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Butcherbird

butcherbird
ISO Auto - 640 | f 5.6 | 1/320
lens 50-250mm | focal length 250mm

23 comments:

  1. Fabulous picture! I can never take pics of birds. He looks rather thoughtful!

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    1. I'm sure I could have gotten a better shot if I'd had time to check my settings, but he was there and gone in no time at all.

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  2. Great picture! I wonder what he was thinking.
    The background is really interesting, too. I wonder what settings you used to achieve this slightly blurred look, emphasising the bird.

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  3. Thanks Rossi. It's the f-stop that gives you the blurry background (or bokeh - pronounced bok-ee) I wrote this post to try to explain it for us non-photographers http://purfylle.blogspot.com/2014/12/where-to-start-with-dslr-camera.html
    scrolls down to the bits on f-stop and aperture value

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    1. Off to read this post now .... Lovely shot too :)

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  4. What a fabulous photo. I'm so glad spring is coming back. Thanks for the photo that reminds me of spring.
    MommyCrusader.com

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    1. Not long now before the weather changes.

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  5. Fabulous capture! I love that you can also see that it's carrying something in its mouth - perhaps getting ready for nest building? Is it a Hooded Crow?

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    1. I think he came looking for some snacks of the 8 legged variety in our patio. He is a butcher bird.

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  6. Brilliant capture, I can never get a good bird photo

    Thank you for linking up

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    1. It helps when they hang out in your patio long enough to take a shot :o)

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  7. Great photo. Loving the detail. Stopping by from #mysundayphoto

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  8. fab photo, I love birds, we have so many here!

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    1. How wonderful to have a lot of variety.

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  9. Amazing capture! Its so hard for me to get a photo of birds as they never stay still. =) #mysundayphoto

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    1. They are certainly challenging! A faster shutter speed and a bit of luck helps.

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  10. The details on this capture is amazing! You can still see something that's on his beak - dinner, perhaps?!
    Beautiful
    #SundayPhoto

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    1. Yes, I think there is a bit of a snack there, but he does have a hooked beak which is mostly what can be seen.

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  11. i know butcher birds are ruthless killers but i do love them anyway. this grey backed is so cute. we have them come flying in for a feed of mince which they love. great snap!

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    1. And they have the prettiest voices!

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  12. Great pic!! Are those tiny feet sticking outta his mouth?? Or is that his tongue??

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