Saturday, September 26, 2015
Back Yard Birds
As the insects are leaving for the season I challenged myself to try small bird photography. What fun! I set up a perch/stand from some branches about 25 feet from our back porch which served as a "blind", allowing me to see the birds but far enough away that they did not care about me. On the tree to where the perch was nailed I set up an oiled sunflower seed feeder. About 4 feet in front of the perch I set up a remote flash to fire at 1/2 power. The Nikon D7200 was attached to my new SIgma 150-600mm VR lens at 600mm, AWB, ISO 1250,F8.1/200 sec with a wireless flash transmitter. I used a ML-3 remote to fire the camera to reduce camera-lens vibration.
Images were shot as JPEGs and lightly edited in iPhoto.
Overall for my first shots, I am pretty, pretty pleased!