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Hooded Oriole long shots flying off feeder

September 22, 2015 in Allen's Hummingbird, Backyard Bird Photography, Hooded Oriole by admin

In the first shot, note the Allen’s Hummingbird at upper right waiting his turn at the feeder, which is a neat one; then the oriole finishes and flies off. I popped up the shutter speed to catch the action. IMG_7618bayliss_hooded_oriole_fest_drinking_allens_hummmingbird_e_raw_crop_noise11 IMG_7619bayliss_hooded_oriole_fest_flying_off_e_raw IMG_7620bayliss_hooded_oriole_fest_flying_off_e_raw

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The Hooded Oriole in the garden

September 21, 2015 in Backyard Bird Photography, Hooded Oriole by admin

Sometimes it’s good to throw a long shot in there to show the environment.IMG_7563bayliss_hooded_oriole_fest_e_raw_crop

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Depth of field with the oriole

September 21, 2015 in Backyard Bird Photography, Hooded Oriole by admin

In the first one, it’s at f/5.6 and the background is more blurry; the second one is at f/8 and the background is more distinct but still nice and blurry. The goal is to get as much of the bird’s body in focus as possible while still keeping the background blurry. The lower part of the bird starts to get blurry at 5.6 and it is clearer at 8. It’s a tradeoff. Which do you like better, or does it matter?IMG_7559bayliss_hooded_oriole_fest_e_raw_crop IMG_7561bayliss_hooded_oriole_fest_e_raw_crop

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Hooded Oriole enjoys his feeder

September 21, 2015 in Backyard Bird Photography, Hooded Oriole by admin

Now this is the right feeder for the oriole. IMG_6912bayliss_hooded_oriole_fest_tongue_e_raw_crop IMG_6923bayliss_hooded_oriole_fest_e_raw_crop IMG_6931bayliss_hooded_oriole_fest_e_raw_crop

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Hooded Oriole at hummingbird feeder

September 20, 2015 in Backyard Bird Photography, Hooded Oriole by admin

He arrives, trie to figure out what to do, looks at me, then flies off. He needs his oriole feeder. IMG_6901bayliss_hooded_oriole_hummingbird_feeder_e_raw IMG_6902bayliss_hooded_oriole_hummingbird_feeder_e_raw IMG_6903bayliss_hooded_oriole_hummingbird_feeder_e_raw IMG_6904bayliss_hooded_oriole_hummingbird_feeder_flying_off_e_raw

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Hooded Oriole at birdbath series

September 20, 2015 in Backyard Bird Photography, Hooded Oriole by admin

This bird really works hard to keep clean. IMG_6879bayliss_hooded_oriole_birdbath_e_raw IMG_6880bayliss_hooded_oriole_birdbath_e_raw IMG_6882bayliss_hooded_oriole_birdbath_e_raw IMG_6884bayliss_hooded_oriole_birdbath_e_raw IMG_6887bayliss_hooded_oriole_birdbath_e_raw IMG_6888bayliss_hooded_oriole_birdbath_e_raw

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Hooded Oriole and hummingbird feeder

September 19, 2015 in Backyard Bird Photography, Hooded Oriole by admin

Quite a rarity here and glad to get it. See the bird on the pole, then on the feeder. IMG_6857baayliss_hooded_oriole_juvenile_female_hummingbird_feeder_pole_e_raw_crop IMG_6859bayliss_hooded_oriole_juvenile_female_hummingbird_feeder_e_raw_crop

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Late summer Hooded Oriole 8/29/15

September 17, 2015 in Backyard Bird Photography, Hooded Oriole by admin

The end of August is always a nice time for the final views of the oriole for the summer. IMG_7958bayliss_hooded_oriole_juvenile_female_orchid_tree_e_raw_cropIMG_7965bayliss_hooded_oriole_juvenile_female_orchid_tree_e_raw_crop

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Two Hooded Orioles 9/5/15

September 8, 2015 in Backyard Bird Photography, Hooded Oriole by admin

The bird at right is a juvenile and the one at left is an adult female. Taken in my garden in the Brentwood Hills of Los Angeles.IMG_8519bayliss_two_hooded_orioles_juvenile_females_fuchsia_e_raw_crop