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Spring is about birdlife as well. This is a female Jameson's Firefinch

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I like bird photos almost as much as duck photos. This is lovely, much like our purple finch (which is red like that, not purple)
Louis: Whoever had the privelege of naming birds sometimes was a whacko. We have starling that is three quarters metallic amethyst and has a white chest. So it is called the white breasted starling. smile
Thanks for the comment Mary
  • Martin
  • Houston
  • 14 Sep 2007, 01:03
Tack sharp and nicely composed. Good one!
Louis: Thank you Martin
Cool Shot Mr.L
Louis: It was also cool of the bird to stay still like it did. Thanks ChaCha
Ah, this is very good. Will we be seeing more of your bird photos?
Louis: I am steadily working on my collection. The other types of pictures is where I am learning a lot about photography and the bird shots benefit as well. Some birds will be posted soon. Thanks for the comment Karen.
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 14 Sep 2007, 08:12
I think this kind of shot is how I first remember you on SC, Louis. You're the master of these, IMHO.
Louis: Thank you for this comment Ginnie.
  • GL@
  • Netherlands
  • 14 Sep 2007, 11:10
Hij / zij kijkt een beetje - moet dit nou? Vooruit omdat ik t niet tegen kan houden toch maar even de borst vooruit. Het wordt wel vastgelegd. Ja? Ist genoeg zo? Ga nou maar weer weg anders ga ik....

Vergeet de bananensnoepjes niet in koffer te stoppen.

Nog wensen van lage landen?

tot maandag.

Louis: 'K zal de boodschap overdragen. Momenteel geen wensen. Groetjes.
  • Scarlet
  • Netherlands
  • 14 Sep 2007, 11:48
I totally agree with GL. I really love the expression on the face. Very nice shot L!
Louis: Thanks for the comment Scarlet
fiery indeed...great capture louis! Im seeing a lot of 200iso shots for birds...i never use it but am fast changing my mind!
Louis: Because the birds are fast I have a setting 'perpared' for certain areas and times. Sometimes I go search for them in the trees, means walking underneath in the shade - middle of the day is 400 and late it goes to 800. At the time of the shot it was in the morning - good light and the bush not thick so I used 200. Thanks for the comment liam
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 14 Sep 2007, 12:11
a lovely-life-size- photo! "Im Apfelbaume pfeift der Fink/sein "Pinke pink..."
Louis: Diesem Fink pfeift keine pinke-pink, etwa wie tswee-tswee.

Now you are testing my german smile Thanks for the comment Philine.
  • mista skee
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 14 Sep 2007, 12:21
Nicely composed. Bird a tad bit out of focus, could have used a little more in the DOF department IMHO. But still lovely shoy! smile
Louis: Thanks for the comment mista skee
good composition... have a good weekend
Louis: Thanks - it was a busy weekend, but nice.
Wow! Wow! I want an objective/lens like that! Precious taking of nature. A bird of very beautiful colors! Really nice, Louis. Likey!
Louis: Oh, I am honoured Josè-Angel.
That is gorgeous.. such a stunning shot!!Very sharp
Louis: Thank you Gale
Oh beautiful, The male must be gorgeous! smile
Louis: The male is dark (plum) red and the white spots more pronounced - gorgeous indeed. Thanks for the comment Coleen
  • Aphrael
  • South Africa
  • 14 Sep 2007, 21:36
Wow, is all I can say. I was going to post a picture of a regular finch, but mine pale in significance.
Louis: Go post yours - wanna see smile Thanks for the comment Aphrael
  • Huibri
  • South Africa
  • 15 Sep 2007, 07:42
I just love it, the out of focus branches, the content expression on the bird's face...sleepy as he is perhaps. Good one, Louis!
Louis: It was early on a cool morning - she is puffed up in the sun. Thank you Huibri
Now that I have tried my 500 lens I se how difficult it is...I struggle getting things in focus...you have done a good job here... you inspires me to go out and practice more smile
Louis: Try single point focus or go manual. It remains difficult to shoot out of hand, practice normally helps a lot. Thanks for the comment Aksel.
she seems to be a content little bird...love her colour..nice sharpness here...
Louis: Thank you PhotoSam. She is small indeed, about 10cm top to tail.
So well done ! Bravissimo my friend !!
Louis: Thanks for the comment Zebigleb
  • Kay
  • United States
  • 17 Sep 2007, 20:44
Postcard perfect, Louis!
Louis: Thank you Kay

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