Nutmeg Mannikin and friends (4)

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Registered: Aug 24, 2005
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Country: United States

These were taken with the MkIV and the 500+1.4xTC, except the last one taken with the 7D and the 400/5.6.
Nutmeg Mannikin, also known as Spice Finch, is an introduced species. Small populations are found in Florida and California, but their presence is growing staidly.
C&C welcome.

Registered: Jan 19, 2011
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Country: Canada

beauties, #1 is my pic, fantastic image

Registered: Aug 11, 2012
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Country: United States

Beautiful light and backgrounds...nicely done.

Rob Tillyer
Registered: Nov 17, 2007
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Country: Canada

Super Socrate, love the little ones.


Registered: May 22, 2002
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Country: United States

The first 2 are super Socrate


Registered: Jul 02, 2010
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Country: Canada

Lovely set Socrate. Those finches are pretty.

Registered: Dec 17, 2004
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Country: United States

These are all great Socrate. 2 and 3 have a slight edge for me ~ Ron

Jude Perera
Registered: Jan 10, 2007
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Country: Sri Lanka

Very nice captures of the little ones. May top pick is the Chickadee.


Karl Witt
Registered: Jul 11, 2007
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Country: United States

Sometimes I forget to look at the whole bird when I see your 'eyes' Socrate

#1 is fabulous on exposure and WB and some clean greens too! No complaints from me with the 500+TC combo on these. Very nice variations on the warm brown and rust colored hues on the Nutmegs.

The BCC is always a challenge, very black and very white.................and you have captured both quite nicely

I am looking forward to some good Tufted shots soon, just starting to see them again and they are a very pretty bird, thanks for the teaser!


Registered: Jul 04, 2004
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Country: United States

Lovelies Socrate

Registered: Sep 13, 2008
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Country: United States

Another signature set of little ones from you Socrate, these are all lovely.
#1 is wonderfully composed, love the perch and beautiful greens surrounding the NM which is exposed perfectly.
2-4 are also very well done, but #1 is my favorite.
Excellent work and a pleasure to view.


Registered: Oct 31, 2007
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Country: United States

Wonderful set, Socrate. I don't believe I've ever seen a Nutmeg Mannikin before. Thanks for sharing. What great captures of a beautiful bird.


Registered: Feb 02, 2010
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Country: Canada

excellent set Socrate .. #1 is my favorite

Registered: Aug 17, 2006
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Country: United Arab Emirates

fantastic lovely images, i prefer #1, but all are great too, and i can see why 1 series bodies are winner over 7D from last shot, i was going to say why that last one is least crispier and more noisy than the first or 3.

Registered: Oct 29, 2005
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Country: United States

Great shots of the mannikin Socrate and I love the other calls it spice the other a more specific spice, nutmeg.

David Leask
Registered: Nov 19, 2003
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Country: United Kingdom

Super shots Socrate. Your chickadee really looks like our coal tit

Registered: Jul 19, 2011
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Country: Netherlands

All beauties, Socrate. Well done

Martin Good
Registered: Mar 16, 2008
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Country: Switzerland

Wonderful detail and spot on focus in all of these Socrate with # 1 being tops for me for the lovey colors and tones and the patterns of the feathers. It seems you were shooting into challenging backgrounds in some of these but the birds still stand out well from them.

Charlie Shugart
Registered: Feb 06, 2007
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Country: United States

Socrate- these are all really excellent images of spectacular little birds.
And no bird ever had a better name than the tufted titmouse- except perhaps the laughing jackass bird from Down Under .

Registered: Nov 13, 2012
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Very pretty!

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