Some Love for the Little Guys - Share your Songbird/Warblers/Wrens....

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DRwyoming

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Came across this Eastern Kingbird hunting for insects this morning. He'd perch on some reeds or cattails, launch into a sort of figure 8 flight pattern and come back with a mouthful of bugs. Managed to capture this image as he came in to land with his latest catch.

Nikon D500, 500mm PF, f/6.3, 1/2500", ISO 560
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Ralph Bruno

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Came across this Eastern Kingbird hunting for insects this morning. He'd perch on some reeds or cattails, launch into a sort of figure 8 flight pattern and come back with a mouthful of bugs. Managed to capture this image as he came in to land with his latest catch.

Nikon D500, 500mm PF, f/6.3, 1/2500", ISO 560
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Very Unique pose! Nice Shot Dave!πŸ‘
 

DRwyoming

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Chaffinch going in for landing. A7Rii + Nikkor 500mm f/4 P (manual focus)
Fantastic job with a manual focus lens!

I shot with the 600mm f/5.6 P lens and then the 600mm f/4 AIS lens prior to my first long AF lenses and that Nikon manual focus glass is really amazing. In today's technology arms race I think a lot of photographers overlook the value presented by these older lenses. The optical designs are superb and with practice an awful lot of great images can be captured with a good manual focus lens. But great job demonstrating that it can even work for small birds in flight which is a really tough subject with any camera.
 

Ziggy

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Feeding and nesting - all puffed up against the cold (southern hemisphere).

A Red-browed Finch gathering nesting material. These guys sometimes build their nest in among the sticks of the nest of a kite or eagle.

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A Superb Fairywren female foraging ...

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A Silvereye with lots of berries to choose from ...

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An Eastern Yellow Robin doing its perch-and-pounce thing ...

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Ralph Bruno

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Feeding and nesting - all puffed up against the cold (southern hemisphere).

A Red-browed Finch gathering nesting material. These guys sometimes build their next in among the sticks of the nest of a kite or eagle.

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A Superb Fairywren female foraging ...

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A Silvereye with lots of berries to choose from ...

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An Eastern Yellow Robin doing its perch-and-pounce thing ...

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Zingy, Gorgeous Series!πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
 
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