American Goldfinch Taking a Drink...

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  1. HikinMike

    HikinMike No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I added a small pond to my backyard "studio". Within minutes I got my first visitor! I still need to finish it and I'll post the whole setup when I get it done. I took a bunch of other birdie shots and I'll post that when I get done processing them.

    Male American Goldfinch

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    Nice work Mike. I find a dripper really makes the difference. They hear the sound come from all over. I once added a large pan under the edge of my bird bath to catch the overflow. The birds liked it too. The great thing about having a source of water is that you can get birds that never come to a feeder such as these:

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    Sorry for the crappy pictures. They were taken years ago with a Sony camcorder. It would be good to add a suet feeder if you haven't already done so. A lot of birds other than woodpeckers like suet. Of course they'll need to wash up after dining. ;)
     
  3. HikinMike

    HikinMike No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Thanks.


    Next time please post photos on your own thread.
     
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    These are some great shots mike. I'm planning to put up a makeshift studio this spring to get closer to some of our backyard birds. I love how natural looking your pond looks in those pictures...you'd never guess that it wasn't just straight nature from the pictures. Very inspiring set up and photos.
     
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    I understand you're trying to show him some examples but you have almost 4 times as many pictures as he posted and very big sizes. The page kept moving around because the pictures were loading and all that.

    Mike I always love your posts. You really have some awesome shots! I love seeing your setups and how you did it. Keep up that good work. I want a 300 prime now :D
    TJ
     
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    I think I'm finished with my pond. I found more rocks to line the pond and added a small waterfall. I'll post finished product when I'm happy with it.

    I think it was rude for him to post those pictures to begin with. ;)
     
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    Glad i'm not the only one who was thinking that.
     
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    +1

    Nice photos Mike. :thumbup:
     
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    Great shots Mike....:thumbup::thumbup:
     
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    Beautiful shots Mike!!!
     
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    Sorry, no offense intended. I just got a liittle carried away showing the kinds of birds one only sees at a bird bath. I thought Mike would be interested.
     
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    I really like the first one and I think you were spotted in the second,
     

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