Ok, I got the message, iron out your background before a photo shoot! Oh well I liked it, thought it had a seventies look. All right then back to birds until I can convince my daughter of another session. I actually broke down and went out in the cold and snow to get some shots. Next couple I will post will be from my snow covered backyard taken from within the hide. Hope you like them, I froze by butt off to take them! Will talk to you all soon! I will see you all out on the site.
My setup when shooting:
1. Setup a Y shaped branch using a tree stand to hold it upright, place peanut butter in 1 inch holes.
2. Positioned the branch close to the hide.
3. Got in my two man hide/blind about 15 feet away from the branch.
4. Set the camera to manual mode.
5. Fired off several shots each time, checked the results and then fire off some more.
6. I constantly checked the level meter in the camera for changes in the light strength. Shooting in the snow it is difficult to see the light adjust, but the camera meter does pick it up. I would strongly suggest that you constantly check that meter as I was always making adjustments for shifts in the light.
Location: Middletown, Delaware (Backyard)
Special: Shutter Cable
Processing: Saturation, contrast, sharpening and levels.
Weather: Overcast, afternoon (13:12 PM)
Tripod : Yes
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens : Sigma 120-300mm with 1.4X TC
Focal Len : 380mm
Flash : No
Exposure Mode : Manual Mode
Metering Mode : Multi-Pattern
White Balance: Cloudy
F Stop: F 6.3