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Old 08-06-2006, 06:30   #41
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Any idea why the jackdaw was bald and let us "pick him up"? It was very odd, he stayed hanging onto the branch until we put him back down, and didn't even move then. And no, he wasn't dead

Bird flu, perhaps

I think he must have been dying
It's a baby jackdaw, just out of the nest. You were probably lucky to not have been dive-bombed by a couple of irate parents.
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What's this, a thrush?

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Old 08-06-2006, 08:02   #43
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Looks like a song Thrush

http://www.noahsarkgardens.co.uk/Wil...SongThrush.htm

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Old 08-06-2006, 08:14   #44
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What's this, a thrush?

Nothing a bit of natural yoghurt won't solve
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That's sarny you're thinking of

Typically I spent 10 minutes stalking a very jittery magpie and got not one decent shot of it. Then when I walked up to the garage after I got home (leaving camera in the house, natch) I passed two much tamer ones that allowed me to get within 10 feet of them. Arse
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Old 08-06-2006, 17:53   #46
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It's a baby jackdaw, just out of the nest. You were probably lucky to not have been dive-bombed by a couple of irate parents.
Definitely, just seen one looking exactly the same.
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Completely forgot to subscribe to this new thread so only just seen all the great photos!

Anyway, a flirting wren that just spent half an houring in the garden:-



Amazing how much tamer he is when he's trying to impress the ladies (and noisier!). Unfortunately, it was dusk and I had to up the ISO and open the lens right up so I lost a bit of sharpness. Still, at least the IS helped - wouldn't have had a chance without it.
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Old 08-06-2006, 21:43   #48
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Nice capture of a tiny bird in difficult circumstances.
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One of the Nightjar that's been conspicuous in Teddington this week

Adjusted a bit for white balance. Not too shabby for a 4 sec exposure.


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Such a hard bird to see, usually. Nice capture considering the length of exposure.

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How did you get him/her to sit really really still for 4s?! Nice capture
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How did you get him/her to sit really really still for 4s?! Nice capture
Sticky-back plastic and threatening looks
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I believe homebase are selling plastic nightjars at the moment if you want your own Sam....
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Male Wheatear.

Male Wheatear.



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Do insects class as wildlife? Hopefully:

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Ive got myself a new camera, not very good with focus yet, infact not got a clue what most buttons do yet :P Took a huge load of pics yesterday, mostly of the baby duck (eider, gorgeous looking adults) that my brother is babysitting. He's a park ranger and they get given rescue animals often to look after till they can be released again.
This baby duck was rescued from a durty seagull who was gonna eat him, it appears the seagull may have flew him in from the coast for quite some distance! as we dont have eiders around this area of scotland.

Anyways my brother let him play in my dads pond for a while.

Camera = the 12x zoom sony DSC-H1 thingy.

Basically i wanna know, does this look like its in focus lol I've reduced the size but the 2nd one is just a crop to show actual image size.



I dont think it looks in focus like this, but maybe when its not meant to be cropped this tight anyways, wont matter? Im very much a point/click person when it comes to photos and sometimes i get lucky and get not to bad a picture
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Here's some small ones of him playing in the pond, first it blurry for sure :P was trying the action shot setting...







sorry if im posting too many photos in one go, maybe i should read first post incase there's a rule :P I may be editting in a sec
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First one looks in focus especially the eye which is the important thing. A 100% crop will often look blurred though but it's not intended to be scrutinised that close. You can try and fix a crop with harsher sharpening.

As you can see at full frame it looks great, and same will be if you print it.
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badgerprincess wondefull fluffy little things and no you are not posting too many pictures, thats imposible I wish I had access t little balls of fur like that, they are just too cute.
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