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Old 12-30-2011, 12:50 PM   #421
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Those are good!
You should enter a few into the P.O.M.!
~smile~ Thanks, havalotta.
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Hah! I'm just a nosy Nellie!!! Thanks for the info!

And here's another question (sorry!), are those stills taken with the handycam? I know my new camera has video capabilities, pretty good ones according to the reviews. I've got to figure out the regular stuff first though and figure out how many minutes of video my SDHC 16GB card holds. I might have to move up to a SDXC 64GB card. I'm pretty sure I can pull stills off video too, I'm still learning. Then there's the playback and HDMI and 3D etc., etc. I'm pretty sure it'll take me a few months to fully explore all the features.

OK, now back to bird pix!!! I hope my turkeys come around soon, I haven't seen them for awhile.
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Old 12-31-2011, 07:13 PM   #423
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I took these this morning through the window:
Makes me sad that we're not allowed to feed the birds anymore
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Old 12-31-2011, 07:17 PM   #424
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Hah! I'm just a nosy Nellie!!! Thanks for the info!
Nah, you are just curious.

I was just teasing you. Good questions...I want my photos to look as natural as possible, so I avoid pictures of birdfeeders. If I had naturally growing perches, I wouldn't have to stick sticks in the ground. (...but it is a good solution.)

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And here's another question (sorry!), are those stills taken with the handycam? I know my new camera has video capabilities, pretty good ones according to the reviews. I've got to figure out the regular stuff first though and figure out how many minutes of video my SDHC 16GB card holds. I might have to move up to a SDXC 64GB card. I'm pretty sure I can pull stills off video too, I'm still learning. Then there's the playback and HDMI and 3D etc., etc. I'm pretty sure it'll take me a few months to fully explore all the features.

OK, now back to bird pix!!! I hope my turkeys come around soon, I haven't seen them for awhile.
They were taken as stills. I would like to learn how to get stills from video though--I know it is possible, I just have to look into it.

I still haven't learned all of the features in the Sony Handycam, but it has a lot less than you described! Good luck and have fun exploring.

I hope you get to see your turkeys again soon...and get some good shots to share as well.
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Old 12-31-2011, 07:27 PM   #425
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Makes me sad that we're not allowed to feed the birds anymore
Aww...that is sad.

I have read that it is unnatural for birds to congregate together like that (well different species of birds anyway), so it may be better for them if you don't. I try to move the feeder around the yard a bit to try to keep things cleaner for them...but I wonder if I should stop--and just provide natural foods.

Speaking of natural foods...could you make a dried arrangement out of sunflower seed heads (and some dried sunflowers to make it seem more like a decoration) and use that to feed the birds from your balcony--or make a swag to hang over the balcony...anything to get your bird feeding fix without technically breaking the rules?
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Except that the seed hulls and debris drop down outside the Board-member downstairs neighbor's sliders...
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Except that the seed hulls and debris drop down outside the Board-member downstairs neighbor's sliders...
~sigh~ Why did you decided to live above a board member!?!?

If you are lucky, they will carry the seeds away to eat them...if not, tell her (or him) that your husband was eating sunflower seeds out on the balcony the other day, then roll your eyes and say, "See what I have to put up with," or something like that.
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We can see Dapjwy's actively trying for you Sage!
I feel for you not being able to draw the likable little critters near.
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I used to love seeing the woodpeckers at the suet cakes!

Every morning I throw a couple handfulls of unsalted peanuts down on the ground and within minutes, Blue Jays appear!
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We can see Dapjwy's actively trying for you Sage!
I feel for you not being able to draw the likable little critters near.
Yup, I tried.

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I used to love seeing the woodpeckers at the suet cakes!

Every morning I throw a couple handfulls of unsalted peanuts down on the ground and within minutes, Blue Jays appear!
At least you have that.
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