LaFoto and the birds - Part 3 of the saga - today: the starling (10 pics!)

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  1. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Here is LaFoto again, trying to photograph birds. But birds do not usually want to have their photo taken by LaFoto, despite the fact that her maiden name is "Vogel" which means nothing else but BIRD ... so in fact they should feel RELATED to her!!! But they don't ... not really :irked:

    However there are the starlings in the garden. Usually they are just a little timid and this close is about as close as can be:

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    And then I was busted!

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    Well. Who knows?
    Maybe it was this very starling who realised I was only just a friendly photographer with the maiden name of "Vogel", for a couple of days later, there was this (or another, but who can tell?) starling in the bush close to the verandah and I crept up with the zoom lens all extended and thought, ha!, this will be the closest I ever get to it!

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    But look: he was POSING there for me!!!! Really and virtually posing, showing me this side and that side --- and I guess he was even SMILING benevolently!!!

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    So - since I am so well into the swing of things ... and you hopefully are, too, hop over to Part 4 which will feature Mr or Mrs Greenfinch ... which will be the last chapter of my long - but hopefully not tiring - saga.
     
  2. lostprophet

    lostprophet No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    well I've never seen Starlings looking so good
     
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    Yeh, I really like the last few
     
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    Oh wow! These are all very wonderful!
     
  5. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Ah, thank you so much, Tangerini, oCyrus and Andy.
    Well, this particular starling for once was ... a real ham in the bird-world. Or a dress-bird, or whatever! :D
     
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    WOW ! How did you get that starling in No. 6-10 to come out from behind those dratted branches?

    Brilliant!
     
  7. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I just tiptoed closer and closer, camera in my face, and he just sat there, watching me, and if he could have "shown me the bird" (you will know what that means), he would have, I guess.
     
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    hamburger TPF Noob!

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    Wish that woodpecker had done that rather than disappear around the tree and fly off all those countless times I tried tiptoeing closer and closer today...
     
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    I'm with Andy- never seen starlings look so good.
     
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    great shots...i call them canadian peacocks!!!
     
  11. Alex_B

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    well, now I am following this series and they are getting better and better :)

    the close ups are really stunning. and i like number one with that maze of small branches and the bird somewhere in there.
     
  12. Raymond J Barlow

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    some nice shots in these parts 1.2.3.. you are geting better at this, and I hope you keep trying!

    Next time, try doing what I do.. save all your best shots over the next week or 2, and post only the good ones.. Sometimes I will post my best shots of 1500-2000 frames!
     

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