June 2015 - Wednesday Group's Birds

We knew this was going to be a difficult subject, so we saved it for the last project of the session. However, there were some excellent pictures, so well done all who contributed. See also Thursday Group's pictures.
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Ann managed to catch some of the birds in flight.
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Two goldfinches - one faces forward, the other back! So difficult to capture garden birds, in focus, and from a distance to avoid scaring them off. Fast shutter speed, steady hand or a tripod, and lots of patience required.

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Carina impressed us all when she told us she had taken all her (excellent) shots in an 8 minute session.
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The pictures were taken at Blackford Pond. We liked the way she had captured the water in motion here.

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Carina: Robin on a branch.
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Ingrid's pictures were more exotic, having been taken in Australia. Two pelicans.

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Liam: Moorhen among the waterlilies at the Botanic Gardens
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Chaffinch on a branch. With the tree not yet in full leaf, the bird is clearly visible.

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Marthe: Male and female goose.
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Bullfinch posing for its picture

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Marthe: Another photogenic Australian pelican.
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Penny: We thought the idea for the composition was good.

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Sonia: Swans fight for food in Holyrood Park. The sunlight catches the backs of the swans nicely.
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Three ducks and lots of reflections. Taken in Holland Park, London

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