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Old Feb 9, 2018, 10:46 PM   #1
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This has been been my nemesis bird for the last several years... I've tried unsuccessfully to get a decent shot of one, but to no avail. Today, while exploring a new wetland area, I came across a flock of them flitting among the branches, but, as usual, I'd no sooner get one in focus than it would fly off, frustrating my best efforts. Then this one landed on a branch about 10 feet in front of me, and just SAT there! I'm quite sure that was in direct violation of one or more articles of the "Kinglet Code of Conduct", but I gladly took advantage of the opportunity... had to focus manually, because there were too many branches in the way for the AF to work, but this little fella just chilled while I tried different angles, looking for the best shot through the intervening sticks... None are perfect, but this is one of my favorites... 400mm, 1/250 @ f/8, ISO 1600.

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Old Feb 10, 2018, 5:24 PM   #2
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Nicely done. It's good that this little guy was a rule breaker.
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Old Feb 10, 2018, 7:17 PM   #3
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Nice work Rocky, must feel good to finally get your nemesis.
Lovely little bird.

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Such a perfect caption you gave. Nice shot.
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Those little birds have such incredible energy and yes...so hard to capture on film. Kudos, it is a beautiful photo. It is so amazing how you are always able to get that much detail. Very nice.
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Old Feb 26, 2018, 10:53 PM   #7
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Nicely done. It's good that this little guy was a rule breaker.
Thank you! I'm glad too!

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Nice work Rocky, must feel good to finally get your nemesis.
Lovely little bird.
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Thanks, Mike... it really does!

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Lovely bird. Beautiful shot.
Thank you!

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Such a perfect caption you gave. Nice shot.
Thanks, Maitri!

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Nice shot.
Thank you!

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Those little birds have such incredible energy and yes...so hard to capture on film. Kudos, it is a beautiful photo. It is so amazing how you are always able to get that much detail. Very nice.
Thanks! They can definitely be a challenge!!
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Outstanding and cute photo.
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Outstanding and cute photo.
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