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      Post #58852, posted on 07-06-2015 GMT-5 hours    
      Taken just outside my back door about an hour ago. This little guy was hilarious - trying to flick the yellow jacket away from the feeder with his beak, while squawking loudly on the hover. Love my new 120-400 plaything! />











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      Post #58854, posted on 07-06-2015 GMT-5 hours    
      Jennings those pictures are beautiful man. Please tell us more about this camera

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      Post #58857, posted on 07-07-2015 GMT-5 hours    
      Nothing super special. Nikon D5300. The lens is an out of production (for Nikon at least) Sigma 120-400 f 4.5-5.6.

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      Post #58862, posted on 07-07-2015 GMT-5 hours    
      I broke my camera and in the market for another. A friend of mine has a great Nikon that actually takes great pictures of the moon.
      Awesome pics once again sir!
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      Post #58864, posted on 07-07-2015 GMT-5 hours    
      Thanks Liam. I'd always been a Canon guy, but after my house fire, I decided to succumb to the pressure of various friends and go Nikon. Every single control operates backward on the Nikon compared to Canon (and everybody else), so that took some getting used to, but so far I love the D5300. The only thing I'm really dissatisfied with is that Nikon considers this series of cameras to be "amateur" equipment, and they don't have an OEM extra battery pack/grip available for them. The aftermarket ones are cheap pieces of plastic junk. I had a battery/grip on my old Canon Eos and loved it.

      Having fun with the birdies in the back yard!

      Here are a few more - hooded warblers that were hanging around the edge of the woods the other day. Very camera shy, but patience was rewarded.






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      Post #58869, posted on 07-07-2015 GMT-5 hours    
      Those are great pics Jennings!
      I also had a Canon, and am seriously considering a switch to Nikon.
      There's been a Pileated Woodpecker hanging around, and it would be nice to snap it with something other than the iPhone . Or shoot it if
      it starts pecking on the house, hehe…kidding. Maybe.
      Ahmed, forgive us for not discussing plastic birds….but I do need a new camera to photo the up and coming models I'm back working on. Any camera opinions are appreciated.
      Good pics sir!
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      Post #58871, posted on 07-07-2015 GMT-5 hours    
      Thanks Liam I'm having fun.

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      Post #58873, posted on 07-07-2015 GMT-5 hours    

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      Post #58876, posted on 07-07-2015 GMT-5 hours    
      Great photographs! At my summer home in northern Arizona, we have a plethora of hummingbirds and it is great to watch them play. Since I am not at my home, this was a great treat to remind me of the canyon.