In recent posts I have mentioned using a blind to conceal myself from wary waterfowl. Pictured here is the Ameristep Outhouse blind that I am currently using; note the camo material wrapped around the camera and lens. This material helps to conceal the camera, the camera movement, and any movement inside the blind. I feel that it also helps in total concealment by breaking up the hard bottom line of the front opening. Shortly I will be adding a strip of this material around the top and sides of the window.
Normally I set the blind in a position to take advantage of brush and other vegetation to break up the hard outline of the blind itself.
The photographers view from inside the blind
With the back open you can see the tools of the trade; note the folding camp chair, this is what makes the long waits totally comfortable. After shooting this series I realized that I had missed one important image, that of the rig stowed ready to travel. With the blind in its shoulder bag and the chair folded I can sling the entire rig, cameras included, on my shoulders taking only one trip to carry it all in to a shooting location.
It may seem like a pain to carry so much equipment but when a gorgeous little gal like this comes calling it makes it all worthwhile!