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  • Kelly
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    DSC02441DSC03326DSC02387 For this assignment I really concentrated on using my manual settings while trying to get the "classic" bird photo using the rule of 3rds.  For the Song Sparrow I really liked how the branch in the foreground as well as the background were blurred while the bird itself was still in focus.  I spent a lot of time with this female Ruby-throated Hummingbird as she darted back and forth from the feeder to this tree and like how she's wrapped around the tiny branch.  I love how the Gray Catbird really stands out from the creamy green background.
  • Kelly
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    I have recently switched from a Panasonic DC-FZ80 to the Sony RX10 Mark IV.  Being relatively new to photography I figured this would be a good progression towards my goal of being able to capture crisp clear images of birds of all shapes and sizes in all types of habitats.  After using the Media Search on Macaulay's website the majority of the images I was drawn to were captured by DSLR cameras.  I guess once I am proficient with using my new camera on all settings the next stage in my progression will be to try my hand with a DSLR.
  • Kelly
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    Every Spring I wait for the return of the Baltimore Orioles.  They generally show up in Connecticut in early May.  This year there seemed to be an abundance of these birds in my local park.  While they generally hang out high in the canopy I discovered a nest on the edge of a field quite low in a tree.  After the young fledged I was lucky to come across the little ones while the parents were feeding them raspberries from the field.  In the past I have witnessed the adults aggressively protecting their young but this pair didn't seem to be bothered by my presence. After getting a few shots I left the family to enjoy their berry breakfasts.  Unfortunately the Orioles will soon be making their way back down south and I'll have to wait again until next May to hear them sing from the tree tops.   DSC01181DSC01175
  • Kelly
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    Beautiful photos.  I love those spunky little wrens.  Such little birds with huge personalities.
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