Buttery light and soft light

Discussion in 'Birds' started by Glacier, May 26, 2007.

  1. Glacier

    Glacier

    Jan 17, 2006
    Boaz, Alabama
    I only had to work half a day today so I went around the yard this afternoon to see what I could come up with. The light was buttery for awhile and then a haze which I think is from the fires in Florida and Georgia covered the sun. I think both types of lighting are great so I am happy with either on most days with most subjects. Just the usual suspects.

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  2. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    Gorgeous shots Andy. So which cam and lens?
     
  3. Again a Super Series with common birds
     
  4. Glacier

    Glacier

    Jan 17, 2006
    Boaz, Alabama
    Thanks Frank. All were taken with a Canon 30D, 500/4 IS lens and 1.4 converter. My favorite addition is the Wimberely head. I had forgotten how much easier those make bird photography and still don't know why I sold the first one I had.:confused:
     
  5. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    Wow, 700mm. :smile:

    I couldn't agree more on the big Wemberley. Makes things SO much easier. I use mine even for macro shots. :rolleyes:
     
  6. Sweet images. The thing that amazes me most is that you got these 3 birds at eye level. These 3 species, if they see me coming, they hit the shade, they hit the bushes, they go high, you name it!! :confused: Gonna switch my deodorant! :rolleyes:
     
  7. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Beautiful images
     
  8. Glacier

    Glacier

    Jan 17, 2006
    Boaz, Alabama
    Thanks Gary.

    I think the lens length has a lot to do with it appearing to be eye level. The Titmouses are completely fearless and fly very close. The Bluejays are very bold right now but it never lasts long with them. They will go back to being wary again real soon. The Cardinals are a hit and miss proposition. I have found that if I stand still and keep my hands up on the camera the birds will usually come close. If my hands are down and I raise them to operate the camera they are gone.

    Thank you Gale.
     
  9. Commodorefirst

    Commodorefirst Admin/Moderator Administrator

    May 1, 2005
    Missouri
    nicely done, good composition on the shots, nice space around the birds well thought out, and as you said just gorgeous light.

    Wade
     
  10. Ooohhh Andy! Totally gorgeous! Love em all!
     
  11. Tim O

    Tim O

    Jun 11, 2006
    Illinois
    Very nice Andy,you have to move very slowly or POOF they are gone.Even in my blind if I move to fast to get a shot the little buggers are showing me the ole buttshot and they are gone:smile:But its still a lot of fun thanks for sharing these.
     
  12. Glacier

    Glacier

    Jan 17, 2006
    Boaz, Alabama
    Thank you for the nice words Wade.

    Thank you Dianne!

    I have a bazillion buttshots! :biggrin: I know what you mean!
     
  13. Super light perches and background. I envy your backyard! Love the titmouse shot. Great stuff!

    Jose
     
  14. Beautiful work Andy. All three of them are flawless. Well done.
     
  15. Simply splendid shots Andy. Well done.
     
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