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A few pictures of a common grackle
Posted By: Heinrich Lohmann, 06-26-2008, 10:59 AM

I took the first one when he landed on the perch close to the feeder,



than he flew over to the bird bath to have drink







There is only a few seconds between the last and this next one, look how different the feathers look as he prepares for take off.



In this last image the bird is WAY underexposed, I was spotmetering on the bird and when he took of the camera must have metered off the light background. On all the other ones shutter speed was 1/100 on this one it is 1/1250. Even at this shutter speed there is still alot of motion blur.



All with the K10D and Bigma, exif is intact.

comments are always welcome.
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06-28-2008, 11:13 AM   #16
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Heinrich,

Nice series of shots Heinrich. The Grackle isn't a very popular bird but that doesn't detract from your fine images. Numbers 1 and 3 are my personal favourites.

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Heinrich,

Nice series of shots Heinrich. The Grackle isn't a very popular bird but that doesn't detract from your fine images. Numbers 1 and 3 are my personal favourites.

Cheers,

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Hi Tom and thank you. It's not my favourite bird either but they do provide entertainment, watching them trying to use the feeder and falling of can be hilarious. In the end they always settle for what lies on the ground. The Grackles and the Doves are what we call the cleanup crew.

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Good Grackle pics Heinrich
I have a couple that have nested in a woodpecker house for the last two years and they bring their friends around to party around the feeder
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Good Grackle pics Heinrich
I have a couple that have nested in a woodpecker house for the last two years and they bring their friends around to party around the feeder
Thank you Tom and yes there is entertainment value attached to the mess. :-)

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Grackles aren't that common around here Love his colours
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Grackles aren't that common around here Love his colours
Thank you, as a rule they don't look this good to the naked eye. They look very dark brown, almost black and only when the sun hits them the right way can you see any color.

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