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Eastern Kingbird Variables

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I think I mentioned that I couldn't take a photo to save my soul on Friday (my IS was on mode 2, would it make a difference? + breeze, + no monopod, + I have run completely out of excuses,) but I finished a couple today only because of the little variables that I noticed. So forgive the shots.

I did not remember that they had a ruby crown:

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This guy aspires to be a scissor tail flycatcher:

Captured in several locations with that same spread and spot.

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And this one prefers the groucho 'do'--parted down the middle.

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I like these shots Sarah, especially the second. That is a very nice environmental picture! I don't honestly think you will have issues with being in the wrong mode for your IS. It will be more beneficial if you are panning and you are in mode 2 but stationary I don't believe you will have a noticable problem.

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Great shot's! I love getting birds on Barbwire, it adds to the touch of the shot. Your double is the first I/ve ever seen.

Mike

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A ruby crown? That's strange. I saw plenty today, but don't recall any having the ruby. That double is unique. I saw plenty of pairs today, but no captures of the pair at one time. In the first shot, he appears to be looking at some morsel in the weeds. There sure are plenty of these birds around this year.

I always have my IS set on mode 2. I like to be prepared, just in case.

Nice catches.

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I've watched countless numbers of kingbirds over the years and I'ver never seen a single one that had so much of a hint of Red on their head...interesting!

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