Winter Backyard Birds – Photography

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American Robin 1

American Robin 1

It may not be the sharpest lens in the world, but for $25 (and $10 for the 2x converter), it’s entertaining.

 

 

 

American Robin

American Robin

American Robin 1

American Robin 1

Yellow Bellied Sapsucker

Yellow Bellied Sapsucker

American Eagle

American Eagle

All are hand-held at 800 mm (400 mm plus 2x converter) and manual focus, or manual close-to-focus.

The eagle wasn’t really in the backyard.  I had to drive about 20 miles to find him.  Even at 800 mm, he was a little too far away for a good picture with that lens.   The sapsucker is courtesy of my back yard.  The robin is courtesy of the sister-in-law’s back yard.

The robin helped his glamor shots when he hopped out on the branch into a little more of the late afternoon sun.

The sapsucker isn’t a very good picture, but I was really happy to ID him (maybe?).  The red throat was the key.  Carefully looking at some other (not so good – not published) pictures of him there’s a hint of yellow on his chest and belly, as well as less than a hint of a red crest.  In fact if you zoom in on this picture you can see the same if you really look hard, click your heals three times and say, “There’s no place like home.”

 

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