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I unashamedly feed our garden visitors in order to encourage them to hang around for photographs - most of them being very obliging and venturing quite close.

The Wren family have always been the exception with any images being from a further distance, despite all manner of foodstuffs being offered.

Finally got a few close shots (within 8 or so feet)... take a guess at the bait item prior to looking at V7(which was accidental by the way)

such a shame it was in the shade of a bush but it's a start! for the newer members - the lack of light meant that a higher ISO had to be used to get anywhere near an appropriate shutter speed - so a trade off between ISO noise and sharpness via shutter

you will also see that despite being in shade i used -EC to gain a little additional speed. i would have liked faster than shown here so i mainly used f5.6 which is as wide as i can go with the convertor on. i was not too concerned with meeting the position that i call the 'rule of reciprocity' as i was lying on the floor with the lens balanced on the doorstep to my office.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS-1D Mark IV
Lens:EF300mm f/2.8L IS USM +2.0x
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:6 Jun 2013 - 12:37 PM
Focal Length:600mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/6.3
Shutter Speed:1/400sec
Exposure Comp:-2/3
ISO:1250
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:Baiting a Wren
Username:philhomer philhomer
Uploaded:7 Jun 2013 - 8:30 AM
Tags:Birds, Garden birds, Wildlife / nature, Wren
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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England207 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2013 - 8:33 AM

Good details and tones in the feather here Phil.
Regards Richard

alant2
alant2 e2 Member 4160 forum postsalant2 vcard United Kingdom
7 Jun 2013 - 8:36 AM

great set of pics. They are such a quick little bird - well done.Smile

capto
capto e2 Member 2982 forum postscapto vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2013 - 8:57 AM

A difficult subject, well done to get such a good set of shots.Smile

ivor

boov
boov  1 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2013 - 9:41 AM

They are fast... super set

Fefe
Fefe e2 Member 2Fefe vcard United Kingdom28 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2013 - 11:10 AM

Lovely set!
Diane

Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2013 - 12:53 PM

A great set Phil. V2 is great with the head on view. And you mean to say I need to get a guinea pig now to entice some birds. lol. I do like V7 a lot too. All great ......Sandy

M_squared
M_squared e2 Member 3M_squared vcard United Kingdom
7 Jun 2013 - 3:18 PM

Lovely images. Well captured.

philhomer
philhomer  432 forum posts England32 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2013 - 4:29 PM

thanks all, generally i would not take V7 - but wanted to capture the 'punch line' image in this instance without the time to switch to wider lens - poor excuse, i should have been prepared by having 2nd camera to hand

dark_lord
dark_lord Critique Team 101446 forum postsdark_lord vcard England123 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2013 - 8:16 PM

A well shot set of images. Not an easy subject.

senn
senn e2 Member 3senn vcard Belgium1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jun 2013 - 4:04 PM

remarkable detail .. great set

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