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Old Dec 29, 2004, 5:51 AM   #1
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I was cruising the woods as I usually do and spotted these birds up the road.
As I approached, of course they dove into this thick stand of berry bushes.
So I pulled over to the side of the road where they dove in. I could hear them
moving around in the weeds and leaves. I was afraid to get out to move to
a better vantage point for fear I would chase them even deeper into the
bushes. So, I just waited where I was and eventually they came out. I wasn't
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close as I would have liked. All were shot at 400 mm, ISO 200, 1/200 sec,
f/10. Crops are in the 35-40% range.




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Old Dec 29, 2004, 7:33 AM   #2
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nice shots, what camera?????
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Old Dec 29, 2004, 9:19 AM   #3
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Funny, the way in which you strung those shots together vertically with no space between the pictures made me think this was all one shot presented as a vertical pano! Unless you look closer, the randomness of the branches makes them seem to knit together.

Nice series, btw. You do seem to do well with getting sharper shots at high FL and lower shutter speeds. My hands must not be as steady.
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Wonderful shots, nice place, right moment. I envy you lucky guy
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Old Dec 30, 2004, 2:15 AM   #5
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Thanks all!!

Aladyforty: Digital Rebel w/100-400L IS USM

Geoff: I didn't notice that until you mentioned it. At first glance it does
look like I was panning down the bush. BTW, the camera was resting on the
window frame of my truck door on these.

Esterzosa: In this area, at this time of year, it is a matter of being at the
right place at the right time. The birds tend to "herd" and are constantly
on the move. A spot that might be bird heaven one day, may not have any
birds at all for several days. I even notice this behavior at home with my feeder
and suet blocks.
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