Small birds in your garden ? Show them here !

f6cvalkyrie

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Not the smallest of birds in our garden, but still, who has wild pheasants visiting his/her backyard on a regular basis ??

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Shot through double glass of the terrace door, ISO800, kit lens 45-200mm @ 200mm, 1/80 sec handheld,
so not the sharpest of pics, but I'm still happy with it.

C U
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mark1000

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Hi Raf, you must be very happy getting such large birds in your garden, a bit bigger than my robin.:smile:

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Yeah, Mark, it's always a pleasure to have these visitors.
I'm a bit puzzled by the colourscheme of the bird right in the pic. The main colour on the chest is blue :eek::eek:

Some googling allowed me to identify it as a "tenebroses pheasant", a species seldom seen around here. Maybe escaped from captivity ???

I'll join another pic for reference, it's not an example of photographic science :mad:

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Rafael

spotted this morning in our front "garden":

Quick shot taken thru window and a blow up - 14 45 kit

10am SW France........looks similar..........not sure

Surprised that it has lasted so long with these French "Shooters" - I'm sure that it will be on the "dinner" table by the weekend

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Hi, bill, it's more than probably the same species.
Do you see these blues ones often there ?

Our pheasants can walk around carelessly now, because the hunting season is over untill autumn.

Where are you in SW France, Bill ?
I spent several holidays in that region :biggrin:

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Let me add a common wood pigeon, shot through glass with the Reflex-Nikkor 500/8, with full backlight. The spotmetering came in handy !!

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Raf, i'll raise your woody with a collared dove :biggrin:





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Hi Raf, the exif is in the image, i use opanda exif reader, but it was shot through my conservatory windows with the G1 and 45-200mm kit lens.

1/1000 F5.6 ISO 400

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This is the closest i have managed to get to Patches, i have used the 45-200mm kit lens @ 200mm and used a slight crop.






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EXIF

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XResolution - 240.00
YResolution - 240.00
ResolutionUnit - Inch
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DateTime - 2010:02:26 14:55:44
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ExposureProgram - Aperture priority
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FileSource - DSC - Digital still camera

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Hi, bill, it's more than probably the same species.
Do you see these blues ones often there ?

Our pheasants can walk around carelessly now, because the hunting season is over untill autumn.

Where are you in SW France, Bill ?
I spent several holidays in that region :biggrin:

C U,
Rafael
Hi Rafael

It's the first time that I have ever seen them , (we have been here on and off for over 20 years) - there are two of them - they seem to run around and don't do much flying. They look black from a distance - I am used to the UK variety - the normal looking pheasants - they are very usual birds, (maybe not - I will have to google them to get more info).

Your image and my seeing them was co-incidental

We are in Dept 33, not far from Ste Foy La Grande

Maybe the hunting season is also over here but they were hunting sanglier, (wild boar), at the weekend in their usual mass carnage style - they are big ugly buggers, almost prehistoric looking, (as that's only the hunters!)



here's a library photo that I have taken from the web for those who are not familiar with the French wild boars
(nothing to do with me - I have just found it on the web as an illustration)
They eat well as long as you do not spare the cooking time

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mark1000

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Todays effort.

G1 and 45-200 kit lens @ 200mm ( 400mm )

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I don't have a garden, but every spring, the robins start to come out around the apartment complex. I don't have a mega zoom lens, so this is what I got with the kit oly kit lens on my EP1. They are cropped.
Interesting picture as in the UK robins would try to kill each other in such close proximity, where are your robins from.

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