Baltimore Oriole

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Baltimore Oriole

I forgot about this community, but got a reminder recently and thought I should try and be a bit active on here.

Hive Silver bloggers is a community for retired and soon-to-be retired bloggers as well as seasoned Crypto Hodlers.

One thing when I worked was I was always on the go, and sitting still and taking it easy was something I was never good at, which made getting photos of birds a challenge as I have read it requires patience and sitting and waiting.

Since I am now retired one of the things I want to do is get more shots of Birds, so on Friday morning I went to a spot where I thought there was a chance to catch sight of some birds, took a fold up chair and found a nice spot and sat and waited.

I surprised myself and sat patiently for half an hour, and was lucky enough for some birds to appear, and those are the shots I will share in this post, not the greatest of shots but a start of my birding :)

and since its of Feathered Friends I thought I would add this to #Featherfriday all be it a day late


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Sony A7iii 600mm F8 1/250 Sec ISO 125
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I am no expert on birds but after a bit of googling I think these may be Baltimore Orioles, feel free to correct me if I am wrong

I will admit 30 Minutes felt like a couple of hours LOL, but it was worth the wait to see these little ones arrive in a tree within range of my 200-600MM lens, unfortunately after I got these shots a Noisy truck came along a nearby road and backfired and the birds all took off, so I packed the chair away and went for a stroll before heading to pick up my wife


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I was not totally patient, while sitting waiting for birds to appear but I did stay sitting just took some snaps in the trees LOL


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As I was preparing this post, I shared one of the shots on FB and asked to confirm they were Baltimore Orioles which one person did, so I am taking it that that is what these are called


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Now most of these shots are of Male Baltimore Orioles, but I think this is a Male and female in the next shot the male on the left and the female on the right


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And another shot as I semi patiently waited for the birds to arrive a next in one of the trees


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And that’s all folks


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Not your regular scenes but very pretty! As you say, I don't think I have the patience for it! Lol....

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LOL not sure i have either but now that I am retired and have more time I want to try it :)

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Well, being patient for at least half an hour has definitely paid off, my friend, this bird is a beautiful little guy 😃
I remember the times when we were talking about patience - 10 minutes of sitting still and waiting was a very good time back then, and still is for me, not only in photography 😁


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Ohh yes for me as well, Patience is a virtue that I struggle with so I am quite proud of myself ;)

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I never thought that patience would ever be somehow important to me ;)


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Well that’s it I look on it as maybe handy but not important lolCheers and !BEER
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Your way thinking of patience is the better one I believe 😉


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Great seeing you here @tattoodjay, awesome shots there! Well, retirement also has still not taught me to be patient, in fact it's as if I'm more impatient now than ever as there's just so many things I try to fit into my day!
I do start off slowly though with a coffee in bed while all the office workers are battling in the traffic, I really treasure those moments!

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I can relate always seems lots to do
I still get up same time as I ever did but no need to tush anywhere is good

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30 minutes was worth waiting anyway. I don't recognize that bird as well but it looks so pretty.

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Que hermoso . Las aves la naturaleza es tranquilidad y alegría.

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Hahaha, 30 minutes is a tea break JJ, but @johannpiber is worse, as mountain goats are not known for their patience, especially the Austrian ones 🤣

You will get into the habit mate and I am glad that you got these beauties as a reward for your patience.

Thank you for posting in #silverbloggers

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Well let’s see if gets to be a habit not too confident it will lol

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I think that you will still surprise all of us with you bird shots JJ.
As long as you don't go and take them in a zoo 🤣
Just keep at it and let's see how it goes.

Greetings to Lulu mate.

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Thanks my friend
Already thinking of other spots to check out 👍🙂👍

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Haha, I have become much better than I have been ever before - yesterday my patience lasted 9 hours - after my hike I have been sleeping patiently till the morning 🤣🤣🤣


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Ja, ja, that's a new Guinness World record for patience methinks 🤣
One of these days we will start to call you the Sleeping Beauty (Goat)😆

Marian says that I am a statue at times and I am glad that the birds don't poop on me.

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Haha, as long as the birds don't build nests in your ears ... 🤣

Goat is okay - Beauty would be too much, I believe, although I haven't seen myself sleeping yet 😎


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Nope, the birds can't do because I wear a hat with ear flaps that folds over my ears 🤣

Okay, so you would prefer Sleeping Horror perhaps?
Methinks that sleeping goat sounds much better 🤣

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Haha, you know why you are wearing this hat, don't you? 😂 lol
Okay, now you have convinced me - Sleeping Goat sounds quite fine to me too 😉


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Oops, I clicked too fast on the previous one as I am supposed to say, Good Afternoon Hannes,

Oh yes, no bird or bug will nest in my ears 🤣
Hahaha, right then "Sleeping goat" also sounds better to me that "Sleeping Beauty"

Cheers and thanks.

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😀 good afternoon Zac 😁


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Good morning Hannes 😀

Cheers and thanks.

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Good morning Zac 😀
I'm replying quickly - there's no time for a break today.


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You definitely had your patience rewarded with these lovely orioles posing for you!! I love sitting outdoors with Ecency on my phone and a camera close at hand waiting to get a bird photo!

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Thanks I am quite impressed with my Big lens and happy witht he shots already planning to find another spot to try for some more

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Its a pretty good colourful birds, very clear photos to watch every details, i like to watch them just like sitting on that style.

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Thanks, this big lens works well for birds I look forward to trying to get more shots of birds :)

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Oh, what crisp and sharp photos!
They look alive those Baltimore Orioles!

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Thanks this big lens is great for birding ;) If one engages he gets !ENGAGE 25 from me

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How big is the lens? Do you carry it with you all the time?

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It’s huge and no I only take it for special shoots to heavy to walk around

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Must cost a lot! It's worth it!
.... No, I haven't bought a camera, and yes I am stuck to my iPhone. Hehehe.

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Ohh yeah around 2k

The iPhone allows you to stack more silver

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Hehehe... you are of course CORRECT is saying that!

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Add over 2.5 k fir the camera 📸 it all adds up and I’m thinking of upgrading lol so no silver fir me this year

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