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Mrs Black

By Halgiver
I watched a Youtube video recently about photographing wild birds near a public feeding point on a country walk. The guy had some fairly sophisticated equipment, Nikon D5 and a 400mm prime lens. I thought I would have a go with a different system. I used my trusty 90mm Tamron macro at f5.6, so I would get a bit of depth of field and set it on a tripod prefocused from about 2 feet away from a branch. I had observed the birds for some time and this was the point many alighted, just before getting food. Obviously the birds would not tolerate a human that close, so I chopped a spare shutter release cable in two and extended it by 6 metres with some alarm cable, which had the right colour codes cable strands. From 40 shots I got 8 useable frames. I know it's just a blackbird, but I thought I would share the technique.

Tags: Blackbird Remote control Wildlife and nature Nature and wildlife

Voters: DaveNewbury, ladynewbury, M_squared and 15 more


13 Jan 2018 11:37AM
Very inventive Paul, resulted in a very good shot.
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13 Jan 2018 11:24PM
Great capture *****

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