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Baiting a Wren

By philhomer  
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.

Tags: Birds Wren Garden birds Wildlife and nature

Voters: Richsr, alant2, prin and 24 more

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Richsr 11 91 223 England
7 Jun 2013 8:33AM
Good details and tones in the feather here Phil.
Regards Richard

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alant2 Plus
8 1.5k United Kingdom
7 Jun 2013 8:36AM
great set of pics. They are such a quick little bird - well done.Smile
capto Plus
6 5.2k 8 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2013 8:57AM
A difficult subject, well done to get such a good set of shots.Smile

boov 5 2 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2013 9:41AM
They are fast... super set
Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2013 11:10AM
Lovely set!
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
7 Jun 2013 12:53PM
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
Lovely images. Well captured.
philhomer 8 77 32 England
7 Jun 2013 4:29PM
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 Plus
14 2.1k 538 England
7 Jun 2013 8:16PM
A well shot set of images. Not an easy subject.
senn Plus
7 5 1 Belgium
11 Jun 2013 4:04PM
remarkable detail .. great set

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