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Last weekend I was having some lunch and notice a bunch of cardinals fighting over a prime spot on the bird feeder so I broke out the camera, put on a jacket, opened the window and snapped the below shots.

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Also got them perched in the trees:
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Neat capture in the first two. Great profile in #3, and #4 is really nice. :)
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Great pics =D>

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Nice pics!

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Very very nice!


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Thanks everyone. I had hoped to get some shots where it froze the action too, but only managed to get about 4 shots before the birds were gone for the day. There around all the time, so maybe this weekend I'll catch them. :D
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Good pictures.....being from St. Louis, we like Cardinals

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I like #3 the best. Its hard to get sharp pictures of them flying, their wing beat is so fast.

They seem to be a shy bird I sat for hours by the feeder for them to come out and they don't less you can sit still soon as you move they go hide again.
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3 and 4 are my favorites....1 and 2 I like mostly because I captured 2 birds in the same frame. I think they would have been better if there bodies were in focus and just the wings were blurred with motion.
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I love the motion shots. Adds a real mysterious beauty to them. Nice job!
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Very Nice, what kinda camera?
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Nice work. It makes me want to get my camera back out again. When I was younger I went through a "bird photography" phase. My aunt worked at a Walgreen's so I got film developed on the cheap. :D
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shamoo wrote:Very Nice, what kinda camera?
I was shooting with my Canon 7D with a 100-500mm Tamron lens I borrowed from my friend. All photos were taken at 500mm which with the APSC sensor on the 7D equals 800mm.
FishyItch wrote:My aunt worked at a Walgreen's so I got film developed on the cheap. :D
Back when I used to shoot film, Costco, which at the time was called Price Club, had awesome prices for film development. I used to get 36 exposures developed to 5X7's for only $3.50. Then one day they re-did there photo department and the same 5x7 36 exposures doubled to $7.
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AWESOME..... the motion shots should be on the cover a a bird magazine....

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Awesome pics!!

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