Birding and Photography (Two Photographs)

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Nuthatches like these are common where I live. However, like chickadees, they move around a lot and in their quest for handouts won’t stay put for long unless feeding. If you want to train to get good shots of tiny birds this is where I started and I am still working on sparrows and warblers. Depth of field is always a challenge as is exposure, especially when there are a lot of twigs, branches and leaves around. Sometimes we can fix the exposure, sometimes depth of field is less crucial. But trying to keep the ISO down, while having a fast shutter speed always leads to compromise.

10 responses

  1. Such a beauty! Wonderful shots.

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    April 30, 2017 at 4:00 am

  2. These guys area a fav of mine. Such hard workers!

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    April 30, 2017 at 8:45 am

  3. Great captures of a very challenging subject, Victor. Well done. 🙂

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    April 30, 2017 at 10:14 am

  4. Not an easy subject, for sure. The second shot shows how adapted their bill is to crevice feeding. Great captures!

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    April 30, 2017 at 8:35 pm

  5. Fantastic. One of my favourite birds

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    May 2, 2017 at 6:59 am

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