Creating Opportunities

Creating Opportunities

SOME TIME AGO, a friend showed me an image of a set-up for photographing birds in the back yard.

He knew I had birds in my yard that I often photograph and thought I might be interested in trying something new. He was right and I have.

 The set-up took a bit of planning and a shopping list was created. Over a few weeks I have gathered the items required ลาวสามัคคี วีไอพี

and put it all together with help from my ever indulgent husband.

 It actually came together very easily and the only thing I was disappointed about was the moss – it wasn’t green. Behind the log is a banana attached to the edge of the tray.

 I use bananas because they can often

be purchased cheaply if you don’t mind bruised or damaged ones,

and the birds love them! I have had sparrows, blackbirds, silvereye, tui and bellbirds all eating Creating Opportunities

the bananas in our back yard over the years and I have managed to photograph all except the bellbird so far.

I am hoping that the shallow waterbath will attract the birds to bathe in, giving me the opportunity to capture some different images from what I already have.

So the set-up is easy, it is a black plastic boot liner filled with a bag of river pebbles Creating Opportunities.

The log is attached at the end by a cable tie and the plants are in small pots with pebbles around them.

All the gaps have been filled with sphagnum moss.

All of this is on a table on my deck in front of some French doors, allowing me to photograph either through the doors or with them open, from inside the house – using the house as a hide.

The birds are used to me being in the room moving around so take very little notice of me there.

All of these images were taken with my Lumix G9 camera and the Leica 35-100 2.8 lens.

 I plan on playing around with this lens for a bit before putting on the bigger 100–400 lens.

The next stage of playing with this set-up will be using external flash units and a manual controller.

 Something new for me that I want to learn.

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