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Bird in my hand by FreyaPhotos Bird in my hand by FreyaPhotos
I'm so pleased I managed to get this blue tit to feed from my hand! It took a lot of patience as I was sticking my hand outside my door as it was snowing, with my camera in my left hand trying to push the shutter button. Not easy, but totally worth it (:

For some reason, not all of the exif data if there: 50mm, f/2 and 1/1250 sec

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wdnest Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Professional Writer
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:iconfreyaphotos:
FreyaPhotos Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Student Photographer
Thank you!
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TheWritingDragon Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
OH WOW

:iconhappytearsplz: I'm just so speechless!!! It's gorgeous! :love:

I'm trying to get this to happen at my house :XD: there's a ton of Tufted Titmice, Black Capped Chickadees, Cardinals, and Nuthatches that show up at the feeder :D Do you think it's easier to hold your hand out the window or stand there with your hand out? I put a glove on the railing with seed in it and have the birds used to that already :)
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FreyaPhotos Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Student Photographer
Thank you :love:

I stick my hand out of a door (with glass in it so I can see the birds!) so that they don't see me except my hand. If you haven't already, put feeders close to the window, and put a bit of seed on the window sill, so they get used to being there. Then, put your hand out with seed in it and be patient! :D
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TheWritingDragon Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I have two feeders by the window :aww: sticking my hand out of the door would make it too far away from the window, and today I tried putting my hand out of the window with some sunflower seeds in it :D I was looking through some bird magazines and some of the biggest snacks I saw that they like are sunflower seeds, peanut butter, and grape jelly :XD:
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FreyaPhotos Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Student Photographer
That's great! I'm sure you'll eventually get there :)
The birds where I live like peanuts the most, but I spread peanut butter on the walls and it's funny watching them cling to it to get to the treat :D
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TheWritingDragon Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I saw in a Birds and Blooms magazine how to make a peanut butter feeder! :la: me and my dad are going to make that a project :XD: and I've come to find that a lot of birds like grape jelly :o
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FreyaPhotos Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Student Photographer
Haha! I'll have to look that up :D I may give that a go... Maybe they'll like blackberry jam....
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TheWritingDragon Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
lol yeah I saw it in Birds and Blooms :D
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kitten-in-a-hat Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful! Part of me wishes the focus was more on the bird rather than the nuts, but then at the same time it's this different focus which makes it so interesting and highlights the interaction with the bird. Well done :)
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FreyaPhotos Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Student Photographer
Thank you! Yes, I wish I used a slightly narrower aperture, maybe f/2.5, and focused more on the bird. It's hard to get the focus spot on when your using just your left hand though :D
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kitten-in-a-hat Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Very true, One handed focus is a challenge! It's a brilliant shot all the same :)
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:iconfreyaphotos:
FreyaPhotos Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Student Photographer
Cheers ;)
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Ephreet Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Nicely done and amazing indeed! :)
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:iconfreyaphotos:
FreyaPhotos Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Student Photographer
Thanks a lot! :love:
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Ephreet Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You're most welcome! ^^
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Mineyia Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Spectacular, you are my hero :clap:
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:iconfreyaphotos:
FreyaPhotos Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Student Photographer
Haha! Thanks! :hug:
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:iconmineyia:
Mineyia Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome :hug:
Must have been quite a challenge, I'm so amazed you managed to do that :)
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:iconfreyaphotos:
FreyaPhotos Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Student Photographer
Yes, it was quite hard, but I got there eventually! :D
I might do it again, but try and get one of the blue tit landing ;)
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:iconmineyia:
Mineyia Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
The blue tits are more shy, aren't they? Good luck on this, anyway :)
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:iconfreyaphotos:
FreyaPhotos Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Student Photographer
Yes they are :) Thank you!
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looziker Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
totally worth it! amazing shot and also amazing that you had the patience to stand there and wait for it to come over!
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:iconfreyaphotos:
FreyaPhotos Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Student Photographer
Thank you so much! Yes, I've surprised myself a how much patience I have :D
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MaudDouay Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
Oh
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:iconfreyaphotos:
FreyaPhotos Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Student Photographer
:D
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plumita1 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
Amazing capture with great emotional message! :love: :clap:
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:iconfreyaphotos:
FreyaPhotos Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Student Photographer
Thanks a lot :love:
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:iconplumita1:
plumita1 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
It' MY pleasure =D
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thanksthatisenough Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
lovely capture
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:iconfreyaphotos:
FreyaPhotos Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Student Photographer
Thanks! :aww:
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thanksthatisenough Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
Pleasure is all mine :)
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Steve-FraserUK Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
Very nice, well done
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:iconfreyaphotos:
FreyaPhotos Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Student Photographer
Thanks :)
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