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First attempt at bird photography
Posted By: dgsullivan, 04-15-2008, 09:30 PM

The only issue I have with these pictures is the house in the background. I would have taken more but the owner of the house came out and wanted me to scare him off so he didn't eat the squirrels >.>

C&C welcome.

All taken with k100d + promaster 28-200mm, 200mm, F5.6, ISO 800. I can check the x/sec if anyone wants for a certain picture.

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04-16-2008, 01:41 PM   #2
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Scare him off so he wouldn't eat the squirrels???? Whats this world coming to????? There is a little CA in the shots but still really cool shots.
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Fine shots!
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Very nice shots,

I think if you want him to come back, build a bigger feeder, just big enough for the squirrels so he can feed on them. It's much easier to see the food natural chain that way then trecking through feilds hoping to find this shot.

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The unfortunate thing is, that it will scare-off the other birds as well. I was told that an owl will scare-off the squirels but not the birds.

Early this winter I saw a squirel outmanouver a hawk but the hawk's acrobatics were beautiful. Scare it off! Never.

DG, the second shot is quite nice and yes, I would agree the house on the first shot is quite distracting.
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Good fist efforts! #2 and #3 are great. #1 seems a little soft but heck of a start. Looking forward to more.
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Wow I love the second one. Great capture and he looks like he is scouting for something yummy like a chihuahua to eat

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nice shots, good colours and captures...
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