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John Motzi
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Joined: 4 years ago
Posts: 429
August 18, 2020 1:27 pm  

No art or great compositions here - at this point I am happy if I can get the focus correct 🙂

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After playing with berry (from the magnolia tree he/she is perched upon) for awhile, the bird just dropped it.

Nikon Z7, FTZ, Nikon 1.4X teleconverter III, Nikon 300PF/4, Oben GH-30C Gimbal Head

No cropping but I did clone out an errant leaf and two bright spots in the background on the butterfly image.

JM


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Donna Macauley
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August 18, 2020 2:31 pm  

Nicely done! I believe the bird in your photo is a gray catbird. If you listen to it while it's singing, it sounds like a cat. Hence, that's how it got its name. 

I have yet to have a catbird visit my backyard. 

I'm still learning my butterflies, but I believe you have a yellow swallowtail in the second shot. 


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John Motzi
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August 18, 2020 3:37 pm  

Yes we have lots of catbirds, bluejays, cardinals and different types of finches.  Sometimes the woodpecker visits but not when I have the camera.  One time a I saw an oriole but again without the camera. Only a few butterflies the last two years.  The year before that we had a lot of monarchs.


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