Feather Friday new shots in Central Park

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Feather Friday new shots in Central Park

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For this weeks entry I am pleased to say I did not have to go looking through my Archives, but actually, have some new shots taken on a morning walk through the Pond Area of Central Park.
Most times when I try to get bird shots the birds fly away when I get close to within range of getting a shot of them, so I was happy when these birds stayed close enough for me to get shots of them.

There are two types of birds that are my favorites, one being the Cardinal, so I was happy when the two in the shot below flew down on the walkway and I was able to get this shot at the max zoom of 240 on the lens I had with me, (actually it is the longest lens I have), not the best of shots I know but I was happy to get it

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Sony A7iii 240mm F7.1 1/60 Sec ISO 250
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Now my Favorite bird is the Blue Jay and I do not think I have ever got a shot of one till this walk through the park, I guess with all the people walking through the park, they are quite used to humans in this area.

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Sony A7iii 240mm F7.1 1/60 Sec ISO 250
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And not only did I see and get shots of one Bluejay as you will see below I got two of them, and one other bird which I am not so sure whay type it is

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Sony A7iii 240mm F7.1 1/60 Sec ISO 6400
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Maybe this is an omen that this year I will have more luck getting photos of our Feathered Friends


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Nice shots! I went over to my parents this weekend and they have a bird feeder outside their sliding glass door. The birds were going crazy getting ready for the snow that was on the way. I saw cardinals, gold finch, robins, mourning doves, wood peckers, and a bluebird. It was pretty impressive!

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WOW that does sound pretty impressive with such a variety of birds, lets hope that now is the last you see for this season

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Nice shots of those city slicker birds :-)

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thanks they sure would less phased by all the humans strolling by than the ones out here in CT

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The third bird looks to be a starling. Was its coat iridescent? If so they have quite a remarkable singing voice. There is a population of them that nest near the Vancouver art gallery and they have come to mimic the classical music they play there.

I have never seen a cardinal in real life. I do not think they make it past the Prairies but I have seen a bluejay. In Alberta. They do not make it past the Rockies. Here we have the Stellar Jays.

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I cant say for sure if it was iridescent, to be honest was focusing on the Blue Jays but I did hear one bird that sounded quite lovely so maybe thats what it was, how cool that they mimic classical music thats amazing

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It is not a spot rendition but it is pretty:)

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I will be watching out for this type of bird when out walking :)

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They are quite common. The level of their iridescence​ can vary some though.

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I see I really know very little about birds I will be watching out for them ;)

It would be hard to pick a favorite.

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Thanks so nice of you to say, Have a good weekend

I love cardinals as well @tattoodjay we usually have a pair nesting each Summer that amuse us. Seeing their bright red bodies in the grey and brown leafless branches on a cold day always lifts the spirit.

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I feel the same looking out or walking along and seeing the flash or red of the cardinal out of the corner of my eye just makes me smile, I know that may sound weird, but they do make me smile, they are bright and beautiful

amazing cardinal!!! the colours are sweet sweet red! Nice capture.

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Thanks I will hopefully see them again sometime and get better shots :)

Two lovely little birds we never see, nice to see birds from your side of the world @tattoodjay

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That is the cool thing about steemit seeing sights and in this case birds from all around the world :)

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Totally agree with you, we often learn a lot more about particular birds, places and interesting facts.

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Yes Indeed I find I often find at least one post often more each day that teaches me something new :)

Lovely little birds JJ, we don't have them in South Africa.
Great shots as usual my friend!
Blessings!

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Thanks and yes someone else mentioned that which got me to thinking and I also think there not down in New Zealand either
Blessing and have a good weekend

Beautiful birds my friend..
Awesome photographs.. perfect focusing.. thanks for share with us..

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Thanks I was not so happy with these shots and know I can do better :)

I got no luck with birds... :(
Maybe because they all know I'm a kitty person... figures... lol

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The same for me, the normally fly away from me before I even get within range for a photo

Pretty birdies!! I never seen cardinals with my own eyes, let alone the chance to capture 2 on Camera! You are lucky to have gotten nice shots of the blue jays, they are quick to fly away. I used to have one in my back yard at my old place and I was never able to get a pic even waiting in the yard with my camera.

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Yes Indeed I was so lucky that morning to get both of my favorite birds within photo range :)
I have tried so many times to get shots of cardinals and never got a reasonable shot so this morning made my day :)

Beautiful birds😍

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Thanks so much :)

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You are welcome friend

Those little cardinals are just so cute. I want to pick them up and hold them in my hand @tattoodjay And of course, the blue jays are beautiful too. Thanks for sharing them with us.

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Arent they just so cute and these ones let some people get so close ot them not quite close enough to pick them up, but they didnt let me get to close I took these shots at max zoom and then tried to move closer ever os quietly but they moved along LOL

Lovely bluejays and cardinal shots! Your two favorites!

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I was so happy and shocked to see and get shots of them both on the same day 😃

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Central Park is such an amazing place. It doesn't surprise me that you got those photos there!

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It is I love visiting there and now its warming up I will be going there more often again :)