H9 Remote control bird photography

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H9 Remote control bird photography
Mar 5, 2008

I have found a novel use for the IR remote control of the H9.

I saw these little birds feasting in a fig tree in the back yard at my folks place this past weekend.

At first I took a few photos at full telephoto and they were OK, but these birds were really small, and I wanted to get in "closer" for a better shot.
As soon as I tried to move in closer, they would fly away.

So I had this idea to setup the camera on the tripod, pre-focussed on one of the half-eaten figs they were enjoying and wait for them to return.

It was only a few minutes and they returned, completely un-fussed by the camera which was setup about 2 metres away.

This is one of the shots I got:

And this is a photo I took with my cell phone, of my H9 "rig":

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