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#1 Roderick

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Posted 09 June 2017 - 01:58 PM

1/2000th, f7.1, ISO 900, 400mm and the male is at 600mm.

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At least three males are regular visitors and female too.

Once I moved the feeder into a more open area they started showing up.

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Posted 09 June 2017 - 05:51 PM

Dude, there is poop on your feeder!  ;-)      The that shows top of feeder is a little bit soft. the other is very sharp, both have a beautiful Bokeh.  A suggestion maybe, and remember I am newb here 

:wacko:   can you camouflage the feeder with real sticks or put a perch next to it?   :unsure:



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Posted 09 June 2017 - 11:03 PM

Yep - Nice shots Rod but not a fan of the bird feeder. I like the second shot with the finch perched on the wire better. Sharp and detailed. 



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Posted 09 June 2017 - 11:43 PM

Very nice Rod.  Beautiful bokeh.


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Posted 10 June 2017 - 02:49 AM

Colourful little birds very nicely framed up Rod, ditto on the bokeh,  given the weather of late 1/2000th seems to be pushing your luck just a tad....(-:  Have only seen one Goldfinch in my garden, way too many cats in the locality for little birds to spend time here.. 



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Posted 10 June 2017 - 07:19 AM

I agree about the bird feeders - maybe time to recommission the "log on a stick"

Geedee, cats are bast**ds but what can ya do :rolleyes:

The variegated  holly bush makes a nice backdrop.

Poop happens, as the Pope would say. B)

Here's the last feeder shot I'll post - twas a sunny day, Geedee, not a cloud was in the sky.... ;)

 

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Posted 10 June 2017 - 12:55 PM

Where did you get the sunny day from Rod..hurrumph!  I am very fond of cats, dogs horses etc etc etc, though have none myself. I would rather see the feeders than no pics.  for other than the Jackdaws, a Blackbird and Robin, there is not much else to be spotted around my garden with any regularity. Feeder does not bug me in any way, though I can well understand that completely natural surroundings are best. 



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Posted 12 June 2017 - 06:06 PM

Log on a stick and "return to thunder-dome"!  Nice Rod - it looks like your yard is turning out to be a good location!  Yup - a few props, and you'll be good.  You could experiment with fixed lighting to compensate for those dreary days. 


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Posted 13 June 2017 - 02:52 AM

Geedee. to get the sunny day we had to throw another virgin into the volcano..... (that leaved only 2 trekies left in the country).

Food for thought, Jonny.  I moved the feeder into my front garden and a bit away from the house as the finches dislike the enclosed space of my back yard.

Problem now is, getting close enough to them for a half decent picture.  On the up side, I can hear them singing all the time know, and they've fledged at least 2 chicks :)


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