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The Coppice set up


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The Coppice set up

31 Mar 2013 10:24AM   Views : 1975 Unique : 900

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



CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
31 Mar 2013 10:45AM
Most interesting, Adrian, now I have a picture in my mind of where you spend all your time Wink

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31 Mar 2013 10:52AM
Explains an awful lot.....................TongueTongue Lou
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
31 Mar 2013 1:48PM
A simple structure but so effective Adrian, have you had any problems with council or land owners about the hide!


Trev_B 11 151 68 England
31 Mar 2013 2:06PM
Now that's dedication Adrian, you must have bloody good thermalsWinkWink

31 Mar 2013 3:11PM
Fascinating to see.

As Trev B says 'you must have bloody good thermals'
johnjo58 7 2 5 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2013 4:04PM
Thanks for sharing this Adrian, very enlightening

Brian65 9 2 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2013 6:10PM
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
31 Mar 2013 7:14PM
Really interesting and informative
KarenFB Plus
12 5.0k 171 England
31 Mar 2013 8:52PM
I've spotted the towel!! Wink
OAKEY 10 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2013 9:38PM
Great work mate, i find it all very helpfull, know shortage of perches there mate LOL.
1 Apr 2013 8:29AM
An amazing set up, Adrian!
Thanks for letting us view your bird snapping world!!Smile
Great stuff!

CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
1 Apr 2013 8:43AM
.. 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!
Norfolkboy 12 1 4 England
1 Apr 2013 4:09PM
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.
ali63 Plus
6 775 1 United Kingdom
1 Apr 2013 8:17PM
Great set up Adrian, it looks a bit draughty a hot water bottle comes in very handy WinkWink

annettep38 Plus
7 218 40 Costa Rica
2 Apr 2013 2:43PM
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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