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Bird Brain

Those "Almost" Good Shots!!

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Gosh I have so many of those... because of bad luck (too many branches in the way, just don't have the zoom I need) or because I still can't figure out how to do action shots...

Will use this picture of a kingfisher as an example of my misfortune, since I just took it this morning. Don't have the zoom and still can't figure out how to set it up so I can freeze them in action so I don't have the blur..

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On 8/28/2017 at 11:17 PM, Bird Brain said:

Your friend must be a very good photographer!! Behind one good photo of mine there are probably 200+ bad ones! :P

Ah, I have the same frustration! This website has been so informative, yet in many ways, serves as a strong reminder of what a poor bird photographer I am. It's a real kick in the pants even to see the ones that are posted in the "not quite" thread.

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12 minutes ago, Usha said:

Do you feel my pain :(. This is golden crowned kinglet.

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Yes. I have about 100 of these kinglet photos I have had to delete.   I think the kinglet ratio is 1 usable picture per 100 taken. 

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1 hour ago, misspt said:

Yes. I have about 100 of these kinglet photos I have had to delete.   I think the kinglet ratio is 1 usable picture per 100 taken. 

Then your ratio is better than mine!! :P

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29 minutes ago, Sbeiarnd said:

Trying to get pictures of a nearby common grackle. This was all it gave me.:P

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At least it waved "bye-bye"!! :)

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On 11/25/2017 at 8:47 PM, Usha said:

Do you feel my pain :(. This is golden crowned kinglet.

Golden crowned kinglet

 

Don't worry, I do :P 

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My ISO was down extremely low because I was shooting in the bright middle of the day, and I didn't have time to change it for this picture. Could have been a good one, but alas...I might never know which red type of hawk it was.

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Not quite enough f-stop.

Chipping camoflauge (don't think mossy oak has anything to worry about):

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Peekaboo Junco:

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