Puff and slurp this morning 58K warning

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  1. Fangman

    Fangman No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    The youngsters are finding their own way in the world - sparrow that still likes to be fed
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    And the robin from the first hatch
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    Strange the effect of the light on overall colour - comes from using an auto mode in RAW conversion.
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    One neat cock sparrow.
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    And one showing signs of wear!
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    As is the blackbird going grey - still feeding youngsters.
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    And the ever present blue tits to entertain.
    Makes the exile to the garage for a puff on the pipe with the post breakfast coffee bearable.
     
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    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    All those little garden birds ... they are so cute, and we don't normally see them in all this detail, unless photographed against very blurred out neutral backgrounds. Lovely!!
     
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    Very nice to get in so close and see so much detail. The grain is a little distracting for me and perhaps that auto mode is a bit unfortunate, but that first young robin is so cute as are the tits.

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    Nice series, Fangman - it's always enjoyable to see such nice closeups.
     
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    How far away from the birds are you usually? I have a great variety of birds coming to my feeders (cardinals, sparrows, goldfinches, chickadees, etc) and I would love to take pictures, but if I even go up to the window they fly away. If I sit very still, sometimes the chickadees will come, but that's maybe 15-20 feet away.
     
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    Very nice! I wish we had more little birds like that.
     
  7. Fangman

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    The bird tables - both with perches attached are about 6ft away from the window and the feeder about 7 or 8ft suspended from a silver birch with trunk 12-14 ft away. I normally shoot through a half open window at the back of my garage but I find if the glass is clean and you shoot at a slight angle there is very little loss of definition or reflection from the fill-in flash. Ideally the window is open - pivots so I have two vertical gaps and tables and feeders were positioned to match. Just don't tell "local management" how much I spend on food to tempt them!
     
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    I'll have to try that half-open window trick sometime! Maybe in my new house I'll set up the bird feeders especially for picture-taking.
     

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