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Old May 26, 2009, 8:52 PM   #1
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BIN (birds in nest).

These were taken spring of 2007. They are Robin chicks. There were 3 in the nest. All chicks successfully fledged. The photos are all crops as I did not want to get to close in fear that the parents (who watched me continuously from a nearby tree) would abandon the chicks.

I now have a Robin nesting in a shrub outside my living room window. She is in a Holly bush and I hope to get some pictures when they hatch, if I can get an open viewing angle to the nest. She is nested deep in the bush and there are two neighborhood cats that I think are aware of her presence.

The photos below were all taken with K100D and Pentax DA 50-200mm lens , hand held & shot in JPEG. The camera was new and it was on auto ISO so they were all @ 1600. I was on a ladder with only marginal lines of sight so these are not going to win any prizes for composition.


F8, 200mm, 1/200"



F10, 73 mm , 1/200"


F8, 180mm 1/200"
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Old May 26, 2009, 11:26 PM   #2
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I hope they got their feed, they sure look hungry, and grew up healthy.
Terrific shots.
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For iso1600 great shots. Looks scarry close.

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For iso1600 great shots. Looks scarry close.

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Very nice close up shots. Did you use flash for F8 setting?


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I hope they got their feed, they sure look hungry, and grew up healthy.
Terrific shots.
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The chicks were very vocal for for there food. It's a shame I didn't have a new K7 so you could hear the noise. The parents were waiting in a nearby tree with a fresh food supply. Feeding is a constant thing for these chicks.

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For iso1600 great shots. Looks scarry close.

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These are crops so I was not physically that close. The crops were at least 60% or more. I wanted to see if they
still had their tonsils.

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Very nice close up shots. Did you use flash for F8 setting?


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No flash used. No noise reduction applied. It was bright mid-day when taken so there was lots of available light.

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Lou - Such cute kids ("a face only a mother could love")! Great shots of the hungry family. Thanks for sharing them!
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these are great!!
i'd show you some of my mockingbird shots but i'll have pull out an old hdd to access them.. when taking them i was always surprised when i could walk away without some blood lose.
don't know what are worse.. mocking bird vs blue jay..
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Lou - Such cute kids ("a face only a mother could love")! Great shots of the hungry family. Thanks for sharing them!
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I agree that they have "a Face only a mother could love" but I'm amazed at how quickly these birds change from looking like they were just borne to being quite attractive little birds.

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