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California Towhee from Cabrillo National Monument

Posted by Brandon Holden on Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:02 pm

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600mm F4, 1Dx
1/2000, F4.5, ISO 320
Full frame (or nearly FF) 

Another destination on a recent San Diego bird photography adventure. For those interested, another (brief) breakdown on what I was able to shoot while at Cabrillo NM -
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by LynnS on Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:39 pm
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Brandon, sweet pose, BG and attractive perch - the red on the leaves add a nice splash of color.  You did well at Cal-brillo :)
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by Alan Murphy on Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:42 pm
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Love the image Brandon, the light, detail, perch, comp and BG all are wonderful.

by joem on Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:31 am
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Beautiful light & detail on this one Brandon.

by Gaurav Mittal on Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:13 am
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Lovely pose, perch and background. Nice details on the bird.

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by Gene Gwin on Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:35 am
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Brandon, Very nice. Curious how a vertical crop would have looked to remove some of the open space to the left?

by Denis55 on Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:53 am
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Wonderful bird and shot!

by Karl Egressy on Thu Mar 16, 2017 5:38 pm
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Nice light and composition.

by mikullashbee on Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:16 pm
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Great pose and awesome perch for this species.
Thanks for looking,
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by cvant on Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:45 pm
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fNice and sharp, and I always like when they're perched on the native plants.  Next time you come here, first visit the SDbirds yahoo group to see what people are finding around town.
Charlie VanTassel
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