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squirl033
01-07-2010, 03:16 PM
kinglets are among the hardest birds there are to get decent photos of. they bounce around like little pin balls on steroids, and i probably got a hundred great shots of empty branches where they were perched before i got these... in the time it takes to focus and press the shutter, they're gone. finally, after months of fruitless attempts, i found one that was willing to sit still for, oh, maybe 3 seconds? that's "taking a break" for these little guys, but it was just enough for me to get a couple of shots... 40D, 350mm, 1/400 @ f/8...

http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh173/squirl034/IMG_6374asm.jpg

http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh173/squirl034/IMG_6373sm.jpg

kat
01-07-2010, 03:18 PM
Lovely capture! Finally paid off!!!

JAS_Photo
01-07-2010, 09:13 PM
He's adorable! Nice capture, for sure!

Fortytwo
01-08-2010, 02:19 AM
You can just see the fire in his eyes. Definately not a slow creature that is. Must indeed be hard to capture. But these shots are just spot on! Nice work! :)

Bambi
01-08-2010, 08:56 AM
good for you!! these are lovely captures and should be in a bird book.

MoinMoin
01-08-2010, 09:37 AM
On the second picture the bird has such a sweet look.:highfive:

tomorrowstreasures
01-08-2010, 11:10 AM
this is so cool that we are able to see lovely quality images of the flora and fauna around the world!