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Make
Canon
Model
Canon EOS 60D
Shutter Speed
1/2000 second
Aperture
F/5.6
Focal Length
400 mm
ISO Speed
800
Date Taken
Oct 7, 2012, 10:18:29 AM
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GIMP 2.8.4
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Golden-crowned Kinglet by GarryKirsch Golden-crowned Kinglet by GarryKirsch
I took this shot at Prince Edward Point. I was just getting ready to head home, when I spotted this little fellow darting about in the tall grass.
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:iconagnes21:
agnes21 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great photo! :) (Smile) 
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GarryKirsch Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! :D
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014
:w00t: Fantastic capture!!
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:icongarrykirsch:
GarryKirsch Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :)
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BlueSolitaire Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Female kinglet. Who doesn't love a widdle bird like this? :love: This is a BEAUTIFUL shot. :heart: Thanks for sharing it. ^^ I love kinglets. Just wish I could get shots this good. ^^;
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:icongarrykirsch:
GarryKirsch Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer

Thanks so much! :)

I feel very lucky to have gotten this shot.

If you love kinglets and keep going after them, I'm sure you will get some equally good pictures yourself!

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BlueSolitaire Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks. This is the best I could do so far. Thankfully, they are relatively tame birds but they move so much! :aww: bluesolitaire.deviantart.com/a…
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GarryKirsch Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
That's an excellent shot!
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plumita1 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014
:iconheartsignplz: Adorable! Wonderful capture! :love: :clap:
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:icongarrykirsch:
GarryKirsch Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much! :)
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:iconwildgepard:
WildGepard Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Professional Photographer
nice shot ! great sharpness
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:icongarrykirsch:
GarryKirsch Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much! :)
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:iconnefertiti54:
Nefertiti54 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014
Amazing capture on the very moment..great
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:icongarrykirsch:
GarryKirsch Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :)
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Hansve Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow! Amazing in flight shot, these little guys are pretty fast.
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:icongarrykirsch:
GarryKirsch Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! Yes, I was happy that I had a fast enough shutter speed. :)
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SilkenWinds Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
You used the same camera as I have :D  Can you tell me, what was the lens you used? Thanks! :heart:
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GarryKirsch Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I used the Canon 400mm f5.6 L.
I think the combination of this lens with the Canon 60D is the best hand-held rig for shooting wildlife - especially wild birds.
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SilkenWinds Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh I've eyed that lens for some time! :XD: I'm addicted to zoom though I get nervous that having a fixed lens makes it harder or something.  I was thinking the 70-200mm for my first pro lens but I'm weighing whether or not to get the IS because it's only $700 without it!
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GarryKirsch Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
The 400mm prime is good for me because I need the reach. I am rarely too close to the birds (although I do also carry a second camera with a 55-250mm lens just in case). Since you don't photograph small birds in the wild very often (judging from your gallery) then a 70-200 might be a better choice. As far as whether or not to get IS, that depends on your usage. For me, because I use fast shutter speeds anyway, the lack of IS is not a problem. Also, if you do a lot of shooting from a tripod, then you wouldn't need/want IS. The other big factor, I think, is image quality. Get the best quality lens that you can afford.
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SilkenWinds Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for all those tips. I don't do a lot of wildlife shooting of birds simply because I don't have a long enough lens! Although I have photographed little wild birds like the kinglet, it was a rare shot where the bird was really close and I didn't need a lot of reach. Sweet Little Birdie by SilkenWinds
This was taken with the 70-300mm tamron, and only at 96mm!  Little guy just wasn't afraid of me. (Although I am very quiet and stand as still as possible when watching birds.)
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sweatangel Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014
Great moment captured here Garry very sharp.
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:icongarrykirsch:
GarryKirsch Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! I was quite pleased with this shot. :)
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1001G Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014
great action shot garry
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GarryKirsch Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! ...and thanks for adding it to your favourites! :)
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1001G Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014
for sure and your welcome
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FallOut99 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Professional Photographer
Such a wonderful capture Garry! Beautiful bird! deviantART 
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:icongarrykirsch:
GarryKirsch Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! You are very generous! :)
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Blue-Radiance Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Student Photographer
What a great shot!
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:icongarrykirsch:
GarryKirsch Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much! I really appreciate it! :D
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WojciechGrzyb Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014   Photographer
Nice capture, bravo!
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:icongarrykirsch:
GarryKirsch Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
:) Thank you! Much appreciated! :)
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:iconclippercarrillo:
clippercarrillo Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Professional Photographer
Fabulous!
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:icongarrykirsch:
GarryKirsch Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! That means a lot to me. :)
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:iconrhcheng:
RHCheng Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
very nice capture~!
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:icongarrykirsch:
GarryKirsch Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much! :)
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TurquoiseMoon Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderful shot!
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:icongarrykirsch:
GarryKirsch Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much! :)
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CVanBattum-Photos Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Woww! Nice work!
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:icongarrykirsch:
GarryKirsch Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much! I'm glad you like it! :)
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:iconmogrianne:
Mogrianne Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderful intimate capture :D
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:icongarrykirsch:
GarryKirsch Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! I'm glad you like it! :)
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:iconmogrianne:
Mogrianne Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
You are welcome :D
Well deserved!
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hydroscythe Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014
so beautiful
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:icongarrykirsch:
GarryKirsch Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much! :)
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Littlelamb16 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I personally know how challenging it is to photograph birds. With them darting around yo never know where they'll land next. And the still wings! 
Great job :)
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:icongarrykirsch:
GarryKirsch Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! The challenge is a big part of why this hobby is so rewarding - if you can stand the frustration! :)
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Littlelamb16 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
SO frustrating! I sat on my font stoop near the bird feeders for only a half hour because the temps were in the single digits here in New england
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GarryKirsch Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
You definitely need to dress warm. I have a pair of gloves (fleece ones that I bought at the dollar store) which I cut a couple of slits in, so that I could expose the end of my index finger and thumb. That way I can keep the gloves on and still operate the shutter and do back-button focusing.
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Littlelamb16 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I have a pair of thin running gloves that I use. But then aren't warm enough 
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