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Old Jun 23, 2004, 10:57 PM   #1
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I climbed under a pile of deadfall near a lake because I knew that this was where a Catbird hunted. Sure enough, it arrived, but I felt like the troll under the bridge for awhile there. I was too lazy to process these photos so what you see is what you get, except for a bit of sharpening and cropping.I'm playing with light and exposure so some of these may be a bit too "artsy" for some of you. Oh well.

Ah, that nifty Catbird is back



Like a General, viewing the battlefield...



There's that morsel



Yummy



Waiting for more



Gee, it was nice playing the troll, and how was your day?
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Old Jun 24, 2004, 12:32 AM   #2
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You were really were getting down and dirty to get these photos, Norm! Catbirds love to weave in and out of briars and brambles and low shrubbery.

The first picture really hits the spot for me. The silhouette photos, pictures #3,4,5 would be good entries in the Weekly Photo Challenge this week.
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Old Jun 24, 2004, 3:47 AM   #3
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Nice shots, i've never heard of a catbird before. :-)
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Old Jun 24, 2004, 9:39 AM   #4
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What? Jackrussell, you've never crossed a cat with a bird? :-)

Seriously, jackrussell, you've probably never heard of the catbird because it's distribution is limited to North America as far south as Central America. You might have a cousin of the catbird that occurs in your area, but I'm not aware of what it's name might be.
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Old Jun 24, 2004, 10:49 AM   #5
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The absolutely amazing thing about this great bird to watch is that it's a great bird to listen to as well. It has a few different calls but one sounds exactly like a cat's meow.
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Old Jun 24, 2004, 11:32 AM   #6
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hey norm...nice shots...i like the first two...that expression in the second one is just great....just like you said, looks like a general looking over a battlefield...

i have a question for you...

do you shoot RAW? you might want to consider it....eric can does....and he can process his shots to create a greater tonal range....

keep shooting!

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Old Jun 24, 2004, 11:46 AM   #7
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Normcar wrote:
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The absolutely amazing thing about this great bird to watch is that it's a great bird to listen to as well. It has a few different calls but one sounds exactly like a cat's meow.
Hmmm.. I don't think my dog would be too keen on this bird. :-)


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Old Jun 24, 2004, 11:55 AM   #8
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Nah, your dog would think it's the cat's meow.
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haha....norm...i didn't catch that one right away....lol....it's a good one

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