Friday, December 10, 2010
First Snow at the Feeder
I took the opportunity to once again set up the pop-up blind near the feeders in my continuing quest for close-up bird shots. A Dark-eyed Junco posed momentarily on a log no more than 10 feet from the front of the lens.
The blind is allowing me to get closer to the birds than was possible from an exposed position. The birds certainly know that I am there as they watch me swing the camera and frequently make eye contact. I believe that their greater level of trust is because with the blind enclosing me they perceive me as being restrained and less threatening. I am enjoying shooting at the closer distances giving me an added level of sharpness and image detail not to mention the added protection from the winter winds.