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  • Betty
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    Dickcissel with backlighting IMG_9365 Barn swallow with subject in focus and background blurred IMG_9325 Bald eagle side lighting IMG_8556
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    @Isabelle These are very nice, and thanks for sharing how you take them. I will look more closely into this. I have the 400 mm lens as well. May need to change it up a bit.

  • Betty
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    I use a Canon 7D markII with a Tamron 150-600/ f 5-6.3. I mostly shoot from my car and use a beanbag tripod which has made a significant difference in my shots. Most of my photos are of birds perched, and close up. I enjoy seeing birds in flight and want to practice in this area. Browsing the photo library, which I was not familiar with, (and thank you ) I felt I had the right equipment and was very interested in the settings, particularly the shutter speeds. The few times I have attempted a bird in flight, I found it difficult to track the bird and my neck would start to hurt. Also the camera and lens weight make it difficult to assume a position to photograph. Would love to hear how others do this. All the photos below are held held and taken within a few minutes of each other. Lake Afton, outside of Wichita KS.IMG_8419IMG_8421
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    So yesterday , I used e-bird to see what others were sighting at Quivira Wildlife Refuge, which I like to go to every couple of months. I still find the site a little over whelming but will continue to use it as a tool. I usually use my car as the blind, but I did try stabilizing the lens with my hand when extended and liked the feel of that. I am sharing 3 of my better photos from yesterday.   Eastern KingbirdD2B0A880-B95E-4275-B898-856F9EC95AA8   Mourning Dove0BCAA11C-4A13-42F9-A74C-F1DD348A1346   Red-winged blackbirdA302C719-FAC5-4710-9402-42D8F72CD83C
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    I love photographing these birds and your photos are absolutely beautiful!           1
  • Betty
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    Nice shots and what a beautiful bird, thanks for sharing!
  • Betty
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    These are fantastic!
  • Betty
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    @Ron

    • We moved to Wichita, Kansas a 1 1/2 years ago.  I never realized how many different birds there were until here. Since there are so many wide open spaces, birds perch on fences, wires, plants and I can observe and photograph. I never realized the many different sparrows that exist. I never heard of a Lark sparrow until this year.  I enjoyed seeing your photos, nicely done.BC5D5D43-6622-4438-90DA-EDA2F7AC379CD077650F-E052-42BF-A9D2-BDF7DE274E0D

  • Betty
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    Beautiful bird and capture. Do you mind sharing the area the photos were taken.
  • Betty
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    Your photos are quite lovely.
  • Betty
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    @Karen Ours wouldn’t eat the thistle, which had never happened any place we have lived before, but love sunflower hearts & chips. I love watching them. We have quite a few but I have not seen any adults feeding any young.

  • Betty
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    Would love to see your pics of them being fed.
  • Betty
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    Love Tybee Island, visited a couple of times when we lived in Tennessee. Miss both places. Nice lighting on the heron. Maybe you know this, but there is a state park, Skidaway Island State Park, a short drive from Tybee Island. They have a nice short walking loop with many birding opportunities and a great viewing window at the visitor center. The Painted Buntings migrate to this area and return South in the fall.  
  • Betty
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    American Goldfinch taken 6/23/2020 I love watching these birds at our feeder however these images were taken on a road trip thru Missouri. When driving thru we always visit the Columbia Bottoms Conservation area, just outside of St.Louis. The area is mostly wetlands or prairie like.  Goldfinches are a common backyard bird in Kansas where we live. They are a year round resident. They prefer open habitats as well as one's yard, and Columbia Bottoms is definitely open habiitat. They eat seeds and seem to arrive in flocks to the feeder, and are often joined by house Finches. In the photos they are eating the common roadside weed/wildflower. Chicory. They seem non aggresive and have gotten quite used to us when we sit outside. They have a high pithed sweet sound when at our feeder. They nest late in the summer, July to August, when more seeds are abundant and use the "downy seed heads " to pad their nest. The males are the vibrant yellow and black and the females or more dull olive green. I have noticed this week that more females have returned to the feeder.   0O4A69820O4A69840O4A6991
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