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Old Nov 6, 2009, 6:13 PM   #11
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I think this one (from the second shot) is better.

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Old Nov 6, 2009, 6:32 PM   #12
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Yeah! One with a little portable heater perhaps?
Not heat; you don't want us to get soft do you?

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Old Nov 6, 2009, 6:58 PM   #13
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Scott thanks for the nice comment.

All I would like is something to act as a wind break and hide me from the birds. I have seen some of the hunting blinds but they are larger than I need for camera shooting.

These little birds are extremely aware of my presence. They are constantly looking back at me and watch my advance. Perhaps if I visited the area every day for a while they would get used to me being there and be a little less skittish.

Another impedement to getting close is that whoever mowed the meadow did a poor job. It is cut so high, that in order for me to creep forward with the tripod, I have to lift it in the air and this scares the birds.

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Old Nov 6, 2009, 7:21 PM   #14
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Penolta thanks for the tweaking. I did a lot of tweaking myself and found that when I changed the levels beyond what I did in my picture, it misrepresented what the birds looked like. I think that in the spring the color of the birds are more as you have adjusted it.

It is cold back here and Thursday morning when these were taken it was in the low forties. The bird color is less vivid in these conditions. I observed the birds through a binocular as well as my camera and feel the adjustment I made was as close to what I saw as I could get.

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Old Nov 7, 2009, 3:08 AM   #15
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thats one sweet looking bird
the colours may not be correct (not that i would know) but i like the soft pastel look
as for cropping i feel the bird house adds to the story
replacing lost habitat
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Old Nov 7, 2009, 10:03 AM   #16
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Lou - wonderful photo of a wonderful little bird! I agree with John, and enjoy seeing both the bird house & the bird. We have bluebirds here year-round (more in winter than summer), and you have inspired me to go out and try to photograph some. Thanks!
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John this is a very beautiful and fun to watch little bird.

I feel that my original two photos most resemble the actual bird as I saw it and photographed it.

Thanks for your nice comments.

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Mole these bluebirds stay with us all winter as well, however the habitat they are in is reachable buy CC ski or snowshoe once the snow is on the ground.

I am not happy with these pictures but will try and get better if I can manage to get closer to the subjects.

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