Saturday, June 6, 2009

Backyard Bird Feeder

Linda has been urging me to set up the camera on a tripod and use the remote control to take some bird photos for weeks now. Last week she set it up herself with pretty good results. A faster lens would have taken even better photos, but for complete shade and a slow 300 mm 4 - 5.6 lens I thought these turned out well.

We were hoping to catch the cardinals, but they're apparently pretty camera shy. it's funny that they are not shy at 6 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday mornings while we're trying to sleep in.

I spent five minutes on Photoshop and came up with this "cleaned up" version of the 3rd photo above.


  1. Isn't photoshop great? What did we ever do without it?

    I used to live in Florida, and I miss the birds most of all. Especially when the Jays would eat fermented berries and fly like drunken idiots. Jays are nuts. They are so fabulous.

  2. Wow!! it's so pretty!!.. great idea of feeding the birds..