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Jim Dick

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Bird Photos
« on: July 09, 2005, 11:30:42 AM »
It has been some time since I've been able to get the camera out and take some photos. The other day I spotted a hummingbird flitting around the yard. I had wanted to set up a feeder but hadn't gotten to it. Two days ago we stopped and bought a feeder and set it up. Within hours the hummingbirds had spotted it and started to feed. Today I set the camera up fairly close and attached my 100-400mm zoom. I've attached one of the photos I got. There was no sun and the hummingbirds certainly are quick. It just takes time and patience to get a photo. I hope to improve on these in the future.

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Re: Bird Photos
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2005, 02:23:22 PM »
Jim you are good, great photo and thanks for sharing.
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Re: Bird Photos
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2005, 03:50:01 PM »
Lorna,

Thanks, I have a great camera. :) I wasn't sure I'd get a decent photo since they are so fast. Just sat there and clicked the shutter. Out of 29 photos I have maybe 2 or 3 that are OK.

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Re: Bird Photos
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2005, 05:15:33 PM »
Neat photo Jim. Thanks for sharing
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Re: Bird Photos
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2005, 07:43:00 PM »
Nice shot Jim!

I've got a feeder hung from the awning of the bedroom and the little critters are there from 4:30 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. They've got to be in the Top Ten on "God's Greatest Hits" list. No fancy food; just sugar, water and orange or cherry Kool-Aid. They love it!... and they get their vitamin C :)
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Re: Bird Photos
« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2005, 07:45:34 PM »
Thanks Ron,

Hummingbirds are really neat birds. I hope to get a few more photos before the summer is over. :)

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Re: Bird Photos
« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2005, 07:47:02 PM »
Nice shot Jim!

I've got a feeder hung from the awning of the bedroom and the little critters are there from 4:30 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. They've got to be in the Top Ten on "God's Greatest Hits" list. No fancy food; just sugar, water and orange or cherry Kool-Aid. They love it!... and they get their vitamin C :)

Hi Karl,

Thanks. Yes, they are neat creatures. :) It's amazing to watch their antics as they go about feeding.

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Re: Bird Photos
« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2005, 05:40:32 PM »
A favorite from my collection
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Re: Bird Photos
« Reply #8 on: October 27, 2005, 05:57:44 PM »
Jim:

     If you want to stop the wings, then go to full automatic action setting.  It's the one with the running man symbol.  Otherwise, it's a good photo and I like the fact that you fully blurred the background so as not to detract from the subject.

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Re: Bird Photos
« Reply #9 on: October 27, 2005, 08:07:35 PM »
Jim:

Lovely photo.  Just curious, which camera are you using?
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Re: Bird Photos
« Reply #10 on: October 27, 2005, 09:21:13 PM »
Valleygeocacher,

Neat photo. It sure takes a lot of tkime to capture some of them. :)
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Re: Bird Photos
« Reply #11 on: October 27, 2005, 09:22:32 PM »
Hi Ron,

I keep forgetting about that setting. :) I used the manual setting so I could control the depth of field and exposure.
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Re: Bird Photos
« Reply #12 on: October 27, 2005, 09:24:18 PM »
Hi Smoky,

Thanks. I have the Canon Digital Rebel. I was using a 100-400mm image stablilized zoom on a tripod. I was probably 20' from the subject.
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Re: Bird Photos
« Reply #13 on: February 19, 2019, 09:32:04 AM »
Jim, that is some serious diligence and skill. Very nice. Hummingbirds are awesome, I love watching them if they happen to fly into my life :)
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Re: Bird Photos
« Reply #14 on: February 19, 2019, 06:13:56 PM »
Jim, that is some serious diligence and skill. Very nice. Hummingbirds are awesome, I love watching them if they happen to fly into my life :)
Thank You for sharing.

Hi androns.  I just wanted to make you aware that this post is 14 years old.  Kinda easy to miss the date, but I just wanted you to know in case you don't get any response from the OP or others.  After this long, some of these folks may not be here anymore.

