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More Rose-breasted Grosbeaks

Discussion in 'Birds' started by Glacier, May 5, 2007.

  1. Glacier


    Jan 17, 2006
    Boaz, Alabama
    I was extremely fortunate this year to have around a dozen of these in my yard for five days. I haven't seen a single one today so I guess they have moved on. Keep an eye out Flew, they may be headed your way!





  2. Great serie, Andy. Beautifully taken and excellent composition.
  3. BirdLady


    Jan 8, 2006
    Great shots, Andy. I still have a little over 20.
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  4. Baxter


    Jan 8, 2007
    Clemson, SC
    Beautiful shots Andy. The first one is darn near perfect.
  5. Andy these shots are so perfect that they almost look like stuff birds you placed on a branch! Great job! What camera, flash and lens did you use? Your EXIF data was removed.

    Thanks, Anthony
  6. Glacier


    Jan 17, 2006
    Boaz, Alabama
    Thanks for looking!


    Thank you!

    Mine are probably in your yard now.:tongue:

    Thank you very much. Glad you liked them.

    Thank you very much Anthony! That's nice to hear. I work at it and miss a lot of shots but every now and then it all comes together. I use a 300/4 lens with 1.4 converter and shoot from a blind or natural camouflage such as a bush or a tree with low branches. If you don't make any sudden or animated movements the birds will usually accept your presence after a while. I also use a feeder setup where I can control as many variables as possible such as background etc. My shooting time is very limited so I have to maximize my chances for success. Mostly in the afternoons somewhere in my neighborhood is where I do most of my springtime photography. My neighbors think I'm nuts!
  7. Wow! These are sooo nice. The first on is an instant classic. Excellent!

  8. Flew


    Jan 25, 2005
    Excellent shots Andy. I've seen a handful of males and females, but not as many as last year. I hope that they are headed this way. :smile:
  9. Glacier


    Jan 17, 2006
    Boaz, Alabama
    Thanks Jose, very kind of you to say.

    I hope they head your way too Frank. Sounds like you need a little stress relief.
  10. There you go, they are perfect!
  11. HappyFish


    Oct 19, 2006
    I had two show up at my feeder today. Act very wild and did not get a shot.
  12. Just got to them, Another outstanding set Andy

    You have a way of making photography Art.
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