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 Post subject: Favorites from this summer, Part 1.
PostPosted: Oct 05 11:57 am 
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I mostly take pictures of birds that come to the yard, I have planted shrubs and plants that attract birds and pollinators, I also have a water feature that the birds love. With the hot weather the yard was very quiet with mostly just hummingbirds but there was some good days and since I seem to be retired now I was able to be there when something did come through.

Some warblers are only seen for a few day's going north and a few day's going south so you have to be ready for the few seconds they might be perched in front of you, I will use a blind and I am ten to 14 feet away from them, if in the shade I use my 400 2.8 wide open and if there is sun I put on the 1.7 teleconverter and move back a couple of feet and shoot at 5.6.

Black-throated Gray Warbler.
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Common Yellowthroat warbler
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Orange-crowned Warbler, on hot days they will do this to let the heat out.
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Townsend's Warbler.
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Wilson's Warbler.
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Yellow Warbler.
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Yellow-rumped Warbler.
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Flycatcher's and Vireo's, they like to hit the water with a splash then flyback into cover but sometimes they will pick a perch in the open and repeatedly fly back to that spot.

Warbling Vireo.
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Hammond's Flycatcher.
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Hutton's Vireo.
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Song Sparrow.
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Lincoln Sparrow.
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Spotted Towee.
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White-crowned Sparrow.
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I use a Nikon D700 and 400 2.8 af-i lens that was built in the 90's which seem to be considered the olden days now.

Thanks for looking, any questions ask away, part 2 is coming still lots more birds.

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 Post subject: Re: Favorites from this summer, Part 1.
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Keep em coming Martin!
you know i've always been a fan of your work :)

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 Post subject: Re: Favorites from this summer, Part 1.
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revs wrote:
Keep em coming Martin!
you know i've always been a fan of your work :)


Thanks Paul, it's been awhile since you were up here, not as many birds these day's but still getting those Pileateds.

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 Post subject: Re: Favorites from this summer, Part 1.
PostPosted: Oct 06 9:48 am 
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MartinD wrote:
revs wrote:
Keep em coming Martin!
you know i've always been a fan of your work :)


Thanks Paul, it's been awhile since you were up here, not as many birds these day's but still getting those Pileateds.


If you ever open up that B&B proper i will pay to come sit in your blinds, you have an awesome yard!

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292 birds B.C. / 446 birds N.A. / 1020 birds World (including NA)


Hey you kids, no pishing the Mountain chickadees!


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 Post subject: Re: Favorites from this summer, Part 1.
PostPosted: Oct 07 10:23 am 
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revs wrote:
MartinD wrote:
revs wrote:
Keep em coming Martin!
you know i've always been a fan of your work :)


Thanks Paul, it's been awhile since you were up here, not as many birds these day's but still getting those Pileateds.


If you ever open up that B&B proper i will pay to come sit in your blinds, you have an awesome yard!


I have thought about doing that but it seems like too much work and I would have less time for me to enjoy it myself. And I am always behind on the yard work as it is...

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