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Jan 16, 2010 15:02 |  #1

Not sure I really did them justice as I only had the 7D for a few days before I took off for Kenya but here goes...

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Jan 16, 2010 15:16 |  #2

Great series of shots. Really pretty birds and I imagine seeing their nest building skills is amazing.


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Jan 16, 2010 16:23 |  #3

Wow, cool looking birds. Very nice series. They look a lot like our Orioles.


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Jan 16, 2010 16:25 |  #4

Those are the coolest birds and next Ive seen yet.

The images arent as sharp as Ive seen some off of the 7d but they are still great


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Jan 16, 2010 16:39 as a reply to  @ ScPhotoMom's post |  #5

Great birds to watch and the noise is amazing.

Yes not the sharpest as for the first four days I was using centre zone but when I switched to centre point they were a lot sharper. I have quite a collection but need to work out what they are called before I post.


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Jan 16, 2010 16:51 |  #6
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Jan 16, 2010 18:12 |  #7

Nice shots


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Jan 16, 2010 18:42 |  #8

These are great. I'm glad you got some close-ups of the nests. I have a friend in the UK who has a business called Weaverbird Designs. He carves decoys and his wife weaves fabrics on a loom. Do they enter the nest from below?


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Jan 16, 2010 18:59 |  #9

2 & 4 really work for me.


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Jan 16, 2010 19:20 |  #10

canonloader wrote in post #9406595 (external link)
Wow, cool looking birds. Very nice series. They look a lot like our Orioles.

Mitch, I thought Orioles right away too. Even the nests. There must be some relation.

What an interesting series.


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Jan 16, 2010 19:51 |  #11

You did a good job on these, though the camera was new. I can see the focus point in some isn't where you wanted it to be. #7 is a good example. The foliage to the left of the bird is in focus where you would have wanted it directly on the bird's head. Single point focus will certainly get you that. I have a 7D and know of which you speak. Still a joy to see Brian.


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Jan 17, 2010 02:40 |  #12

spitfirejd wrote in post #9407330 (external link)
These are great. I'm glad you got some close-ups of the nests. I have a friend in the UK who has a business called Weaverbird Designs. He carves decoys and his wife weaves fabrics on a loom. Do they enter the nest from below?

Yes they enter from below, I have another unidentified bird with a similar nest which have a front and back door which I will post when id'd

Wish I had done a month playing with the 7d before I went as the keeper rate gets higher towards the end of the holiday :)


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