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Old 11-30-2011   #21
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Very, very well done!!!
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Alex- Nice shots and shooting story. Sure DO LIKE that Quail!

I too frequently shoot from my car window and am fortunate to have some good birding habitat along seldom used roads. A beanbag or some other sort of pad is something I ought to have available to try though I'm afraid using it would slow me down too much and risk missing shots. I bought a suction cup device with ball-head positioning to use to attach a small point & shoot size camera to the car window and have used it a couple times successfully with my Canon SX30 superzoom which is very light weight for a long reach shooter. It's slow and awkward for me though partly because my neck and upper body is not very flexible. The beanbag sounds like a much better option.

I've found staying in the vehicle is usually best, as often as soon as I open the door off they go! It also happened once I lost an opportunity when I slammed the door on my way out as a egret flushed from the edge of the lake below where I'd parked. It hadn't seen or heard me until then.

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Real nice series Alex. Enjoyed them all, but I really like the meadowlark. Sharp, great detail, nice pose, and background.
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Alex, excellent colleciton there I also like the meadowlark and the quail. Two birds I have been looking for for years now and not found in my neighborhood. So I am extra appreciative of you getting these fine shots.

Many of my shots are from the car window, I think birds are accustomed to seeing cars and dont feel threatened. I also dont have a beanbag, have scoffed at the prices but will give in this year.
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Lovely series and I am totally impressed. I am even thinking I need to start "birding" a little for fun. The only thing that will be a problem is that I don't have a super long lens. I have an 80-200 f2.8 so my reach won't be nearly as good as what you have here.
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Excellent shots, all of them. I'd have to vote for the meadowlark, too... good eye contact and a pose that says, "ready for action."


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