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Pine Warbler holding on



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8 Comments | Report
laurenkaymyers
 
laurenkaymyers January 12, 2019
Beautiful shot! I love the detail.
keepclicking
 
keepclicking January 14, 2019
Brilliant image
Byronfairphotography PRO+
 
Byronfairphotography February 18, 2019
Beautiful
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eelcovanroden April 13, 2020
Congratulations on your Challenge Award!
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margaretgodfrey April 15, 2020
beautiful shot, congrats on people's choice :)
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ivatrocke October 01, 2020
Beautiful and cute image! Congratulations on challenge winner award!
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eelcovanroden October 11, 2020
Again my congratulations!
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ronjudyluv2travel August 04, 2021
Sweet capture Tim! Congratulations!
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Behind The Lens

Location
We installed a bird feeder on the railing of our back porch. This gives us the chance to see a variety of birds up close and even observe their behavior. It is interesting to be able to see them become comfortable as they get used to the feeder and us. I shot this picture through our back window.
Time
Morning, but not early morning since the light is not good enough when the sun first comes up. It is tricky getting enough light so that the shutter speed can be high enough to avoid motion blur. Later in the day is difficult because the sun can be too bright so that detail is hard to capture.
Lighting
Early morning is good for the position of this feeder when the light is indirect or gets filtered through the trees on the horizon. Taking multiple shots increases the chances of capturing a still bird.
Equipment
Canon 80D with L series 100-400 zoom lens. Natural light. Hand held as a tripod is too limiting to capture natural animal behavior.
Inspiration
I loved the color of the bird and the that it was 'waiting in line' to eat at the feeder below it.
Editing
Some cropping from 400mm, sharpening, and evening out of light so that the face stood out.
In my camera bag
For nature photography, normally only have the Canon 80D and the 100-400 zoom lens, which is already a lot to carry given the weight of the lens! I've gone away from using filters as they seem to degrade the sharpness.
Feedback
Take light into consideration, your angle to the subject, and shoot lots of frames!

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