Nutmeg Mannikin and friends (4)
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Shasoc
Registered: Aug 24, 2005
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Martin Good wrote:
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





Thanks, Martin. They were perching on a citrus tree and was hard to get a less busy bg
Socrate



Shasoc
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Charlie Shugart wrote:
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





Thanks, Charlie. Your comments made me lough
Socrate



Shasoc
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BeeBalm wrote:
Socrate,
Very pretty!
BeeBalm





Thanks for stopping by and commenting
Socrate



Shasoc
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birdied wrote:
Beautiful shots Socrate. I really like them all.

birdie





Thank you, Birdie. Nice to hear you liked these
Socrate



Shasoc
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tfoltz wrote:
Great set of the little speed demons

-Tim





Thank you, Tim
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Shasoc
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Ted ellis wrote:
Excellent set Socrate. The first image is my favorite.


Ted






Thank you Ted
Socrate



Shasoc
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Herb Houghton wrote:
Nice set of little birds Socrate, #2 for the head angle






Thanks, Herb
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waldr_p
Registered: Apr 18, 2008
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Wonderful set Socrate, love no.1 and no.3 here - super stuff!

Paul.



acjd
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#1 is stunning



Cincy Bruce
Registered: Oct 23, 2008
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The first 2 made me smile. Great series here Socrate.

Bruce



Frogfish
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I love these little birds which are also called the Scaly Breasted Mannikin (or Munia) and I had one pass through my garden (in Shanghai) a month earlier (they are native to Asia).

I saw the very closely related White Rumped Munia (or Mannikin) for the first time in Wulingyuan, Hunan, China about a month ago when a pair alighted less than a metre from my face whilst I was stalking a Forktail. Delightful experience but too close for the 500mm - not that I could move an inch anyway !

Most people don't realise how tiny these finches are (thumb sized, ca. 10-12cm) ! I guess your first shot is 3 or 4 times life-size !

All beautiful shots but #1 is just superb !!



Shasoc
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waldr_p wrote:
Wonderful set Socrate, love no.1 and no.3 here - super stuff!

Paul.






Thank you very much, Paul
Socrate



Shasoc
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acjd wrote:
#1 is stunning





Thank you!
Socrate



Shasoc
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Cincy Bruce wrote:
The first 2 made me smile. Great series here Socrate.

Bruce




Thanks, Bruce
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Shasoc
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Frogfish wrote:
I love these little birds which are also called the Scaly Breasted Mannikin (or Munia) and I had one pass through my garden (in Shanghai) a month earlier (they are native to Asia).

I saw the very closely related White Rumped Munia (or Mannikin) for the first time in Wulingyuan, Hunan, China about a month ago when a pair alighted less than a metre from my face whilst I was stalking a Forktail. Delightful experience but too close for the 500mm - not that I could move an inch anyway !

Most people don't realise how tiny these finches are (thumb sized, ca. 10-12cm) ! I guess your first shot is 3 or 4 times life-size !

All beautiful shots but #1 is just superb !!







Thanks for your kind words These little cute birds visit my backyard regularly. When I saw the first one in 2005 I thought "What in the H is this?" Now they are very common. They seem to be happy birds from what I see. Never fighting for food and always willing to share with the others
Socrate



shaggypics
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Very nice shots (and birds)!



Shasoc
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shaggypics wrote:
Very nice shots (and birds)!




Thank you for the visit and comments
Socrate



Haifisch M3
Registered: Apr 11, 2010
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#1 is over the top
Hai



Shasoc
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Haifisch M3 wrote:
#1 is over the top
Hai





Thank you, Hai. Glad you liked it
Socrate



Thang
Registered: Jan 25, 2004
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super shots with beautiful backgrounds Socrate!



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