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Bluebirds

Postby LindaShorey » Fri May 19, 2017 1:04 am

Drove to the back of beyond, Bickleton, WA - the bluebird capital of the world..

Quickly realized I am no match for these small beauties that don't hold still for more than a few seconds and tend to fly away just as you get them in focus :)

Here are 3 from the Olympus at 300 mm with 2x digital zoom, edited from jpg's, with further cropping.
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Re: Bluebirds

Postby minniev » Fri May 19, 2017 2:26 am

Love the birdies, especially in the first image.
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Re: Bluebirds

Postby St3v3M » Fri May 19, 2017 3:10 pm

Birding is hard and definitely gives an appreciation for those magnificent shots.

These are wonderful. Number two is my favorite, but the third looks like it belongs on a stamp! S-
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Postby LindaShorey » Fri May 19, 2017 3:18 pm

Thank you very much, Minnie and Steve. I don't really have the patience, especially for small birds that won't hold still. The volcanoes were much more cooperative :)
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Re: Bluebirds

Postby St3v3M » Fri May 19, 2017 3:22 pm

LindaShorey wrote:Thank you very much, Minnie and Steve. I don't really have the patience, especially for small birds that won't hold still. The volcanoes were much more cooperative :)

I have the same problem with bugs that see me coming and flitter away. Mountains are a lot better at sitting still! S-
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Re: Bluebirds

Postby Ernst-Ulrich Schafer » Fri May 19, 2017 7:45 pm

Love the Blue Birds, wish they would be here on the Olympic Peninsula.
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Re: Bluebirds

Postby LindaShorey » Fri May 19, 2017 9:45 pm

Ernst-Ulrich Schafer wrote:Love the Blue Birds, wish they would be here on the Olympic Peninsula.

Thanks for taking a look! I was obviously overmatched :)
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