Garden Bird Pictures

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nan
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Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by nan » Tue Aug 06, 2013 7:00 pm

O/\ O/\ O/\ what a chance
what marvelous birds you have... seems to be a marvelous place O\/
thanks for sharing ^Q^ ^Q^ ^Q^
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Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by steamtrainfan » Tue Aug 06, 2013 8:07 pm

ExFmem wrote:My "garden" includes a portion of our property that we had declared as a Conservation Easement which must be kept in its natural state in perpetuity. I love sitting in that part as much as in my "normal" garden.
Wow - you are so lucky to have this available to you.

Thank you for the painted birds - stunning colours.
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Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by Richprins » Tue Aug 06, 2013 8:14 pm

Fascinating!!!!!!!! O0
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Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by Flutterby » Wed Aug 07, 2013 8:15 am

You are lucky Exfmem!! \O \O

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Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by Mel » Wed Aug 07, 2013 8:23 am

Colourful birds - wish we got some more of those :O^

The crane chick is very cute 0/0
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Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by ExFmem » Wed Aug 07, 2013 4:30 pm

Thanks all. They're too special not to share. And, unlike African birds, I can actually identify a few of them! -O

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Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by steamtrainfan » Wed Aug 07, 2013 9:14 pm

A few more visitors over the past few days.

A thirsty Karoo Thrush.
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A Green Wood Hoopoe making an impressive fly past.
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The Brown Hooded Kingfisher made an appearance again and in the same tree as before. Three shots as I zoomed up on him.
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A weaver in a strelitzia.
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An imprint on my bedroom window - please excuse the dirty window. If you look carefully you can even the see imprint of the wings outstretched.
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A first for my camera - Bronze Mannikin. I have had to crop these photos quite drastically due to the size of the bird.
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I took this photo to try and get the green shimmer on his wing. Also very heavily cropped and dark as he was hiding in a pointsettia tree.
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Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by nan » Wed Aug 07, 2013 9:22 pm

wow Bronze Mannikin, never saw O/\ ^Q^
and the Kingfisher... you can keep it for yourself... I have to do 40Km for maybe see one =O:
^Q^ ^Q^
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Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by Flutterby » Thu Aug 08, 2013 12:09 pm

You are becoming quite the pro at your in-flight pics! \O What poor bird flew into the window? :shock:

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Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by steamtrainfan » Thu Aug 08, 2013 3:10 pm

nan wrote:wow Bronze Mannikin, never saw
and the Kingfisher... you can keep it for yourself... I have to do 40Km for maybe see one
But nan you must have other birds that we do not see here - please share some pics with us.

Flutterby wrote:You are becoming quite the pro at your in-flight pics! What poor bird flew into the window?
Thanks very much for that lovely compliments Flutterby. I am not sure which bird it was as the bump must have just knocked him about a bit and then he flew off. -O- -O- -O-

In a book I read the author said that when in the game reserve or elsewhere he always kept his camera on 1/4000 so that he was all ready to take a fast moving object as you do not have time to set your camera whereas if the object is slow moving you then have time to change your settings from 1/4000 to /1/800 or whatever.
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