Stay at home
- Aug 16, 2012
Didn't have an opportunity for real shooting today. These are from the very neighborhood (both camera and the photog should go at least once a week for practice or they get rusty). Common Waxbill and Red-crested Cardinal - so busy feeding in the grass to realy pay attention to me (no complains off course!).
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Here's a (Eurasian) Jay through my double glazing (R5+400mm DO II + 2xTC) this afternoon. Not nearly as stellar but better looking than the average corvid.
Some Buffles I’m pretty happy with. Got the colors somewhat without killing the highlights too much. One of these may be a repost but I’m not sure so what the heck.
The water was gorgeous and this was right around sunrise.
Welcome to the thread, Navastronia. Very beautiful pictures, indeed!
Yeah, nice birds but when you see tons of them on daily basis they are competing with the House Sparrow (and several others) for the title "The most annoying birds" - or something like that but in more palatable form. On other hand - yes, I like them but I really wish to see time to time something different.These are awesome.
The Green Woodpeckers do move off pretty quickly.From several weeks ago, an unexpected visitor (they're quite rare in the urban environment here);
through the double glazing (which fortunately was not in the direct sunlight)
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He (she?) was very alert - any movement (even inside) was noticed and reason to fly off...
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Both 7DmkII, Sigma 60-600 S at 600mm f/6.3, 1/400s ISO3200
I suggest you make an adaptation to that window so that it works for photos (think outside the box, it might be possible).
I think you are replying to the mail I was replying to. What's -20C? Anything to with https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/45081/the-cremation-of-sam-mcgee or some other Canadian phenomenon?I suggest you make an adaptation to that window so that it works for photos (think outside the box, it might be possible).
Probably not a casement like mine but what I did for winter shooting from inside was to cut a plexi-glass panel insert that I placed inside the frame. The window cranks open outwards and sideways. In that panel, which I painted to remove visibility except for a peep hole is a oval cutout, lined with some small (slit) rubber hose. The 400 DO rests on that without scuffing.
A flap that flips up to cover this hole when I'm awaiting action keeps cold air out (fairly well but if -20C, I must act quickly taking photos). Thus my bedroom converts to a spacious blind/hide. Outside that window are the typical enticements for birds/animals. The deer get oats and barely but the birds fare the best. When more energetic I set up a flash or two on tripod for remote firing of fill flash. This has provided quite a few fun moments and the odd very good photo.
Anyone else playing tricks like this?
Nice to see the (Eurasian) Jay making an appearance, and good to see that despite a scruffy lawn you keep your windows nice and clean
Well, I don't have midnight sun but I get your point. I'm not too motivated to take the camera out in such weather but occasionally I do.I think you are replying to the mail I was replying to. What's -20C? Anything to with https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/45081/the-cremation-of-sam-mcgee or some other Canadian phenomenon?
My lawn isn't scruffy, it's wilded with lots of self-seeded wild flowers to encourage insects which attract birds and other insectivores.Nice to see the (Eurasian) Jay making an appearance, and good to see that despite a scruffy lawn you keep your windows nice and clean