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Jul 06, 2010 23:09 |  #1

Can't help taking shots of these pretty young birds, just starting to get some color. Tough light today, cloudy at times and then the perch was in the shade. I managed somehow!:D


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Jul 06, 2010 23:10 |  #2

One more....:D


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Jul 07, 2010 01:45 as a reply to  @ ajosteve's post |  #3

Very nice, I like the background seperation.


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Jul 07, 2010 07:31 |  #4

Lovely shots, Steve. I still can't get over the bill on these birds!


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Jul 07, 2010 07:38 |  #5

Your detail and close ups give a great look of this bird that isn't seen by a lot of us... interesting and beautiful shots Steve... how many species of birds have you seen at the waterhole so far this year?

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Jul 07, 2010 15:46 |  #6

Crimzon wrote in post #10490846 (external link)
Very nice, I like the background seperation.

Thank you...a very nice juniper tree in the background about 200 feet away.

Levina de Ruijter wrote in post #10491720 (external link)
Lovely shots, Steve. I still can't get over the bill on these birds!

Thank you Levina, they are strange looking bills, but they sure have expressive eyes.

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Your detail and close ups give a great look of this bird that isn't seen by a lot of us... interesting and beautiful shots Steve... how many species of birds have you seen at the waterhole so far this year?

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Thank you db, without the waterhole to bring them down, I doubt I would see them very close, although I have a family of 3 that hang out on my bird feeder. I count about 17 species of birds so far at the waterhole. I'm not out there that much, so there must be more!:D


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Jul 07, 2010 17:34 as a reply to  @ ajosteve's post |  #7

I think you're managing just fine Steve. Lovely shots, lovely birds.


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Jul 07, 2010 19:21 |  #8

These turned out great Steve. The light is very nice and the bird stands out well against that bg.


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Jul 07, 2010 21:41 |  #9

Very nice, Steve! The background is superb too. The setup that I use is very similar. :) Thanks for sharing.


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Jul 08, 2010 00:56 |  #10

Inse wrote in post #10495113 (external link)
I think you're managing just fine Steve. Lovely shots, lovely birds.

Thank you Ray, appreciate the nice comments.

Candor wrote in post #10495658 (external link)
These turned out great Steve. The light is very nice and the bird stands out well against that bg.

Thanks Mike, these crossbills make pretty good models!

et078 wrote in post #10496322 (external link)
Very nice, Steve! The background is superb too. The setup that I use is very similar. :) Thanks for sharing.

Thanks ET, that BG is from a juniper bush that sits back about 200 feet from the perch, in the fall months I move over and get the changing colors on the oak trees. It's a great spot!


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Jul 08, 2010 13:50 |  #11

Nice shots, have you ever got a shot of them opening a cone? wonder what they'd do with a peanut.


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Jul 08, 2010 14:38 |  #12

Nice shots of a gorgeous bird, Steve :)


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Jul 08, 2010 14:40 |  #13

Superb Steve (as always)!


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Jul 08, 2010 16:31 |  #14

Nice captures of a bird I haven't been able to get good pics of yet. I like that first picture pose where he is turning to the side. Good log he's on and great bokeh!


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Jul 08, 2010 23:47 |  #15

canonloader wrote in post #10500307 (external link)
Nice shots, have you ever got a shot of them opening a cone? wonder what they'd do with a peanut.

Mitch, in the fall these guys are way in the tops of the trees eating, but I can't see it. I would love to get a shot of them working over a cone. I have a family of 3 that hang out everyday at my feeder, eating sunflower seeds. I might just put some peanuts in the shell in the tray and see what happens. Could be fun! Thanks Mitch.:D

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Nice shots of a gorgeous bird, Steve :)

Thanks Anke, nice to hear from you!

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Superb Steve (as always)!

Thank you Scott, 5 hours in a chair covered with camo cloth for a few shots like these. It's fun, but I sure do get sore the next day!

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Nice captures of a bird I haven't been able to get good pics of yet. I like that first picture pose where he is turning to the side. Good log he's on and great bokeh!

Thanks so much for the nice comments. The birds are sitting on my Magic Perch that I set up out at the waterhole 15 miles out in the forest. The BG is from the nice juniper tree off in the distance.:D


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