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Old Aug 10, 2008, 7:15 PM   #1
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Went out fishing again yesterday, D300 in tow and managed to capture some cooperative Eastern Kingbirds along the shoreline.

This first one must have thought I couldn't see it and let meclose enough for this shot. Try as I did, I couldn't find a better angle to shoot without the branches intruding.
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Old Aug 10, 2008, 7:16 PM   #2
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A little while later I spied this one on a dead cedar branch.

One of two.
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Two of two. Thanks for looking. Cheers, Dan
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That first one is not long out of the nest (the corners of the mouth are still yellow) and may still be waiting to be fed. Young ones (of all kinds) are not always cautious, which may be why you got so close. Nice shots.
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They are all nice but the first one has a great look to it surrounded by green!

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Old Aug 11, 2008, 7:38 AM   #6
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That first one is not long out of the nest (the corners of the mouth are still yellow) and may still be waiting to be fed. Young ones (of all kinds) are not always cautious, which may be why you got so close. Nice shots.
That sounds about right, Penolta. In fact that first one did not move while I drifted in closer with the boat - but what originally caught my eye - and the reason I found this one - was another KB flying in and out of that same cedar bush that this younger one was in - probably to feed it as you surmised. Thanks, Dan

Tom,I like the first one too. :-) thanks, Dan
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All nice shots Fishguy. I like the second one.
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nice work dan. i like the framing and composition on all of them actually. it's head almost reminds me of a black phoebe.

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nice work dan. i like the framing and composition on all of them actually. it's head almost reminds me of a black phoebe.

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Thank you Casa and Hung. Glad you liked the comp / framing - the prints came out nicely as well. Cheers, Dan
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Fantastic and beautiful photos.
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