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Oriole (Avian) (Two Images)
Posted By: sajmmiller, 05-05-2009, 04:14 PM

I think these are Baltimore Orioles. Please correct me if I'm wrong. Anyway, two pair of these beautiful birds paid a visit to my back deck today. I was able to grab a few shots through the window...they spook very easily. These were taken handheld with the K10D and DA 55-300mm @ 300mm and were cropped 50%. EXIF info should be intact. Comments always appreciated, and thanks for looking.




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Very nice indeed. The background blur really emphasizes the color of the bird. Good work!

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Excellent colors and bokeh in the background on this male Baltimore Oriole!!

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Very nice Scott, the orange of the bird in the patch of light background work great together.

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Very nice work. Striking with orange-black against the light green background.

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Nice shots. Wonderful colors. The Baltimore Orioles baseball club's colors are orange and
black. The first shot looks like a reverse of the bird on their caps.
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Those shots are truly spectacular. The colours are awesome. For a "budget" lens the 55-300 does do too badly at all. I enjoy it, anyway
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Agree with everyone here for a knock about lens it works



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Well done. Love the colors. That lens continues to produce some great photo's. JIM
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Great shots, got to love that lens
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Great shots Scott and though glass inpressive.
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QuoteOriginally posted by stevebrot Quote
Very nice indeed. The background blur really emphasizes the color of the bird. Good work!

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QuoteOriginally posted by Marc Langille Quote
Excellent colors and bokeh in the background on this male Baltimore Oriole!!

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Steve and Marc,

I appreciate you both looking and commenting!

ps. thanks for the ID confirmation Marc
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Very nice Scott, the orange of the bird in the patch of light background work great together.
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Very nice work. Striking with orange-black against the light green background.

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Thank you Gary and JMR. The distant trees in the background worked out well, and I was pleasantly surprised with the 55-300's bokeh.
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Great amazing colour

Excellent capture
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Nice shots. Wonderful colors. The Baltimore Orioles baseball club's colors are orange and
black. The first shot looks like a reverse of the bird on their caps.
Interesting observation on the baseball caps 9thumbs. If I could just get a good closeup shot of a cardinal, I could start a baseball mascot series. Thanks for looking and commenting.
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