Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Provide Them Water and They Will Come

One of the more interesting birds in my backyard is the Hermit Thrush. They eat a mixed diet depending upon the season from insects to fruit. The only place I ever find them is at our small garden pond or if I create a water set up as is the case here. Their bright eyes and speckled breast really make them stand out when they appear at the waters edge. They also are a widespread North American species from coast to coast way up into Alaska and far down into Southern Mexico. It was really hard to narrow it down to only three images for today's photoblog because I have so many that I really liked. Enjoy the Thrushes and have a blessed day, chris All images were created with a Canon 7D and a Canon 100-400 IS lens on a Manfrotto tripod. Exposures varied. If you are interested in creating a water set up like this one please check out the book, Secrets of Backyard Bird Photography", where step by step directions are provided to show how to build one. The book is available in both hardbound and as an ebook at Amazon and most anywhere fine books are sold.

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