Discussion in 'Landscape & Cityscape' started by Fangman, Aug 19, 2007.
Young sparrow - checking out the open window and strange flashes
Sparrows are among my favourite birds!
And light green background, all blurred, are among my favourite backgrounds!
I often wonder: you take these with a very long lens, right? Do your subjects fill the frame like we see, or do you have to further crop off about half or even more before we get to see what we now see?
This is another in the series - full frame - just grabbed it for you from the file - opened in CS and auto conversion from RAW and sized and saved for web.
This is without the 1.5 converter I sometimes use and is at 200mm setting on the sigma 70-200 f2.8DG about -1/2 stop fill in flash in terrible light. It has rained here - from drizzle to torrents for the last four days!
Lile you - I am enjoying the sparrow families and watching the "teenagers" sorting out their pecking order, but much more sociable than the starlings who are the "hoodies" with the adolescents fighting as squabbling.
Heehee, I've seen that twig in many of your shots....how fortunate that it's so nicely positioned, near the feeder, so that lots of the birds alight there to have their portrait snapped.
. . . . as Baldrick said . . . ."I have a cunning plan . . . . "
The perches are screwed to the bird tables and angled to be in the correct position for the openings in the window which pivots about 1/3 of the way along.
You are indeed fiendishly clever!
(And ya gotta love Baldrick!)
Yes cheeky, looks as though it's saying, "this is my better side"
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