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Bird on a (dreaded) wire
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Posted By: stormtech, 05-29-2012, 08:03 PM

I know there is a phrase of "bird on a wire" or something like that, but it is a dreaded wire for me here. I've been working on getting a decent photo of our Purple finches for weeks now - they are so flighty along with our Yellow Finches - very hard to capture. I finally had some nice lighting this morning for these shots, but hate the fact that the wire it landed on is so prominent in the photos. But...I had to share - I finally got a couple shots of them!

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05-30-2012, 02:04 AM   #2
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It is a shame about the wire, but the photo is pin sharp, as to be expected from such a great lens.
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Patience stormtech

It takes time and patience to get killer bird shots. You have to study and stalk your prey not unlike a hunter. Learn their habits, times they like to forage etc.

Just stay with it. The bonus is that while you are doing so you will become a lot more in tune with the nature around you.

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I was thinking the same thing after taking and reviewing these shots - I will need to hunt/stalk not unlike a hunter - just with a camera instead of a gun.

And getting in tune with the nature around me is what I am after since all my shooting is done on my own property.

Thanks for the comments and encouragement!

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I don't recall the poster, but there were some recent bird images of the birds sitting on barb wire. The contrast between the two objects only enhanced the image. Probably because the bird occupies more of the image in the second picture, but in that one I find the wire far less of a distraction.
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Nice sharp shots Stan.You'll find plenty of opportunities without wires.--charliezap
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Very sharp !

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Wires happen but sharp bird shots not so much. These are pretty darn sharp.
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