Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Return to the Rowan Tree

I said in a previous post after visiting some Rowan Trees in the Parkland that I must return there again, as there was plenty of bird feeding activity and if I did so on a brighter day that would be an advantage.

This is the result of my visit and as you can see the male Bullfinch was putting in a stirling performance.

Lumix GH3. 100-300mm lens. 1/500 at f8. 300mm(600). ISO320











34 comments:

  1. WOW - excellent pics of a real beauty Roy...
    the GH3/100-300 combo must be quite fast focusing?

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    1. Thanks Tricia. The 100-300 is pretty good in good light, but does not have the same performance as the 35-100 or the 12-35. However, for the price its pretty good.

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  2. it's a spectacular bird Roy; so handsome! Having a feast on the berries; lovely to see; great photos!

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  3. wat een prachtige achtergrond om een mooie serie van deze mooie vogel te maken Roy hij is meesterlijk.

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  4. Roy, it was worth going back to get some images of this cracking little bird, what a difference the sun makes?....[;o)

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    1. The light certainly helped Trevor as that particular lens performs better with it.

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  5. Great set of pictures Roy.
    What a little beauty he is.

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  6. Bullfinches are simply gorgeous - and some beautiful shots there.

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  7. Hi Roy, this is nice, the birds look 'happy' i.m.o. having food and nice weather. Enjoy it!

    Regards,
    Marianne

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  8. Hello Roy!
    These pics are amazing, especially the first ones with this gorgeous male in flight to catch a bay!
    Do you have many of them where you are?
    They are pretty rare in my area
    Cheers Roy, keep well

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    1. Thanks Noushka, there are a few around, but the pairs are quite spread out.

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  9. Truly wonderful photos, Roy. The colors are so intense and you captured so much of the bird's personality.

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  10. It's such a relief that we had so many berries this year and that it's been mild weather wise, the birds have plenty of food and I hope it stays that way. I've not had as many visitors to my feeders so far as I did last year at this time, so I'm saving money too!!!

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    1. Hopefully the weather will stay reasonably mild through the winter Helena.

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  11. A gorgeous bird and those first two shots are really amazing!

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  12. Roy wat is dit een mooie serie en heel prettig om naar te kijken.

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  13. I'm very envious of your bullfinches once again - still no sign of any here. All the photos are beautiful, but those first two are amazing.

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  14. These are stunning shots Roy and indeed all of your recent posts have been superbly illustrated :-) Apologies for the lack of comments lately but I've been very busy with one thing or another but hopefully after Christmas I'll have more time for blogging again.

    PS. I hope you and your family have a great Christmas :-)

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    1. Thanks David.
      All the best to you and your family for Christmas and the New Year.

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  15. Really cool these photos.
    As the bullfinch flying even eat the berries is wonderful to see.
    Wonderful series again.

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  16. Greats photos Roy, I would like to photograph this bird too. It is very very beautiful.

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