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Tufted Titmouse   Featured in PhotoFlash #034
  Tufted Titmouse
Tufted Titmouse
Nikkor 180 mm ED, TC-201 teleconverter, Quantum Radio Slave, twin Vivitar flash units, optical slave, Kodachrome 64
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Nikon FE SLR Camer...
 
 
 
Corinne M. Thompson
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    I wish these birds would come by my house...you have a great image here, love the detail.

12/31/2005 3:24:53 PM

 
Linda Proctor
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Beautiful bird ! So clear and detailed!

12/31/2005 4:14:27 PM

 
Susan L. Vasquez
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A perfect shot, Bob - maybe I'll leave the birds to you ;) I will look forward to seeing this in the winners' circle. Happy New Year!

12/31/2005 9:58:36 PM

 
Bob Cammarata
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Thanks, Corinne, Linda, and Susan.
These "tuff-guys" are pretty common in the east. Along with black-capped chickadees, they were the most frequent visitors to my feeders each winter. (There is a feeder just out of the frame to the right.)
As I mentioned on my original post, a remote setup can solve two problems:

  • It allows for great close-ups without spooking the birds or having to use really long telephotos. The camera and tripod are positioned @ 10 feet away from the action. The lens had been pre-focused at a particular point on the "perch".
  • It keeps you out of freezing temperatures in winter.
When I took this shot, I was sitting inside my warm kitchen sipping coffee and watching the action from a nearby window. The range of the radio-controlled remote device I use is around 300 feet ... as the crow flies. :)

1/1/2006 1:22:19 AM

 
Susan L. Vasquez
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Oh honey...I need more TOYS!
I guess I'll start my xmas list for the new year ;)

1/1/2006 10:35:19 AM

 
Janine Russell
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Bob, excellent clarity, detail, lighting and composition.

1/4/2006 10:44:02 AM

 
Corinne M. Thompson
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Congrats on having this featured in PhotoFlash!

1/4/2006 6:23:09 PM

 
Bob Cammarata
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Thanks Susan, Janine, and Corinne for your nice comments.

I just returned from a trip,...(two weeks away from my computer.)

...PhotoFlash,...Wow!...(who knew?)

1/15/2006 12:00:37 AM

 
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