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Old Feb 3, 2005, 10:06 PM   #1
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Here are four more redpolls, hope you like them.
















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Old Feb 3, 2005, 10:40 PM   #2
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Nice, how do you get them to hold still long enough to focus on them. :blah:

They are all over the feeder and raspberry canes in my back yard butI think they must have gotten into too much coffee.

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Old Feb 3, 2005, 11:37 PM   #3
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Hi Peter, yep, these are very touchy little fellows and it takes some time before they begin to relax. One thing I do find about them is that they seem to sit on the branches longer than chickadees so comparatively it's great.


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Old Feb 4, 2005, 12:11 AM   #4
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Magazine or calender worthy shots in my opinion. Thanks for posting.
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Old Feb 4, 2005, 1:41 AM   #5
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Really nice shots. What kinda lense are you using? TC? Range from subjects? Really interested in doing some nature photos but have a lot to learn...
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Old Feb 4, 2005, 4:15 AM   #6
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Really nice shots Norm. I think #4 is the winner here. The way the sun
filtered through the branches to spotlight the head and the pose just
makes for a very pleasing effect. Its almost like you were directing the
shot in a studio.
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Old Feb 4, 2005, 4:50 AM   #7
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as usual all great shots:-)I like the last shot very much.
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Old Feb 4, 2005, 8:53 PM   #8
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Appreciate the input mullen, woodmeister, aladay and wannabe.
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It was a very cold and frosty 200mm with 2x extender. Unlike the chickadees these birds usually sit still for more than 2 seconds so I feel like I've got lots of time to set things up. I'mfinding myself to be more and morelight conscious these days and won'tbother taking a photograph unless the bird lands in an area with an interesting bathing of light. I had birds almost landing on top of me that day but they were just not in the right light location and I didn't want to use flash since these birds and the chickadees are spooked somewhat by flash. I can get away with it from time to time but find that the birds flock more when flash is holstered. It forces me to try to set up ambientlight conditions so I count it to be a good thing.
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Old Feb 4, 2005, 10:27 PM   #9
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Excellent photos Norm, I really like the way you always seem to get the eyes so well focused. As you stated in your later post, the light is everything and you are willing to wait for good light.

I am still trying to find out what good light looks like.

Do you do much processing on theses or are the shots pretty much as taken? The feathers are so well defined. What apeture settings did you use?

Great shots. Thanks for sharing.
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Old Feb 4, 2005, 10:42 PM   #10
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Some more really nice shots Normcar. My favorite is the fourth. I agree with you on the light, makes em or breaks em.

These are such pretty birds I am glad you are able to share these shots. I have never see one here although I hear they are around.
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