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    A few yard birds -- finches



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    Default Re: Finches

    The one in the thumbnail is nice --red bird, red thorns: very complimentary. ~Ken

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    Gotta love them finches... Good Job!
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    I like that photo the way it gives movement to the shot.....
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    I want to thank everyone who commented



    Quote Originally Posted by macromike View Post
    Gotta love them finches...

    Absolutely. They stay here year around. They seem to enjoy life when the neighborhood hawk isn't near. And they love to pose.

    Thanks again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmont View Post
    The one in the thumbnail is nice --red bird, red thorns: very complimentary. ~Ken
    Agreed. For some reason our bird population has made itself scarce, few photo ops these days for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ddaside88 View Post
    Agreed. For some reason our bird population has made itself scarce, few photo ops these days for me.


    Thanks for the comment. The Thumbnail is a portrait of a finch. As these finches like to pose, I have taken any number of these types of shots. The one I used as the principle shot is one of a series I liked because they provide more of a candid shot with the finches reacting to each other as they attempt to land on the ball. I usually don't like to use feeders as part of the shot but sometimes it is expedient. Here I had small, quick birds that I want to have at a particular location to make focusing easier and maybe let them hover a bit to slow the action. With small birds, like chickadees, I find the feeder is the best way to get close enough to get a decent photograph. I was startled one day when one landed on one of these balls about three feet away from me and then displayed a great deal of patience while I struggled to photograph him with the SX20 that I had at the time. I should have had it on Macro.


    Thanks again for the comment. I hope your birds return shortly.

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    What about 1st photo - bird on the right, if to crop just that one...in flight...

    Both photos are very nice...
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    Quote Originally Posted by gbmax View Post
    What about 1st photo - bird on the right, if to crop just that one...in flight...

    Both photos are very nice...

    Thanks for the comment. The reason for not cropping is that I wanted the interaction between the birds and liked the composition in the first better than this one which perhaps actually better shows that interaction


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    Quote Originally Posted by WhyNot View Post
    Thanks for the comment. The reason for not cropping is that I wanted the interaction between the birds and liked the composition in the first better than this one which perhaps actually better shows that interaction

    Like this! Great interaction between the birds and just the right amount of wing blur. I'd like it even better without the third bird on the feeder (I fact, I'd take stab at cloning him out, I think, tricky but could be done.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by olddigiman View Post
    Like this! Great interaction between the birds and just the right amount of wing blur. I'd like it even better without the third bird on the feeder (I fact, I'd take stab at cloning him out, I think, tricky but could be done.)
    You're right I would have preferred to not have the third bird. However, I usually try to organize the chaos in front of me and cloning him out would take time and if I just wait I might get one of these (which I didn't like quite as well) Sorry that this post is devolving into a photo essay.








    Edit -- Sorry, I fogot to thank you for your comment

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