Cheeky Waxeye (birds ). Photo by astrophotographer
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Cheeky Waxeye

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Sunday August 19, 2012

Oamaru, New Zealand

Caption: A chance shot of this winter visitor, after the food on the lawn. A beautiful and cheeky bird a little smaller than a sparrow, will soon go back to the grasslands in the hills. Canon 40D 400mm lens.

Manufacturer: Canon

Model: Canon EOS 40D

Orientation: top - left

x-Resolution: 72.00

y-Resolution: 72.00

Resolution Unit: Inch

Software: Adobe Photoshop CS3 Windows

Compression: JPEG compression

Exposure Time: 1/250 sec.

FNumber: f/5.6

Exposure Program: Normal program

ISO Speed Ratings: 800

Exif Version: Exif Version 2.21

Shutter speed: 7.97 EV (APEX: 15, 1/249 sec.)

Aperture: 4.97 EV (f/5.6)

Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV

MaxApertureValue: 5.00 EV (f/5.7)

Metering Mode: Pattern

Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode.

Focal Length: 400.0 mm

SubsecTime: 34

SubSecTimeOriginal: 34

SubSecTimeDigitized: 34

Color Space: Uncalibrated

PixelXDimension: 1788

PixelYDimension: 1136

Focal Plane x-Resolution: 4438.36

Focal Plane y-Resolution: 4445.97

Focal Plane Resolution Unit: Inch

Custom Rendered: Normal process

Exposure Mode: Auto exposure

White Balance: Auto white balance

Scene Capture Type: Standard

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8. novembergale
12:51 PM GMT on August 19, 2012
Beautiful shot! I love it!!!
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7. TanyaMass
12:17 PM GMT on August 19, 2012
Cute little bird. Very nice close up. Cool lens!
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6. MissKitty2
12:02 PM GMT on August 19, 2012
What a pretty little bird and unusually colored. The white around his eye makes for a dramatic look...hence, perhaps, his name...Waxeye (or Silvereye)!
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5. newenglandlight
1:06 PM GMT on August 18, 2012
Beautiful capture!
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4. gardner48197
11:38 AM GMT on August 18, 2012
Great find!!
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3. fotomacc
9:47 AM GMT on August 18, 2012
It was good of him to sit still long enough to catch him, Tony. Or her.
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2. Proserpina
5:30 AM GMT on August 18, 2012
Such a pretty little bird.
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1. Proserpina
5:30 AM GMT on August 18, 2012
Such a beautiful little bird.
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I am very keen on astrophotography, atmospherics and nature photography.The passion for photography has been with me for 60 odd years and is still as strong as ever.My first camera was a 127 format given to me when I was 8yrs old, my father showing us how to develop film, in the bathtub, needless to say it became stained much to my mothers annoyance.I guess my profession, Radiography, was a natural way to combine taking pictures with a hobby, most radiographers in my training years had cameras so we all took photos and compared them, always striving to outdo each other.I have always had an interest in Infra-Red photography and we used to play around with IR film in the B&W days, of course we have advanced so much in the digital world of IR I had my camera converted for IR was a bonus as the exposures are as if it was a white light camera. Fast shutter speeds and the resulting images are sometime bad but mostly intriguing. A surprise celebration awaited me at work the other day, to mark my 50 years in Radiography, a long time in one profession, but an enjoyable time and would I choose the same path in life, yes I would. I have met many wonderful people even though their time on this planet was limited, they have been a person I will remember fondly.At last I have acquired a Canon 5D Mkii. It has been a dream of mine for a while to have a full frame digital camera. The wide angle lenses are great and cover the 180 degrees I have longed for when photographing the aurora. The definition if the photos is quite amazing and I am very pleased with the results. Keep an eye out for some more photos.

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