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Deer no---tufted titmouse yes
Lens: Pentax 55-300@170mm Camera: K5 Photo Location: Saugus Ma ISO: 800 Shutter Speed: 1/350s Aperture: F11 
Posted By: charliezap, 02-07-2012, 03:17 PM

No deer showed up today but the tufted titmouse was having a feed today.--charliezap
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02-07-2012, 04:05 PM   #2
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very cool shot Charliezap! I want to start shooting birds soon when i get a long enough lens but ive been watching them at the feeder last few days and my word it must take some skill to get a clear shot of them. Great stuff my friend
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very cool shot Charliezap! I want to start shooting birds soon when i get a long enough lens but ive been watching them at the feeder last few days and my word it must take some skill to get a clear shot of them. Great stuff my friend
I would like to get the "Bigma" some day for birds but the Pentax 55-300 is real good at close range to about 40 ft out.As for skill if I get a bird keeper from 1 out of ten shots I consider it a good day.--charliezap
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QuoteOriginally posted by captainbert Quote
very cool shot Charliezap! I want to start shooting birds soon when i get a long enough lens but ive been watching them at the feeder last few days and my word it must take some skill to get a clear shot of them. Great stuff my friend
Not much skill involved, just luck...and a camera with enough megapixels to crop.




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Nice shots here, makes me wonder who the heck came up with the name.
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Wow, Capn, you nailed this one. Like Bob, I'm baffled by the bird's name.

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Nice shots here, makes me wonder who the heck came up with the name.
Chances are it isn't someone in the women's liberation movement.Sorry but I couldn't resist the answer.--charliezap
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Nice shots here, makes me wonder who the heck came up with the name.
Nothing interesting about the name. It's just Old English for small bird. Small (tit), Bird (mase).

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Great shot!! They are difficult as I find the smaller birds in particular are so jumpy and constant in their movements that you really have to keep the shutter speed up as much as possible.

I love how he's peering around the feeder!
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Very good shooting! It's damn hard to get a shot that close of a Titmouse, I know from experience!
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Sharp capture he did not have a chance well done Charlie.
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Great shot!! They are difficult as I find the smaller birds in particular are so jumpy and constant in their movements that you really have to keep the shutter speed up as much as possible.

I love how he's peering around the feeder!
Hi Lori--I try to keep the shutter at around 1/500 @f/8 and the ISO at the appropriate level depending on the lighting at the time. I have 2 feeders and the birds are coming and going all day long and that makes it fairly easy to get one or two nice keepers every day.--charliezap
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Love the titmouse. He sure is a cute little fella.
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Very good shooting! It's damn hard to get a shot that close of a Titmouse, I know from experience!
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Sharp capture he did not have a chance well done Charlie.
Thanks gents.
No GE gym today guys but I did do 30min on the treadmill at home and after a shower I'll kill an hour or so around the feeders and see what today brings.--charliezap
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QuoteOriginally posted by charliezap Quote
I would like to get the "Bigma" some day for birds but the Pentax 55-300 is real good at close range to about 40 ft out.As for skill if I get a bird keeper from 1 out of ten shots I consider it a good day.--charliezap
Good to know my friend as the Pentax 55-300 was what i had in my mind. It seems to have great image quality... real bang for buck! Cheers good sir
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