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This time i saw 5 of them.... and all male

 
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Dec 13, 2006 13:16 |  #1

Sorry for disappearing for so long. Work and personal life have been keeping me busy.

I have seen one male Yellow-headed Blackbirds before, but this time i saw a group of five at Hornsby. All male. They didn't seem to mind my presence but only if i stayed in my car. They were busy feeding in the not-so-photogenic habitat. It's extremely hard to get a clear background, or isolated subject. Oh well..... :)

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Wah! Busy, busy, busy background:p [266mm, f8, 1/125s, ISO400, Flash]

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Pineapple in a tuxedo. [500mm, f8, 1/200s, ISO400, Flash]
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"Wow, that's a HUGE plane!" [500mm, f8, 1/200s, ISO400, Flash]
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"Ssshhhh....guys, i think i hear something." [313mm, f8, 1/125s, ISO400, Flash]
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Going for the head shot here. [500mm, f8, 1/100s, ISO400, Flash]
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Dec 13, 2006 14:02 |  #2

Wow what an interesting bird. Very nice series!


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Dec 13, 2006 14:14 as a reply to  @ MDoc's post |  #3

Great series and wonderful birds! Did the birds react much to your flash?


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Dec 13, 2006 15:15 |  #4

Excellent series as always Fee. Brilliant work. :-)


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Dec 13, 2006 15:24 |  #5

Sorry no comment, for some reason they were x'd out for me and I could not see. Will look when I get home.
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Dec 13, 2006 15:25 |  #6

Nice sharp shots Fee, very nice

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Dec 13, 2006 15:27 |  #7

Nice shots and interesting colors.... Nicely done...


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Dec 13, 2006 16:23 |  #8

Excellent series of a rather striking bird.


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Dec 13, 2006 17:23 |  #9

Great series here Fee and I would be happy with any one of them. Fantastic looking bird.

Never see these birds around here yet for some unknown reason one showed up in the dead of winter 10 months ago...about an hour's drive from here and was seen and photographed over a period of a few weeks by several lucky people...not me:cry:


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Dec 13, 2006 17:24 |  #10

Nice set Fee. The colorings on these guys is amazing. Good find. Great shots!


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Dec 13, 2006 18:47 |  #11

Love the bird's color. Very nice series Fee.


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Dec 13, 2006 18:58 |  #12

Great comeback Fee. Lovely birds. Never heard of them before. About how big are they? :)


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Dec 14, 2006 08:39 |  #13

MDoc wrote in post #2395254 (external link)
Wow what an interesting bird. Very nice series!

Thanks MDoc. Glad you like the series.

guitarman3 wrote in post #2395319 (external link)
Great series and wonderful birds! Did the birds react much to your flash?

Thanks for the comment Dennis. The birds didn't mind the flash at all. I guess my flash is much weaker compared to the sunlight reflected off my windshield and car window.

Sindri Skulason wrote in post #2395595 (external link)
Excellent series as always Fee. Brilliant work. :-)

Thanks Sindri. Your feedback is always appreciated.

pttenn wrote in post #2395640 (external link)
Sorry no comment, for some reason they were x'd out for me and I could not see. Will look when I get home.
Karen

Hi Karen. Problem could be flickr's link or the network. Please try again at different time or different computer.

mrclark321 wrote in post #2395642 (external link)
Nice sharp shots Fee, very nice

Dan

Thanks Dan. Glad you enjoy the series.

Stormin_24 wrote in post #2395655 (external link)
Nice shots and interesting colors.... Nicely done...

Thanks for looking and taking time to comment Stormin.

Trace wrote in post #2395944 (external link)
Excellent series of a rather striking bird.

Thanks Trace. I appreciate the nice words.

Gary Fairhead wrote in post #2396177 (external link)
Great series here Fee and I would be happy with any one of them. Fantastic looking bird.

Never see these birds around here yet for some unknown reason one showed up in the dead of winter 10 months ago...about an hour's drive from here and was seen and photographed over a period of a few weeks by several lucky people...not me:cry:

Thanks Gary. Here, too, we only have a window of 2 or 3 weeks per year to see them. They stop by briefly and hang out with the grackles during their migration. I really lucked out when out shooting there that day. :)

kr88 wrote in post #2396180 (external link)
Nice set Fee. The colorings on these guys is amazing. Good find. Great shots!

Hi Keith. Thanks for the kind comment. Yellow always looks good on black. :)

Reyno wrote in post #2396550 (external link)
Love the bird's color. Very nice series Fee.

Thanks Reyno. They like to stay low and not much flying. Luckily the color combination makes them easier to find.

canonloader wrote in post #2396588 (external link)
Great comeback Fee. Lovely birds. Never heard of them before. About how big are they? :)

Thanks Mitch. Glad to be back. They are about the size of a blue jay or red-winged blackbird.


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Dec 14, 2006 11:26 |  #14

What a beautiful blackbird. Well done Fee. My favorite shot is the first one. Is Hornsby in Texas?


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Dec 14, 2006 11:36 |  #15

Gary Fairhead wrote in post #2396177 (external link)
Great series here Fee and I would be happy with any one of them. Fantastic looking bird.

Never see these birds around here yet for some unknown reason one showed up in the dead of winter 10 months ago...about an hour's drive from here and was seen and photographed over a period of a few weeks by several lucky people...not me:cry:

Welcome back Fee and thanks for sharing these great shots. Like Gary I was unable to see the one yellow head that visited here last winter.


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