A Little Rough Weather
Ran into a short stretch of cold, dreary weather the last few days that curtailed my birds in action photography. I managed to keep an eye on them through my window that just happens to be at eye level with the roof of the picnic table shelter at my campsite. After taking several days to draw in the birds, I didn’t want to quit feeding here even though I couldn’t do any photography due to the lack of light ( and the fact that it was a little uncomfortable with temps only in the 40’s ).
By late this afternoon, the rain stopped though the skies remained gray with no sunlight coming through the overcast skies. There was enough light to do some shooting and the abundance of birds in here today forced me outside to take some shots.
Actually the gray skies provide some of the best diffused light allowing the birds colors to really pop without having to worry about blown out highlights.
I always get a kick out of watching the many disputes these guys have over feeder rights.
I included this shot simply because I have a really hard time trying to figure out exactly what position the cardinal is in. Quite the contortionist!
The catbird was a new visitor today.
The many male Cardinals are always squabbling over who gets to occupy the feeding post, they do not share.
A couple of nice sunny days are in the forecast this week, so I will be trying yet more of this type of shot, hopefully with a lot more light so I can use a little lower ISO and maybe get a little more depth of field.
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