Friday, November 7, 2014

Bird by My Garden Gate

Thursday and Friday I spent some time on a series that I have been planning and thinking about for some time now. I created a series of Chestnut Backed Chickadee images by a white garden gate. I had an old garden gate that got knocked down by our cat Papaya (long story) and I realized that it would work perfectly for what I had in mind. All I had to do was to paint it white. After digging up some white paint out in the garage I got to work on it. I set up the gate and slowly began adding flowers to the setting. I ended up with a lot of beautiful, great images. These are some of my favorites. I placed them in order so you can see how the project progressed as I moved along. God's precious light and love to all, chris All images created with a Canon 7D and a Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L is USM lens. The camera was placed on a Manfrotto 055PROBX Tripod with a 3055 Bogen Ballhead. Camera settings used were AV mode, ISO 800, F stops and shutter speeds varied. If you haven't already done so please check out my book on bird photography. It is available in both hardbound and as an ebook at many online book sellers and many local book stores as well. God's love and blessings to all, chris


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    1. So nice of you to drop by Kerri Farley. Thank you very much for the comment.

  2. So beautiful just love those adorable little birds but, such a challenge for me to get a shot of them because they bounce around so quickly.

    1. Thank you Marie! One of the ways to photograph small active birds is to put your camera on a tripod. Then prefocus on a spot you know they are going land before going to the bird feeder.