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p.1 #1 · My backyard House Finch


So I finally started a backyard feeder in hopes of making songbird photography a bit easier. Sure, the birds I'll attract are going to be the typical finches, sparrows, etc.. but I'm kind of liking all the House Finches that have found my new backyard buffet. Here's a shot of one such House Finch on one of the perches I set up next to the tray feeder..

Nikon D3, 600mm + 1.4x tc, 1/1250s, f/6.3, ISO 500





Nov 14, 2012 at 11:56 PM
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p.1 #2 · My backyard House Finch


Nice finch!


Nov 15, 2012 at 01:37 AM
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p.1 #3 · My backyard House Finch


I like the rim lighting on this guy but I would like to see the whole tail also

Tim



Nov 15, 2012 at 02:23 AM
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p.1 #4 · My backyard House Finch


KCollett, Tim,

Thanks for leaving comments. I agree with you, Tim. The tail on this guy was cropped off even at full frame... I should have composed this better. I'm just getting started with my backyard birds.. composition and poses (and of course light!) are everything to make a halfway decent image from an ordinary songbird.



Nov 15, 2012 at 04:54 AM
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p.1 #5 · My backyard House Finch


A nice one Mike. You may want to get an external flash now that you have the feeder ~ Ron


Nov 15, 2012 at 04:10 PM
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p.1 #6 · My backyard House Finch


Tim Kuhn wrote:
I like the rim lighting on this guy but I would like to see the whole tail also

Tim


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p.1 #7 · My backyard House Finch


surfnron, thanks for the feedback. I am a natural light photographer, so flash photography is something I'm really green at. Early next spring I plan to move my setup to better natural "golden hour" light in my backyard and setting up a semi permanent blind to shoot from. This temporary setup I have on my deck is in poor light except for a few hours in the morning.


Nov 16, 2012 at 05:07 PM
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p.1 #8 · My backyard House Finch


Very nice shot. I love to see the house finch , such a pretty little bird

Birdie



Nov 16, 2012 at 05:20 PM
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p.1 #9 · My backyard House Finch


Thanks Birdie! I just started my backyard feeder a couple of weeks ago, and the house finches found it in just a few days. They are the primary regular visitor, both the males and females. I love the red on the male house finch. There is one in particular that visits that has a deeper red plumage than the others, which is kind of neat. Just the other day, saw my first dark eyed junco at my feeder tray (black oil sunflower seeds). It'll be interesting to see what other wintering birds I can attract (other than the house finch, house sparrow, and slate colored dark eyed junco)

Mike U

birdied wrote:
Very nice shot. I love to see the house finch , such a pretty little bird

Birdie




Nov 16, 2012 at 05:33 PM
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p.1 #10 · My backyard House Finch


Sweet shot Mike, well done indeed
David



Nov 16, 2012 at 07:06 PM
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p.1 #11 · My backyard House Finch


Love the rim light.Great shot.


Nov 16, 2012 at 07:40 PM





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