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#1 David_MC

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Posted 21 December 2017 - 12:12 PM

Went out on this chilly morning with wildlife photography in mind.  Made it to the park and it was teeming with birds, most wouldn't cooperate with me however.  But a few did.  The light was a challenge thanks to intermittent high level clouds but I am still pleased with what I managed to capture.

 

1) This Northern Mockingbird appears to have suffered a rather nasty beak injury.  It doesn't seem to be bothering him too much as he is still quite plump.
Canon 7D, Tamron SP 70-300mm @ 300mm & f/7.1, ISO 2000, 1/400
 
2) The park was crawling with American Robins on the ground trying to catch some earthworms that where near the surface after some recent rains.  This little one allowed me to get pretty close and he even came closer while I was snapping away.
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#2 Roderick

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Posted 21 December 2017 - 05:00 PM

Superior stuff, David.

You've built up a collection of great photos.

I like the second A. robin.



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Posted 21 December 2017 - 05:19 PM

Nice work David as are all your bird images, you have a talent  for sure.



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Posted 21 December 2017 - 05:41 PM

Nice, detailed shots!


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Posted 22 December 2017 - 09:31 AM

Sharp with good feather detail. TFS



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Posted 22 December 2017 - 10:28 AM

Both birds look great. I like the 2nd Robin better thank Be first Robin. Nice pose and light.




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