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Small birds (backyard).

Discussion in 'Birds' started by Lou Buscher, May 18, 2007.

  1. Had a little time today and the feeder was really busy so I tried a few out the window.
    (6 photos)

    Canon EOS-1D Mark II N    ---    700mm    f/7.1    1/400s    ISO 400


  2. Lou,
    These are wonderful. Question: they are all posed on branches. Is your feeder located in a tree or have you mounted some branches nearby for convenient perches? The shots look so natural. I'm practicing shooting my feeder, but I'm getting tired of metal and plastic in the frame with the beautiful birds.

    Very nice work. And BTW, I really like the frames you place around your images, too. So not only are you setting a standard for images, you're challenging me to dig into Photoshop and see if I can come up with a frame half as nice! I may have to switch forums! LOL!

    I love backyard birds better than nearly every other kinds. And your captures are marvelous. Thanks for sharing them.

    God bless.
  3. Nice set Lou, especially for through the window.
  4. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Awww very nice:>)))))
  5. Hi Doug, Yes placeing branches for perches is what I did. I have my feeder on a PVC 2 inch pipe with a pulley arragement to raise and lower as I need to take it in at night or have it destroyed by bears. I picked some different size branches from the stone wall fence next to the pasture and with drywall screws I placed then to the PVC pipe in a way that it looks natural and offers support to the pipe angle. The birds need a place to wait their turn at the feeder and just by sitting at the window you get some great photos. I used my Canon 500LIS F4 on these and I am about 18 feet from them so I can keep a FF photo. Should a part of the pipe show I clone it out. Hope this helps. And I thank you for the look.
  6. WHOE Tom I opened the window. My house keeping is not that great, and besides I don't do windows:biggrin: :biggrin: Thank you for looking.
  7. Hi GAle, like the frames??? Someone nice taught me how to do that. Thanks for the look.
  8. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Yes I love the frames.
    They really set your images off well
    Be careful now, you will have to much fun:>))))
  9. Hey that sounds like a country song (I ain't ever having to much fun)

    "you got 14 people in the back of that truck
    I warned you twice now I'm writeing you up
    but officer what have I done
    he smiled and said boy youre having to much fun":681: :681:

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