Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Loving the Birds
Yesterday I had the urge to do some bird photography out at my photoblind in the Little Lake Valley. When I arrived at the blind not a single bird flew off and the feeders were picked clean. Not a good sign! I restocked the feeders and set up some perches and waited against a beautiful backdrop of bird song all around me. Spring is in full swing with birds claiming their territories and calling for mates. I waited some more. After close to an hour one House Finch flew in. More time passed and a few more birds came by at a very slow trickle. This is a good reason not to stay so busy I don't keep my feeders up. It was really nice being out in the photoblind as it is very relaxing with moments of intense concentration thrown in. I ended up photographing a House Finch, Acorn Woodpecker, California Towhee and a Western Bluebird. Overall a very nice morning with some beautiful bird photography. God's love and blessings to all, chris Camera Equipment Used- Canon 7D, Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM Lens, Manfrotto 055XPROB Tripod with a Bogen 3055 Ballhead. Camera Settings- AV mode, ISO 400,F stop and a shutter speed varied.