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buzzsaw

Eastern Bluebird

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Its nice to have these cordial birds back again. I went out with a friend on Sunday and we managed a few images.

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Then I had to get them on my D300. Fun fun.

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Dude! You put waxworms on/in your Nikon? gringrin

Nice shots, buddy. smile

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I wonder what would happen if the hotshoe lit up??? Very neat shot! Keep up the good work!

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Very nice! Were they getting set up to take some shots of a human? grin

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Those are great Buzz! The camera one is very cool.

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No waxworms, just ancient Chinese secret. grin

We had some very cooperative birds and decided to get creative and thought maybe that be the type of image to send into Birds & Blooms or something along those lines.

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Love the first one. Calander shot for sure.

Birds and Bloom would probably love to have either of them.

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Those shots are great!

I've seen a few people do the same thing. One guy was using his ipod touch,which he had many,many territorial bird songs downloaded onto it. He would stick the ipod in the hood of his 600mm F4,and had 5-6 birds sitting on his rig at one time!

Using today's technology,it's quite easy to pull birds into 200mm range,all that's needed is an mp3 player w/external speaker,and download some various bird songs off the WWW.

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Excellent bluebird images. The first image has it all, bg control, great subject placement, perfect dof, sweet perch,

light, etc. etc. The whimsical nature of the second image is quite engaging. Top notch sir.

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Thanks, Don , MM and Shawn!

Shawn, you speak my language! grin

Its a great time of year for getting out and capturing/creating a variety nice images.

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I keep coming back to look at that first image. Couldn't be more beautiful.

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