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Old Oct 22, 2011, 9:02 AM   #1
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getting back my confidence in photography..lol.I have been frustrated the last few months with my Kr..I think it's a phase I go thru when I get a new camera....Anyways here are whiskeyjacks (Grey Jays) that had mistaken me for a birdfeeder while I was up in the bush working in one our small huts.They are quite the characters..sneaking in the building when I was outside..checking out all my tools...putting on quite a show so they could get some tender morsels from me...I left them shelled sunflower seeds the night before and when I arrived back in the am all I had to do was stick out my hand..and they were on it..and my head and my shoulders..
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Old Oct 22, 2011, 11:23 AM   #2
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Great pics and what fun. I have hand fed Chickadees but nothing bigger.

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Old Oct 22, 2011, 12:01 PM   #3
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Very cool...must have been some starving birds! Birds always scatter when I get too close.
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Our birds aren't that friendly - I can't get so close. These are very cool pictures!

As far as getting frustrated, I go through that fairly often. Not so much when I have a new camera, but rather after a while when I'm more comfortable with it and not paying close attention to my settings. Then I end up taking a series without chimping, using the wrong settings and having nothing work. Or I just don't think I've taken anything worth posting. Usually I'll try to use that as incentive to try something new, something I have to think about. Then, when I end up getting some good results, it's even more rewarding. So hang in there!
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Love these shots. Really cool!
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Old Oct 23, 2011, 1:33 PM   #6
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Very well done. I have never had a bird or any wild animal eat from my hand. Must have been very cool.
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Great shots looks like you and the birds had fun

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Fun stuff. The last one looks as though the supply was getting low, and you had better do something about it quickly.
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What a great series - you really captured the whimsical personalities of these birds! Fine detail and color too!
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Thanks for looking,everyone....Yes...they are very friendly critters..they don't even have to be hungry ..just natural curiosity on their part.There are all kind of stories handed down by trappers etc about how they kept in them company in the bush.Real characters..you just want to spend all day with them.
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