Nutmeg Mannikin and friends (4)
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Shasoc
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.
Socrate



brian_sp
Registered: Jan 19, 2011
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beauties, #1 is my pic, fantastic image



dhb820
Registered: Aug 11, 2012
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Beautiful light and backgrounds...nicely done.



Rob Tillyer
Registered: Nov 17, 2007
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Super Socrate, love the little ones.

Rob



morris
Registered: May 22, 2002
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The first 2 are super Socrate

Morris



KCollett
Registered: Jul 02, 2010
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Country: Canada

Lovely set Socrate. Those finches are pretty.



surfnron
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
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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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Very nice captures of the little ones. May top pick is the Chickadee.


Jude



Karl Witt
Registered: Jul 11, 2007
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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!

Karl



sritri
Registered: Jul 04, 2004
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Lovelies Socrate



KirkB
Registered: Sep 13, 2008
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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.

Kirk



jfwoodman
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.

Jim



kmunroe
Registered: Feb 02, 2010
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excellent set Socrate .. #1 is my favorite



Tareq
Registered: Aug 17, 2006
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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.



eyelaser
Registered: Oct 29, 2005
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Country: United States

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



David Leask
Registered: Nov 19, 2003
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Super shots Socrate. Your chickadee really looks like our coal tit
David



CDaescher
Registered: Jul 19, 2011
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All beauties, Socrate. Well done
Chris



Martin Good
Registered: Mar 16, 2008
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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.
Martin



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 .
Charlie



BeeBalm
Registered: Nov 13, 2012
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Socrate,
Very pretty!
BeeBalm



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