A few front yard friends

Discussion in 'Birds' started by mike mac, Apr 28, 2007.

  1. Was able to sip my coffee this morning and grab a coiuple shots of my buddies
    Mockingbird
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    A few goldfinches
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    Female Cardinal
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    Male Cardinal
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    Female house Sparrow
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    Male Downy Woodpecker
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    American Robin
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  2. Sharon

    Sharon

    272
    Feb 18, 2006
    Fantastic, Mike! Gives new meaning to "the best part of waking up". But, what I really want to know is, how do you get them to pose with the appropriately colored backgrounds? You've got some well trained front yard birds there!
     
  3. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    No fair Mike
    You got them trained and those that are not trained are stuffed, I just know it....
    Her I am with a little bird feeder .. Not place to set things up. Got a cardinal family and can't get pics. Well I have one pic of a male cardinal.. but not good enough.
    I don't think I even like you anymore...(no less though)...rofl

    Further more I am not going to tell you how beautiful these are:>)))))
     
  4. Incredible Mike and I really love the side ligting looks so natural!!!
     
  5. sonuj2

    sonuj2

    May 11, 2006
    Naperville, IL
    My question to Mike is how do you have your camera ready with you all the time? Do you keep it by your bedside too when you go to bed? :biggrin: The first goldfinch and the female cardinal are just outstanding.
     
  6. Beautiful set. All sharp and clear with beautiful colors.
     
  7. Baxter

    Baxter

    Jan 8, 2007
    Clemson, SC
    Nice shots Mike. The male cardinal is exceptional.
     
  8. Mike, simply awesome. All of them are super sharp with lots of detail.
     
  9. keirin

    keirin

    Dec 31, 2005
    That's a super series, but the red cardinal is staggeringly good. Great work.
     
  10. Simply awesome, Mike. Taking morning coffee with cooperative bird friends, it's a dream for me!!!
     
  11. tojor

    tojor

    Jul 27, 2005
    Denmark
    Look and learn.
     
  12. Thanks all for the kind words. all these guys are so used to me I sit in my chair coffee in one hand ipod fro some nice morning music, I believe Jackson Browne that day and they act like I don't exist. I could spend hours out there and would if Lorrie and the kids didn't keep coming out and reminding me I have things to do!
     
  13. DoorMan

    DoorMan Guest

    Beautiful photos Mike. The lighting is very good. Did you use a Better Beamer on these?
     
  14. radz

    radz

    735
    Nov 12, 2005
    NewDelhi,India
    Lovely shots Mike,liked the Cardinal alert pose!!
     
  15. Another incredible series Mike, well done.

    Louie
     
  16. This a fantastic collection of images. Many thanks for posting.
    I assume it is 300 2.8 + TCEII 2.00 in action.
    Are you using a flash extender with SB800 here?

    Thanks,
     
  17. Hi Mike,
    Nice work, as usual. It is good to have some warm weather and more birds.:smile:
     
  18. HarryB

    HarryB

    Jan 28, 2005
    Viera, Florida
    Another marvelous set Mike.
     
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