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Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by Lisbeth » Sun Jun 21, 2015 9:24 am

This time around the sunbird won ^Q^ ^Q^ I do not see anything grainy :-?
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Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by Richprins » Sun Jun 21, 2015 6:04 pm

Looks like you had slightly less light to work with, stf? Light is vital for action shots, and one can only do so much? :-)


Still great shots! X#X
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Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by steamtrainfan » Sun Jun 21, 2015 8:12 pm

Lisbeth wrote:This time around the sunbird won ^Q^ ^Q^ I do not see anything grainy :-?
He sure did Lisbeth and it was so interesting to watch. Thank you for your lovely comments.

Richprins wrote:Looks like you had slightly less light to work with, stf? Light is vital for action shots, and one can only do so much? Still great shots!
That could be RP - will keep this in mind next time. Thanks very much for your positive feedback.
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Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by steamtrainfan » Sun Jun 21, 2015 8:19 pm

Some more nectar bottle feeder photos taken yesterday.

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Then a most amazing visitor - first time we have seen one in our new garden. Had to grab the camera and fire off a shot through the window.

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Finally a Spotted Thick Knee in the garden of our complex.

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Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by Lisbeth » Sun Jun 21, 2015 8:43 pm

What a variety O/\ O/\ even a violet woodhopoe :shock: \O
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Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by nan » Sun Jun 21, 2015 8:57 pm

still a festival O/\ ^Q^
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Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by Peter Connan » Mon Jun 22, 2015 6:45 am

Wonderful!

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Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by Flutterby » Mon Jun 22, 2015 12:42 pm

Fantastic stf, and even a hoopoe!! ^Q^ ^Q^ I've taken our nectar feeder down for a while as the bees found it and were drowning in it! 0*\

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Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by steamtrainfan » Mon Jun 22, 2015 1:39 pm

Thanks everybody for the fantastic comments.

Flutterby, that is strange as we do not find one bee in our bottle but we now have to fill it everyday. I put it up at 10:00 and by 17:00 it is finished.
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Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by Toko » Mon Jun 22, 2015 1:54 pm

From my kitchen window, just across the street, feeding on a city rat in the rain gutter O/\

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Actually the first ever European Kestrel in my street :shock:

And when it flew off, I was too slow to capture it =O:

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