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« on: May 27, 2017 10:42:37 AM »

In a effort to both improve my photography skills and learn to better ID birds, I've been taking lots of pictures over the past year or so. I mostly bring my camera out instead of binoculars. These photos were only for my own collection, but I wanted to share some I was particularly satisfied with.

So get ready for lots of birds!

Indigo Bunting - two pictures of this cutie, just because they were being so photogenic among the apple blossoms!





Tufted Titmouse - an easy one to identify, but frequent visitors to the feeders, which makes them good to practice on.



American Goldfinch - another easy one, and interesting plumage makes a good contrast.



Barred Owl - I was lucky to spot this one in great lighting, and they stayed so still for me. A+ model, would work with again.



Pileated Woodpecker - this guy was tearing up a stump with the most serious look on his face, it was pretty fun to watch!



Black and White Warbler - my first confirmed sighting of this species, I kind of chased them through the woods for this ID and picture.



Common Merganser - love the "hairdo" on this lady!



Brown Creeper - I don't think the photo is anything special, but it was so hard to get that I'm including it here. This species has been very shy for me.



Ruby-throated Hummingbird - I had lots of fun with this one last summer, so here's 4 pics for you. At the Rose-of-Sharon and Tithonia flowers.









OK, well if you made it all the way through, then thanks for letting me share with you!
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Beautiful work! Thanks for sharing the fruits of your diligence in following these creatures.
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« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2017 04:27:33 PM »

wow, that owl, and WOW THAT LAST HUMMER!! Awesome pics!!
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« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2017 06:01:11 PM »

Such amazing pictures! Thank you for sharing them!
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« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2017 06:49:57 AM »

Wow, beautiful!  Thank you so much for sharing.  What camera and lens(es) are you using?  Please share more of your works as you capture them!
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« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2017 08:17:51 AM »

Way to document! These are wonderful captures. You should be proud of each and every one.
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« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2017 09:19:01 AM »

Nice work!  So many pretty shots, and pretty birds!
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« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2017 11:10:28 AM »

Thanks everyone, I so appreciate your nice comments!

What camera and lens(es) are you using?

These are all taken with a Cannon Powershot SX520. It's was the best digital point-and-shoot I could find at a good price, and I wasn't ready to jump to a DSLR. I'm very happy with it!
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« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2017 08:38:49 PM »

Thanks everyone, I so appreciate your nice comments!

What camera and lens(es) are you using?

These are all taken with a Cannon Powershot SX520. It's was the best digital point-and-shoot I could find at a good price, and I wasn't ready to jump to a DSLR. I'm very happy with it!

It's awesome, no doubt!  I love what you're capturing.  I always say, the best camera is the one you have with you.
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« Reply #9 on: May 30, 2017 09:27:05 PM »

lovely photos!  and a really cool way of documenting your watching Smiley
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