is a malePurple Finch. Love the LTZ10. Can anyone confirm?
The branches are in focus; the bird is not. This is not the fault of the lens; the focus system latches on to vertical structures. The only solution is manual focus or find another vantage point.


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Old Mar 15, 2005, 9:40 AM   #3
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You might be right about the species http://www.mbr-pwrc.usgs.gov/id/framlst/i5170id.html

Focus in branches like this is challenging! I have many shots of clear branches and fuzzy birds.
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Old Mar 17, 2005, 8:11 AM   #4
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Actually it is a male House Finch.
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Caught this bird at the coming of the feeder the other day.* I believe it is a male*Purple Finch.* Love the LTZ10.* Can anyone confirm?
The branches are in focus; the bird is not. This is not the fault of the lens; the focus system latches on to vertical structures.* The only solution is manual focus or find another vantage point.

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While both of these suggestions are good ones, there is one other solution that I have found be successful. Make sure you use the spot focusing setting under the AF Mode. With a little practice you can get a well focused shot of your subject even through some pretty tangly branches.
And I agree, it's a House Finch.
Keep posting shots with that lens, it's awesome.
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Old Mar 17, 2005, 8:49 PM   #6
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Thanks for the focus tip y'all. I still thinks it's a Purple Finch though. The crown is all red as shown in this picture (not a good shot but it shows the crown) In addition, the range map I have does not show the House Finch to range in SW Louisiana, west coast to western Texas and in the urban northeast. Thanks again for the fous tips. Can't wait to try 'em out.
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Old Mar 17, 2005, 11:18 PM   #7
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i think it's a house finch because of the dark stripes on the under belly...
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