Springtime birds....comments welcome.

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  1. Phranquey

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    Finally, some warmer weather. I took a cruise through the local park with the camera on a Kirk window mount, and spotted a few of the early arrivals.

    My first sighting of a Meadowlark this year. These guys are usually very skiddish, but this one didn't mind posing for me for a few seconds....

    500mm, f/4, 1/320, ISO100

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    The Eastern Bluebirds are getting the nest started a little earlier than usual, but now I know where they are, and where to set my blind later.

    I metered on the male on top, so it blew out the side of the box and the chest of the female. Focus is a bit soft, but it's a bit slow of a shutter speed for the focal length.....keeping the ISO down. Hope to get some better ones by setting up a little closer. I was just happy to see these guys.

    700mm f/5.6 (500 + TC14E), 1/160, ISO 100

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    Nice pics :) Lovely blue colour on the male in the second pic.
     
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    Thanks. They are one of my favorites for the color. Another male from about two weeks ago.


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