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Old Nov 30, 2005, 9:01 AM   #1
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You guys are probably bored of these little birds. Hopefully, I'll get some new varieties to the feeder soon. Anyway, I suppose I was so excited about the new bird yesterday, I forgot that I got these which turned out pretty well.





And one last shot... getting ready to fly. Notice the empty sunflower seed hull between his feet.


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Old Nov 30, 2005, 4:05 PM   #2
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Very nice. These are one of my favorite birds to photograph because they are such a challenge.
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Old Nov 30, 2005, 6:16 PM   #3
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They are a challenge... and these were taken at the same time the Eastern Phoebe was shot... during very bright sun and LOTS of wind. And they did have some slightly blownwhitesas a result of the bright sun, but it wasn't too bad.
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Old Nov 30, 2005, 9:10 PM   #4
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Very nice pictures!!!

Did you used a flash. and if you did which flash did you used . . .
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Old Nov 30, 2005, 9:37 PM   #5
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gracie328 wrote:
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I forgot that I got these which turned out pretty well.
Pretty well indeed Gracie. Love these shots as they are well done.

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Old Dec 1, 2005, 7:49 AM   #6
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Thanks guys.

Boily, there was NO flash used in any of these... just the sunlight. Really turned out better than I expected.
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Beautiful shots Gracie, in particular, the first one - You'll have Norm at you just now, these are his favourite birds as well.

Thanks for sharing them with us
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Nice photos Gracie. I'm sure you've probably said what camera and lenses you are using in past posts but I can't remember. What are you using? I especially like the second photo where the birds eye is more into the frame of the photo giving the feeling that he/she is looking right at the viewer.
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Old Dec 1, 2005, 12:00 PM   #9
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Thanks everyone. I've been out there this morning working on a few other plans... made me a fruit feeder this morning out of an S-hook, a chain and a heavy piece of copper wire. I also made a more natural looking suet feeder out of a limb (about 10 inches long and about 3 to 4 inch diameter). Bored some large holes in the side and stuffed it with a peanut butter/woodpecker seed mix. Most of my fruit-eating birds are migrators, but there's 2 or 3 that are here year-round. My roasted mealworms have shipped and should possibly be here tomorrow, so I'll then have something for the insect eaters.

Linda, my camera is a Minolta Maxxum 7D. And I'm using the 75-300 kit lens from my broken Maxxum 5 film cam. Works well with my set up.
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