Shooting Chickadees

Started Dec 15, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Iain G Foulds
Iain G Foulds OP Veteran Member • Posts: 3,182
Two different hobbies

David: Been thinking that there are clearly two different areas of bird photography... like the difference between a family portrait studio- staged photos with everyone artificially and evenly lit on all sides; and street photography- alert and attentive to unique, arising opportunities.

The problem with portrait studios is the the photos are "perfect", yet dull as dirt. Mostly, for lack of natural environment and background. Whereas, woods photography, being part of nature... listening more than anything.. has no promises of any usable shots. Maybe one or two if you are lucky.

Here's a Cedar Waxwing from yesterday. Again, I was out at -15C for an hour. There may have been a flock of a thousand of these Waxwings in the trees. And, no one in the town a few blocks away would even know that they exist...

Best wishes...

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