Thursday, March 26, 2015

Beautiful Day For Birds

Today was the perfect day for bird photography. The fog in the Little Lake Valley didn't clear until almost eleven. I'm not fond of sunny mornings for bird photography as it gets bright way too fast. This morning was just right. After I arrived I put up a new bird feeder and moved one of the older ones. Before I could even get back into the photoblind a White Breasted Nuthatch was already using the new feeder. This really surprised me as most of the time it takes the birds little while to use a new feeder. As it turned out it was just one smart nuthatch because only two other birds used that feeder for the rest of the morning. There were plenty of Acorn Woodpeckers though and now my collection of images of them is growing by leaps and bounds. Here are a couple of White Breasted Nuthatch images that I'm really happy with. May God bless you with his tender mercies and love, chris All images created with a Canon 7D and a Tamron 150-600. Camera settings used. AV mode,ISO 800, F8.0 shutter speeds of 1/640th and 1/800th of a sec. Camera was supported by a Manfrotto 190 XPROB tripod with a Bogen 3055 Ballhead. Spring is a great time for bird photography. If you haven't already done so please check out my new book, Secrets of Backyard Bird Photography. It's available in both hardbound and as an e book at most major on line book sellers.