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    Default Aviary Portrait....

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    One Of My Daughter's Young Budgies

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    Great colours - how did you get it to stay still long enough?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Minicooper View Post
    Great colours - how did you get it to stay still long enough?
    Yeah no kidding!....LOL...i get to close to the cage and mine has a fit!..hahah

    Very pretty colors tho!!!!

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    Default calm birds

    Birds are very difficult to photograph. We often have 'safari' type holidays and I love the challenge of phtographing birds out in the wild.
    Even caged birds aren't that easy so I can truly appreciate your budgie photo!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Minicooper View Post
    Great colours - how did you get it to stay still long enough?
    Thank you Paul. Aha! I am very fortunate that they are my Daughter's special pets and they are just sooo tame.

    Quote Originally Posted by Gallamist View Post
    Yeah no kidding!....LOL...i get to close to the cage and mine has a fit!..hahah

    Very pretty colors tho!!!!
    Thank you Gallamist. The Budgies are really tame, but her Zebra Finches, no way, they weren't having a bar of this photography stuff.

    Quote Originally Posted by jennifer sterne View Post
    Birds are very difficult to photograph. We often have 'safari' type holidays and I love the challenge of phtographing birds out in the wild.
    Even caged birds aren't that easy so I can truly appreciate your budgie photo!
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    Nice shot,Pauline. Like the colors on this one. We started out with a pair of budgies many years ago,then to a cockatiel,then to a sulphur-crested cockatoo(my baby),and now we are the parents(?) of a Congo African Gray parrot. So we've seen quite a variety of colors. Thanks for sharing. Have a blessed week,my dear friends.
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    Really cool shot

    Ive tried birds in cages a bit but I always get the wires in the way

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    Cute shot! Man how I miss my budgies sometimes! I had 7 of them in a big aviary. They are SO much fun to watch!

    One thing to maybe look into though, the budgie's cere doesn't look as it should. It appears this bird may have mites. If so, it's a quick fix!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ibwwolf View Post
    Nice shot,Pauline. Like the colors on this one. We started out with a pair of budgies many years ago,then to a cockatiel,then to a sulphur-crested cockatoo(my baby),and now we are the parents(?) of a Congo African Gray parrot. So we've seen quite a variety of colors. Thanks for sharing. Have a blessed week,my dear friends.
    Thank you Whitewolf. Elaine has just been given an aviary with many birds, mostly juveniles, along with another smaller aviary of finches. A few more photo shots coming up for her Mumma.
    God Bless my friend.

    Quote Originally Posted by northilandkokako View Post
    Really cool shot

    Ive tried birds in cages a bit but I always get the wires in the way

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    Thank you northilandkokako. If it's any help in getting cage shots, get right up close to the wire, zoom in, and the cage almost disappears. If you are taking wild animals, get up as close as you safely can with a zoom lens and the results are usually pretty good. I have learned with lots of trial and error, but I'm still learning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by katia View Post
    Cute shot! Man how I miss my budgies sometimes! I had 7 of them in a big aviary. They are SO much fun to watch!

    One thing to maybe look into though, the budgie's cere doesn't look as it should. It appears this bird may have mites. If so, it's a quick fix!
    Thank you Katia for your comment and also the advice. I put it down to being juvenile birds and the feathers not having formed properly yet, but you could be right. I will pass that thought on to my Daughter. She has only just been given these birds, so is very much in the learning phase.
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