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Old Mar 28, 2010, 5:40 PM   #1
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Just so I don't sound completely ignorant... I do know what this one is.

A Palm Warbler from last weekend's outing.
Its hard to get these little guys to sit still long enough to focus!
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Old Mar 28, 2010, 5:52 PM   #2
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Nice, GW. Were you lying on the ground to get that last one?

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Nice, GW. Were you lying on the ground to get that last one?

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Thanks Patty,
No, I just went down on one knee. Going down is easy, its getting back up again that's rough!
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Thanks Patty,
No, I just went down on one knee. Going down is easy, its getting back up again that's rough!
LOL, GW!. That sounds all TOO familiar. Out at the garden a few days ago, I was just getting up from lying down so I could shoot up at a tulip when an older woman came by and said she'd pay twenty bucks for a video of all the moves I had to make to get back to my feet.

Nice shots on both the warbler and the siskins. Warblers are a type of bird I almost never see, although I have a couple of times seen pine warblers at the edge of my woods.

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You're way ahead of me GW. I'm not much of a birder, though I very much enjoy their company. I can identify some hawks and owls, eagles and ospreys, and of course I know a GBH when I see one. But the sparrows, finches, warblers, and other small birds? I can't identify any of them, so in my book they're all just cute little songbirds.
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LOL, GW!. That sounds all TOO familiar. Out at the garden a few days ago, I was just getting up from lying down so I could shoot up at a tulip when an older woman came by and said she'd pay twenty bucks for a video of all the moves I had to make to get back to my feet.

That's just too familiar. . . And the creaking and popping is getting downright scary!

Nice series GW!!! I'm just getting used to shooting birds again -- It seems like I have to relearn everything every spring.

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How did you get the warblers to stay still long enough for a picture? Great job!!
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It seems the smaller the bird, the more they flit around. Great shots, GW.
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Well done, GW-

It is amazing how you got those wonderful multiple shots. And yes, I can relate to the "getting-up " issue.

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Thanks guys for all the kind comments!

Paul, your story
and me visualizing it really did make me laugh out loud. And I understand completely!

Scott, the downright scary part is realizing I sound just like my Father, in more ways than one


Mole, Dave and Sarah Joyce,
Flitting around is a good description. I just promised them a gift card for Wal Mart and...
Seriously, it was just a matter of being patient and taking lots of shots. That and the fact that there were so many of them that when one flew off, another landed near by. I'll have to admit to some luck too, as this was the first time I've been able to get anything worth keeping in the last three years of trying.
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