Some shots from around the feeder, and a curious visitor (pic heavy). C&C welcome.

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  1. Phranquey

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    Playing with the new lens the last few days.

    1) Female Cardinal
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    2) White-throated Sparrow
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    3) Tufted Titmouse
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    4) White-breasted Nuthatch
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    5) Red-bellied Woodpecker
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    Normally, I don't care for pics of birds on the feeder, but I thought these came out pretty good.

    6) White-breasted Nuthatch
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    7) Red-bellied Woodpecker
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    And this little guy decided to come check out what I was up to. He got brave enough that he was almost inside my minimum focal distance....close enough for some portrait work. :mrgreen:

    8) Checking everything out
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    9) Posing
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    I have only seen one black squirrel before and that one was brought to me to taxidermy. Love the first red bellied woodpecker, its very traditional of woodpeckers, i like that.
     
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    These are really great. I'm really impressed with how close up you got to the birds (and the squirrel).
     
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    Neat close-ups. I really want a bird feeder myself. I've also never seen a black squirrel before.
     
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    Wonderful series, what camera and lens were you using?

    I particularly like nr 7
     
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    Id also like to know which lens you took these with. The birds are beautiful, as is the squirrel, but their eyes look as if youve used a flash? Am I right in saying this?

    Mark
     
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    All are excellent in my judgement.
     
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    Thanks. This is the first black squirrel I have seen in the 17 years I have lived in SW Ohio. I used to see them all the time in the Cleveland area, but never around here.

    Thank you. Getting close was a little easier than you may think....I sit in my truck.....:mrgreen:. Birds are a lot less afraid of a vehicle than of a person standing around. I have the feeder behind my lab at work, and at lunch (or after work) I will pull my truck up to the feeder and just sit there quietly with the camera on a Kirk window mount. Within 5 minutes, the birds are flocking all around.

    Thank you very much. These were taken with a D2Xs and 500mm f/4. Although it does look like it, these were not taken with a flash. If you notice the cardinal in #1, and the last two with the squirrel, there is no catch light in the eyes, but there are no shadows either. With the others, you can see hard shadows somewhere in the pic....sunshine in the eyes.

    Thank you.
     
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    500mm. That explains it. :lol: Nice set up though. and nice series.

    Mark
     

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