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Old Sep 27, 2010, 11:43 PM   #1
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Default Feeding Time @ 600mm - an opportunity for both of us! (no hummingbirds)

First off, I do not recommend shooting @ 1/200 sec. at 600mm - the light was low, in a very shaded area. This sparrow was taking advantage of the grass going to seed in my garden in an even more shaded area while I was photographing the hummingbirds.

Unfortunately Mr/Mrs. Sparrow spent a lot of time well hidden from the lens, but I managed to squeeze of several shots - here's one of several that I hope you think will make the grade.

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Summary: taken wide open at F/5.6, EV 0, M Mode, center weighted metering. Cropped to 2768 x 1850 pixels. AFAIK, subject was approximately 6-8m or 20-25ft away.

I hope you enjoy the image!

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Old Sep 28, 2010, 12:00 AM   #2
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lookin good man, always enjoy your bird photos. Keep sharin em!
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Old Sep 28, 2010, 3:54 AM   #3
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Like NMR said, it's always a pleasure to see you bird photos. Even if it does make me insanely jealous of your lens

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My goodness, that is sharp. Look at those feathers!
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Old Sep 28, 2010, 9:03 AM   #5
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surely enjoy it, great shot
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Old Sep 28, 2010, 1:56 PM   #6
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Nothing to apologize about, Marc. Good job.
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Of course you have, as always, captured incredibly sharp detail and very accurate color. Even better, a great capture of his/her feeding behavior!

PS - What sparrow species is it?
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What a lovely picture - the feather detail is just awesome! And to get accurate focus under those circumstances is remarkable, excellent shot.
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Unfortunately Mr/Mrs. Sparrow spent a lot of time well hidden from the lens, but I managed to squeeze of several shots - here's one of several that I hope you think will make the grade.


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Awesome details. But the noise shown seems to be more than iso400 could produce. Would you mind if you can elaborate


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Old Sep 29, 2010, 9:01 PM   #10
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Nothing to apologize about, Marc. Good job.
Thanks everyone for the kind words - timing and luck was on my side for those shots.

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