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A fine action series Peter. I don't have a single shot of a GWE and have only seen them at a distance.

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Thanks Ron. I will dig out some more Olympus stuff soon.

Spent two great days out in the sunshine this week. Photos of birds I very rarely see: kingfishers, redpolls, siskin a little egret up a tree and some lovely bullfinches. But all on the 'canon bird system' so I can't post here.

I do find it hard to take the Olympus out on trips for birds now. But my Olympus will come into it's own in the Spring with shorter distances and macro for insects.

Not sure if Olympus will tempt me back for birds... I do like the look of the two new long lenses... but I now take instant and good continuous focus for granted and only half used one battery in two days with about 600-700 shots so the camera function is a big factor too.

But it is a balanced list of pros and cons...so I dabble with both and just miss posting them here!

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Re: Communal Bird Photography Thread

I have just had a look at your images on Flickr, Peter and you have got some more cracking shots there. To be honest, in your situation if I was getting results like that with the Canon setup I don't think I would bother with Olympus anymore. However I am not you.

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I have just had a look at your images on Flickr, Peter and you have got some more cracking shots there. To be honest, in your situation if I was getting results like that with the Canon setup I don't think I would bother with Olympus anymore. However I am not you.

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Thanks Ron

I am in no rush to change anything. But I do miss the fun of joining in here.

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Re: Communal Bird Photography Thread

Urban Snow Buntings at Jaywick:



Urban Snow Bunting by Andy Johnson, on Flickr



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Urban Snow Buntings at Jaywick:



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Nice to see one not having seen any around here for a few winters.
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Very nice Andy. It looks great against the black seaweed. Snow Buntings have always been rather flighty when I have seen them but it looks as if you were quite close to this one.

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Thanks Ron. There was a group of 7 and they were quite unusually static and allowed us to get fairly close. You need to be close with the 40-150mm - looking forward to the 300mm ... only been waiting nearly 2 and a half years! Andy
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Very nice Andy. It looks great against the black seaweed. Snow Buntings have always been rather flighty when I have seen them but it looks as if you were quite close to this one.

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I second Ron's view. Very nice pictures of a lovely bird. I saw one once and got some very ordinary pictures from slightly too far. The black helps but they are very nice pictures anyway.

I also had a look at your flickr and particularly liked the swallow and dartford warbler.

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Re: Communal Bird Photography Thread

My first real attempt with the Olympus Capture App on the iPhone!



Quite pleased with it... It is a crop from the side of a landscape photo.
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Re: Communal Bird Photography Thread

That looks very good for a first attempt Walti. I have downloaded the App to my phone and am waiting for some birds to return to my garden to give it a go. My garden is a totally birdfree zone at the moment for some reason.

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Re: Communal Bird Photography Thread

Took two cameras out with me today, so I could contribute something here.

But, despite the BBC promising sunshine, It was in reality very low cloud and very poor light. Most birds were not playing but some siskins were busy and one allowed me to patiently get about 10 feet away. So please excuse the self indulgence I will put a few pictures in as I was happy to get that close and after some work they are fit to share.


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hope they lift your low cloud too!
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Nice shots Peter, especially the first one. I have never had much luck with Siskins as they always seem to be feeding right at the tops of trees against the bright sky. Having said that, I haven't seen a single Siskin or Redpoll this winter.

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Re: Communal Bird Photography Thread

A bit of ID help please, we went to our local salt marsh at Keyhaven this morning, cold, bright and lovely with some nice bird action as well.

These small waders were associating with the Turnstones and Redshanks and I would estimate them about 1/3rd the size of the Redshank and slightly smaller than lighter coloured than the Turnstones.

On of the "Twitchers" there was muttering about "Dowichers" but to me they look more like Sanderlings so I wondered if one of our knowledgeable crew could help me (I looked in my book and there seem to be an almost endless supply of small, similar looking Waders there )

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I am not very good a small waders either Brian, however I am pretty sure they are not Sanderlings as the bills are too long. I would take a look at some photos of Dunlins in flight and see what you think. I have been fooled by a few recently but the slightly droopy bills were helpful in identifying them.

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Re: Communal Bird Photography Thread

What Ron said.

The Dowitchers identification is hilarious, typical twitcher, lets turn a common species into a rarity.
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