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Old Jul 4, 2010, 11:21 PM   #1
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Default Baltimore Oriole feeding chick

This is part of a sequence of pictures of the mother feeding her chick I took at a local wildlife preserve. These birds are not very common in my area so it was a real privilege to observe and photograph. Let me know what you think.

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Old Jul 5, 2010, 12:56 AM   #2
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It's great, isn't it, when you manage to take a picture like this in the wild. You've done well to get such a sharp image with all the fluttering and bobbing about that would have been going on. I do like it. I don't believe I've ever seen an oriole.

I'd probably crop it a bit though and reduce the bright patch in the background if it were one of mine, and, if you have enough pixels and it will stand it, zoom into the birds a bit ... but that's only me. I know how difficult it is to get a shot like that. They hardly ever pose in front of a good back ground ...

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Old Jul 6, 2010, 9:31 AM   #3
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great timing! I'm actually ok with the cropping. But can you sharpen it just a bit?
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Old Jul 6, 2010, 9:34 AM   #4
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Nice capture, Scottie! I got my first oriole at my feeder two days ago. Unfortunately, the camera I had mounted on the tripod was in the wrong settings so the images I got were far from acceptable. I should've had my HS-10 mounted.
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