Category Archives: Set-Up Photography

Finally Snow!

The snow is piling up, hiding the terrible browns! I love it when it snows, because photography hits another level. When it is really snowing hard, I sit in my blind and watch the birds visit my set-ups. When the … Continue reading

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Back to Bird Photography

I put out my portable blind and got the set-ups up and running yesterday. Winter is my favorite time of year for bird photography, as the cold makes the birds get fatter which creates a much better looking bird. I … Continue reading

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New Perch Comes Into Use

I recently added a new perch to my set-up called the “Bird Bench.” It is basically a thin log that is supported by to Y supports. The birds, especially the Sparrows, use this as a perch. I finally got a … Continue reading

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Landscapes with a Macro Lens

What?…… That’s exactly what I said! I was trying to work on my isolation skills today, so I pulled out the Nikkor 105mm Micro f2.8 VR lens and mounted it on my D7000. My planned destination to shoot at was … Continue reading

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The Use of Flash in Bird Photography

The use of flash for bird photography is extremely important, and very tough to master. I don’t use the flash as the main light source, rather a fill light. I let the sun do its part in being the main … Continue reading

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Spring Is A Comin’

Spring is definitely on its way! The birds are singing and the moss is getting more vibrant! I’m completely sick of all this snow, but it looks like relief is on the way. This is how the woods near my … Continue reading

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Super Bowl Sunday Birding

This morning was amazing, to say the least. While looking for shadows to photograph, I came across two Pileated Woodpeckers, 1 male & 1 female. I got some halfway decent shots of them. They are so tough to approach, especially … Continue reading

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Head Angle

Head Angle is a big factor in bird photography! That could make, or break your shot. You want to have the birds head either parallel to your focal plane, or turned towards your camera slightly, to create a dramatic composition. … Continue reading

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Songbird Set-Up Video

Here is the link to the video I promised you last night: http://www.vimeo.com/19232352 With all of the snow that fell last night, school as canceled again, so check back later to see the pictures.

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More Snow!

Today, we got more snow here in Danbury! As a result, school was let out early, allowing me some time in the blind with my new Songbird Set-Up! Man! that time really paid off! I got to photograph Blue Jays … Continue reading

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