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Backyard Songbirds (my recent attempts) 12pics

Discussion in 'Birds' started by misupix, Jul 14, 2007.

  1. Wanted to share my recent Birding attempts.

    These are all taken in my backyard, with D200 and 70-200VR + Kenko 1.4xTC. All in different lighting conditions.........

    Here comes the Sparrows

    NIKON D200    ---    280mm    f/8.0    1/200s    ISO 100

    NIKON D200    ---    280mm    f/5.6    1/160s    ISO 280

    "Spot the Sparrow"
    NIKON D200    ---    200mm    f/4.5    1/500s    ISO 250

    Another very rare visitor:

    "Woodpecker peeping"
    NIKON D200    ---    280mm    f/5.6    1/160s    ISO 360

    "Woodpecker posing"
    NIKON D200    ---    280mm    f/5.6    1/160s    ISO 220

    "Woodpecker hunting"
    NIKON D200    ---    280mm    f/5.6    1/160s    ISO 400

    An my favorite: The Redstart

    NIKON D200    ---    280mm    f/5.6    1/100s    ISO 100

    "Blowning in the wind"
    NIKON D200    ---    200mm    f/4.5    1/640s    ISO 250

    NIKON D200    ---    280mm    f/5.6    1/160s    ISO 450

    NIKON D200    ---    280mm    f/5.6    1/160s    ISO 560

    I have no idea what this is, but it's pretty!

    NIKON D200    ---    280mm    f/8.0    1/125s    ISO 100

    "Unknown eating"
    NIKON D200    ---    280mm    f/8.0    1/250s    ISO 100

    Thanks for looking!

    Comment appreciated!​
  2. Very Nice Series Michael
  3. Fremlin


    Jan 29, 2006
    The last one looks very much like a chaffinch.
  4. Tim O

    Tim O

    Jun 11, 2006
    Very nice captures Michael,the sparrows overrun my yard also:smile:
  5. Flew


    Jan 25, 2005
    Lovely set Michael. I have to say, you have a very beautiful back yard. :smile:
  6. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    All very beautiful images
    Well done:) ))
  7. very nice!!
  8. Very nice series and some birds I've never seen before.
  9. Good job, Michael. Enjoyed these a lot. :smile:
  10. Excellent series Michael. I love #9 and #12, very nice.
  11. Excellent set Michael. Beautiful!
  12. Bob Coutant

    Bob Coutant Moderator Moderator

    May 17, 2005
    Pleasantville Ohio
    Great series Michael. Your redstart reminded me that I have not seen an American redstart in years -- miss the little devils.
  13. Glacier


    Jan 17, 2006
    Boaz, Alabama
    Sweeeeet images! The woodpecker is a gorgeous bird.
  14. Thanks a lot for the comments.

    I come to like my backyard more and more each day.....

    Unfortunately most of the pictures are heavily cropped (Thanks to 10Mpix).

    But sometime in the future a 500mm may find it's way to our home :Crunk:
  15. Nice series Mike, fine detail in all.
  16. That gang looks funny! Nice collection. Although I can dig up lots of Sparrows here, I envy you for having a woodpecker coming to you! Although I know where to find some (more or less) I have to walk quite a bit through the forest to actually find one. Of course with bad light then...

    That "Unknown" is a Buchfink.

    I also shot some sparrows in the zoo today (had to look after Knut again :rolleyes: ) which I will post when processed.

    That explains the look of some of them. I also had to learn that for little birds you can't have enough focal length. ("Hubraum ist durch nichts zu ersetzen!"). So tell me if the 500mm has found your home, I also peeked at one :wink:.
  17. All are so nice. I love the one with the "gang".
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