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Old Nov 26, 2005, 6:24 PM   #1
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I moved my feeder set up today. I didn't exactly accomplish what I had hoped, but I still got a couple of decent shots.






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Old Nov 26, 2005, 8:59 PM   #2
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Well now I know what I need to do to get better shots. :idea: Just move my feeders. Both of these shots are spectacular and the one of the House Finch has got to be the best one I've seen posted here. Very well done Gracie. Oh, and were you in the Outhouse blind when you took these.

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Old Nov 26, 2005, 9:18 PM   #3
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Thanks Houston. And yes, I was in the OutHouse when I took these shots!:lol: Everytime I've gone out there in the last week, I've only had a few minutes to stay, so I can't wait until this next week...I plan on taking a chair and spending some time out there just to see what ventures to the feeder.I may not see anything different than the common HouseFinches, Chickadees, and Tufted Titmice, but I'm hopingfor a fewmore. Last year I got White Breasted Nuthatches, Red-bellied Woodpeckers, Cardinals, Blue Jays, Mockingbirds, and an occasional Downy Woodpecker. So, hopefully, if they show soon, I'll be there waiting!

Actually, by moving the feeder, I was hoping to get something other than 'blank' background, but obviously, it didn't work here on these. Guess I'll try again next week.
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Old Nov 26, 2005, 10:51 PM   #4
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I think the "blank background" in your two photos is highly desirable. Arthur Morris (famous bird photographer representing Canon) states in one of his books that he prefers to have a blank background and only includes a complex background if it adds information to the bird in the photo. I agree with his thinking. I set up my bird feeders to get an uncluttered background and use a low depth of field. Wonderful photos Gracie!
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Old Nov 27, 2005, 1:28 PM   #5
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Thanks Linda. I appreciate the compliment. I don't really want a 'cluttered' background, but sometimes, a little bit of some blurred color in the background is sort of nice. That wasn't the only reason for moving the feeder... I also needed a bit better lighting. The area I was in becomes shaded much quicker this time of year. Anyway, I'll play around with itonce it stops raining.
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Excellent, shots Gracie. I agree with Linda.
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Old Nov 28, 2005, 7:48 AM   #7
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Thanks Bmullen. I'll have to move the feeder again and play around with the background and see which I prefer. If I ever get it set up as I want, I may very well change my mind in the end anyway.:-)
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