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    Two Purple Martin Shots

    They like to "fish" for their food and often get wet which requires a lot of drying out time. Even so, at "still" they move frequently to shift the feather layers - I guess to even the drying. These were shot with the Sigma 70-300 with 2x at 500mm 5.6 at 1/500 ISO 320.

    Not bad shots, but they don't hold a candle to what Steve is showing with his heron shots. Oh well, something else to save up for.

    Two Purple Martin Shots

    Two Purple Martin Shots

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    Re: Two Purple Martin Shots

    Not bad at all.

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    Re: Two Purple Martin Shots

    Hi Chris: I'm wondering if these are Blackbirds. The Purple Martins in this area have shorter beaks and don't have yellow eyes. Of course I'm in Southern Ontario - Perhaps these are the American versions

    Wendy

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    Re: Two Purple Martin Shots

    Quote Originally Posted by MiniChris View Post
    They like to "fish" for their food and often get wet which requires a lot of drying out time. Even so, at "still" they move frequently to shift the feather layers - I guess to even the drying. These were shot with the Sigma 70-300 with 2x at 500mm 5.6 at 1/500 ISO 320.

    Not bad shots, but they don't hold a candle to what Steve is showing with his heron shots. Oh well, something else to save up for.

    Two Purple Martin Shots

    Two Purple Martin Shots
    The first time I looked at them, I was using my phone... did not do justice to them, at all. Really, very nice.

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    Re: Two Purple Martin Shots

    Quote Originally Posted by ScoutR View Post
    Hi Chris: I'm wondering if these are Blackbirds. The Purple Martins in this area have shorter beaks and don't have yellow eyes. Of course I'm in Southern Ontario - Perhaps these are the American versions

    Wendy
    I looked up some birds in a "Bird Book" and from the description, it seems they might be Boat-tail Grablers instead..I sent them to a friend who is a birder and will let you know when he lets me know. We are on a migratory path for just about every bird in N.A., so it could be just about anything.

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    Re: Two Purple Martin Shots

    That first one really shows the beautiful coloring. Nice!

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