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Goldfinch and Chickadee
Lens: A-400 Camera: K-3 Photo Location: Whitney, Ontario, Canada ISO: 400 Shutter Speed: 1/1000s Aperture: F8 
Posted By: normhead, 11-23-2013, 10:10 AM

Finally we got a bit of light today. I've finally got a goldfinch picture. Thy've been here for a while but the light wasn't right.




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Nice focusing. They don't look too happy that it is cold. Winter is here!!
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Great Pictures. The second one is my favorit of the two
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The colder it is, the more they hang around the feeders so, better for me. Thanks for commenting.

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Great Pictures. The second one is my favorit of the two
Thanks, the chickadees are with us all year every year, our biggest customers.


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Wow Norm. That snowy backdrop is just so perfect. Love them both.
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Love the snow with the birds. Great shots, Norm!
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Some times I miss the snow . The amount you have in these is about as much as we get here over an entire winter.. Nice couple of birds. I like the first one slightly better than the second. I think because of the bit more activity in the background.
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Those are great shots. They look like fine art. Well done.

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These are wonderful images. Could be hanging in an art gallery, or in an Audubon Book.

The second is my fave, as it flows so well.

Beautiful work
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Norm, these look first class to me - the second one, in particular, is striking. Did you start with RAW files and use something other than Aperture for PP and conversion?

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QuoteOriginally posted by slowpez Quote
Wow Norm. That snowy backdrop is just so perfect. Love them both.
Thanks slowpez, we got 6 inches today...

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Love the snow with the birds. Great shots, Norm!
Thanks Rondec

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Some times I miss the snow . The amount you have in these is about as much as we get here over an entire winter.. Nice couple of birds. I like the first one slightly better than the second. I think because of the bit more activity in the background.
I like that he's a little further away, it makes him a little smaller in the frame.

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Those are great shots. They look like fine art. Well done.
Reninds me of when I worked in the pine furniture factory. We used to say "It's not fine furniture , it's Pine Furniture." For some reason we thought that was funny.

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These are wonderful images. Could be hanging in an art gallery, or in an Audubon Book.

The second is my fave, as it flows so well.

Beautiful work
Well lets not aim too high.

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Norm, these look first class to me - the second one, in particular, is striking. Did you start with RAW files and use something other than Aperture for PP and conversion?

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Importing using Adobe DNG Converter then importing into Aperture Sailer. They'll improve once the Apple profiles for the K-3 arrives, but at 400 ISO. DNG Converter works just fine.

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Well done Norm ! I have seen a couple of them here in the summer , however have not to date gotten a decent shot of one.
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Well done Norm ! I have seen a couple of them here in the summer , however have not to date gotten a decent shot of one.
The small birds are very hard to photograph, the improved burst mode on the K-3 is a big help with that, but 4 times out of 5, just as I get them in frame, they fly away. You really have to be be committed to sitting with your setup until you get a few good images. It's got to the point now that when I actually get an image of them in a place that looks natural, I start wondering what the little guy is thinking, sitting still for so long. Usually it ends up being they have a seed in their mouth and they are cracking it on a tree branch.
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beautiful photos, poor birds are freezing.
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beautiful photos, poor birds are freezing.
The birds seem fine Bob, but in the colder weather they eat more, so more opportunity for me to photograph them.
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