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Old Apr 23, 2012, 8:48 PM   #11
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wow, your photos are like candy for my eyes!
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Old Apr 23, 2012, 11:01 PM   #12
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Those first two sure catch the eye! Your area is SO green!
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Old Apr 24, 2012, 10:06 AM   #13
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Mrs Redwing is gorgeous - good to see her protecting her nest and shooing you off.

These look a little over-saturated to me. Have you done any PP or are these straight out of the camera ? jpg settings ?
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Pboerger - Thanks so much!

Hans - So glad you enjoyed them. Tripod is indeed a useful tool - I've got a little one that fits in the pack just right.

Keith - I am blessed to live where there are plenty of great waterfalls - hope to visit another one tomorrow... 1/4 sec was on tripod (a little Slik Mini that fits in the backpack), with the M 24-35 lens.

Ishino - You are too kind!

Harriet - Yes, East Tennessee is a very green region, and especially so with the mild winter.

Kevin - Glad you enjoyed Mrs. Blackbird. Do you mean that the bird shots look oversaturated, or all of them? To my eye, each of these looks identical in saturation to the actual scene. Perhaps it is our amazing spring green that makes some look a bit oversaturated...
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Old Apr 25, 2012, 9:47 PM   #15
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Thank you again Mole for sharing the beauty of your area with us.
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Old Apr 26, 2012, 8:44 PM   #16
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The contrasty lighting on this bird got my attention. She with her fresh spring plumage in the clear mountain air and bright sunlight stands out starkly against the soft green bokeh of the background. All are excellent, but I especially like the framing of the last one of her - the placement against the grey background flanked by green makes for a really outstanding shot. One of your best.
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Old Apr 26, 2012, 9:45 PM   #17
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Kevin - Glad you enjoyed Mrs. Blackbird. Do you mean that the bird shots look oversaturated, or all of them? To my eye, each of these looks identical in saturation to the actual scene. Perhaps it is our amazing spring green that makes some look a bit oversaturated...
Mrs Blackbird is perfect ! I guess I am just not used to seeing that bright green vegetation - it is amazing !
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Great series. The RWBB are wonderful. As spectacular as the males are the females don't give up much ground to them in their own right.

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MtnMan - Glad you enjoyed these glimpses - only a poor substitute for the real thing...

Penolta - So glad you enjoyed that pose. Took a bit of "sneaking around" to get the tree trunk directly behind her, but I enjoyed the results too.

Kevin - Thanks for taking time to clarify. You need to come visit here some fine spring day, and enjoy all the fresh green!

Lou - Indeed, a different beauty, more subtle but just as appealing.
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Old Apr 30, 2012, 10:33 AM   #20
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Super series Mole (as ever)
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