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Old Apr 9, 2008, 5:46 PM   #1
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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


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Old Apr 9, 2008, 5:47 PM   #2
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Tufted titmouse, iso400, f8, 1/750
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Old Apr 9, 2008, 5:49 PM   #3
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Downy woodpecker, iso400, f8, 1/350. Looks like she thinks the sky is falling!


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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.

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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.


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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.


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

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Old Apr 11, 2008, 5:45 PM   #7
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Good stuff.
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Those are very nice images, good job!

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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.

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Old Apr 11, 2008, 10:32 PM   #10
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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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