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    Morning D....good to see you back in action. ...

    Morning D....good to see you back in action.

    IMO, shooting BIFs and static birds with a big lens.....a gimbal is paramount.

    My Wimberley gimbal is on my big tripod 100% of the time and pretty...
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    Joel.....don't go getting too technical...

    Joel.....don't go getting too technical w/me....it will hurt my brain. :D

    MA Audubon states we (the state) have 6; hairy, downy, red-bellied, YBS, pileated and flicker. I have the 6.

    I'm...
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    Nice capture and congrats Joel on completing your...

    Nice capture and congrats Joel on completing your WP collection.....6? I got my YBS last winter....and I've only seen it once this winter....he's always on the suet this winter.
    BTW....had a...
  4. Nice action shots BK....but you need a longer...

    Nice action shots BK....but you need a longer lens to correct your issues for this type of shooting....what Joel explained technically.
    Your backyard looks like a wonderful outdoor studio for...
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    adult Bald Eagle ...

    adult Bald Eagle

    https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5740/23867515046_5b02d04d3d_b.jpg
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    Nice capture of the Cooper's (?) this and the...

    Nice capture of the Cooper's (?) this and the Sharp shinned are difficult birds to differentiate, but I'm thinking it might be a Sharp-shinned Dave. Mainly because a Cooper's tail feathers have...
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    First Snowy Owl of the season for me ...

    First Snowy Owl of the season for me

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    Jamsus, in addition to HDNitehawk's suggestions...

    Jamsus, in addition to HDNitehawk's suggestions and you should get plenty more. I'm assuming you have a tripod....if not get one.
    Do you have natural light and/or overhead lighting? Do you plan...
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    Tattersall Farm, Haverhill, Ma ...

    Tattersall Farm, Haverhill, Ma

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    you're probably right.....when I looked at the RB...

    you're probably right.....when I looked at the RB grosbeaks, the first years had a chest w/faint red.....which should becoming visible this far into the season.

    But then, it could be a 2nd brood...
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    Joel....looks to me to be a female black headed...

    Joel....looks to me to be a female black headed grosbeak.....my only doubt is your home isn't in their normal range.
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    Pat....thank you for your kind words about my HB...

    Pat....thank you for your kind words about my HB pix....photographing them has been a lot of fun this season.

    I've headed up to VT twice already, but the colors have been light and spotty.....this...
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    This HB pic is the last one on my memory...

    This HB pic is the last one on my memory card....9/19....I haven't seen one since. I guess it's time to move onto fall foliage pix.

    https://farm1.staticflickr.com/608/21705274669_aeb1548947_c.jpg...
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    lunar eclipse with small plane passing through...

    lunar eclipse with small plane passing through umbra

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    Stu....IMO a very nice shot, nice exposure on the...

    Stu....IMO a very nice shot, nice exposure on the lighting, church looks great....very idyllic scene capture.

    Now get it next week after your first snow and the river (?) is frozen. :))
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    male hatch year ruby throated HB at honeysuckle...

    male hatch year ruby throated HB at honeysuckle flower.....settings; f7.1, shutter 1/125th, ISO 1250

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    Stephen, nice pic, good effort on your part to...

    Stephen, nice pic, good effort on your part to get the pic and thanks for sharing the story behind your capture.
    I'm still looking for my first decent shot of one of these guys.
    Bill
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    I have LR5 and tried downloading the 5Ds R pix as...

    I have LR5 and tried downloading the 5Ds R pix as DNGs....unsuccessfully......had the computer tied up quite awhile before the box came up stating the pix couldn't be downloaded.

    Speaking of...
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    @HDNitehawk....impressive enlargements. I just...

    @HDNitehawk....impressive enlargements. I just shot some HBs w/a borrowed 5Ds R....need to upgrade to LR6 to see if the detail will make it viable upgrade for me.
    @Raid...impressive looking...
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    from what I'm seeing Stuart, I don't think you...

    from what I'm seeing Stuart, I don't think you could get much more detail....leave it at zero. Nice capture.....
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    m Ruby throated hatch year sipping at a Cardinal...

    m Ruby throated hatch year sipping at a Cardinal flower

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    Pat....beauty capture of the sandhills. Love how...

    Pat....beauty capture of the sandhills. Love how close you can get to the wildlife in a kayak.
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    Joel....nice capture of the Wood duck kids.

    Joel....nice capture of the Wood duck kids.
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    Jamsus, nice series, especially the kingfisher ...

    Jamsus, nice series, especially the kingfisher

    Hatch year male Ruby throated HB inspecting the Cardinal flower.....ISO 160, f 7.1, 1/200th
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    Eaglet trying to stay cool in today's...

    Eaglet trying to stay cool in today's heat....90+* The 2 eaglets are just a few days from fledging.

    https://farm1.staticflickr.com/561/19935692009_b05b64825a_b.jpg
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