The Backyard Birds

I’ve been shooting the birds in the yard the last couple of days.  No, not what you think, with the camera!  I take lots and lots of pictures of what I call the “locals”.  These are the birds that have made our yard home, we see them every day and I get to take their picture every day.  So, you might ask, what exactly do you do with all those photos of the same guys….birds.  Well, I start to look for different poses and placement in the trees and on perches.  A lot of bird photographers like to set up perches with food near by so they can control the backgrounds and the subject.  I like that too, but even better to me is capturing the subject in it’s natural habitat.  In the trees, on the ground, wherever they live and however they live.  Soooooo…. I put together this little slide show using the head angles of various locals.  Head angle is big with bird photographers.  If it’s not just right it can ruin the shot.  Seems odd doesn’t it?  Of course the whole notion of “bird photographer” is a little weird in and of itself, don’t you think?  Well, I think it’s fun.  And absolutely challenging, those little devils move fast!

So go ahead and click on the image to the right to see the slideshow…. and don’t laugh, it’s been a long day.

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One Comment

  1. Debra Keller July 13, 2010 at 10:37 pm #

    Nicely done my friend!

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