Kingbirds (Eight Photographs)

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Taken on August 3rd, I got some better views of the birds. However, better views did not translate into easy to shoot. I finally decided to use spot metering and exposure compensation along with high ISOs to get as much detail as I could. The shots are noisy and leaves between the subject and my camera obscured some features. Using layers to darken the surroundings, and brighten the birds added to the noise but brought out features. The blue strips you see are salvaged garbage the parent birds used in the building of their nest. Next set of Kingbird shots on Sunday.

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37 responses

  1. Wow.. love them all, great pictures.

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    September 23, 2016 at 3:57 am

  2. Great shots! Interesting and beautiful!

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    September 23, 2016 at 5:35 am

  3. Oh,that little birdie mouth open! Wow.

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    September 23, 2016 at 8:43 am

  4. Such an amazing photo capture!!!!

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    September 23, 2016 at 8:50 am

  5. Nice shots despite the obstacles. By their nature bird nests with chicks can be hard to photograph. They don’t just build them out in the open where any predator can wander up to them.

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    September 23, 2016 at 8:51 am

  6. Lovely

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    September 23, 2016 at 9:12 am

  7. Came out great. I know the challenges. I throw so many photos out.

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    September 23, 2016 at 9:52 am

  8. avian101

    Excellent work Victor! 🙂

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    September 23, 2016 at 10:33 am

  9. Nice series, Victor. Sweet, little, modern-day dinosaurs!

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    September 23, 2016 at 12:06 pm

  10. Magnificentt, Victor! You have a wonderful eye for detail

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    September 23, 2016 at 1:47 pm

  11. Darling! Ahhh new life!

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    September 23, 2016 at 1:58 pm

  12. How amazing they are. You were so lucky to get a chance to photograph them! Lovely shots.

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    September 23, 2016 at 8:12 pm

  13. Amazing. Thank you for posting the progress of these adorables.

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    September 23, 2016 at 9:03 pm

  14. Amazing!

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    September 23, 2016 at 9:20 pm

  15. I think it is a wonderful shot. Congratulations.

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    September 24, 2016 at 12:35 am

  16. Lovely pictures !

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    September 24, 2016 at 2:24 am

  17. Lee

    Victor, these are fantastic!

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    September 24, 2016 at 6:34 am

  18. I think this is my favourite set of your kingbird images 😀

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    September 26, 2016 at 9:00 pm

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