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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

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;
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




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

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

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!




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


DarylH  542 forum posts United Kingdom
31 Mar 2013 - 3:11 PM

Fascinating to see.

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

johnjo58  5 United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
31 Mar 2013 - 4:04 PM

Thanks for sharing this Adrian, very enlightening


Brian65  6 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


Really interesting and informative

KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 94532 forum postsKarenFB vcard England166 Constructive Critique Points
31 Mar 2013 - 8:52 PM

I've spotted the towel!! Wink

OAKEY  7 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2013 - 9:38 PM

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


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



.. 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!

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.


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



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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