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PIC OF THE WEEK: 07/04/16 • PREVIOUS WEEKALL 2016 PICSNEXT WEEK

Where: Richmond, VA • Glidewell Rd.
Notes: I am often asked, “What is your favorite bird?” This is nearly always followed by a bit of awkward silence. When I was a child, “Peregrine Falcon” would quickly be announced. After all, it is the fastest animal on the planet. A few years later it was the American Woodcock, partially because of its uniqueness, but also as a result of experiences while doing population studies for a middle school Science Fair Project. But recently some of our most common backyard birds have wriggled to the top of that list. Easily the Brown Thrashers have had a high ranking lately with their extremely long tail, rusty back, speckled belly and eyes of deep amber gold; certainly favored for their beauty. However, while recently processing a folder full of images captured this past spring, a multitude of “favorite so far” shots of this species emerged from the files. The even lighting, good depth of field, sharpness, and variety of positions perked my admiration for this bird. Especially the male with its brilliantly adorned red cap that flows back to its shoulders. A snowy white throat and belly that occasionally shows a hint of red. And its dramatic black and white checker-spotted back and wings finish the look. Thus it became the choice for this week’s PhotoBlog post as it brought to mind that perhaps my current “favorite bird” species is the one that is right in front of me.

Bird Photo 1
Small Bird Photo 2

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The Birdbath Alternative • DIY Installation Instructions and Parts List

Birds, like all other animals, prefer habitats that meet all their basic survival needs: food, shelter and WATER! They depend on water to condition their feathers for flight, to help maintain their body temperature, for hydration, and for hygiene. A landscape with a consistent, clean running water source will attract both a greater number of species and a higher count of birds. This especially applies to the many migratory and insect-eating species too. The Bird Spa is a low maintenance water feature, designed specifically for birds. Over seventy-five plus species attracted at a single location in central Virginia.
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Equipment: Canon EOS 5D Mark III • Canon 400mm f-5.6 Prime USM L Series Lens • Gitzo Series 3 Tripod • Wimberly Head WH-101 • Remote Shutter Release
Exposure: Shutter Speed = 1/160 second • Aperture = f-11 • Exposure Mode = Aperture Priority • Focus Mode: One Shot • Lens (Focal) Length = 400 mm • ISO = 1600 • Aprox. Camera Distance = ~14 Feet • Date Shot: 04-23-16

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