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Old May 10, 2009, 2:21 AM   #1
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Hi All,

I don't usually see too many Rose Breasted Grossbeaks, maybe one or two per year, so when 6 started hanging out at the Nature Center, it was really a treat.


I had to clone a branch that was sticking up in front of this one.


The Warblers have started to show up. Got a few of this Yellow Warbler, but they are tough -- very small, and hardly ever stay still. . . The Red Dot sight and Wimberley made getting these a WHOLE lot easier.





I was a little surprised at the amount of PF I had to correct in this last shot -- then I remembered that I used the K10, and it shows considerably more than any of my other bodies. . .

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Scott, by no means I'd like you to restrict yourself to bird shooting. But whatever you do, don't give it up! These pictures are most inspiring to the rest of us, something to strive for. Personally I'm also a bit envious that you have birds like the Rose Breasted Grossbeak to shoot.

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Great pictures, and work with the cloning, can't see any trace of it.
and I have the same feeling like Kjell about you having those birds.
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Great pictures, and work with the cloning, can't see any trace of it.
and I have the same feeling like Kjell about you having those birds.

Beautiful Scott!
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Both are beautiful birds, love your shots. Your bird shots are always awesome!
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Great images of the Grossbeaks Scott. For the fist time since I've lived in KY (13 years now), we've seen the same birds as in your picture at our feeder this Spring. Had to pull out the bird book to ID it since we've never seen one before. We also caught sight of a Baltimore Oriole which is uncommon in these parts as well.
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All are fantastic, but #1 is just superb, sharp, perfect exposure.
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No 1 is beautiful, the birds pose is wonderful, the feather detail so sharp, the foliage and flowers set it all up perfectly, everything about this shot is perfect right down to the eye lighting. Very very well done.
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Nice sharp bird shots. I only hope to achieve those kinds of shots someday. I need some higher quality lenses first.
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Scott,
Wonderful pictures! Fantastic bird detail and background. These are better than what is in the Audubon Field Guide.

The Rose Breasted Grosbeak is a handsome devil. I get these at my feeder in the winter but they eat quickly and disappear before I can fetch my camera (very frustrating). Strangely I have never seen a female of the species.

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