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    New to bird photography

    Makes good sense Jim. I'm going to try the servo focus where it's constantly focusing like someone else suggested and see if I have better luck with that. As you've suggested, I've had much better luck with birds flying sideways rather than straight toward me, but I will keep practicing. I've...
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    New to bird photography

    That's great to know thanks. I've been shooting at f/5.6 with it to try and get the shutter speed as fast as I can to freeze them in motion. I'll take this into account and try to find the right balance between the shutter and the ISO. Thanks!
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    New to bird photography

    Ok that's great, I will give that a try as well. I can definitely see how it can be a very rewarding hobby. Thank you for the help!
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    New to bird photography

    Hello Robin, That's a great suggestion, I think I remember seeing something about that a while back now that you mention it, but I've never used it and kind of forgotten about that feature. I haven't used the 2x extender much, but it does seem to make the lens feel a bit slower at focusing. I...
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    New to bird photography

    I've been doing professional photography for several years now with food, weddings, and other commercial jobs, and with my recent move to the country I have been looking at getting more into nature and bird photography for fun. This is my first crack at it, and I know the images have a long way...
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    Hawk in ND

    It never ceases to amaze me how you all can ID birds so quickly! It does have a bit of an owl look to it. Thanks!
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    Hawk in ND

    Anyone know what kind of hawk this is in North Dakota?
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    Crane or Heron ID

    Thanks for the quick replies! Haha yeah that is a funny place for them to be perched! Here are a couple more photos I got of him/her tonight. I've been doing photography for many years but I'm just starting to try and photography birds. It's definitely going to take some practice that's for...
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    Crane or Heron ID

    Sorry, photo was too large before so it didn't save. Here is the pic
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    Crane or Heron ID

    I've never seen a bird like this in our area before, but it sure is a good sized one! The barn swallows didn't like it so close to their nest :) It's hard to see any colors or anything, but this is the best photo we have. I'm going to walk out and see if I can get some photos of it tonight...
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    Amazing songbird, need help with ID - Have photo

    Agreed, I actually put that in my original post! haha Peter, good point...maybe that's where Mr. Lucas got his inspiration? :)
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    Amazing songbird, need help with ID - Have photo

    Wow, thank you for the quick response! Such a great song they have too. I've never seen one of them before. :t:
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    Amazing songbird, need help with ID - Have photo

    We live in North Dakota, and heard a really neat song coming from outside, and I managed to snap a couple of photos. The bird reminds us a little bit of R2D2! It's quite small, like the size of a sparrow. I would appreciate any help on the ID and hope to get a clearer photos of this bird in the...
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