More feathery friends - songbird edition

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More feathery friends - songbird edition

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Just a couple of songbird shots I've gotten around to processing.

Thanks for looking and enjoy!

ImageSong Thrush by Jochen Maes, on Flickr

ImageSinging stonechat by Jochen Maes, on Flickr

ImageChaffinch by Jochen Maes, on Flickr


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Love them ! Well done Jochen.

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Thanks Franco.


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Fantastic!!! they are all singing their hearts out at the moment :hamster:

I saw a flock of Yellowhammers at the weekend, to see 7 all at once was pretty incredible since I haven't seen any for years. When I was young they were singing all over the place. The sad decline of insects and farmland birds in 30 years is tragic.

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Hi Jochen,

Outstanding images. A pity Mexico is so F...d up in regard to security these days ...


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Beautiful pics Jochen :bow

Nice to see some species that we don't have here in S. Ontario!

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Thanks all, appreciate it.

Alexandra, that must have been a nice sight indeed. Unfortunately, it's largely the same here. Species of wildlife that I would encounter everywhere all the time when playing in the woods as a child have become rare encounters.

Rainer, it's really that bad? :shock:


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Beautiful pics, Jochen.

I remember as a child if you shone a torch or lit an outside light during the night there would very quickly form a little swarm of insects around the light. Streetlights very often had moths fluttering around them for the same reason. I don't see this to anywhere near the same extent these days. It's all very sad.

My wife is very diligent and feeds the birds (and hedgehogs when they are about) every day. It cost us a small fortune in feed, but it's well worth the effort and expense when you see these beautiful creatures close to home.

Thanks for sharing.

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Thanks Stu.

Exactly!

We have a few bird feeders around the property here as well (during the winter). It's actively encouraged by the wildlife preservation agency here; so happy to play my part there.


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Great detail and composition, Jochen. A true pleasure to view. Thanks.

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Thanks Phil.


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Post by EGRAY_OBSERVATORY »

Thanks Jochen for these well-Sharp and interesting pics.

What camera are you using ??

As Stu has just mentioned, the light-use has changed over the years albeit some benefit to night-time astronomers has benefited to some degree in some areas.

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Thanks Terry.

These were shot with a Nikon D500.


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I should have guessed Jochen, as the detail is exquisite and not surprisingly by a 21MP camera and its' operator.

Thanks for that

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Lovely images - thanks for posting


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