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Starling Eating Elder Berries | by Paul Getman
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Starling Eating Elder Berries

Several weeks ago I read an article about taking wildlife pictures. One section of this article was about blinds for getting in closer to your subject. Where ever possible the author stated try to use the blind you already own and the one that the birds and wildlife are already used to... Your car (or truck in my case).

 

So I tried it... I stoped the truck beside the road where there were quite a number of birds in some bushes. Sure enough they all flew away. But before long when they realized it was just a pickup truck they all came back and started acting like birds again. None of them seemed to notice me pointing the camera at them or were bothered by the shutter noise or anything.

 

Took this picture with the Sigma 120-400 at 400mm.

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Taken on August 8, 2010