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at the bird spa

Posted by
daniela (Berlin, Germany) on 1 July 2013 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

The lovely young blackbird lady from our garden again - our "bird spa" is in a shady place covered by shrubs, the water is changed daily :)
This tough little female is the first bird ever that isn´t at all afraid of enjoying a bath with big scary humans like me just 2 m away - I still had the macro lens on and the cam on a tripod, so I tried to catch her bath on video (full automatic settings, haven´t done that before :D) - 1:25 minutes, best in fullscreen & HD. Oh, around 0:40 the strange noise is the S-Bahn behind our garden, the birds don´t mind.

watch her bathing on dailymotion.
(well that is officially my first video on the web!)

(Some of you may ask, why dailymotion and not the standard videosharing with youtube? Because: Youtube just didn´t worked out creating my upload account. It said "working..." when setting up the channel, and that was all what it was doing. For over 20 minutes.
Maybe I´m impatient, I´ve heard that before, but I tried it on several days so youtube isn´t for me. Setting up an account with dailymotion including uploading the vid was finished in about 5 minutes btw.)

PENTAX K-x 1/50 second F/7.1 ISO 200 105 mm

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1/50 second
ISO 200
105 mm