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Birding with XE-1

Discussion in 'Fuji X Forum' started by Wolf, Jan 13, 2013.

  1. Wolf

    Wolf SC Veteran

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    Mar 4, 2012
    ... is possible if the birds are willing :)

    taken with 35mm, cropped image

     
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  2. Jock Elliott

    Jock Elliott SC All-Pro

    Jan 3, 2012
    Troy, NY
    very nice!
     
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  3. Wolf

    Wolf SC Veteran

    374
    Mar 4, 2012
    Thanks
    This bird was just posing it seems, was taking during my trip in Edinburgh
     
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  4. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    Great photo! How close were you?
     
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  5. grebeman

    grebeman Old Codgers Group

    Jul 13, 2010
    South Brent, south Devon (UK)
    Barrie
    The Robin in Britain does tend to be a very confiding bird. I often deliberately disturb fallen leaves whilst on a country walk and the local Robin will soon be down to investigate for possible food in the litter, coming very close in order to do so. Likewise gardeners will find it coming very close if they are digging the soil for example. I'm given to understand that in continental Europe it is a less confiding species.

    Barrie
     
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  6. Pelao

    Pelao SC All-Pro

    Jul 11, 2010
    Ontario, Canada
    Stephen
    Perhaps there are such things as Robin stew, or Robin pâté which cause the difference... :rolleyes:

    Nice photograph.
     
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  7. Wolf

    Wolf SC Veteran

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    Mar 4, 2012
    I did see a few on my winter walk today, but to get a shot like this i'd need a 300-400mm zoom ;)
     
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  8. Wolf

    Wolf SC Veteran

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    Mar 4, 2012
    maybe 2m away ? or less :)
     
  9. grebeman

    grebeman Old Codgers Group

    Jul 13, 2010
    South Brent, south Devon (UK)
    Barrie
    In the UK Robins find that what we call mealworms are irresistible, once they have the taste for those then they can often be tempted onto a persons hand to feed on them out of your palm.

    Barrie
     
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  10. HeatherTheVet

    HeatherTheVet SC All-Pro

    Apr 23, 2011
    Scotland
    Heather
    My Granny has a blackbird who knocks on the window every day for a bit of cheese.
     
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  11. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    I often have giant fluorescent bats coming to visit me and perch on my shoulder, but to be honest, I'm a bit worried about the mushrooms my greengrocer is selling at the moment
     
  12. grebeman

    grebeman Old Codgers Group

    Jul 13, 2010
    South Brent, south Devon (UK)
    Barrie
    I'd be more worried about the Gloria persona myself than some dodgy mushrooms :confused:
     
  13. Wolf

    Wolf SC Veteran

    374
    Mar 4, 2012
    Picture it ! :)