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Iguanasan
04-13-2011, 10:32 PM
Caught a couple of photos of him which I liked. Didn't really know what it was when I was shooting it :headslap:

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Bambi
04-13-2011, 10:41 PM
how cute is he? Love the 'fluffy' photo. It has great expression

asnow
04-13-2011, 11:21 PM
Cute. Agree with Bambi , love the fluffy photo.

aubintbay
04-14-2011, 01:03 PM
Nice shots! I like the difference from the smooth guy in the 1st one the rough character in the 2nd. Neat!

NorthStone
04-14-2011, 01:44 PM
Nice pics Iguanasan. Never seen one of those birds before. I'm guessing is native to Canada.

NorthStone

Iguanasan
04-14-2011, 02:26 PM
Thanks and thanks.

Apparently, eastern and central North America. - Common Grackle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_Grackle)

JAS_Photo
04-14-2011, 06:03 PM
Beautiful captures! And just why do they call things common? He is uncommonly beautiful, I think!

Hillbillygirl
04-14-2011, 06:39 PM
Love the sheen caught in the sun Iggy, very well done.
They sure are beautiful in the right light.

Mad Aussie
04-14-2011, 07:54 PM
Very nice shot Iggy! Cool looking little birds. Love the bokeh too.

Iguanasan
04-14-2011, 10:40 PM
Thank you, JAS. I don't know how common they are either, I may have seen them before but I hadn't really ever "seen" them.

Thanks, HBG.

Thanks, MA.

QuietOne
04-16-2011, 10:19 PM
I really like the play of colors when he fluffs up.

Iguanasan
04-17-2011, 11:06 AM
Thanks, QuietOne.

Michaelaw
04-18-2011, 12:23 AM
Awesome Iggy, never seen one before!

Iguanasan
04-18-2011, 10:21 PM
Awesome Iggy, never seen one before!

Thanks, Michael. They apparently don't live in your neck of the woods (Common Grackle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_Grackle) ). Of course, that doesn't matter much, I've never actually seen one before either. :(

Bol Ray
04-19-2011, 03:21 PM
Love the set!

how did you get the shot so crisp?? I don't suppose you were able to get a tripod very close to him?

Iguanasan
04-19-2011, 04:05 PM
Thank you, Bol Ray. I attribute the crispness to a steady hand and my Sigma 70-300mm zoom. I didn't have my tripod with me that day.