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Sometimes just shooting birds from my deck works as well as going somewhere specifically to shoot them. A gorgeous evening here today and I sat on the deck for an hour or so just watching them flitter around and chase each other.

Carolina Wren
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Yellow Warbler
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American Tree Sparrow
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The last one is a little soft because I played with the autofocus fine tune on that lens last weekend. The way I had it set did NOT work and it took me a while to remember what I had done and disable it. Once I did everything went back to normal.
 

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Very Nice and cute little birds.They all look great to me.
 
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Very Nice and cute little birds.They all look great to me.

Thanks, I appreciate that. We have lots of Wrens around here but this was the first time I had noticed the other two.
 

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Scott, nice shots. I like the second one best of the three.

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Scott, nice shots. I like the second one best of the three.

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Thanks! I'm kind of partial to that one as well, but primarily because I've never seen (or perhaps just never noticed) a solid yellow bird around here other than Goldfinches.
 

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I actually like the last one best...the composition isn't the typical shot you'd normally expect. Nicely done.
 

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I can't wait for it to get warmer out so I can try to take some shots of some birds. Walking through the woods today all I could hear was the occasional crow. Those are some really nice shots were you holding the camera or was it on a tripod?
 
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I actually like the last one best...the composition isn't the typical shot you'd normally expect. Nicely done.
Ha! I wondered if anyone would notice that. Yeah, he's on the left of center and looking left but I liked the angle of the tree limb in the foreground and the touch of yellow at the right. Further left was a tree trunk that looked terrible so that's the way I cropped it. Thanks for noticing ;)
 
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I can't wait for it to get warmer out so I can try to take some shots of some birds. Walking through the woods today all I could hear was the occasional crow. Those are some really nice shots were you holding the camera or was it on a tripod?

We've had an odd late winter / early spring as well. The temperature has been up and down like a yo-yo but hopefully it's going to stabilize now. It's been a long winter for me and I'm ready for it to be over and done with.

Glad you like the shots. They were shot using a tripod and my Sigma 150-500mm lens.
 

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