Monday, February 1, 2016

Turkey Tails and Birds

I spent part of Friday creating a new knothole bird feeder to replace the one taken by the bear. It's going to be for small birds as the knothole opening is rather small. I set the feeder out this morning to let the birds find it. Already a Douglas Tree Squirrel did a preliminary investigation by poking its head into the opening. I'm guessing it might barely fit. The remainder of Friday and a short time Saturday were spent photographing Dark Eyed Juncos, Chestnut Backed Chickadees and Red Breasted Nuthatches. They were coming to the bird feeder in a procession of birds one after the other. I set up an old branch covered in Turkey Tail Fungi for them to land on that was quite colorful in contrast to the dark forest background. I really love how the final images turned out. May you have a blessed week, chris All images were created with a Canon 7D and a Tamron 150-600mm F5-6.3 Di VC USD,The camera was supported on a ground pod with a Bogen ballhead placed on our bedroom window. Camera was settings used were AV mode, ISO 1600 for the dark conditions, F 8.0 shutter speeds varied.

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