Small birds in your garden ? Show them here !

Discussion in 'Nature' started by f6cvalkyrie, Feb 18, 2010.

  1. f6cvalkyrie

    f6cvalkyrie Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 12, 2010
    Brussels, Belgium
    Hi,

    now that the snow is slowly disappearing, the small birds in the garden are the first to announce the spring to come.

    I have shot some pics of them with my Reflex-Nikkor 500/f8 on the G1 this morning.
    Here's a first one :

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    If you shoot this kind of pics, go ahead and show them off here !

    C U,
    Rafael​
     
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  2. pointoneeight

    pointoneeight Mu-43 Regular

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    Feb 11, 2010
    Brighton, UK
    Nice Rafael, I've got a few here I took in Wales over Christmas using the GF1 with the 14-140 at full zoom.

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  3. hodad66

    hodad66 Mu-43 Top Veteran Charter Member

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    Jan 27, 2010
    Indialantic, Florida
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    Pany G1, Canon FD 300/2.8

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    Pany G1, Sigma 600/8 mirror
     
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  4. Iconindustries

    Iconindustries Mu-43 Hall of Famer Charter Member

    Little Wren

    I took this one on monday. Just outside our kitchen window these little wrens flit around in the bush. The males are blue and the females a very drab brown. They are fairly small- their body just being a bit bigger than a ping-pong ball. Their legs the size of match sticks. Full zoom on the 45-200mm
     

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  5. Iconindustries

    Iconindustries Mu-43 Hall of Famer Charter Member

    Hey how do you post images that are bigger than the one i just posted?
    Thanks,
    Brady
     
  6. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Emeritus Charter Member

    Wonderful photos - thank you all so much! They help me remember that it won't always be winter forever.:biggrin:

    Check out this thread in the Members Only forum, within Housekeeping for information about different ways to post your photos within threads and more: https://www.mu-43.com/showthread.php?t=316.
     
  7. thearne3

    thearne3 Mu-43 Top Veteran Charter Member

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    Jan 28, 2010
    Redding, CT USA
    Tufted Titmouse...

    Still plenty of snow here...but the small birds are too!

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  8. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Emeritus Charter Member

    These little fellows are one of my absolute favorites! Tom, did you use the 14-42 zoom for this?
     
  9. thearne3

    thearne3 Mu-43 Top Veteran Charter Member

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    Jan 28, 2010
    Redding, CT USA
    These are with a Hexanon 200mm - very little cropping. Camera was about 8 feet from the feeder on a tripod with wireless remote.
     
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  10. Iconindustries

    Iconindustries Mu-43 Hall of Famer Charter Member

    Life early in the morning.....

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    I took this one on monday. Just outside our kitchen window these little wrens flit around in the bush. The males are blue and the females a very drab brown. They are fairly small- their body just being a bit bigger than a ping-pong ball. Their legs the size of match sticks. Full zoom on the 45-200mm
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    (Thanks BBW, I wouldn't have figured it out with out your help.)

    Brady
     
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  11. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Emeritus Charter Member

    Thanks Tom and Brady. I'm in love with these little birds! Their charm outdoes their size, that's for sure. Stunning shot Brady!
     
  12. ballfresno

    ballfresno Mu-43 Regular

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    Feb 11, 2010
    West Sussex, UK
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    G1 w/Makinon 300 f/8 mirror lens, FD mount.

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    G1 w/Bell & Howell 200mm f/3.5, FD mount.

    Both on tripod from the kitchen about 4 metres away.
     
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  13. klythawk

    klythawk Mu-43 Veteran Charter Member

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    Jan 28, 2010
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    Hi.

    Were the shots taken through the kitchen window ??

    John.
     
  14. ballfresno

    ballfresno Mu-43 Regular

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    Feb 11, 2010
    West Sussex, UK
    Yes. Fairly clean but not ideal...
     
  15. Jolliger

    Jolliger Mu-43 Rookie

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    Feb 7, 2010
    Ross on Wye. UK
    A couple of shots taken with my G1 and 45-200, full zoom and EZ on.
    Unfortunately taken through glass (dirty windows).

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    Roger
     
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  16. mark1000

    mark1000 Mu-43 Regular

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    Feb 22, 2010
    Hi Guys, this is Patches, a wild UK robin that both my wife and i hand feed in our garden.

    G1 and PL 14-150.

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    Mark.
     
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  17. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Emeritus Charter Member

    First of all, great photos...second of all how cool it must be to have Patches come to you! I've only had that happen once, out in a nature conservancy when a friend of mine "called" some chickadees in... This fellow is so cute and so different from our American Robins.
     
  18. mark1000

    mark1000 Mu-43 Regular

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    Feb 22, 2010
    Thanks, yes its really cool to have a wild bird that has so much trust in you, but Patches is not the first robin my wife and i have hand fed, we first started to try this hand feeding on another robin about three years ago and ended up with a bird so tame he would sit on my knee and sing, he would also come right in the house and sit on my TV, and poo on it too, :biggrin:

    But one word of warning, if you try this yourself be prepaid to commit some valuable time to it.

    Mark.
     
  19. f6cvalkyrie

    f6cvalkyrie Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 12, 2010
    Brussels, Belgium
    Lovely shots, Mark.
    I'm glad to see that Patches made it through this long and cold winter !

    C U,
    Rafael
     
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  20. mark1000

    mark1000 Mu-43 Regular

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    Feb 22, 2010
    Hi Raf, Louise made sure Patches was well fed all through the winter, and now he has a mate we are feeding two.

    Mark.