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So cute! They slipped and slid all over the hood, but they kept landing on it =3
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leanija Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
How sweet! I haven't ever tried to feed any of the birds around here straight from me (I stick to a feeder). I know the tufted titmice here are far too skittish, but I might be able to befriend a few chickadees or sparrows. Very cute shot.
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Kasionn Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Perhaps you should try! =D The chickadees (here, at least) love sunflower seeds, so any feed mix with that might entice them enough to come straight to you =D
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leanija Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'll try when/if this freeze lets up. It was somewhat temperate (above freezing) a few days ago but now it's below again.. I certainly have a good amount of feed, so hopefully the weather decides to work with me.
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Kasionn Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
The weather is always a deciding factor, it's been in the positive range here until the past few days when it's been -30C and under, and now it's warming up again! Weather here is odd >.< But yes, I think they tend to prefer warmer weather for foraging... plus then you won't freeze =D
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leanija Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ouch, that's Canada for you. And yeah, I'm in Virginia right now and we've gone from the negatives to +25 within a day.. quite strange. And haha yes, I very much approve of not freezing. They're rarely near the backyard (where most of my bird photos are taken) while it's this cold. We do have a little bluejay family in a nest we put up, though. ..I'm very paranoid that I'd disturb them.
(sorry for english)
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Kasionn Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, that is a rather drastic change! Oddly enough there were a few that hung around my front feeder while it was cold last week, only two or three, but they were there, and the other day there was a Northern Flicker there too, I was a little surprised to see him, but I suppose their feathers are designed to protect them from the cold if necessary...
I love blue jays! It's a little bit sad I don't have any this far north and west, but we do have Stellar's jays...
And you needn't apologize, your English is perfect =D
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leanija Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh cool! We do have a few stragglers, but usually just finches. While they're cute, they're almost impossible to photograph in my situation - they're too lazy to perch on the feeder, so they get the seed that had dropped to the ground.. I have a photo that shows how well sparrows and finches blend in there. It'd just be difficult to get a special shot.

Stellar jays are nice too :) yet to see one, actually. They have such beautiful colouring. Over here, the most "exotic" looking birds we have are jays, cardinals and woodpeckers.. it's mostly a huge abundance of finches :)
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Kasionn Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Haha, sounds like here, we have pretty much crows, ravens, sparrows, chickadees and the odd woodpecker and bald eagle. A while ago there was an unusual abundance of Northern Hawk Owls, but that was about the most exciting thing I've seen in a long time. And I can imagine that finches would be difficult to catch a spectacular shot of, they're hyperactive little guys, and the coloration is not the best for grass shots XD

I would say the most exotic looking thing we have here is the Western Tanager, which really are quite pretty, but I've only ever seen one, or perhaps the Lazuli Bunting, which we apparently get here, never have seen one though... I would like to see a cardinal, they're neat looking, but we don't have any up here either Q.Q
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SuicideBySafetyPin Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:giggle: too cute!
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Kasionn Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Isn't it though?! love these little guys =D
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fiorelab Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Cute :hug:
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Taszee Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Student Photographer
Hey! I know that handsome devil who took this ;D
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Kasionn Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
./gasp no way
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Taszee Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Student Photographer
I know right ;)
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CrazyBirdChick Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011
how did you get a skittish little chickadee to land on your camera like that??? :iconflyinglaplz:
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Kasionn Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
They're actually very brave little guys =D I regularly feed them right from my hand, and I've tried getting one to eat off my shoulder, I don't think he liked it, but he did it a few times ^-^
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CrazyBirdChick Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011
I wish I lived where you do!! :o the wild birds here would never even come near you! But I love birds more than anything in this whole woooorld <3 and you take some pretty amazing pictures of them! :)
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Kasionn Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
If you get some bird seed (especially mixes with sunflower seeds and peanuts for these little guys) and find out where they hang around, and have some patience, they may come to you too =) I can't guarantee anything, but a public park, where they're already fairly used to human presence may help too!
I'm also quite the bird lover myself =D
Thank you ^-^
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CrazyBirdChick Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011
Well I would but most birds here are scared to death of humans because of what the humans have done to the environment :p but thanks!! :D I'll just leave the state! XD and really?? Do you have a favorite bird?? Exotic or wild... Or both!!!
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Kasionn Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I have an affinity towards the more common birds, actually, crows, chickadees, sparrows and the like, probably just because they are always overlooked because they are so common =D I like to try to show the subtle beauty in the common birds, and if you looked through my gallery, you'd probably see that XD But I do love all birds, in general, ever since I was young I was the bird guy =)
How about you?
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CrazyBirdChick Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011
I have been a bird nerd my whole life as well! Actually where I live I am better known as bird butt :P haha but I am very fascinated in the exotic birds. I think it I amazing how naturally colorful they are and how their colors know where to grow! I would live to go to south America and Australia where you can see those beautiful colors flying free :) my absolute favorite though is the hyacinth macaw :D
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Kasionn Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Haha, Bird butt, eh? that's an interesting nickname >.<
Good choice on the Hyacinth, they're gorgeous =)
I think I'd like the parrots and kin more if they weren't so common as pets... I'd enjoy them much more in the wild, like raptors, I prefer wild shots to captive shots, regardless of quality XD
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