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American Goldfinch Attacked by another bird

Discussion in 'Nature' started by roundball, Jan 31, 2015.

  1. roundball

    roundball TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Oct 8, 2013
    USA
    After taking the photo of the Goldfinch with a SF seed in its beak, I was squeezing off a second shot when the attack happened just as the 2nd shot was executing…(2nd photo)…don’t know what the 2nd bird was that attacked the intruding Goldfinch but thought the photo was worth keeping in spite of the fast action blur.
    Canon FDn 400/4.5 on NEX-7





     
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  2. Amamba

    Amamba TalkEmount All-Pro

    Apr 13, 2013
    SE MI
    Great shots ! Especially impressive to me since I wouldn't know a goldfinch from a canary even if one pooped on me ;)

    Do you have the camera pre-set on a tripod ?
     
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  3. roundball

    roundball TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Oct 8, 2013
    USA
    Most bird shots are in a large natural back yard setting that also has woods right behind it...several tree trunk feeders I've made and stood up have different food types and if I pre-focus on one, I'll miss what shows up at another...so the majority of bird shots are taken out of the kitchen window with the camera & lens on a beanbag, or at least my arms resting on the window sill.