Mr and Mrs Sparrow (and a tit)

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  1. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Try as I might --- I don't get bird photos of "birds in the wild" (if you want to count the boonies I live in as "the wild") taken as well as some of our specialists do ...

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    Mr Sparrow on our roof and...

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    Mrs Sparrow on our roof.

    There somewhere should also be pics of Mrs Sparrow and her friend ... where are those then?
    And of the little tit in our quinche tree ... hmph... where are they?
     
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    Ducks & swans are about as wild as I can get round here too!

    Get into a local craft fair or similar & look for the birds of prey displays! :thumbup: (& take something to kneel on too!)
     
  3. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Here's the pic of the little tit in our quinche tree.
    I felt like I had crept up on it to really close, and took this at the full 300mm, and this STILL is a crop ...

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    I really admire our very own bird photography specialists.
    Not for the first time - actually I always admire them for their abilities!!!
     
  4. lostprophet

    lostprophet No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I used to get blue tits in my back garden until they started to build flats all around me :(
     
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    Lensmeister TPF Noob!

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    Lovely ones corinna ....

    I like them ...

    Mother in law has a tit in her garden (no jokes please). But the darn thing is tooo fast for me and the 70-210mm .... Maybe I'll get one of them
     
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    Raymond J Barlow TPF Noob!

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    nice shots LaFoto!! Looks like you need a bit more shutter speed, maybe a higher ISO?
     
  7. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    More shutter speed even?
    Mr Sparrow was taken at f11, 1/1250 sec. with ISO 400 at the full 300mm.
    Mrs Sparrow was taken at f11, 1/1000 sec., also with ISO 400 at the full 300mm.

    As to the little tit ... yes, it wasn't bright on that day and I was too excited to find it sitting that close to the house, I never really checked my settings beforehand, just crept up silently as close as I could, to now find out the camera was set to f13, 1/60 sec at ISO 800 (even!) and the full 300mm.

    Here are a couple more from the "Sparrow-session", Mrs Sparrow had a friend along, too, who you will also get to see:

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    All these are extreme, I should say: 100% crops ...
    ... only this last one is the full frame: this is how I got them into the frame (and I felt CLOSE to them!)

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    How close do your real bird photography experts get to "your" birds, I wonder!?!?!?!?
     
  8. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Raymond? Have you seen my additions?
     

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