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Yellow Hammer

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« on: May 11, 2011, 12:14:58 am »

 Thanks all - I thought you'd like it   Smiley  .... bit of a cutey really. I have an App with bird songs so I'll listen to it . There were quite a few birds around and I  was focusing on a buzzard when it took off - they don't hang around and it flew off to a distant tree. It must have seen me, they have excellent eyesight. I went to photograph another sunset and had a blue pullover on  instead of my all green gear and my green lens cover too.

Paul - The YH was sitting on the top of a tree or high bush (I think it's hawthorn ) and I managed to get within20-25metres  of it. I took it at 1/2500 sec. at 5.6 ISO 250. It looks like a juvenile to me.  I was able to use a fence post as a  lens support too.

I also got a shot of a Gold Finch which I can't really post because it's sitting on barbed wire but only 10 paces away - what a shame. I walked past a bush and it was there right infront of me so it was a case of point and shoot quickly then it was off as it heard the shutter action.

Well, here it is....I've cropped as much of the wire out as possible.

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