Birdbath visits

Many of these smaller birds were photographed in or near one of our bird baths. The camera was set up on a heavy 144 Manfrotto tripod in the kitchen. It normally was fitted with the 400mm lens (when we were expecting smaller birds, and either the 70-200 or 24-70 lens if we were looking at larger birds, or groups of larger birds.

We have roll-up bamboo blinds over the windows that hang down to within 200 - 300mm of the windowsill. The intention is to minimise the inside light level so that we tend not to be very visible for the birds. The camera looks through a 200mm gap, enabling me to sit comfortably with a coffee or cold drink (weather depending), with the remote release in my hand.

Occasionally when the small Red Browed Finches are feeding down in the grass, I need to manually focus, as the grass really confuses the auto focus on the Canon lenses.

The birdbath is mainly populated in the warmer months of the year.

Many of these smaller birds were photographed in or near one of our bird baths. The camera was set up on a heavy 144 Manfrotto tripod in the kitchen. It normally was fitted with the 400mm lens (when we were expecting smaller birds, and either the 70-200 or 24-70 lens if we were looking at larger birds, or groups of larger birds.

We have roll-up bamboo blinds over the windows that hang down to within 200 - 300mm of the windowsill. The intention is to minimise the inside light level so that we tend not to be very visible for the birds. The camera looks through a 200mm gap, enabling me to sit comfortably with a coffee or cold drink (weather depending), with the remote release in my hand.

Occasionally when the small Red Browed Finches are feeding down in the grass, I need to manually focus, as the grass really confuses the auto focus on the Canon lenses.

The birdbath is mainly populated in the warmer months of the year.