Thursday, September 3, 2015

Heart of the Oak Woodland

If I could pick any bird to be the heart and soul of the Oak Woodland it would be the Oak Titmouse. These little birds are vocal robust singers and are always active. They stay as a mated pair for life, and both partners will noisily defend their home territory. These little birds have spunk and are fun to watch when they come to the feeder. They drop in grab a seed and are gone in a flash with few delays. If there is a bigger bird present at the feeder they will wait until the bigger birds back is turned and grab a seed and be gone before the bird is aware of it. Photographing them is always a challenge because they are so active. They do have one character flaw that makes them easier to photograph though. They are creatures of habit. They often will perch in the same place for a second or two before dropping down to the bird feeder. I will prefocus on that spot with my camera and wait. That is how today's image was created. May you have a blessed day, chris Image created with a Canon 7D and a Canon 100-400 IS lens on a 190XPROB Manfrotto Tripod with a Bogen Ballhead. Camera settings used were AV mode, ISO 800, F 8.0 at 1/125th of a sec.

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