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Redpoll look out!

Redpoll look out!
Copyright ©2005, Jens Birch
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This is the usual way the Redpoll (Carduelis flammea) sits when feeding on the alder conifers (Alnus glutinosa).

This one is very weary at this moment and looks out to see what made a strange noise. (I mimicked a squirrel.)

They are very active and it is hard to catch them with the eye positioned in the shallow DOF produced by this lens.

Cheers, Jens
Photographer: Jens Birch
Folder: Jens' Wildlife
Uploaded: 05-Dec-2005 08:25 CET
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Camera: Olympus E1
Exposure time: 1/1000 s
Aperture: f/4.0
Focal length: 300mm(600mm)
Lens: Tokina AT-X 300/2.8
Focusing method: Manual
ISO: 200
White balance: Auto
Flash: no
Image format: SHQ
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Image resized to: 613x900

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Perfect moment

How many tries?

Thanks for sharing.


Udo Altmann at 11:59 CET on 05-Dec-2005 [Reply]


Great capture again Jens, like the lens you are using.


Fonzy - at 19:21 CET on 05-Dec-2005 [Reply]

Redpoll look out!

Very nice,

Sergey Green at 19:57 CET on 05-Dec-2005 [Reply]

Hi Udo

you asked:
> How many tries?

Totally about 100 shots, and out of the 50 sharp ones, only 13 had a catchlight.

Cheers, Jens.

Jens Birch at 20:36 CET on 05-Dec-2005 [Reply]


Excellent momment and shot, Jens...cheers, Olga

Olga Gouveia at 02:14 CET on 07-Dec-2005 [Reply]


Great shot Jens.........regards bevellee

Bevellee Bryceson at 11:42 CET on 07-Dec-2005 [Reply]


Shelley, Fons, Sergey, Bevellee Olga, Udo, and Bevellee, for the nice comments.

And Shelley... it takes some effort to take these kinds of bird photos - at least for me.

Cheers to all of you! Jens.

Jens Birch at 18:24 CET on 07-Dec-2005 [Reply]


Amazing! Wonderful photo.


Katrina Adams at 20:59 CET on 07-Dec-2005 [Reply]


How far way were you ?

Alfred Molon at 07:16 CET on 09-Dec-2005 [Reply]

The distance was...

... 3,15 meters (give-or-take 5 cm).

Cheers, Jens.

Alfred Molon wrote:
> How far way were you ?

Jens Birch at 19:01 CET on 09-Dec-2005 [Reply]