Jun 302010
 

This was my first attempt at capturing shots of birds right in the front yard. I wanted to try to get them secluded from other objects in the background while still getting a nice “portrait” type of shot of them.

Using plenty of bird seed and patience I sat and waited for them to come in. With my T2i pared with my 70-300mm USM lens and wireless triggering of my 430ex II I was able to get these shots. This set was taken late June of 2010 and posted to Flickr early July of 2010. I’ve learned a lot from this set and my recent attempts at a similar shoot to get something new and interesting for the coming attempts to repeat this. I’m hoping to be able to get a capture that I will print and hang on my wall. The only problem is that I’m incredibly picky when it comes to what I print and hang up in my own house.

To view all the photos in this set follow “here“.

2685 Red headed woodpecker

2683 Red headed woodpecker

2689 Cardinal posing

2690 Cardinal profile posing

The above was a bit of a happy accident really. I was shooting under a tree so to get a balanced background I had to use some flash. This one occurred as my first set of batteries was dieing out and couldn’t recycle fast enough. It was a bit of a pleasant surprise / accident. I rather like the shot and If I can get the opportunity to reproduce something like this I will. With a few minor adjustments I would like to have one similar to this on my wall.

2691 Cardinal watching me

^, He seemed to be keeping an eye or two on me for quite a while even though I was a good distance away from him, shooting out at roughly 250mm. I rather enjoyed shooting this cardinal as he was playful in a manner while still giving me great poses.

2701 Cardinal hanging out

2702 Cardinal in flight

To view all the photos in this set follow “here“.

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