been taking photo's of birds in the bath ...

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... with my Lumix, getting the hang of it now. Took this one tonight, not bad from the upstairs window, probably some 20' away!

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18th Apr 2013 09:26

Wait

Were you in the bath or do you mean them in the (bird) bath?

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By Old Greying Accountant
18th Apr 2013 09:37

As the bathroom ...

... is on a side aspect and the garden the rear it would have been an ingenious contrivance of mirrors and lenses to take the shot from the bath, and well beyond my ken of physics and engineering.

I like to think a picture speaks a thousand words :oP

I need to work on the focus though, but at full 150mm zoom the depth of field is very short and with a moving target quite tricky, and then enlarging the shot further degrades the sharpness.

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18th Apr 2013 10:01

Blackbirds are really entertaining

I could watch them for hours. They seem to look out for one another and I always know when a cat is in our garden as the 'sentry' blackbird starts calling the alarm with a 'pip pip pip'.

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By Old Greying Accountant
18th Apr 2013 10:47

They are Shirley ...

... quite pleased to get this one on the bird bath as they are groundfeeders and not often up off the soil.

At our old house one day there was a cat asleep in the sun at one end of next doors shed roof, at the other end a young black bird was pip pipping for about two hours whist the cat slept on unpurturbed - at first it was quite amusing, but eventually it was like the feeling when a burglar alarm just goes on and on and on! Can only assume the cat was deaf sleeping with that racket only about 6 foot from its ears.

My favourites are my robin gardening pals though, just hoping I get a 300mm zoom for my impending birthday as they are tricky to photograph as they are so small.

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18th Apr 2013 12:11

I

feel teased!

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By Jimess
18th Apr 2013 13:37

My cats thought Christmas had come early when a full grown pheasant strolled into our garden last weekend while they were sunning themselves on the living room windowsill. Their eyes were out on stalks! I could see them practically drooling and from their expressions they were probably tying on their bibs and sharpening their knives and forks at the ready in their imaginations.  After a bit of pretending to be meerkats to get a better view coupled with playing at being big tigers and stalking the pheasant from the safety of the window sill, they decided that the effort was just too much and went back to their snoozing.  I would not like to take bets on who would come off worse if they had tried though!

Fantastic picture OGA. Thanks for sharing it with us.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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