larryrogers PRO
larryrogers

About to Land



I took this in my backyard while my kids were watching a movie.

I took this in my backyard while my kids were watching a movie.
Read less

Views

2590

Likes

Awards

Featured
Contest Finalist in Tiny Subjects And Depth Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Playing With Depth Of Field Photo Contest
Editor's Choice
  View more
Peer Award
aliceforrallies Skippy31 diegoscaglione DEBOLINA_MOITRA Tshepiso andy58 mhinsbeeck +85
Superb Composition
PhilCollins KonstantinSokolov annijaluizepole SettingSky candiscamera TonyD Neitgin +41
Absolute Masterpiece
Paul_Joslin jlappen johnboywalton196 pietnel antoniomesquita_3929 Burnettj bobbytaylor +31
Top Choice
LeslieLauren Foxyphotos Ottolia badrulhishambinharun Czogalla elfiedwards caseykell21 +28
Superior Skill
janediamond lolwit RobSartin xaiyang johngregory k2graphics ShellyRwanda +27
Magnificent Capture
marilynjlyon richardeaton_9707 JayneBug KoralC paulfaria Reuben38 davidbasson +19
Outstanding Creativity
reazahmedmonzu byunio caninewinchester carinastone Wildeyed_n_wicked turtlesatemycat DELETED-BY-MEMBER-elchinjabbarov +8
Genius
chuckrickman pranaypictures juliepeeks amandapanda
All Star
LucyCMorr AlanJakarta bmfox
Love it
loveMustangs

Top ClassTM

Anything Animals Photo ContestTop 10 class
Anything Animals Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Anything Birds Photo ContestTop 10 class
Wildlife Photo Contest 2018Top 10 class
Wildlife Photo Contest 2018Top 10 class week 1
Macro Masterpieces Photo ContestTop 10 class
Macro Masterpieces Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
We Love Animals Photo ContestTop 10 class
We Love Animals Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Birds Of A Feather Photo ContestTop 30 class
Open Wings Photo ContestTop 30 class
Open Wings Photo ContestTop 30 class week 2
Open Wings Photo ContestTop 30 class week 1
From Afar: Wildlife Photo ContestTop 10 class
From Afar: Wildlife Photo ContestTop 30 class week 1
In Flight Photo ContestTop 10 class
Tiny Subjects And Depth Photo ContestTop 20 class
Tiny Subjects And Depth Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Chasing The Action Photo ContestTop 30 class
Plants And Critters Photo ContestTop 10 class
Mix It Up Photo ContestTop 30 class
Plants And Critters Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Mix It Up Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
It Is A Wild World Photo ContestTop 30 class
It Is A Wild World Photo ContestTop 20 class week 2
The Beauty Of Nature Photo ContestTop 10 class
It Is A Wild World Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
The Beauty Of Nature Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
Wildlife Closeups Photo ContestTop 20 class
Wildlife Closeups Photo ContestTop 20 class week 2
Basic Edits Photo ContestTop 20 class
Basic Edits Photo ContestTop 20 class
Basic Edits Photo ContestTop 20 class week 2
Wildlife Closeups Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Animals Are Beautiful Photo Contest Top 20 class
Basic Edits Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
Animals Are Beautiful Photo Contest Top 10 class week 2
Animals Are Beautiful Photo Contest Top 10 class week 1
Playing With Depth Of Field Photo ContestTop 10 class
Playing With Depth Of Field Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Following The Subject Photo ContestTop 10 class
Following The Subject Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Inspiring Shots Photo ContestTop 20 class
Inspiring Shots Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Inspiring Shots Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Negative Space Photo ContestTop 10 class
Negative Space Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
The Right Place And Time Photo ContestTop 20 class
The Right Place And Time Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Negative Space Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Foto Digital Volume 3 Photo ContestTop 30 class
Foto Digital Volume 3 Photo ContestTop 30 class week 3
Foto Digital Volume 3 Photo ContestTop 20 class week 2
Photofocus Feature Photo Contest Volume 1Top 10 class week 2
Photographing Birds in Flight Photo ContestTop 20 class
Photographing Birds in Flight Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Photofocus Feature Photo Contest Volume 1Top 20 class week 1
Photographing Birds in Flight Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Solo Animals Photo ContestTop 10 class
Solo Animals Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Solo Animals Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Foto Digital Volume 2 Photo ContestTop 30 class
Foto Digital Volume 2 Photo ContestTop 10 class week 3
Covers Photo Contest Vol 16Top 30 class
Foto Digital Volume 2 Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Photographer Of The Month Photo Contest Vol 6Top 20 class
Capturing The Moment Photo Contest by Focal PressTop 10 class
Foto Digital Volume 2 Photo ContestTop 30 class week 1
Photographer Of The Month Photo Contest Vol 6Top 20 class week 2
The Art of Wildlife Photography Photo ContestTop 10 class
The Art of Wildlife Photography Photo ContestTop 30 class week 1
Covers Photo Contest Vol 15Top 10 class
Express Yourself Photo ContestTop 10 class
Covers Photo Contest Vol 15Top 10 class week 3
Express Yourself Photo ContestTop 20 class week 2
Express Yourself Photo ContestTop 30 class week 1
Covers Photo Contest Vol 15Top 30 class week 1

Categories


7 Comments | Report
Joerg PRO
 
Joerg November 13, 2014
perfect moment
rhamm PRO
 
rhamm December 22, 2014
Nice Capture
Etna PRO+
 
Etna January 18, 2015
nice shot
CWphotos5
 
CWphotos5 April 13, 2015
Kudos on this capture!!!
kanizkhan
 
kanizkhan August 04, 2015
Absolutely brilliant.
valeriemurchie-stolpe
 
valeriemurchie-stolpe January 13, 2016
Awesome
catherinethompson PRO
 
catherinethompson November 18, 2016
Stunning. Great timing.

Behind The Lens

Location
I took this photo in my backyard. I have bird feeders and a big field so there are many avian models flying around for me to capture their image. Lately there have been gold finches, house finches and black capped chickadees which is what you see in the photo.
Time
I took this in the late morning. It had been raining for the last week and we finally got a a day of sunshine. I have to wait until the sun comes up over the trees and then I can start shooting.
Lighting
The birds are most active in the morning. My backyard faces South so I set up with my camera facing west so my subject was well lit.
Equipment
I used a Nikon d300 with a fixed 180mm 2.8 lens on my tripod. Photographing birds is pretty easy at home. I sit inside my nice warm house, kick back in my lounge chair and use my RNF-4 remote shutter release. It's almost like going fishing. Instead of pulling hard on a rod and reel I push a little button to capture a photo of a bird instead of a fish.
Inspiration
I am a single dad and and promised my 5 and 7 year old kids that they could watch a movie on Veterans day if they minded all week.They did pretty well so I set up the DVD player for them and then set up the camera for me. We all hung out. They watched a movie while Daddy watched birds.
Editing
I did do very little post processing in Lightroom. I finished it up in Photoshop with some removal of the corner of my bird house.
In my camera bag
I have a Nikon D-300,60mm micro,12mm to 24mm wide angle a 24mm to 120 f4 . I Have many filters. Polarizer, ND, Gradient. I use a speed-light flash and I have a set of extension tubes for macro work.
Feedback
I think the most important thing to getting good bird photos is that you have the time to sit around and take as many shot as you can. There are many wild life refuges to go photograph birds. If you have a good place to set up a feeder in your yard it gives you more opportunity to capture a great shot. You probably wont get a bald eagle shot but there are lots of interesting species of birds you can photograph in your own backyard.

See more amazing photos, follow larryrogers