Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Deck the Halls With Boughs of Holly

Today was the perfect day for some bird photography. It just lifts up your spirits to see the sunshine. I have been chomping at the bit to get outside and sit in the photoblind. I gathered up some Holly boughs from a friend and put them up by the bird feeder. I climbed into the blind and the birds started coming in a steady stream. I think they were enjoying the sun as well! This image was my favorite of one of the many Chestnut Backed Chickadees that came for some free sunflower seed. God bless and Merry Christmas. chris Image created with a Canon 7D and a Canon 100-400 IS lens at 320mm. Camera settings used AV mode,ISO 1600, F 5.6 at 1/160th of a sec. Camera was supported with a Manfrotto 190 PROBX tripod and a Bogen 3055 Heavy duty ballhead. If you are still looking for a late minute Christmas gift please take a look at downloading a copy of my book, "Secrets of Backyard Bird Photography" on Amazon. Just cut and paste this link to your browser. http://www.amazon.com/Secrets-Backyard-Photography-Chris-Hansen-ebook/dp/B00N59LMXW


  1. Thank you very much, Marie Flutterby. These little ones are always fun to photograph.