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Fri Jul 16, 2021, 01:28 AM

Male Cassin's Finch (I think)

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Response to George McGovern (Original post)

Fri Jul 16, 2021, 01:34 AM

1. My dear George, whatever this bird is, it's gorgeous!

Love the colorful plumage!

Great catch!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 16, 2021, 01:45 AM

2. Thank You Peggy!

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Response to George McGovern (Original post)

Fri Jul 16, 2021, 07:47 AM

3. I have one of these visiting me. Wasn't sure if it was a purple finch maybe

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Response to Walleye (Reply #3)

Fri Jul 16, 2021, 11:06 AM

5. I don't know Walleye.

When I was searching google photos of red headed birds, eventually I guessed at Cassin's Finch.

Googled that and found this picture, which seemed to more or less match my picture.

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Response to George McGovern (Reply #5)

Fri Jul 16, 2021, 11:08 AM

6. Oh you're probably right, I'm only familiar with birds in the eastern half of the country

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Response to Walleye (Reply #6)

Fri Jul 16, 2021, 11:37 AM

7. Maybe. Maybe not. No big deal.

I grew up in Connecticut and my gramma's favorite birds were Cardinals for whom she kept a hanging feeder full. She'd sit and watch them out her picture window.

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Response to George McGovern (Reply #7)

Fri Jul 16, 2021, 12:03 PM

8. Love the Cardinals. They feed in the evening and make a little chink- chinksound

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Response to George McGovern (Original post)

Fri Jul 16, 2021, 09:57 AM

4. I like the way you use composition and placement. That's not always easy with wildlife as ya' kinda

take what they offer. Good work!

Tech question, are you using the built in electronic 2x converter? It takes a 10 mpx image and scatters the pixels with info over the whole 20 mpx sensor and then uses AI to fill in the empty pixels. I use it a lot for moon pics and some macro. It's pretty amazing with results that I can't duplicate by crop and resize. I think it's powered by PFM.

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Response to AndyS (Reply #4)

Fri Jul 16, 2021, 11:26 PM

10. Thank You Andy! I appreciate your kind words and encouragement.

As a rule I do not, however, your question reminded me about it so I'm trying it out. We'll see how it goes.

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Response to George McGovern (Original post)

Fri Jul 16, 2021, 11:21 PM

9. What Andy S said.

Composition, placement, eye-catching subject. This photo has it all!
Great shot, George!

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Response to Diamond_Dog (Reply #9)

Fri Jul 16, 2021, 11:27 PM

11. Thank You Diamond! Very much!!

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