05-14-2014, 07:55 PM
Confessions of a bird nerd
I have taken a few distant photos of Indigo Buntings in the past. This spring they are thick on my property and I had no problem attracting them to my window feeder. Im shooting these with a Macro lens. I am behind a blind approximately 12-18" from the bird! When this guy came in and posed for about 100 shots, I figured, OK, been there done that! Next bird please!
SO, the next challenge was getting a close up portrait of an Oriole. I cut an orange in half and put it in the feeder. 30 minutes later, I checked the feeder to see 4 Orioles lined up to get at the orange! CHECK! Nailed him!
A GREAT afternoon behind the lens!
Female Indigo Bunting
Rose Breasted Grosebeak
Then this bully dropped in and cleared the crowd