Feathered Friends

8 years 11 months ago - 8 years 11 months ago #192999 by bigbubbaG
It was a dark, gloomy day today. I had a lot of visitors to my feeders. Here's a few...
Blue Jay


Eastern Phoebe



I believe this one is a House Sparrow


Victory is won not in miles but inches. Win some, hold your ground, win some more.
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8 years 11 months ago #193003 by Baydream
Well done for such poor lighting conditions.

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8 years 11 months ago #193011 by chasrich
:judge: :judge: :judge: :thumbsup:

“Amateurs worry about equipment, professionals worry about money, masters worry about light, I just make pictures… ” ~ Vernon Trent

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8 years 11 months ago #193013 by Shanna-Marie
I agree, it's really difficult to shoot birds when the light is horrible. (lol, that didn't sound too good but you know what I mean). But you got them, great job! ;)

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8 years 11 months ago - 8 years 11 months ago #193014 by bigbubbaG
Thank you. I was really surprised they came out as well as they did. It was dark, rainy, drizzly, and freezing all day! I didn't want to get my camera outside, so I was shooting from my back door. LOL

Victory is won not in miles but inches. Win some, hold your ground, win some more.
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8 years 11 months ago #193017 by RogerS
Nice looking birdies. Now it's time to head to the store for a zoom lens and bring these fellows right into the frame.


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8 years 11 months ago #193019 by Provo

Baydream wrote: Well done for such poor lighting conditions.


+Agreed nice set

PROVO

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8 years 11 months ago #193081 by bigbubbaG

RogerS wrote: Nice looking birdies. Now it's time to head to the store for a zoom lens and bring these fellows right into the frame.


The Canon 75-300mm is the "biggest" I have, & it will have to do for a while. I did however get a chair blind. Once I have a chance to get out there, I think I can get close enough without disturbing them to get them into frame much better. here's a link

www.google.com/products/catalog?q=chair+...DQBQ&ved=0CHYQ8wIwAA

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8 years 11 months ago #193100 by chasrich
Another tactic some of us birders use is the remote shutter release. Set the tripod close to the feeder and stand off or sit in the kitchen and shoot away.

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8 years 11 months ago #193634 by bhowdy
Nicely done given the lighting
Bird #2 is a Dark-eyed Junco
Bird #3 is a White-throated Sparrow

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8 years 11 months ago - 8 years 11 months ago #193693 by RogerS
:agree: Actually, I thought it was a Slate Junco, but not clear enough to make out, but it is a Junco.


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8 years 11 months ago #193704 by Dan13lle
cute photos of the birds, just need to get in a little closer.


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8 years 11 months ago #193863 by bigbubbaG

bhowdy wrote: Nicely done given the lighting
Bird #2 is a Dark-eyed Junco
Bird #3 is a White-throated Sparrow

Hope that you don't mind, just offering help


Don't mind at all.... feel free. Now that you brought it to my attention, I agree white throated sparrow. I am not yet convinced about the Junco, BUT, since I am new at this will go along.


Thanks for helping out. G:cheers:

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8 years 11 months ago - 8 years 11 months ago #193874 by bigbubbaG
OK.... I am convinced.... Dark-eyed Junco....& now seeing this link at all about birds, seems I am quit the dumby! LOL


www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/dark-eyed_junco/id/ac

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