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brokenbokeh Apr 9, 2008 5:46 PM

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I've been stuck at home this week with the flu, so I've been taking shots of the activity around the birdfeeder. I'm learning a lot about the local birds!

All pics with the Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 lens. USM/Smart Sharpen, Curves, CA reduction, cropped about 10% to keep the perspective but compensate for lack of zoom.

Chickadee, iso400, f8, 1/750



brokenbokeh Apr 9, 2008 5:47 PM

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Tufted titmouse, iso400, f8, 1/750

brokenbokeh Apr 9, 2008 5:49 PM

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Downy woodpecker, iso400, f8, 1/350. Looks like she thinks the sky is falling!



snostorm Apr 10, 2008 11:27 AM

Hi BB,

Very nice work!

My favorite is the Titmouse. They always look so wide-eyed and innocent. I've yet to be able to get a good shot at one of these, though it seems like everyone else has gotten one.

Scott

brokenbokeh Apr 10, 2008 1:10 PM

Thanks, Scott. I have lots of decent photos of the titmouse at the feeder, but it's kind of like shooting fish in a barrel... most of these shots are from 10-15 ft away, so even my cheap 300mm lens can get decent shots, even shooting thru a window.

To me, it's much more exciting, challenging and authentic to photograph birds in thei r natural environment, even though my shots are never as good.


-BB

bigdawg Apr 11, 2008 12:49 AM

brokenbokeh wrote:
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Thanks, Scott. I have lots of decent photos of the titmouse at the feeder, but it's kind of like shooting fish in a barrel... most of these shots are from 10-15 ft away, so even my cheap 300mm lens can get decent shots, even shooting thru a window.

To me, it's much more exciting, challenging and authentic to photograph birds in thei r natural environment, even though my shots are never as good.


-BB
And I hope you keep on shooting them...Man these are good!!!! Are you shooting RAW or Jpeg?

Dawg


dwssas Apr 11, 2008 5:45 PM

Good stuff.

ennacac Apr 11, 2008 6:31 PM

Those are very nice images, good job!

Tom

nhmom Apr 11, 2008 8:51 PM

Sorry to hear you've been under the weather, brokenbokeh. Hope you on the mend soon.

These are great shots. Ican't decide which I like better.

Patty

2many Apr 11, 2008 10:32 PM

These are truely outstanding, I put out a birdfeeder but I get no birds, I have to trek miles to find any.


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