Towhee in the front yard

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Just thought you might enjoy this grab from last weekend. This is about 25% of the original frame, D2X | 500/4 | TC14EII | f/8, 1/90s, ISO 200.

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Another (in a long line of ;-)) excellent shot Rory. The quality of the bird shots on this forum never ceases to amaze and challenge me. Thanks a lot for raising the bar a little higher. :lol:
 
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Rory, beautiful capture as always!!!

Are those birds only on the Island? I used to live in Vancouver and, for a few years, out in the Fraser Valley, but I don't think I've ever seen one of those. The red eye is quite startling.
 
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Nikam said:
Rory, beautiful capture as always!!!

Are those birds only on the Island? I used to live in Vancouver and, for a few years, out in the Fraser Valley, but I don't think I've ever seen one of those. The red eye is quite startling.
I do not think so. According to Sibley we are at the northern edge of it's range. They are quite common here at this time of year.
 
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Rory
Better check your flash technique bad case of red eye going on there :wink: Very cool lookign bird, I am so finched out at my feeders thsi summer, but I did see two hummers visit my hummingbird feeder so hopefully so pics to follow
 
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mike mac said:
Rory
Better check your flash technique bad case of red eye going on there :wink: Very cool lookign bird, I am so finched out at my feeders thsi summer, but I did see two hummers visit my hummingbird feeder so hopefully so pics to follow
He he. It is such a pain holding the flash well away from the camera...
 
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That is what those gazillion MP's will do for you, a 25% crop, wow. Looks great. I saw one of these locally earlier in the year, took me a while with Sibley to ID it. This little fellow certainly struck a nice pose for you as well. About how far away do you reckon you were?
 
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Retief said:
That is what those gazillion MP's will do for you, a 25% crop, wow. Looks great. I saw one of these locally earlier in the year, took me a while with Sibley to ID it. This little fellow certainly struck a nice pose for you as well. About how far away do you reckon you were?
Hi Bill - welcome back :lol:

About 30 feet.
 
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Fantastic image Rory. I'm jealous though -- those are very common around here, but they never come out in the open except just long enough to taunt me. I have one clean shot of the female, but I'd have to composite a bunch of partials to get a full image of the male.
 
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