Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Splish Splash...

I was excited to photograph a Sooty Grouse on my drive down to the valley this morning. I used to have several in the yard when I first moved up here many years ago but predators got them one by one as evidenced by the piles of feathers I have found. This mornings photography was a little slow at the pond feature I built yesterday out in the Little Lake Valley. As of yet not too many birds have discovered it. Especially since I just put it up yesterday. My visitor count for the morning was two Dark Eyed Juncos, one Steller's Jay and three Scrub Jays. Hopefully I will have more birds tomorrow. Winter is just around the corner as the leaves on the trees are starting to change color. Enjoy and God bless, chris All images created with a Canon 7D and a Canon 100-400 IS lens. Camera settings used- AV mode,ISO 800,F5.6,shutter speed varied. A Manfotto 055XB tripod and a Bogen 3055 ballhead was used to support the camera. If you are interested in how to build a water feature please check out my new book new book Secrets of Backyard Bird Photography which includes the plans to build both large and small water features to photograph birds. http://www.amazon.com/Secrets-Backyard-Photography-Chris-Hansen/dp/1937538559