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Hillbillygirl
01-23-2011, 06:28 PM
Went out to photograph a Varied Thrush which has a range from Alberta to the West. This one has been at a couples house only 45 minutes from home, but alas it was too crowded as most local birders know of location. Will try again another time.
This is all I got today. Oh well, love the colour of these too.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5287/5382628000_63c21f52e7_b.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5125/5382628028_ea2d21d37e_b.jpg

Andrew
01-23-2011, 08:01 PM
Your bird photos today are very sharp and up close. You have a good variety of birds to go after. What lens are you using? Are these birds accustomed to people getting close?

casil403
01-23-2011, 08:29 PM
Excellent detail captured. Jays are just so darned pretty!

Hillbillygirl
01-23-2011, 08:37 PM
Thank you Casil, and yes, I still think for such an abundant bird that many take for granted, they are still amazingly beautiful.
Thank you Andrew. These shots were all taken from approx. 30-40 ft. away from subject. I am using a Canon 1DMkIV with a #300mm F2.8L with a 2x teleconverter, off and on. Also use a 500mm F4L with a 1.4x Teleconverter, off and on, with a second 1DMkIv. (Just waiting for the new Mkiii teleconverters to come in stock so I can get them). Just getting used to the new cameras actually. Have only been out a few times with them.
These are birds at a feeder, but they are very wary, as in quite wild yet. This feeder is at a house and some of the others are just out on a country rd. in the middle of nowhere. We dress in camo, have camo pop-up blinds, camo lens-coats etc. Will have to take a pic. of rigs some day. (Actually looking at ghillies suits also);)

asnow
01-24-2011, 05:47 PM
Two more stunning pictures.

Hillbillygirl
01-24-2011, 08:15 PM
Thanks again Asnow.

aubintbay
01-25-2011, 12:24 PM
Wow!! Nice detail in these.

Hillbillygirl
01-25-2011, 05:03 PM
Thank you Aubintbay, very much appreciated.

Matt K.
01-25-2011, 08:24 PM
Wow!! Nice detail in these.

and drooling over your lenses .... one of these days my 70-200 will grow up and be a 200-400, or better yet a 500 prime.

Marko
01-26-2011, 08:02 AM
Excellent sharpness here!

Hillbillygirl
01-26-2011, 05:23 PM
Thanks a lot for the kind compliments, Matt, and Marko.

JAS_Photo
01-26-2011, 06:50 PM
Another two lovely shots of a real pretty bird, HBGirl!

Hillbillygirl
01-26-2011, 07:21 PM
Thanks a bunch JAS.