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Old Apr 11, 2011, 12:32 PM   #1
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And, for those that simply MUST to see the tail
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Old Apr 11, 2011, 5:31 PM   #2
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What type of bird is it Gary? Mean looking eyes on that one.
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Old Apr 11, 2011, 9:12 PM   #3
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What type of bird is it Gary? Mean looking eyes on that one.
It's a common grackle, Lyn. They are a real PITA.
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Old Apr 11, 2011, 10:12 PM   #4
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So they are the ones that steal the suet from the bird feeders...
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Old Apr 12, 2011, 7:55 AM   #5
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Nice shots Gary. Picked up good detail on the water droplets on the birds.

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Old Apr 12, 2011, 8:45 PM   #6
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Really fab shots, love the detail and colour of the feathers and raindrops in No.1 - stunning. How far away were you from him??
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So they are the ones that steal the suet from the bird feeders...
Yup. They run in flocks and can annihilate a feeder in no time flat keeping all other birds away.

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Nice shots Gary. Picked up good detail on the water droplets on the birds.

Thanks, JJ. It was coming down in buckets.

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Really fab shots, love the detail and colour of the feathers and raindrops in No.1 - stunning. How far away were you from him??
Thanks, Dyane. I was about 20 feet away shooting through double-pane windows.

I wish I knew what was adding that stinking halo effect around the bird, though! It's driving me crazy!
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Let's see----double paned windows-----halo effect------could there be a connection?
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Nope. I found out it's a filter/setting in Digikam that's causing it called, "Local contrast".
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Nope. I found out it's a filter/setting in Digikam that's causing it called, "Local contrast".
Really neat shot Gary - but where is the halo effect?
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