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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Nov 2, 2015 9:58 PM CST

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The thread "Backyard Birds - October 2015" in Gardening for Butterflies, Birds and Bees forum
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
Region: Canadian Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Tip Photographer Garden Ideas: Master Level I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Charter ATP Member
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mcash70
Nov 3, 2015 12:17 AM CST
Thanks for the new thread Ann. Your new camera is great, so much more detail on the birds. Thumbs up
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
Butterflies Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier Region: Florida Dog Lover Birds
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flaflwrgrl
Nov 3, 2015 5:20 AM CST
Thanks Margaret! Smiling
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Name: Christine
North East Texas (Zone 7b)
Charter ATP Member Birds Organic Gardener Native Plants and Wildflowers Winter Sowing Herbs
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wildflowers
Nov 3, 2015 8:44 AM CST
I really like that picture, Ann! I'm starting to think I need a new camera too... Whistling

May your life be like a wildflower, growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day --Native American Proverb

Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
Butterflies Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier Region: Florida Dog Lover Birds
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flaflwrgrl
Nov 3, 2015 10:02 AM CST
I think I'm going to love this camera! It has been way too windy to try macro shots. Of course, I could do macro shots indoors of things like a dime but that's no fun. Hilarious!
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



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Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
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Hemlady
Nov 3, 2015 10:17 AM CST
Great pics Ann!!! What kind of camera did you get?
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Name: Christine
North East Texas (Zone 7b)
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wildflowers
Nov 3, 2015 10:29 AM CST
Oh, and need a bird bath too. Hilarious!
May your life be like a wildflower, growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day --Native American Proverb

Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
Butterflies Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier Region: Florida Dog Lover Birds
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flaflwrgrl
Nov 3, 2015 12:00 PM CST
Hemlady said:Great pics Ann!!! What kind of camera did you get?


Thanks Cindy! This is the one I got. I got the refurb which is the 1st link. It was $119. If anyone is interested & will take a refurb then just bookmark that link & check it every morning. That's what I did. They had none when I started looking & it took about 3 weeks & then 1 morning they had 12. They went in less than 48 hours.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00R50RJ8O?keywords=fujifil...

This is for the brand new:
http://www.amazon.com/Fujifilm-FinePix-Digital-Camera-3-0-In...

This "model" (exact model #) is discontinued but they just do that probably to get more money for them in a "new model #". This S9200 is actually what they now have as the S9800 --- but you pay a lot more for the S9800. Rolling my eyes.

Also if you see a listing for a S9250 -- that's the exact same camera I got. The model # is different ONLY b/c of the "bundle" the camera came with for different dealers. It's really kind of stupid but that's the way they do it.
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



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Name: Ronnie
Southeastern PA (Zone 6b)
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luvsgrtdanes
Nov 3, 2015 1:40 PM CST
Great shots Ann I tip my hat to you. Thumbs up
It happens in a flash, but the memory of it last forever. It can not be borrowed or stolen, and it is of no earthly good until it is given away. So if in your hurry you meet someone who is too weary to smile, leave him one of yours, for no one needs a smile quite as much as he who has none to give...

Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
Butterflies Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier Region: Florida Dog Lover Birds
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flaflwrgrl
Nov 3, 2015 2:12 PM CST
Thank you Ronnie.

What I like most thus far about this camera is that it makes me look like a good photographer when really it was the camera. I just had it on the "automatic" mode & held it up, pointed it & zoomed it. Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious!
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
Region: Canadian Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Tip Photographer Garden Ideas: Master Level I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Charter ATP Member
Morning Glories Critters Allowed Birds Houseplants Butterflies Garden Photography
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mcash70
Nov 3, 2015 2:29 PM CST
That's the way I do it Ann. Hilarious!

