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Blackbird and Juvenile.

Observed: 25th June 2011 By: kolkol’s reputation in Birdskol’s reputation in Birds
Blackbird and Juvenile.
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Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Blacbird (Turdus merula) interacts

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Blackbird

I agree. Nice picture.

If you go to 'Edit' at th top and change it to Blackbird (with two Bs) and press 'Get recommended' to add the scientific nme, the sighting is then added to others of Blackbird.

Ian
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Great shots Ian, never even

Great shots Ian, never even heard of "Snow Fleas" before. Do you use a true macro lense or a compact on macro setting?

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Macro

Thanks for your comment. I used to use a compact Canon G9, which took excellent macros, but proved unreliable and broke. I now use a Sigma 105mm macro lens on a cheap Canon body. It does the job, but I am no photographer!

Snow Fleas are a great target once the snow comes, if you have any heathland nearby...and a real challenge to photograph against the snow.

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Macro

Compacts make excellent macro images, if only for the depth of field offered. There is nothing wrong with your current set-up. The 105mm allows a good working distance and a cheaper body will be lighter. The main thing is to get enough light on your subject, ring flashes are excellent, if costly addition and will allow faster and or greater depth of field.