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Mar 16, 2018 09:12 |  #15451

The lowly swamp sparrow... (I think)

The bird might not be pretty, but he does pose well, and I like the background... :)


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Mar 16, 2018 11:38 as a reply to  @ post 18586117 |  #15452

How cute is that.
How do you get them this sharp every time .:-D




  
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Mar 16, 2018 11:49 |  #15453

Guardijan wrote in post #18587132 (external link)
How cute is that.
How do you get them this sharp every time .:-D

Yeah, they really are cute, I actually like sparrows. :)

I (try and) make my lenses and cameras calibrated, and in this case it is, but I also use 'selective sharpening' in Photoshop.

Thank you for you nice comment! :)


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Mar 16, 2018 11:55 |  #15454

IMAGE: http://www.ware.myzen.co.uk/GalleryPics/Photos/Birds/General/Buntings/birds%20Reed%20Bunting%20f%20A01_024_16-12-17.jpg

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Mar 16, 2018 11:57 as a reply to  @ post 18586117 |  #15455

No words for this!! Amazing...how do you do it.




  
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Mar 16, 2018 12:02 |  #15456

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I love seeing them eat 'wild'... :)
Those are nice shots, Lester! I see that you also don't mind shooting sparrows. heheh


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Mar 16, 2018 12:12 |  #15457

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Very nice lester.;-)a

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Mar 16, 2018 12:39 |  #15458

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I love seeing them eat 'wild'... :)
Those are nice shots, Lester! I see that you also don't mind shooting sparrows. heheh

Cheers.
Sparrows are getting rare in the UK for some reason.
But this is a Reed bunting. :-D


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Mar 16, 2018 12:43 |  #15459

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Mar 16, 2018 12:56 |  #15460

Lester Wareham wrote in post #18587170 (external link)
Cheers.
Sparrows are getting rare in the UK for some reason.
But this is a Reed bunting. :-D

Ohhh, I would not have guessed that it was not a sparrow... :)
Sparrows getting rare, now that is weird. I don't love 'em, but I don't hate 'em either.


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Mar 16, 2018 13:01 |  #15461

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Ohhh, I would not have guessed that it was not a sparrow... :)
Sparrows getting rare, now that is weird. I don't love 'em, but I don't hate 'em either.

Yes, house sparrows used to be everywhere when I was a kid. When we moved out of London to Hampshire (about 20 years ago) we had a huge number here too. For some reason they disappeared over night about 5 years ago.

One theory for the decline is modern houses do not have such good nesting opportunities, but the houses round us are older and were supporting the population, so it can't be that.


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Mar 16, 2018 13:11 |  #15462

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Yes, house sparrows used to be everywhere when I was a kid. When we moved out of London to Hampshire (about 20 years ago) we had a huge number here too. For some reason they disappeared over night about 5 years ago.

One theory for the decline is modern houses do not have such good nesting opportunities, but the houses round us are older and were supporting the population, so it can't be that.

Very strange, I'll have to read about that and see if that is true in most places. I have a few here in this house I live in now, but they are not a problem, my problem is squirrels, I don't even care if the sparrows eat birdseed now, as long as there is not 1 million of them. :)
Thanks for that information.


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Mar 16, 2018 13:17 |  #15463

What I havn't seen many of are Euarasian Starlings.

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Mar 16, 2018 13:18 |  #15464

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Yep I get yeah, I have arthritis that affects my hands and a few fingers and also dupuytrens on my left hand, this has caused loss of feeling in my two small fingers on my left hand.
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Both my hands and wrists are almost shot and after a few bursts of firing, my trigger finger goes dead and I cannot feel the button anymore. Missed a few opportunities because of this. I now pass the camera strap over my back, like a bandolier, so that if I lose my grip, it cannot fall far or jolt my neck. But, hey, we must suffer nobly* for our art!  :p

*PS : and, in my case, not quietly...


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Mar 16, 2018 13:20 |  #15465

Great Blue Heron taken with my Nikon CoolPix P900. it actually got a fairly good shot when my GOOD cameras and lenses wouldn't... This camera definitely has its place. This was about 85 feet away or so.
The color's kind'a wonky, but anyway.


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