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The birds and the bees - uncut version!

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Though not x-rated!

Walked by a neighbor's flower garden this afternoon and saw a hummingbird at one of 'em. Stood around for about twenty minutes without it returning, but the sun was good and got a few with some bees:

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These taken with the Canon 40D, 100-400L, 400 ISO Av f/7.1 @ 1/1000

Really goin' through the bird seed lately, so took a few minutes and shot a few of the birds cleaning me out of house and home:

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And one shot of a "cheeky" fella:

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Canon 40D, 100-400L, f5.6 @ 1/200, fill flash compensated at -1 and -1 1/3.

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Hey Ken, bees have wings too. grin Cool shots, but my fave has to be the gold finch. I love them birdies.

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Ken,

I have to agree with Steve on #2. I also like the last shot of the little seed glutton. Nothing empties a feeder faster than an industrious chipmunk or two. I fought those things for years in Duluth. In Detroit Lakes, all I have is ground squirrels/gophers. They still like to hang around the feeders, but they don't climb. My feeders go much longer between fillings without the "chippies" around.

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Nice work, I like #2, the finch and the chipmunk. I've got to start trapping a few of those buggers at my house, they have been a bit destructive.

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My favorite is also the second photo, but they are all very nice.

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That Chipmunk sure has some "fat jaws". grin

It looks like your making use of a flash on some of these. wink

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Sure am, Buzz. I don't have it quite zeroed in, yet, but will continue to work on it. Got some good info from Dan yesterday, so just need to spend more time playing with it!

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Yeah it takes a bit of time. I usually start about -1 2/3 to - 2 for starters and then fire off some practice shots before the subject matter appears and before you know it you are dialed in. I personally use flash a fair amount, the trick is not making it look like it. grin

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Quote:
the trick is not making it look like it

Practice makes perfect.

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Quote:
the trick is not making it look like it

Practice makes perfect.

Yes sir!

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Dan,

Emailed to your prepsports address - I'm at work and don't remember your home email off the top of my head.

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