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Hood July 04, 2015
Beautfiful bluetit....
 
teganmccann January 14, 2016
amazing photograph!
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RuwanFonseka February 14, 2016
Great composition
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Ralest42 August 01, 2016
Outstanding picture
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Byronfairphotography November 20, 2016
Great detail and color
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Alfredo_Jose June 18, 2017
Stunning capture!
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Alwolfe September 24, 2017
Beautiful capture!
 
TW000PHOTOGRAPHY October 17, 2017
The beauty of simplicity ????
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Alfredo_Jose October 29, 2017
Truly stunning!
 
RamyDelariarte February 04, 2018
Lovely shot

Blue Tit in Forest



This is one of many blue tits in the area where I live.
This is one of many blue tits in the area where I live.
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Contest Finalist in Birds On Branches Photo Contest
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Behind The Lens

Location
This shot was taken in Germany last year while I was living there. It was just behind our house.
Time
I belive it was mid to late afternoon.
Lighting
It was a bright overcast day, which was great for bringing out the birds colors and not having to worry about harsh shadowing.
Equipment
This was taken with a Canon 60D and a Sigma 120-400mm lens mounted on a tripod.
Inspiration
My wife had set up a bird feeder behind the house with a few different types of bird feed. The feeder was attracting loads of birds, and it occurred to me that the feeder was just outside a downstairs room that had a winow I could shoot from. I collected a nice pine branch while on a walk, and attached the branch to another tripod I have. I then placed the branch about 5 feet to the side of the feeder with the hope that some birds would land on it. I set up my camera and tripod inside by the window, opened the window and pulled the shades to make a sort of inside hide. I worked perfectly!
Editing
In light room I did some minor color adjustments and cropped it a bit, but that's about all.
In my camera bag
I currently have the Canon 60D, the Sigma 120-400, a Canon 70-200 f/4L, a Canon 24-104 f/4L, a Tamron 17-50, and a Tamron 10-24. There are two tripods (one for travel), a Canon flash, Power Wizards, and assorted filters.
Feedback
Set yourself up to be as close as you can without being noticed, and consider your background when placing the branch and yourself. Be patient and be ready. Birds move around so quickly so you need to be ready. Use continuous shooting and if the light seems to change use aperture priority. I also learned to love using rear button auto focusing.

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