Saturday, January 19, 2013

More birds

I have been having so much fun photographing spring birds.  A friend told me to hang a sock of nyger food on my tree and it would attract a variety of finches.  We found one at Walmart and the birds have been having a frenzy over it.  It took a couple of days for them to discover it and then it was covered with birds. Within 2 days they had devoured it all!   I set my camera on a tripod in the kitchen window (so I am shooting through glass) and snapped over 200 photos to get some good shots of the birds.  They flutter so fast that I just took different times of the day, for lighting, zoomed in on the sock, and took continuous shots and got several really nice one.  This is my favorite one.  Have some more seed and sock and will put it up later in the season for more photographing - a good way to learn your camera and play with settings.  Enjoy spring!

Today I am going to my monthly sketching/painting class and we are doing birds.  Will take several of these photos to sketch from.

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