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photoblog image GOT HIM; AT LAST......

GOT HIM; AT LAST......

I have been watching and trying to get a decent photo of one of these Sunbirds in my garden for a couple of weeks now. The problem has been that when they visit, the area they are in is always in deep shadow and I end up with fuzzy pics from lots of zoom and too much camera shake!! Imagine how pleased I was, to be able to get a clear shot of this one last weekend!!

Kind regards to one and all

"njt"

GOT HIM; AT LAST......

I have been watching and trying to get a decent photo of one of these Sunbirds in my garden for a couple of weeks now. The problem has been that when they visit, the area they are in is always in deep shadow and I end up with fuzzy pics from lots of zoom and too much camera shake!! Imagine how pleased I was, to be able to get a clear shot of this one last weekend!!

Kind regards to one and all

"njt"

comments (10)

Me knows how ze feelz. Me tried it many time. Good jobs ebentually. Felicitaciones Neil. Me like. Belly lice.
Neil Tandy: Thank you very much Busola. The other problem is that these birds are also very small - around 10cm, so it is also difficult to get in close enough without a decent zoom lens (although I have 12x optical zoom - 420mm). Have a great weekend buddy. Kind regards, Neil.
This is lovely. The light is fantastic. Well caught!
Neil Tandy: Thanks ever so much Jose. The patience eventually paid off. Now I just need to get a photo I am happy with, of him eating nectar from my honeysuckle bush, that will really please me. I will be in South Wales from next Wednesday if you want to hook up in the following weeek or so. Hope you have a super weekend. Many kind regards, Neil.
  • Ray
  • Thailand.
  • 12 May 2007, 12:16
"Belly lice", Neil. I have learned something new today...ha ha.
You have done very well to make such a good capture of this little guy. I like the natural frame created by its perch as well.
Neil Tandy: LOL Ray. Busola certainly has a way with words!! I also liked the natural frame on this one, even if I would have preferred the frame to have been honeysuckle!! I'll see what I can do in future. Thanks for dropping by mate. Kind regards, Neil.
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 12 May 2007, 13:03
I love the lighting on his underside, rear end, Neil. It's a crisp, sharp shot. Too bad his beak wasn't fully exposed for you!
Neil Tandy: Thanks ginnie. It took me long enough to even get this shot, I was just happy to get what I did!! But, you are right, it would have been especially nice to get the whole beak. Oh well, maybe next time!! kindest regards, Neil.
  • Deb
  • United States
  • 12 May 2007, 13:04
He's a very handsome bird, Neil...love the touch of aqua in his wings. You got a terrific shot of him...congratulations!
Neil Tandy: Very, very many thanks Deb. He is a beauty, just so darned difficult to photograph.I will keep trying for the "perfect" shot. Hope you have a great weekend. Many kind regards, Neil.
Great capture Neil, very nice!
Neil Tandy: Hey Bridge, many, many thanks mate, glad you like it. Have a great evening. Many regards, Neil.
Excellent capture. I'm a big fan of bird shots.
Neil Tandy: Many thanks David. I had a quick look at your blog, you also have some very nice bird shots there. I don't do them too often, but when I do, I try to get them nicely. Kind regards, Neil.
  • L.Reis
  • Lisbon
  • 12 May 2007, 21:30
Your long waiting had an excellent reward... The composition is fantastic with that frame of branches on the left. Great colours. Loved it!
Neil Tandy: Thank you so very much for dropping by from your own blog Lina, it is always nice to have visitors from other sites. You have some excellent photography on your blogspot. It is of course, even better that you like my pic!!grinsmile Kindest regards, Neil.
Amazing shot - loving the detail - very very nice smile
Neil Tandy: Thank you very, very much Ade, I personally see some flaws, even though I am fairly happy with it. I was more happy to get it reasonably crisp, than anything else!! Kindest regards, Neil.
A really beautiful one and so optimist against the previous one smile
Neil Tandy: Thanks a lot Zeb I never thought about the difference between the two photos, so very many thanks for pointing that out!! smile I wish you a great week to come. kindest regards, Neil.

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