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Birds of the day...
Lens: Sigma 70-300 macro Camera: K-3 Photo Location: Whitney, Ontario, Canada ISO: 800 Aperture: F8 
Posted By: normhead, 12-03-2013, 12:51 PM

It's always interesting sitting in the blind, until I freeze my tush. I generally sit until something get's cold, then come in and process. Here are today's customers.

Downey woodpecker





Goldfinch





Chickadee





Blue Jay





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12-03-2013, 05:37 PM   #2
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Nice series, enjoyed viewing.
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QuoteOriginally posted by normhead Quote
It's always interesting sitting in the blind, until I freeze my tush. I generally sit until something get's cold, then come in ad process. Here are today's customers.

Downey woodpecker





Goldfinch





Chickadee





Blue Jay


Thank you for sharing! Beautiful pictures.

There is a whole world there that can only be seen through good pictures.
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Lovely shots thanks - stay warm.

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Lovely shots, Norm. I could put up a station with a feeder but all we have at this time of the year is ravens and they would peck it apart, looking for something better inside. They've figured out that if something is wrapped-up, humans must be hiding something great to eat
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Nice series, enjoyed viewing.
Thanks for commenting

QuoteOriginally posted by Inexorable Quote
Thank you for sharing! Beautiful pictures.

There is a whole world there that can only be seen through good pictures.
True, it's a world that goes by very quickly,

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Lovely shots thanks - stay warm.
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Lovely shots, Norm. I could put up a station with a feeder but all we have at this time of the year is ravens and they would peck it apart, looking for something better inside. They've figured out that if something is wrapped-up, humans must be hiding something great to eat
We have crows, not ravens for some reason, and they are very shy, the feeders are on a deck. SOmetimes we catch a glimpse of the crows below deck level, picking up seeds off the ground. But as soon as we get a glimpse, they are gone.
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I like the contrast of colours and sharp detail against that subdued background. Not sure if I would like sitting out there myself though.
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I like the contrast of colours and sharp detail against that subdued background. Not sure if I would like sitting out there myself though.
As long as you're about 5'10" you could just put on my gear and you'd be warm as toast. The hardest thing about sitting in the blind is working the ball head and getting your eye against the eyepiece while sitting down. SLRs were't really made to be used sitting on a chair with a tripod. If the birds are there for a while I often spook them because I have to sit up and stretch. And since the blind is on my deck, when I get bored, I come in and process. My computer is 15 feet away. I can always go back out if I don't have something interesting. Earlier in the year , I used to sit out there with my iPad, and surf the forum while waiting for birds to turn up.

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Wonderful series Norm. You have really gotten the hang of bird photography. I love that first goldfinch. His posture is so perfect and the background makes his rather dull winter feathers stand out.
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Wonderful series Norm. You have really gotten the hang of bird photography. I love that first goldfinch. His posture is so perfect and the background makes his rather dull winter feathers stand out.
Thanks slowpez, it was a tough day with the goldfinches. They are the only birds that seem to mind the urch urch of the Sigma 70-300 screw drive. But I did manage a few shots.
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