Got a little birdie

Discussion in 'Birds' started by Gale, Jul 17, 2005.

  1. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    I don't do little birdies very well.

    46343606.

    Critique away :>)))
     
  2. mrtac2man

    mrtac2man

    Jun 3, 2005
    CT
    well i think its done very well... great shot.......


    Tim
    D70
    Kit lens
    Sigma 70-200 F2.8
    and want list to long to type
     
  3. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Thanks Tim,

    Was at the Viera Wetlands in Fl. riding around and saw him. Shot from drivers side out the passenger window with 80-400 VR.

    I was suprised.
     
  4. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    Very well done Gale. The RWBB is a tough one to get exposed right, and you hit it on the nose. :wink:
     
  5. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Thanks Frank.

    riding through Viera, shot from drivers side out passenger window.

    I was so happy.
     
  6. drueter

    drueter

    963
    Apr 24, 2005
    Southeast Texas
    Nice shot Gale!! See, you can do little birdies!!! Nice exposure and color.
     
  7. :shock: :shock: You mean taken clear across the car, while driving?? :shock: :shock:

    It's a great capture, with that VR VR VR of yours, Gale! ;-) :lol: Black birds (not sure what a RWBB is, Frank...) aren't easy, particularly small ones. Great job!
     
  8. Kim

    Kim

    307
    Jun 16, 2005
    Tennessee
    Great shot of the red winged black bird! Loved it! kim
     
  9. Nice composition and beautiful background on this one. Well done!! :)
     
  10. Lisa

    Lisa

    May 3, 2005
    IL
    Gale:

    You did very well! I find photographing the RWB to be the most difficult and believe me I have ample opportunities to capture them. I can never get them to where you can see their eyes and if I overexpose even the slightest, I blow the white feathers.
     
  11. So Gale - What his he eating?

    I do not know birds well enough to know what this is?

    Already putting that 80-400 VR hey Gale?

    Sorry - Nothing but questions on this post.

    And nice shot too!
     
  12. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Hi Don,
    I have tried msny many times. Sooner or later you gotta get one :>))). Has taken about a year ..lol

    this one was nice enough to hold still long enough for me to get him. Have 3 more of him I think.

    Thank you for the kind comment.
     
  13. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Philippe,
    Well the engine was still running, in neutral with the brake on :>)) At the wetlands the road is sorta one lane winding around the wetlands. So you can park on the side or stay in vehicle to shoot. Sometimes if you get out, they are spooked and no shot. Leaned across the gear shift, ouch, and got as close to the passenger window as possible and fired away at him.

    Virtical is especially difficult :>)))

    Red Wing Black Bird (RRWB)

    Thanks for the great comment.
     
  14. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Thank You Kim and Kevin, very kind of you.

    Lisa,

    I have missed this guy more than once myself for sure. So I just trying, every once in a while I get lucky. Think this is only my 3rd small bird, a sparrow a mocking bird and this one.

    thank you...
     
  15. Gale... you got him right in the middle of lunch... :)
    Seems like the passenger window technic is proving to be very efficient... ;-)
     
  16. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Hi Mark,

    That is a Red Winged Black Bird. He is eating a bug he found roaming around the ground. Don't really know what bug though. Nice sized snack for him.

    Used the 80-400 VR VR VR at speed 400, 5.6 , Iso 200. Think I had about +3 ev on it.

    About 9:30 am.

    thank you for the kind words.
     
  17. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Hi Panos,

    It is amazing that you can shoot across the car out the other window and get a shot. lolol.. Sometimes I shake my head and wonder, how come.

    I think lunch did keep him still for a few shots for sure. They usually fly before I can even get the camera up.

    This guy posed all different ways for me. :>)))

    Thank you very much.
     
  18. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Thank You Kim and Kevin, very kind of you.

    Lisa,

    I have missed this guy more than once myself for sure. So I just trying, every once in a while I get lucky. Think this is only my 3rd small bird, a sparrow a mocking bird and this one.

    thank you...
     
  19. very nice composition, I have feeders but no bird, too much food everywhere at this time of the year.
     
  20. Perfect Gale great job, I have not yet beeen able to get a shot of of one of these that I could add to my portfolio, and to capture hime with his lunch two extra points for a 12!!!! :lol:
     
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