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The Coppice set up

tomcat > tomcat Blog > The Coppice set up
31/03/2013 - 10:24 AM



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A few of you, have expressed an interest in my set up at the woods.
This image shows the general set up
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The "hide" etc; - which I actually sit down in on a fold-away chairGrin

This next image shows the view from the hide, including the perching platform, which slides in all directions to suit conditions etc;
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Since the platform was built, I have acquired a "new" lens, so the rocks are to allow it to cantilever closer to the camera.
Unlike yesterday's Robin upload, which was taken with the natural background of dead ground ivy, today's L-tt image was taken using the green backdrop you can see in the distance
The light was so poor, that the natural background was total blackness. I must point out, that these images, taken with my Android, were during one of the moments when the sun broke through and scattered harsh light and shadows everywhere

The propped up board has one side painted a dull white, which I use to throw some light back at the subject. It helps to eliminate any shadows

I hope you find this of some interest

Adrian

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
31 Mar 2013 - 10:45 AM

Most interesting, Adrian, now I have a picture in my mind of where you spend all your time Wink

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Louise_Morris
Louise_Morris e2 Member 42289 forum postsLouise_Morris vcard England
31 Mar 2013 - 10:52 AM

Explains an awful lot.....................TongueTongue Lou

achieverswales
31 Mar 2013 - 1:48 PM

A simple structure but so effective Adrian, have you had any problems with council or land owners about the hide!

Regards

Trev.

Trev_B
Trev_B e2 Member 7102 forum postsTrev_B vcard England63 Constructive Critique Points
31 Mar 2013 - 2:06 PM

Now that's dedication Adrian, you must have bloody good thermalsWinkWink

Trev

DarylH
DarylH  442 forum posts United Kingdom
31 Mar 2013 - 3:11 PM

Fascinating to see.

As Trev B says 'you must have bloody good thermals'

johnjo58
johnjo58 e2 Member 3johnjo58 vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
31 Mar 2013 - 4:04 PM

Thanks for sharing this Adrian, very enlightening

David

Brian65
Brian65 e2 Member 5Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
31 Mar 2013 - 6:10 PM

Well Ade youve got quite a set up there, hope youve got some heating in thereSmileTongueWink may be a stiff whisky or two aswell. We have the use of a great hide with TV, sofas and central heating, and built in bar.TongueWinkSmile All the best mate. Brian

Holmewood
Holmewood e2 Member 1Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
31 Mar 2013 - 7:14 PM

Really interesting and informative

KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84257 forum postsKarenFB vcard England162 Constructive Critique Points
31 Mar 2013 - 8:52 PM

I've spotted the towel!! Wink

OAKEY
OAKEY  6 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2013 - 9:38 PM

Great work mate, i find it all very helpfull, know shortage of perches there mate LOL.
ShaunWink

DicksPics
DicksPics e2 Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
1 Apr 2013 - 8:29 AM

An amazing set up, Adrian!
Thanks for letting us view your bird snapping world!!Smile
Great stuff!

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 434 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
1 Apr 2013 - 8:43 AM

.. and the birds simply love it! Thank you for sharing Adrian, gives me a few ideas on how I could slowly rearrange our feeding station and a little hope that perhaps I may just get one decent bird shot!
Carole

Norfolkboy
Norfolkboy e2 Member 8Norfolkboy vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
1 Apr 2013 - 4:09 PM

In many ways Adrian your set up is very much like my own.
But I think my hide is a tad less draughty than yoursGrin.
It seems that we are very much on the same page with this wildlife photography larkWink
Happy Easter mate.
Colin

ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2474 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Apr 2013 - 8:17 PM

Great set up Adrian, it looks a bit draughty a hot water bottle comes in very handy WinkWink

Ali

annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2013 - 2:43 PM

a lot more sophisticated than my kit : consists of a french army camo net and my old surveyors tripod + a tea mug.
an my birds perch mainly in the trees around the feeder. Or hang from them Smile

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