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eastern bluebirds, white-breasted nuthatch

Discussion in 'Birds' started by okcandids, Aug 4, 2009.

  1. okcandids

    okcandids

    923
    Jan 12, 2008
    Southern NH
    I haven't looked this week, but the past couple of weeks I've noticed that the Eastern Bluebirds have returned to the yard, along with some juveniles.

    1. Juvenile scanning the yard
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    2. same... but front view
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    3. The juvi was giving dad an attitude about wanting to be fed!
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    4. A bit of a family gathering (the suet that dad was feeding the kids was right below the metalic bird it was perched on)
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    5. Dad's turn to watch the yard
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    and rather than start a new thread for a couple of white-breasted nuthatch shots...

    6. Catching some quick shut-eye
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    7. Perky and on the go
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  2. Very nice bluebird series Oren. Also like the nuthatch pics. Watching them just makes me smile for some reason.
     
  3. I like #3 alot. Good series.
     
  4. Ryan Bradford

    Ryan Bradford

    518
    Jul 14, 2009
    Rochester
    Great Series, if you dont mind me asking what lens did you use for these?
     
  5. okcandids

    okcandids

    923
    Jan 12, 2008
    Southern NH
    Thank you, Larry.

    Thank you, Blue_gsx.

    Thank you, Ryan. I was using the 300 f/4 AF-S w/ the 1.7TC.
     
  6. jachang

    jachang

    437
    Jan 1, 2007
    Massachusetts
    Oren,

    Gorgeous shots! Numbers 1 and 4 are my favs. Did you use a tripod? I have the same lens, but have a hard time hand holding it without camera shake even w/o the TC.

    Loved all of your shots.
     
  7. Tim O

    Tim O

    Jun 11, 2006
    Illinois
    Gorgeous shots Oren,really like 2,3,5
    Very nicely done:smile:
     
  8. okcandids

    okcandids

    923
    Jan 12, 2008
    Southern NH
    Thanks, Jean. I think I ended up using a tripod for all of these---though I also shoot the combo hand-held a lot. AF-C and a fast shutter speed helps :) 

    Thank you, Tim.
     
  9. erewhon

    erewhon

    246
    Jan 12, 2009
    PA
    The bird perching on a steel bird is a nice touch. The pose in #7 is really neat.
     
  10. okcandids

    okcandids

    923
    Jan 12, 2008
    Southern NH
    Hate to comment so late and bring this higher up, but I'd be remiss if I didn't say: thank you, erewhon.

    Now, off to comment on others' pix and push this puppy back down! :smile:
     
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