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 Post subject: A Trio Of Garden Birds
PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 8:28 am 




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PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 8:36 am 
Daz, how long were you there for till the birds arrived to eat all the goodies you left them?

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 8:44 am 
Not very long at all really, i will tell you why..........

I Have made a little "Stage" for the birds

I have a board sat on top of our brick BBQ, on the board i have put loads of branches and leaves to kinda of disguise the board, then i have put a few cut logs on top. I have regularly been feeding the garden bird via this way for a few weeks, and there are many frequent visitors who seem kinda happy to feed this way.

I then have my tripod set up with my camera attached to the laptop via a long cable, then i can use the supplied software with camera to use the laptop as a live view, thus allowing me to take the pictures via computer sat in the house, simply waiting till the bird appear so i wont be scaring them off.

The only limitation being live view eats battery power.

alot of effort but i am sure you will agree it kinda looks natural setting for them.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 6:50 pm 
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I have enjoyed all of the series you have presented here on the labs, but so far this series is my favorite..I have the same zoooooom lens, that you do, and wonder what the settings were that you chose, because these photos are so nice a crisp, clear, and well composed too...a win-win for all of us..will watch to see the specs, on these little gems...I love the "Stage"..

good job!!


canon 7D, Mark iii 5D, ef 70-300 f/4-5.6, ef 28-135mm canon 100-400mm L IS 4.5, and a little 24-70 L f/2.8...

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 22, 2008 11:57 am 
thanks patti for you nice comments, the camera was set us as the following

ISO 100
Shutter Priority
Exposure 1/100"
Pattern Metering Moder
Focal Length 300m

as i said b4 it was on tripod & using laptop for live view.

i did up the saturation and adjust sharpness a little on all pics.



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