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June 16, 2012
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Canon
Model
Canon EOS 7D
Shutter Speed
1/664 second
Aperture
F/10.0
Focal Length
600 mm
ISO Speed
500
Date Taken
Jun 16, 2012, 6:42:48 AM
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EF300mm f/2.8L IS USM +2.0x
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Digital Photo Professional
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15mm
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Now where's that Caterpillar by natureguy Now where's that Caterpillar by natureguy
A male Orchard Oriole hunting for Caterpillars in the weed patch I was watching today. It was neat watching them so close. Being totally camouflaged up,He paid no attention to me, but would look my way when the shutter went off, for a second or two.
He was a tough target though, always hunting in the brushy part of the weed patch. So close but not too many picture opportunities!
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Darklordd Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
He's pretty.
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frenchfox Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012
Caterpillars are so tasty ! :D
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:iconnatureguy:
natureguy Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
for the birds, yeah, for us ...I don't know never tried one :lmao:
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frenchfox Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
I don't want to eat them neither ! :faint: :D
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sugartwins Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Professional Photographer
Hi George, Nice set of photo's! I liked this one the best. The color was great!
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natureguy Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you Don!
Yeah for only having 2 colors, this guy is really neat looking!
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Myriadelle Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful! Hope he eats ALL the caterpillars.
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natureguy Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi Myriadelle, :wave: Thank you!
Yeah they pretty much cleaned up all the Caterpillars from this patch of weeds and brush. Now I have to find where they will be feeding next.
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Myriadelle Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
They're FEASTING here!!!!
Send birds.... FAST!
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KristenMash Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very pretty. How do you get so close to them?
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natureguy Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi Kristen, Thank you!
I have a camouflage set up of pants shirt and then a poncho that has bits of fabric and frayed rope on it. when I put this on, and drape a camo cloth over my camera and tripod... well I look just like a tall narrow brush pile. This lets me set up real close to the action, in the dark before the sun comes up.That way when the birds come in, I'm already there and they accept me as part of the surroundings. I use this for most of my bird shots and always for my close up shots of Deer and waterbirds.
The toughest part of this set up is being motionless for hours on end....patience is a plus for success doing this!
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KristenMash Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's cool. Maybe I should try that. Did you go to school for photography or are you self taught?
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natureguy Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Self taught !
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PenNameBree-Z Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Student General Artist
Beautiful color, I have never seen one of these. Guessed that it was a robin :)
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natureguy Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi Brittany, :wave: Thank you!
Yeah they are not that common.I've only seen 3 of them in the past 5 years, and I think it's been them same set of parents. They are one cool looking bird.
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PenNameBree-Z Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Student General Artist
I'll say! Thanks for sharing :D
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:iconnatureguy:
natureguy Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome!
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