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03-03-2015, 04:44 AM   #15706
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QuoteOriginally posted by dadipentak Quote
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Sparrows

I'm pretty sure both are White-throated sparrows. One black and white striped the other tan striped.

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QuoteOriginally posted by boriscleto Quote
I'm pretty sure both are White-throated sparrows. One black and white striped the other tan striped.
Thanks. Until I took up photography, I had no idea how many sparrow species there were.
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Even the pigeons show up occasionally to observe the feeders.
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QuoteOriginally posted by dadipentak Quote
Thanks. Until I took up photography, I had no idea how many sparrow species there were.
Until I took up bird photography, a bird was just a bird.... as in "look at that bird".

There were birds that were starlings or pigeons or sparrows, and other birds that weren't starlings or pidgins or sparrows. And many birds that weren't sparrows, that I now know as finches, that got called sparrows.


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In my case, I come from the Wet [sic] Coast of Canada. That's where one looks down when anyone asks "What is the largish white bird?" to avoid seagull exhaust. I didn't know anything about birds either. Except seagulls. We don't white wash our piers, they do.
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Little Green Bee-Eater (juve)

K3 + Sigma 500 F4.5, shot from vehicle

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QuoteOriginally posted by kengoh Quote
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Very very nice Ken

Here is another couple of car shots from me,K-5/Sigma 300mm f2.8 EX DG/Kirk window mount


This was taken at 9ft

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QuoteOriginally posted by Ducatigaz Quote
Very very nice Ken

Here is another couple of car shots from me,K-5/Sigma 300mm f2.8 EX DG/Kirk window mount


This was taken at 9ft


I agree - very nice Ken.


And Gary, great shots as always.

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This 300mm is believed to be tokina made and is quite good I think, even though it probably dates from the 1960's. A crop from a pic of the resident swan by the castle.
CFD of 8m / 25' limits it's usefulness.
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Thankyou!
Yea, must be tough living in a place most of us can only dream about Most of your shots taken off the back Porch?

In Iowa we have 2 seasons. Snow or Mosquito.
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QuoteOriginally posted by marcusBMG Quote
This 300mm
How is it labeled? .
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QuoteOriginally posted by Driline Quote
Yea, must be tough living in a place most of us can only dream about Most of your shots taken off the back Porch?

In Iowa we have 2 seasons. Snow or Mosquito.
We got way more than that... we have snow , black fly, mosquito, deer and horse fly season, fall is nice though, the snow hasn't come yet and the bugs are dead.
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We got way more than that... we have snow , black fly, mosquito, deer and horse fly season, fall is nice though, the snow hasn't come yet and the bugs are dead.
You don't have a Mud Season? When she lived in Vermont, my sister would always invite me up for that.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Ducatigaz Quote
I'm still trying to catch a pair of Redpolls that come to feeders in the garden ,before they get on the feeders[ easier said than done]
I did manage to catch a couple of other birds. K-5/Sigma 300mm f2.8 EX DG/Kirk window mount








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The 300mm F2.8 seems to have incredible IQ
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QuoteOriginally posted by dadipentak Quote
You don't have a Mud Season? When she lived in Vermont, my sister would always invite me up for that.
Coincides with mosquito season, which begins as soon as the snow begins melting.

Black Fly season begins around the same time as trout season...
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