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.

13 responses

  1. Such a beauty! Wonderful shots.


    April 30, 2017 at 4:00 am

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


    April 30, 2017 at 8:45 am

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


    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!


    April 30, 2017 at 8:35 pm

  5. Fantastic. One of my favourite birds


    May 2, 2017 at 6:59 am

  6. I’m gradually moving off auto & guide on my Nikon D3000, but I cannot yet think or react fast enough to make changes. It’s so much easier to use auto, though frustrating when one has a bird fluffing and preening and all the camera will see is those twigs and leaves! I’m enjoying my visit to your blog this morning, Victor, and am inspired by your images.


    June 3, 2017 at 5:50 pm

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