Busy morning at the feeders, had the Downy, Hairy, Northern Flicker, AND the Pileated Woodpeckers, got photos in the camera. Lots of small birds, Gold Finches, Chickadees and 1 Common Red-pol, Steller's Jays of course.
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
Butterflies Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier Region: Florida Dog Lover Birds
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flaflwrgrl
Nov 3, 2015 3:09 PM CST
Can't wait to see them Margaret.
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Name: Ronnie
Southeastern PA (Zone 6b)
Morning Glories Garden Photography Region: Pennsylvania Charter ATP Member Orchids Dragonflies
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Garden Ideas: Level 1 I helped beta test the first seed swap Bookworm Bee Lover
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luvsgrtdanes
Nov 3, 2015 9:40 PM CST
I haven't seen a Red poll for quite some time here. Thumbs down Looking forward to the pics Margaret!
It happens in a flash, but the memory of it last forever. It can not be borrowed or stolen, and it is of no earthly good until it is given away. So if in your hurry you meet someone who is too weary to smile, leave him one of yours, for no one needs a smile quite as much as he who has none to give...

Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
Region: Canadian Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Tip Photographer Garden Ideas: Master Level I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Charter ATP Member
Morning Glories Critters Allowed Birds Houseplants Butterflies Garden Photography
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mcash70
Nov 4, 2015 5:28 PM CST
A few birds from yesterday, sorry I didn't get a photo of the Redpoll.

Gold finch, notice the drop of melted snow on his forehead- Female Hairy Woodpecker
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Male Downy Woodpecker-Northern Shrike, not the greatest photos as he was in a tree quite a distance away. He was in the yard the other day. Angry
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Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
Region: Canadian Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Tip Photographer Garden Ideas: Master Level I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Charter ATP Member
Morning Glories Critters Allowed Birds Houseplants Butterflies Garden Photography
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mcash70
Nov 4, 2015 5:48 PM CST
This magnificent female Pileated Woodpecker ate suet from the new feeder, also from a single suet hanging in another tree, she flew around to different trees, chased the Norther Flicker away from the tree with the large suet cage, sat on a nest box, the grass you see sticking out the hole is the squirrels winter stash. It was such a joy to watch her. Big Grin

Embiggen for best viewing. Smiling
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Almost got a perfect shot as she flew from the tree.
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
Butterflies Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier Region: Florida Dog Lover Birds
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flaflwrgrl
Nov 4, 2015 7:40 PM CST
Super nice photos Margaret. Thumbs up I did see that melted snow drop. Cute! I love the photo of the in flight pileated.
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
Region: Canadian Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Tip Photographer Garden Ideas: Master Level I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Charter ATP Member
Morning Glories Critters Allowed Birds Houseplants Butterflies Garden Photography
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mcash70
Nov 4, 2015 8:59 PM CST
Thank you Ann. I tip my hat to you.
Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
Hybridizer Irises Butterflies Charter ATP Member Birds Cat Lover
Region: United States of America Region: Michigan Vegetable Grower Daylilies Hummingbirder Heucheras
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Hemlady
Nov 5, 2015 6:23 AM CST
Great pictures Margaret. The pileated woodpecker is spectacular. The only time I get to see them is when we go north to our cottage. None here in the city.
Lighthouse Gardens
Coatesville IN (Zone 5b)
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Claudia
Nov 5, 2015 10:08 AM CST
Awesome Margaret!

Ann, I think you have a winner with that camera!

Our Pileated has come by just sort of checking things out right now, but has not been visiting the suet here yet. It will soon I imagine as the warm weather disappears.

I saw some White-throated Sparrows on our walk this morning. Saw a group of Cedar Waxwings eating some berries. I love hearing their whistle!
Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them. ~Eeyore
Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
Region: Canadian Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Tip Photographer Garden Ideas: Master Level I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Charter ATP Member
Morning Glories Critters Allowed Birds Houseplants Butterflies Garden Photography
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mcash70
Nov 5, 2015 10:11 AM CST
Thank you Cindy! They can sure do a lot of damage to the trees though, it's like taking an ax to them, happily this time she didn't do any chopping. Hilarious!

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