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More Than A Mouthful by kkart More Than A Mouthful by kkart
Captured this guy at Chatfield State Park here in Colorado. Not much to photograph when I was there except this guy who gave me more time than I have ever been allowed by any Meadowlark, 15 minutes! Generally they are quite flighty birds but not this guy as he sat perched atop of Mullen making his chirping call for many minutes, complete with a beak full of the finest bugs known! LOL I had to laugh, it was as if this guy pulled up a seat at the local all you can eat buffet and completely went to town. To get the shot I used my Puffin Pad to anchor my Tamron 200-400, couple by my Sony a550's in body 2x TC I shot away giving an effective focal length of 800mm film or 1200mm digital (whatever I guess it works out to, math is NOT my strong point and never has been) This technique of using my in camera TC isn't something I do often but I have to say, it really allowed me to get this shots which I am quite pleased with. Fun stuff trying to keep a lens steady at that length lol Anyways, I hope you all enjoy it
---John

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mydigitalmind Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello John! :wave: Your photo has been featured as one of #Bird-Photography's top submissions for the month of June. You can find the article which also contains other beautiful bird art here: [link]
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glassreflections Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Jeez! That's quite the mouthful... and he sang through all of that?! I'm surprised he didn't choke!

Can I ask what a "Puffin Pad" is? I've never heard of those...
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Blubdi-Photography Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hey :-)
You're featured in my newest Journal: Stunning Nature
Thank you for submitting such beautiful work.

And now, Give it your :+fav: so more people can see it. ^^

greetings,
Blubdi
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:iconpirateladyinmaine:
lucky to get this! so hard for birds to sit still!
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Hermione75 Jun 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing
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herofan135 Jun 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful capture, lovely colours. ^^
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luis-costa Jun 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice capture
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StefanJanisch Jun 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Your exceptional capture has been featured here: [link]
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:icontheresahelmer:
Love love love the sharpness of this shot, wow
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