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Like I said, I sat the bird house on a plant shelf just outside the backdoor of my house. I intended to hang it but then forgot. When I went back to hang it there was already a pair of wrens building their nest in it. So I left it alone.
I went to the other side of the house to take pics with the light to my back but the wrens would not approach their house. But if I stand inside my house and lean out they will come and go without hesitation. The down side is that I...Show more →
Your getting closer and better. That's good. To deal with the backlight, just get something to put up some white material, like a white sheet, to block any direct sun - to soften it out. If you are in the house, that's very good. Put out some twigs held up by anything near the bird house to act as a natural perch. As others have said, you really want to get pictures without any manmade objects in the picture. Get a cheapo tripod and long extension cord. Put up an external flash to do some fill light at an angle. Set to HSS. The pictures will get more dimension to them. Best of luck.