That being said, and since I never saw this one before, that is an awesome shot.
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Re: Bird Photos
« Reply #15 on: July 04, 2019, 11:27:04 PM »
lol i wasn't aware this photo is 14 years old till i read the last post too.
nice shot and classic even after 14 yrs

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Re: Bird Photos
« Reply #16 on: December 08, 2019, 01:42:56 PM »
It has been some time since I've been able to get the camera out and take some photos. The other day I spotted a hummingbird flitting around the yard. I had wanted to set up a feeder but hadn't gotten to it. Two days ago we stopped and bought a feeder and set it up. Within hours the hummingbirds had spotted it and started to feed. Today I set the camera up fairly close and attached my 100-400mm zoom. I've attached one of the photos I got. There was no sun and the hummingbirds certainly are quick. It just takes time and patience to get a photo. I hope to improve on these in the future.

That's a great hummingbird flying picture. What camera and zoom lens you've used to that awesome shot?

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Re: Bird Photos
« Reply #17 on: December 08, 2019, 03:21:54 PM »
That's a great hummingbird flying picture. What camera and zoom lens you've used to that awesome shot?

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Re: Bird Photos
« Reply #18 on: December 08, 2019, 03:35:51 PM »
I didn't notice date until reading Jimas post on what camera he was using.  I know his camera, and know the history of the camera he posted about.  That and the running man setting!

Hummingbirds are indie fascinating, and we have had them inZ, so far none here in FL for winter.  Guessing that summer photo was taken in CT.

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Re: Bird Photos
« Reply #19 on: January 25, 2020, 09:00:53 AM »
It has been some time since I've been able to get the camera out and take some photos. The other day I spotted a hummingbird flitting around the yard. I had wanted to set up a feeder but hadn't gotten to it. Two days ago we stopped and bought a feeder and set it up. Within hours the hummingbirds had spotted it and started to feed. Today I set the camera up fairly close and attached my 100-400mm zoom. I've attached one of the photos I got. There was no sun and the hummingbirds certainly are quick. It just takes time and patience to get a photo. I hope to improve on these in the future.

Nice Picture. 
Brings me back to a time, I remember we had 2 feeders in San Antonio,

Oh the Hummingbird activity!! 

I wish I had your camera. 

The images in my mind of these Tiny migratory creatures,

Yea, made me smile. 

What a trip..15 year old OG post.  OOOPs

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Re: Bird Photos
« Reply #20 on: January 27, 2020, 08:40:04 PM »
I have tons of bird shots, being married to a serious birder. But this bird is not seen a lot in the open. But it showed up after one of the hurricanes on the coastal region. Its an American Woodcock. He is hiding his head in his plumage.

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Re: Bird Photos
« Reply #21 on: January 27, 2020, 08:48:54 PM »
we opened the door one morning to this guy on our step.

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Re: Bird Photos
« Reply #23 on: January 27, 2020, 08:59:31 PM »
This is a family of Ospreys still in their nest atop a channel marker. That's a favorite nesting place for them.

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Re: Bird Photos
« Reply #24 on: April 08, 2020, 07:13:44 PM »
I have an ongoing family of Carolina Wrens that shows up every spring in my boat shed. This year for some reason they dug a hole in my insulation and made a nest.  Today I was greeted with three new born hatches. So I got my camera out and Mama and I made eye contact. Its a blast watching the babies grow and at the end watch them fly out as Mama calls them out from the outside.

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Re: Bird Photos
« Reply #25 on: April 08, 2020, 08:06:03 PM »
Aw heck.  I might as well add to the library here.  Let's see, which one.  How about Gertrude.  Gertrude is an Anhinga.  It took me some time to identify this beauty when she showed up.  She really likes to put on a show before she flies off.  Here she is stretching her wings.

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Re: Bird Photos
« Reply #26 on: April 10, 2020, 04:42:29 PM »
That's an awesome shot. There are so many species of cool looking shorebirds. If it was not so hard to post pictures, I have hundreds of them. But each one need to be reduced in size, which is not that easy on my Windows 98 repurposed desk top. :(

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Re: Bird Photos
« Reply #27 on: April 12, 2020, 03:43:28 PM »
My weekend addition to this thread,,

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Re: Bird Photos
« Reply #28 on: April 12, 2020, 08:24:35 PM »
I posted these shots here previously. Images taken last year at a bird viewing station next to the Rio Grande in Texas:

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