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Old April 12th, 2011, 02:27 PM
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Thumbs up Love Robins,love my new camera

I still have to learn a lot about bird-photography,but I think I got pretty close.
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Old April 12th, 2011, 02:29 PM
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This one of the Junko,I did not focus muchand a couple of Chippie,he thinks he's landed in paradize
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Old April 12th, 2011, 02:40 PM
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oh wow, those are great chico!!! I love the close up of the robin
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Old April 12th, 2011, 02:50 PM
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Lovely Chico! Nice details.

Mr. Chips has got quite the chops. We'll be calling him Mr. Chubs soon!
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Old April 12th, 2011, 03:07 PM
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is that your first robin you saw Chico?? if so I hope you made a wish

nice carmera shot of the robin
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Old April 12th, 2011, 03:09 PM
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Great pics, chico!! Love your birds! That's a wonderful pic of a junco--they're so hard to photograph...gray on gray doesn't give the camera a lot to work with!

Aren't new cameras fun?
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Old April 12th, 2011, 03:43 PM
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Bree,we had a couple of Robins here all winter,now we have tons of them,my favorite bird,I did not know you are supposed to make a wish..

They are singing all day long,even in to the night,but that will stop,once they find their mate.
We'll try to get close to the Chip-Munks this summer,they are just too darn cute
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Old April 12th, 2011, 03:50 PM
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,I did not know you are supposed to make a wish..
it something my grandmother use to tell me, don't know if it's true but I still do it anyway (just in case)

"first Robin you see in spring close your eyes and make a wish"
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Old April 12th, 2011, 04:24 PM
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chico...love the pics! And the robin pics too!!

I heard my first robin here today too! Coulnd't see it, but I know it's out in the backyard somewhere. It has such a pretty song.
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Those are wonderful pics chico!! I love the close-up of the Robin and the chippy... too cute
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Old April 12th, 2011, 07:59 PM
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I really love seeing your birds and animals. Just curious, can you tame chipmunks, have them as a pet I mean?
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Great pics Chico . More Robins than usual around here this Spring as well . What kind of camera did you get?
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Old April 12th, 2011, 08:18 PM
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gf..I know u can teach them to come up on your shoulder and take peanuts from you, but don't know if u could keep them as a pet cause one u need a special license and 2 they hibernate.
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Old April 12th, 2011, 08:54 PM
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Had to ask seeing I had this instant desire to stroke that sleek little chippie body. I am still at a loss as to whether they are ground dwelling like a guinea pig, or climbers like a squirrel though? They can get on your shoulder, on a fence, but live in burrows .... I think I'd better Google them too.
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Oh, I see they are actually squirrels. Gee, they eat a real range of foods, bird's eggs, frogs, worms, mice - who'd have thought it! I would have said nuts, or just a vegetarian type diet.
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Good job on the pics chico!! Glad you are enjoying your new camera!!
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Great pics chico.
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Old April 13th, 2011, 07:56 AM
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GF,although they are absolutely adorable,I would never try to make one a pet,they belong where I can watch them from a short distance.
This is the first time we have some that stay around here.

LP,I went to get an emergency cell-phone at "the Source",saw the camera on sale,so I bought it as a Mothers Day presentit's nothing fancy to a camera-buff,but wonderful to me it's a Canon Power Shot SX130 IS,with 12XZoom.
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Old April 13th, 2011, 10:48 AM
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I Googled your camera, Chico2, and I'm envious, it looks very okay to me. Sure I'd like a big expensive one with all the bells and whistles but do wonder if I could learn to use such a one properly. LOL. I could do a lot with a `12x zoom but reckon I'd need to be travelling to warrant my big dream camera. Or maybe needing photo's of a new pup would be an excuse for it, hey? By the way, your robins there are very different to ours.
http://www.ozanimals.com/wildlife/Bi...an-Robins.html
Of these, the only ones I've spotted here are the Scarlet Robin, The Eastern Yellow Robin, and the Jacky Winter. How big would your Robin be? Some of ours are quite small.
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Old April 13th, 2011, 12:10 PM
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These are decent catches chico2 especially since they are from a point and shoot! If you want extra info on bird photography tips feel free to start a new thread in the photography section and it will more than my pleasure to share what i know. I find bird photography to be one of the hardest photographic disciplines to get great at.
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By the way, your robins there are very different to ours.
http://www.ozanimals.com/wildlife/Bi...an-Robins.html
Of these, the only ones I've spotted here are the Scarlet Robin, The Eastern Yellow Robin, and the Jacky Winter. How big would your Robin be? Some of ours are quite small.
Our robins are in the thrush family, GF, and run about 8.5 inches from head to tail. Looks like yours are mostly smaller birds and insect eaters? Very cool, by the way!
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