FYB's (Front Yard Birds)

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I was able to spend some time out front today trying to capture some of the action coming in and out of the feeders. Most are the usual suspects, but I notice a lot of first years birds and some look like they have just fledged.
All shots with the D3 and the 300 2.8 with 2.0 tele. I find this combo when stopped down to f8 very usable. Also used the SB900 for some fill flash. It was a hot and humid day today with humidity almost at 100 percent here.
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Always enjoy your photos Mike and you have made the usual
suspects look super.Nothing like shooting close to home:biggrin:
Excellent series and thanks for sharing.
 
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Always enjoy your photos Mike and you have made the usual
suspects look super.Nothing like shooting close to home:biggrin:
Excellent series and thanks for sharing.
Thanks Tim I liek the short distance myslef
An excellent set Mike. You sure have the combo of D2, 300/2.8 and the TC2.0 dialed in, incredible detail.
Thanks Louie, I have had real luck with my 2x converter
More then usable - Picture perfect!!! I never had that much luck with my 300 and the TC20 - You make it look like it has no TC on it at all, awesome series buddy!
Thanks Buddy good to hear from you. I have had good luck with my 2x converter
Awesome Mike. Just like your sports shots. Always like them.

I really like the flashed shots. Can you give a quick overview of settings and so on when using fill flash?

Thanks.
Thanks Joe
I shot the camera in A mode with the aperture set to f8. I then shot in TTL FP mode with -1.3 flash ev dialed in. I then adjust the EV as the light requires.
Wow I love the detail on these. All are exceptional, definitely enjoy seeing these usual suspects up close and personal :smile:

What type of bird is in #1?
#1 is a nuthatch
very impresive especially considering a 2x tc
Thanks Randy

Beautiful set Mike! Great IQ.
Thanks so much Alex
 
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