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2014-02-25-Best-of-the-blind
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Posted By: normhead, 02-25-2014, 01:29 PM

I needed a picture for one of the contests, the theme just happens to be "Blue". I thought where could I get a picture of something blue? Tess suggested a picture of a Blue Jay. "Piece of cake" I thought. So I sat out in the blind until my fingers froze....and got a lot more than just Blue Jays... not that there's anything wrong with Blue Jays..

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Awesome sharp photos, you did really well here. Especially love the squirrel - wonderful work!
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Boy you had me for a second with that last bird - great shots!
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Great bird shots, but the squirrel takes the cake.

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Awesome sharp photos, you did really well here. Especially love the squirrel - wonderful work!
Thanks, the DA*60-250 + FA 1.7 TC seems to be a nice sharp combo.

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Boy you had me for a second with that last bird - great shots!
ha ha, if you read the fine print , I never said I was just shooting birds, however the long progression of bird images must haver visually lured you into thinking they would all be birds.

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Great bird shots, but the squirrel takes the cake.
One guy who has his own blog too me if he posts a bird he gets 10 hits, but if he posts pictures of little cute rodents, he gets 3000 hits.

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One of these things is not like the other
one of these things doesn't belong,
one of these things is not like the other
can you guess before I finish this song...

it was the first photo - the only one with a tree trunk in it
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Let's see... my North American bird knowledge is rusty, but I will give this a shot without consulting Sibleys: Hairy woodpecker, blue jay, house finch... aaaand... fox sparrow? (can't keep those sparrows apart in my head right now).

I love your bird pics.

Oh, the squirrel is nice too. Not as nice as the birds, obviously, because dinosaurs still beat mammals, but it IS cute!
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Let's see... my North American bird knowledge is rusty, but I will give this a shot without consulting Sibleys: Hairy woodpecker, blue jay, house finch... aaaand... fox sparrow? (can't keep those sparrows apart in my head right now).

I love your bird pics.

Oh, the squirrel is nice too. Not as nice as the birds, obviously, because dinosaurs still beat mammals, but it IS cute!
Both of the other birds are Purple Finches, the male is purple/red, the female looks vaguely similar to a sparrow. Thanks for commenting.

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Some small jewels. The animals, and the pictures.
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Some small jewels. The animals, and the pictures.
Thanks for commenting.
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QuoteOriginally posted by normhead Quote
I needed a picture for one of the contests, the theme just happens to be "Blue". I thought where could I get a picture of something blue? Tess suggested a picture of a Blue Jay. "Piece of cake" I thought. So I sat out in the blind until my fingers froze....and got a lot more than just Blue Jays... not that there's anything wrong with Blue Jays..

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Beautiful shots. The first one is my favorite.
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Please, please, please, don't make pick a favorite. These are really great Norm, each and everyone. Don't think I have ever seen a better squirrel shot and that includes Otis. The blind is sure letting you get close and take lots of shots in a habitat setting.
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So I sat out in the blind until my fingers froze
Is a "blind' some sort of out building or hide? cos I want one to give me super sharp images like these.
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Beautiful shots. The first one is my favorite.
Thanks, personally I think that one is unusual somewhat, I've taken a lot of images of those guys and I can't think of any others like it.

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Please, please, please, don't make pick a favorite. These are really great Norm, each and everyone. Don't think I have ever seen a better squirrel shot and that includes Otis. The blind is sure letting you get close and take lots of shots in a habitat setting.
Thanks slowpez, I don't pick favourites either, well until it's time to print, but then, often what makes a good print, is not what I like best anyway.

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Is a "blind' some sort of out building or hide? cos I want one to give me super sharp images like these.
Here you go...
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Here you go...
Aye that's we call a hide here, you'll just need to get some decent neoprene type gloves for your frozen fingers.
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