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    The Mulberry Tree...

    At Ft. Desoto County Park in Pinellas County Florida there is a Mulberry Tree. I early April the tree begins to bear fruit, attracting birds on their migration north. It is a refueling station for them. Any nature photographer who knows of the tree makes a pilgrimage in their lifetime. Yesterday was my first, tomorrow will be my second. I apologize for the length of this post but I wanted to share these images. C&C welcomed and appreciated. Thank you for viewing.

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    Re: The Mulberry Tree...

    Nicely done, very sharp, colorful images.

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    These are nice, Joe. I enjoy them also because most of these birds I've never seen before.

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    Great captures, Joe. Love them all...

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    Birds of the Mulberry Tree

    Thank you John, Terri, and Octavio for viewing and commenting on the images I posted. I apologize for not answering sooner but I was away shooting more images. It is a long hot summer in Florida and the birds are limited to residents, so having images on file to work up makes the summer shorter.
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    Re: Birds of the Mulberry Tree

    I'm not a birder and I don't appreciate photos of birds, but this set of images is exactly what color photography is all about. I especially like the two photos where the colors of the bird matches the colors of the fruit. Very well done!

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    Re: Birds of the Mulberry Tree

    I really like the 2nd image, Joe, and for the same reasons Mike mentioned. I like the way the black and red on the bird are reiterated in the adjacent black and red berries. I also think a bit of cropping from the bottom - and possibly top, too -- would enhance this shot. Well done.

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    Great images Joe, the Mulberry tree brought back memories from my schooldays as we had branches hanging over our schoolyard from a neighboring property, got in trouble a few times from mum coming home with Mulberry stains on my shirt.

    Amazing how many species you had visiting the tree, wish I had been there

    Well done

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    Re: Birds of the Mulberry Tree

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Buckley View Post
    I'm not a birder and I don't appreciate photos of birds, but this set of images is exactly what color photography is all about. I especially like the two photos where the colors of the bird matches the colors of the fruit. Very well done!
    Thanks Mike, very much appreciated.

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    Re: The Mulberry Tree...

    Quote Originally Posted by HAZZA View Post
    Great images Joe, the Mulberry tree brought back memories from my schooldays as we had branches hanging over our schoolyard from a neighboring property, got in trouble a few times from mum coming home with Mulberry stains on my shirt.

    Amazing how many species you had visiting the tree, wish I had been there

    Well done
    Hello Harry, thank you for viewing and commenting. I also had a Mulberry Bush in the neighborhood of my youth.

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    Re: Birds of the Mulberry Tree

    Quote Originally Posted by FootLoose View Post
    I really like the 2nd image, Joe, and for the same reasons Mike mentioned. I like the way the black and red on the bird are reiterated in the adjacent black and red berries. I also think a bit of cropping from the bottom - and possibly top, too -- would enhance this shot. Well done.
    Thanks Greg, I will explore the crop you describe. I appreciate you viewing and commenting.

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