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 Post subject: Why you need the right equipment
PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2008 7:28 pm 
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Well ... this is an example of how not to take pictures. These birds all appeared at the same time ... I was inside ... and knew if I opened the door .. they would take off .. so I shot through the glass door. I did not have a polarizing filter on my camera and you can see the results ... the last shot is a hawk taken in another location. I could have had a great shot with a longer lens .. but I didn't. So ... as my Daddy use to say ... if you want good results .. you have to have the right equipment. Oh .. I guess this is my "Spring is here" shots .. but will try again soon and see if I can do better. The birds all looked great .. the problem is with the operator.



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 Post subject: Re: Why you need the right equipment
PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2008 7:44 pm 
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Right equipment or not they still look pretty good to me. Is that a red-tailed hawk in the last pic?


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 Post subject: Re: Why you need the right equipment
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Well, those ARE pretty! I kind of like the graininess in the first one. I'll bet the bluebird would be usable as a smaller scaled picture, and they're all nice captures of birds.

More spring pictures, puh-LEASE!!

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Ooooh, I love these pics! My favorite is the fountain with the cardinal and finches, then, the bluebird. I love the expression on the cardinal. Nice, Jim.

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 Post subject: Re: Why you need the right equipment
PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2008 8:17 am 
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The Cardinal seems to be saying "No pictures please...dang papparazzi..."

For years now since I actually got pet birds I have been totally amazed at the range of expressions they can make with an unmoveable mouth. But my birds smile, frown, show anger. All thru the eyes and body language.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2008 11:56 am 
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shadoes wrote:
The Cardinal seems to be saying "No pictures please...dang papparazzi..."

For years now since I actually got pet birds I have been totally amazed at the range of expressions they can make with an unmoveable mouth. But my birds smile, frown, show anger. All thru the eyes and body language.


In other words ... "they" have "trained" you to understand them!!!! :laughing:

My dog has done the same to me ... LOL!!!!

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2008 6:37 pm 
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I love the Hawk. Hawks are my favorite birds. I have been trying to get a good picture for quite a while. There is one place near my MILs house where a beautiful bald eagle hangs out. Someday I will catch him on my silcon.

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 Post subject: Re: Why you need the right equipment
PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2008 7:18 pm 
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RonKiley wrote:
I love the Hawk. Hawks are my favorite birds. I have been trying to get a good picture for quite a while. There is one place near my MILs house where a beautiful bald eagle hangs out. Someday I will catch him on my silcon.


I have tried to sneak up on this one several times ... and think he is playing with me ... I get fairly close .. and as soon as I raise the camera .. he is gone. Maybe it is the lens he sees or the movement ... but I am liike you .. one of these days .. I am going to get close enough to get a good picture. I wish you luck on yours .. and hope you get the eagle as well .. they are beautiful birds.

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