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gracie328 Jan 25, 2006 9:44 PM

I was only out for about 20 minutes today due to being medicated and unable to hold my eyes open for long. Anyway, still got some decent shots in spite. First is my first Bluejay pic of the winter. He was LONG! I had to soom out to 160mm to get all of him included!

And another... a bit closer.

Here's the Red-bellied Woody again.

A male Goldfinch in his winter wardrobe.

And last of all... a female Dark-eyed Junco.

Hards80 Jan 25, 2006 10:31 PM

i really love the last 4 pictures in this series.. they are a bit sharper than the bluejay, esp in the eye area..
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style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #000000"its a great set.. congrats!

gracie328 Jan 25, 2006 11:28 PM

Thanks. I'm not sure why the bluejay looks softer... no reason it should have been... no wind andhe wasperfectly still.Isharpened him more than usual also. His blue color just seem to melt together and lose the detail of the feathers no matter what. Is it just his color? Can I adjust something in camera to help?

KENNETHD Jan 26, 2006 12:40 AM

Yessssir! These are very nice indeed. Love the bluejay. I have so many in and out of my backyard, but they N E V E R sit still when I have my camera out. Best regards,


BowerR64 Jan 26, 2006 3:35 AM

The 7D sure looks like a nice machine.

[email protected] Jan 26, 2006 4:25 AM

Great series, Gracie. I think it is the colors on the blue jays that make them appear softer. They actually don't have any blue pigment in their feathers. The blue appearance is all about light refraction.

woodysworld Jan 26, 2006 6:49 AM

Wonderful series. Great variety. Very nicely done. Woody

gracie328 Jan 26, 2006 9:31 AM

Thanks everyone.

BMullen, I was aware of the light refraction issue... I wondered if that would affect the shot or not... doesn't seem like it would, but I suppose it could depending on the angle of the light itself.

BowerR64, the 7D is a good camera although Minolta lenses are a bit lacking. Now that Minolta is shutting down, I wouldn't really recommend purchasing one for sure.

jimtfoto Jan 26, 2006 10:47 AM

Excellent work ... love the Nuthatch shot. Well done!



Boily Jan 26, 2006 7:17 PM

Nice bird pictures!!!

I really like them:cool:


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