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One Of The Gang

By Jmag60
A single juvenile starling isolated from it's gang waiting to mob our bird feeding station.
I have been trying out an 800mm lens, basically trying to get closer to what I'm shooting as sometimes I cannot physically get close due to my circumstances.
In these photos I'm using a Manual Focus, Fixed f8 Mirror lens that has it's own limitations, “doughnuts” for out of focus highlights and narrow field of focus etc.

The main photo and the versions are all un-cropped.

V1. Young sparrow in the rain taken at 35ft
V2. Male sparrow taken at 50ft
V3. Jackdaw taken at 35ft
V4. Pigeon taken at 35ft
V5. Tulip taken at 11ft
V6. Blue tits on feeder at 35ft
V7. Starlings, young and old taken at 28ft

Thanks to all that have taken the time to view, vote, comment and given UA's on my previous uploads. All very much appreciated.

Stay safe and well

Tags: Starling Starlings Juvenile starling Wildlife and nature

Voters: ChristopherA, sparrowhawk, sweetpea62 and 49 more

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sparrowhawk Plus
12 282 2 United Kingdom
15 Jun 2021 8:09PM
Lovely set
15 Jun 2021 8:09PM
A super collection John...Lin
15 Jun 2021 8:14PM
v4 by a mile for me. super set
johnsd Plus
14 4 2 Scotland
15 Jun 2021 8:30PM
A lovely set of images John.
15 Jun 2021 8:38PM
Stands out in the crowd your lead and the other version all great images. Debs
15 Jun 2021 10:03PM
An excellent collection of images that captures the characters of all involved - including the tulip!!SmileSmile

dales Plus
5 13 Australia
15 Jun 2021 10:27PM
A terrific birding set , lovely images one and all John
cooky Plus
17 6 4 United Kingdom
15 Jun 2021 11:08PM
Hi John and V2 and 6 for me! All well taken and you have a garden full of birds!

mac Plus
19 12 Scotland
16 Jun 2021 12:03AM
A super set, John. I used to have a 500 mm mirror lens, but never got the degree of sharpness that you have shown in your images. I liked all your images, especially the lead and V7. In V3, the bird looked quite menacing with his beady eye.
Daisymaye Plus
12 23 19 Canada
16 Jun 2021 2:36AM
An excellent set John. How great to get so many birds in your yard.
RonDM Plus
6 138 United Kingdom
16 Jun 2021 7:45AM
Great set of images

SlowSong Plus
13 9.7k 30 England
16 Jun 2021 11:37AM
Juvenile starlings are so watchable - and noisy. Smile
Gosh, haven't heard of a mirror lens in many a year. Must be a bit of a monster.
That’s a lovely set John.

Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2021 12:45AM
Brilliant set, my UA goes for V4... Excellent work John,
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