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Old Feb 26, 2009, 8:21 AM   #1
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I've been fortunate enough to have a family of painted buntings living next to me in an uncleared lot.

I've had 4 males at the feeder at once! These guys are very small...around 4 inches tall and very shy. It's taken me weeks to get this shot.

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Old Feb 26, 2009, 8:52 AM   #2
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I've been fortunate enough to have a family of painted buntings living next to me in an uncleared lot.

I've had 4 males at the feeder at once! These guys are very small...around 4 inches tall and very shy. It's taken me weeks to get this shot.

K10d Sigma 50-500 @ f8 500mm 1/60 iso400

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They are pretty. We get the indigos mostly here.

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Old Feb 26, 2009, 9:07 AM   #3
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Stunning image of a beautiful bird! Very sharp and nice bokeh! I did not realize the Buntings came in such colorful varieties. As Dawg said, in northern KY we see only the Indigo variety.
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What a great looking bird and having a family of them local sounds like some fun photo times.

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Old Feb 26, 2009, 3:21 PM   #5
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Thanks Dawg!

The first time I saw one it was in afternoon sun and I couldn't figure out what the heck it was cause it wouldn't be still enough to see.
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Old Feb 26, 2009, 3:23 PM   #6
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Thanks Jay.

Sometimes I think I need to send my Bigma in for a tune up. It just isn't as sharp at 500 as I think it should be. I can't argue with the bokeh, though.

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Old Feb 26, 2009, 3:25 PM   #7
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Thanks Tom.

I need to get some camo material and make a small blind. It isn't too hard to get shots on the feeder but I like a more natural setting. This guy is on top of the feeder stand.

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Dennis, not withstanding my great admiration for this image, you may want to clone out the small spots of rust on the metal arm of the bird feeder pole. For some reason it caught my eye and I can't stop looking at it. Again, all the other aspects of this image are fantastic!
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LOL, I actually did that already on the next version I PP'd.

I'll upload it and post it!

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LOL, I actually did that already on the next version I PP'd.

I'll upload it and post it!

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What rust spots????????:blah:

Looks flawless Dennis!
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