Sunday, November 29, 2020

Works in Progress

 I'm still working on figuring out the lighting for photographing birds from my new studio. Here are some images from this last week. All of these images were created with a Canon EOS 7D MKII camera and a Canon 100-400 IS V. 1 lens. #teamcanonusa God's love and blessings to all, Chris

Monday, November 16, 2020

Simple Set Up for Backyard Bird Photography

 Last night I created a simple set up for bird photography in the back yard. I erected two posts on the right and left sides of a platform bird feeder. The feeder is about ten feet out from the window of my studio. The tops were about  eight inches taller than the platform of the feeder. Next I took a piece of bailing wire and I used it to tie a mossy branch across the tops of the poles. The final step was to take some decking screws and attach some raw peanuts in the shell to the backside of the branch towards the middle. I did this by just screwing through the middle of the peanut right into the branch. Early this morning I got up and set my camera on a tripod facing out towards the feeder. I prefocused on the area of the branch where the peanuts were hidden. It didn't take very long for the Scrub Jays to show up. They love their peanuts! Both images were created with a Canon EOS 7D MKII camera and a Canon 100-400 IS v.1 lens. The camera settings used were AV mode, ISO 800, F 6.3 at 1/200th of a sec. God's blessings upon your week, 


Saturday, November 7, 2020

Quick Run Up the Coast

 Friday morning when I peaked out the window I could see scattered clouds with the potential of rain showers. I decided on a quick trip up the coast to Westport to see what I could see. I stopped off at Pudding Creek for a walk on the beach and the headed north. Along the way I made stops at turnouts whenever anything interesting caught my eye.  Rain spattered the windshield and a weak rainbow even made an appearance. It was a great morning for a quick drive with my camera in hand. God's blessings to you, chris