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Old Nov 12, 2010, 6:15 AM   #1
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Have not had the 135-600 lens out in a while, so I decided to take it for a "spin" while catching up on some trail work recently.

This Blue Jay was keeping a close eye on that huge strange black object pointed at him!
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But the Robin was not at all concerned that a giant lens was pointed at him, just interested in soaking up some autumn sunshine...
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Spotted a Yellow Bellied Sapsucker on a walnut tree. These birds usually peck at healthy bark to drink the sap (and eat the insects attracted to the sap) - had never seen one working on decayed wood before.
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Poison Ivy berries are ripe now, and are an important fall/winter food for many small birds in our region.
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But I only saw one bird eating them - a Yellow Rumped Warbler. Will check back for more birds later in the season, when they get a bit colder and hungrier.
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Old Nov 12, 2010, 6:24 AM   #6
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The Pentax SMC 135-600 F6.3 is a heavy lens to lug down the trail (especially with the big old Bogan 3011 tripod), it has some very interesting CA problems, it's not that easy to focus. But I sure do like getting a chance to photograph our common birds with it! And I hope you enjoyed these "feathered glimpses" too.

Thanks for any comments, critique & suggestions!
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All wonderful but I have a soft spot for Bluejays...

He definately had his eye on you...!
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Great shots there,Mole!
The blue jays are really cute.
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All very nice, but I love the fourth Yellow Rumped Warbler.
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Beautiful shots, all of them. I also like blue jays.

The Pentax SMC 135-600 F6.3 is a heavy lens to lug down the trail (especially with the big old Bogan 3011 tripod), it has some very interesting CA problems, it's not that easy to focus.

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