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Thursday, December 07, 2006

Northern Shrike

We again, had a Northern Shrike, imm. hunting on our property. This time I actually had my camera (Canon 1D Mark II, 300 mm IS lens, 1.4 teleconverter) with me and captured a few photographs of the shrike in action. What I like best about my camera set-up, is that it allows me more portability than my big Canon 500 mm IS lens plus tripod. I can move along quickly with the bird and get some photos. I did not get that close to the bird and the photos are cropped and blown up. They're not suitable for printing in a calendar, but fine for the blog and to reveal a glimpse into the intimate life of this very cool bird.

Photos © Lillian Stokes, 2006

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