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Cute Redhead

Discussion in 'Birds' started by hangin tree, Jun 11, 2007.

  1. Made Ya Look.

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  2. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    hahahahaha I knew what it was...lol

    Nice little redhead.

    Not sure I have even see one.
    Or don't remember
  3. Bolts


    May 7, 2007
    Tampa, Florida
    Lovely bird, Gary. I've only seen a couple of those in my life and they are eye-popping.

    Can we trade lives, please? You seem to have so much more time to shoot than I do.
  4. Thanks Gale

    We seem to have quite a few but getting a good picture seems to be a little difficult. To get the red and the black in bright sun is near impossible.


    Clean Barn, turn out horses, feed dogs, Pay bills, make lunch, take a few pictures and start over.
  5. tech1961


    Jan 28, 2007
    Houston Tx.
    I have not had the chance to see one of these yet. Excellent capture of a beautiful bird.
  6. They are nice We don't seem to have them up here in the mountains. Nice photo Gary.

  7. Thanks Jimmy

    We have a good quanity of them but you need to have a overcast day to get a good picture. Exposure is critical on them
  8. Thanks Lou

    Appreciate the input.
  9. Glacier


    Jan 17, 2006
    Boaz, Alabama
    One of my favorite birds and a nice one at that.

    Next time it is sunny and you have a chance to photograph one of these try the "sunny 22" rule. This only works if the bird is front lit with a few exceptions of course.
  10. Beautiful capture. We don't have that particular species here.
  11. OK I'll Bite What is the "Sunny 22 Rule" I haver never been able to get a really good shot of this bird.
  12. Thanks Alex

    I think we have plenty but they are my nemisis to get a really great shot.

    Here is a Pair and a lot of tree:
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  13. Glacier


    Jan 17, 2006
    Boaz, Alabama
    It's really the sunny 16 rule but for white subjects it can be the 22 rule.

    The starting point is your shutter speed matches your ISO @ f/22.

    ISO - 100
    shutter speed = 100
    f/stop = 22

    Then just adjust everything to give you the same exposure value.


    800@f/8 will give you the same exposure value as 100@f/22. Make sense?
  14. What a beauty he/she is too! I think I've seen one of those only 2 times in my life - that I remember! Nice job Gary!
  15. I'll try to remember that because sunny days I just don't take pictures of this bird. I'll give it a try. Normally I shoot at f8 and ISO 400 and anything less than 1/700
  16. Thanks Dianne

    I didn't realize they never went west.
  17. Actually, I have no clue if they do or not. Just haven't seen one YET!
  18. Thanks Gary! Guess it's just a matter of time before I do get lucky and see one. SInce I live in the middle of the city and close to very busy streets, I don't get to see many different birds. I bet next time I go to hagerman Refuge, I may see one!

  19. I hope So!!! If not next time you get to Alabama I'll find you one.
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