Saturday, April 29, 2023

Change of Set Up

This morning I changed the set up for bird photography in my backyard.  I swapped out the the bigger perch for a much smaller lichen covered twig. Then I put up a green fabric background behind it in place of the mustardy brown yellow background that I had been using.  Almost immediately after changing the set up a male Black-headed Grosbeak showed up. I photographed him at the feeder for close to fifteen minutes from behind my window blind/hide. with my Canon EOS 7D camera with a Canon 100-400mm lens.  I created well over a hundred images of which only about five were worth saving. Here is one of my favorites plus some images of the set up. My camera settings were AV mode, ISO 800, f 8.0 at 1/40th of a sec. God's light and love to all of you, chris   #teamcanonusa, #shotoncanon

Friday, April 28, 2023

 Black-headed Grosbeak, Mendocino County, Northern California. This is a basic BOAS (bird on a stick) image. I picked up this lichen covered branch from our road a couple of days ago. Early this morning I clamped it just below a perchless feeder for the birds to land on. Previously I hung a fabric background eight feet behind the perch. My camera was set up on a ground pod behind a window hide/blind in our back bedroom window. It is roughly seven feet from the perch. My camera settings were AV mode, ISO 800, F 8.0 at 1/60th of a sec. Image created with a Canon EOS 7D with a Canon 100-400mm lens. #teamcanonusa, #shotoncanon God's light and love to all, chris

Friday, April 7, 2023

Set'em Up

 For those of you that know me well or have followed me for a long time you know that I love to do set up photography. Meaning that I  set up(create) the settings in which to photograph birds. I put up perches, hide birdseed. Hang bird feeders just out of the frame of the image etc. For this Chestnut-backed Chickadee image I set up two upright poles about four feet apart. I clamped up two horizontal crossbars between them.  I then hung a single port bird feeder from the top crossbar and I clamped a Teasel seed head upright and on an angle from the bottom one so it was leading towards the bird feeder.  I hid behind a window hide/blind with my camera on our back bedroom window sill. It's really nice to stay warm and dry when photographing the birds. Here was my favorite image from the session plus the set up. 

God's light and love to all of you,