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Just a quick word of thanks for the comments on this photo.
Almost got it spot on. I would have added either a touch of flash to get the image a little sharper and or increased the ISO up a few notches. Not easy to get this kind of shot right but good attempt anyway. Also maybe move the feed towards the far end of the table so the background is just the bush with a little of the table in the foreground. Regards..
Thanks for the comments so far. It is always encouraging to read the feedback. This was probably the last shot of the day as light was starting to get a little low. I had the camera on a tripod with flash and a remote trigger attached. The whole thing was covered in a camouflage netting, not sure this made any real difference. I have a seed feeder hanging just to one side of the branch in the pic full of Thistle seeds to attract the finches. The really technical bit was just waiting for the right time to trigger the camera. Glad to be using digital otherwise this would cost a fortune. Flash was set a 250, Lens at F8 and shutter and ISO 200.
Great shot. Intersted to know how you set up the flash and how it was triggered? Also, I have found when taking pics of birds to move the af focus point away from centre, if you are able to do this, so it keeps the head sharp. Still a bit hit and miss but seems to work. Looks like focus is on the wing more than the head, still a great shot though.