Golden-crowned Sparrow

Posted by mikullashbee on Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:05 pm

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 I miss living in a house that had a feeder set-up in the backyard. Makes for nice 'easy' shooting on days you don't feel like hiking miles for a target. This image is from a few years back when i had a place in Qualicum beach on Vancouver Island. Although the yard was small i was able to improvise. I would actually remove the screen from my office window and replace it with camo mesh when shooting. The platform feeder was very close to the house and at eye-level, i would use a 200-400 mm lens and this way i could keep the cedar shrub background as distant as possible. Lots of cool birds visited my yard and in spring these birds were abundant. Cheers
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by Coreyhkh on Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:10 pm
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very nice

by Denis55 on Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:27 pm
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A real beauty,Michael!
I bet it was nice to have a set-up like that! Don't think I would get any work done!

by David Salem on Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:18 pm
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Great looking pose, perch, BG and details Mike! Nice setup frame of this species.
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by Karl Egressy on Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:15 pm
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Beautiful shot of this handsome bird, Mike.
Great to have a backyard when you can do setups.
Mine unfortunately is South orientation from the house and tiny.

by LynnS on Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:28 pm
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Mike, lovely pose, interesting mossy perch and wonderful BG - a beautiful frame.  It's great you have fond memories and a large cache of wonderful shots to re-visit and share :)
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by Gene Gwin on Tue Mar 21, 2017 12:17 pm
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Mike, Pretty bird and perch!

by david fletcher on Tue Mar 21, 2017 12:41 pm
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super shot Mike. Nice to have had a yard to do some good set ups... TFS
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