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About the author jmankowsky

I live in Central Massachusetts in the United States--a wonderful area for nature photography. Using a standard point-and-shoot camera, I celebrate the nature found here in a variety of local landscapes throughout the changing seasons.

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  1. They look like the Blue Tits found here in the UK… Nice images indeed.

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    1. Thanks so much for visiting!

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    2. I’ve seen little round birds like that also here in Minnesota, but only when it’s warm.

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    3. Getting back to you, I think they were a Rufous-naped Tit (Periparus rufonuchalis)

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  2. You get such great close-ups! What kind of camera do you use?

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    1. Thanks! It’s a Canon PowerShot SX720 HS. It’s a simple point-and-shoot, but it has a 40x zoom. It’s great for bird close ups, because I usually just use the automatic setting. Mine is a few years old. I believe there is an updated one that is even better.

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      1. Sounds like it’s easy to use. Is it light weight?

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      2. A bit heavier than some point and shoots, but very easy to handle.

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      3. Very easy to use, although it is a bit heavier than some cameras in its class.

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  3. wonderful pictures. Thanks

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  4. Wow wonderful presentation of this bird. Loved his blue mane.

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    1. Thanks! The mane is actually more black-ish than blue-ish, depending on the sunlight.

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      1. Hmm yes and they sure change depending on the day. Welcome.

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  5. Such a privilege to see such good photos, and of birds I probably won’t see in the wild any time soon.

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    1. Thanks so much. WordPress has been so interesting for me, as I view and learn about the everyday life and thoughts of people beyond the United States. The other day I was commenting to an Australian bird watcher that I would be overjoyed to look out of my window and see lorikeets on my deck like the ones he had posted!๐Ÿ˜Š Truly, it had been a blessing to focus on “the world” as I try to make my way through these difficult times in America. I got off Facebook a while back when I couldn’t abide Zuckerman and realized that was changing

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      1. ….that I was not changing anyone’s opinions with my postings.SO to me seems a much more helpful vehicle for understanding.

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      2. I’ve had a similar journey in a way. WordPress is better for the arts in general. By the way, I get lorikeets on my veranda too ๐Ÿ™‚

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      3. ๐Ÿ˜‰ ….Lorikeets on my Veranda…I’m feeling like there’s a poem in there somewhere!

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      4. Iโ€™ll have to work on that ๐Ÿ™‚

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  6. That’s “WordPress seems to me”…ah, the joys of autocorrect!

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  7. Beautiful little birds. I too have just realised how similar they are to the Great Tits I have seen when visiting the UK.

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  8. My dad loved the black capped chickadees. Here in Oklahoma we have Carolina chickadees.

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    1. Your farm looks so wonderful, and, being a New England woman, I never realized how beautiful the prairie is๐Ÿ˜ฎ What kind of camera are you using? Your pics are so clear!

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      1. Nikon and an iphone7

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