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.
Wildlife and nature
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