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Birds in their environment plus a 'lifer'.

 
Joe ­ F.N.
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May 22, 2010 14:38 |  #1

As Harvey pointed out in his last posting, he and I have been putting emphasis on photographing birds in their proper environment, lately. Closely cropped birds showing every feather, with nothing else around them, is nice but variety is pleasing too and another challenge to try and master. It taxes our patience since there are now more elements to pay attention to. Finding the bird is number one but now to get it framed within it's natural setting makes the job harder. Sometimes it works, but not always. Here are a few from recent photo ops where this technique was practiced. We've discovered that some birds have chosen perches that are man made but through adaptation, the birds have chosen these, and consistently sit there in favour of natural ones. These have now become preferable to them. You be the judge.

1/ Yellow Warbler.

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4/ Brown Thrasher

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5/ Blue Bird

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6/ Eastern Kingbird

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7/ My 'lifer'. I had heard about this bird but had never seen one let alone get a picture of one. Thanks Allen and Natalie for pointing it out. Quite a thrill.
Golden-winged Warbler.

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May 22, 2010 14:45 |  #2

Number 6 is my favorite! I absolutely love this shot!


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May 22, 2010 14:48 |  #3

Lovely selection, Joe.


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May 22, 2010 14:51 |  #4

A great set here Joe and the GWW is a very nice dessert to go with the main course...I would love to see one of these let alone photograph one.


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May 22, 2010 14:53 |  #5

My first reaction was "yeah right". Then I looked at the pictures. Simply amazing.....

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May 22, 2010 15:17 |  #6

These are all great, but I especially like the brown thrasher and the kingbird. Very well done. And congratulations on your lifer.
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May 22, 2010 15:24 |  #7

Wow. They're all amazing, although #2's got a harsh look to it but nice nonetheless!


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May 22, 2010 15:27 |  #8

fantastic Joe, they are of course all very nice, you guys up there in Ontario are really showing some great work! The Thrasher is very nice, hard to find in a tree at all.
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May 22, 2010 15:33 |  #9

Very special series Joe..
Kingbird is extra special for me; and the Cherry Topping is the Gold-winged..Beauties..!


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May 22, 2010 15:35 |  #10

Joe,,,i likeum,,,,very nice group..love the natural settings...Ron




  
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May 22, 2010 15:36 |  #11

Congrats on your 'lifer', buddy, and on a great thread.

They are all excellent but I keep coming back to the Brown Thrasher. That's a super image with the bird clearly in focus along with the shrub it's perched on and the background nicely out of focus, providing excellent separation from the subject.

The Eastern Kingbird is the one that next gets my attention. Great pose, exposure and composition, again with a super background. The rusty wire fence is probably the perch that I most often see this bird using around the countryside.

All around great job.


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May 22, 2010 16:26 |  #12

Agreed - the Brown Thrasher is a lovely clear shot, with a nice background.


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May 22, 2010 16:46 |  #13

butterfly2937 wrote in post #10227334 (external link)
Number 6 is my favorite! I absolutely love this shot!

Thank you. I'm glad you like that one.

Anke wrote in post #10227347 (external link)
Lovely selection, Joe.

Thank you Anke.

Gary Fairhead wrote in post #10227354 (external link)
A great set here Joe and the GWW is a very nice dessert to go with the main course...I would love to see one of these let alone photograph one.

Thanks Gary. The GWW was a real treat for me.

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My first reaction was "yeah right". Then I looked at the pictures. Simply amazing.....

From the South Shore of Lake Ontario

I'm glad you took that approach. I would too if I had read it. Thank you.

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These are all great, but I especially like the brown thrasher and the kingbird. Very well done. And congratulations on your lifer.
Al

Thank you so much Al. The lifer was special.

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Wow. They're all amazing, although #2's got a harsh look to it but nice nonetheless!

Harsh often comes with noon day shooting and this one was just that. Thank you.

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fantastic Joe, they are of course all very nice, you guys up there in Ontario are really showing some great work! The Thrasher is very nice, hard to find in a tree at all.
Great shooting.

Thank you very much for the kind words Bret. We have a lot of fun working on this stuff. You're right about the Thrasher. That's a tough one to get.

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Very special series Joe..
Kingbird is extra special for me; and the Cherry Topping is the Gold-winged..Beauties..!

Thanks a lot Ted. I like the Kingbird as well.

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Joe,,,i likeum,,,,very nice group..love the natural settings...Ron

Thank you very much Ron.

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Congrats on your 'lifer', buddy, and on a great thread.

They are all excellent but I keep coming back to the Brown Thrasher. That's a super image with the bird clearly in focus along with the shrub it's perched on and the background nicely out of focus, providing excellent separation from the subject.

The Eastern Kingbird is the one that next gets my attention. Great pose, exposure and composition, again with a super background. The rusty wire fence is probably the perch that I most often see this bird using around the countryside.

All around great job.

Thanks Harv. You know what went into to this as you were there for some of them. It's never easy and often that's why we do it. Pure fun.

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Agreed - the Brown Thrasher is a lovely clear shot, with a nice background.

Thank you so much Chris.


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May 22, 2010 17:36 |  #14

Wow! That yellow really stands out among the blossoms.


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May 22, 2010 17:44 |  #15

Simply marvelous!


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