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Mockingbird pics

This is a discussion on Mockingbird pics within the A Kodak Moment: not necessarily plants... forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; This guy was all over the place but with my new tele lens I was ...

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    Default Mockingbird pics

    This guy was all over the place but with my new tele lens I was able to get some decent shots of him. Once he tried to use the bathrooom on my head and then he spat a berry at me.















    I love how in different lighting his colors would alter slightly from greys to blues.

    Until next time...


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    Wow that's a handsome bird, I like the fact that there's nothing "flashy" about it.
    Just subtle shades of greys, black and white.
    Oh and the pictures are not bad either!

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    Ive tried to take pics of mocking birds before and they were always moody! lol love the pics!

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    I love Mockingbirds, their song is unmatched in the bird world. We have several that serenade us when we are having our evening cocktails out on the patio
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    Ive tried to take pics of mocking birds before and they were always moody!
    I had never had a bird try to "poo" on me before or spit things on me...it was kinda weird. At least I am not the only one...lol.

    Glad you enjoyed the pics Cin and Lambe!!! He was singing a lot while I was taking pics...he finally flew off to chase another mockingbird.

    Shann~
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    Wow, it sounds like he really doesn't like having his picture taken. You got great shots of him.

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    Great pics, Shann!!! You got a new lense? Congrats!!!

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    Cute little bird. Do you feed him?

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    Quote Originally Posted by margo View Post
    Great pics, Shann!!! You got a new lense? Congrats!!!
    Yeah that one I got a few weeks ago...the 80-200mm 2.8. It's such a fast focusing lens...I wish all my lenses were that fast. I am trying to get used to it cause it's so heavy!

    Cute little bird. Do you feed him?
    No...I am afraid he would spit it at me! LOL

    I am hoping to take a wildlife photography class this fall to get better at capturing images of wild critters.

    Thanks all,
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    I love mockingbirds. They have a great song and as you noted, they can be defensive when someone or something they don't like is around. I have frequently heard them chattering and making lots of noise and then found a cat hiding in the bushes. They will also fly around and dive at cats when they feel threatened. Fun to watch.

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