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Bird Photography

Song Sparrow

 I awoke this morning to a light snow on the ground and more on the way. Winter has finally arrived in the bluegrass state and with the temperature dropping fast the traffic at the bird feeders is increasing. I filled the feeders and placed a couple of logs for the birds to land on and started shooting. I had 100-150 birds over a 2-3 hour period- Song Sparrow, Tufted Titmouse, Carolina Chickadee, Cardinals, Blue Jays, House Sparrow, Slate grey Junco’s, Carolina Wren and even had one Robin (must be lost).  The overcast sky and snow made lighting difficult as it changed by the minute – I raised the ISO to keep the shutter speed up and used a tripod, but still only 1 in 10 shots turned out. The little ones (Chickadee’s and Wren’s) move so fast that it’s hard to get a shot without some part being blurred.

Carolina Wren

Tufted Titmouse


December 12, 2010 - Posted by | Photography |


  1. I love the tufted titmouse! 😀

    Comment by padawanloser | December 14, 2010 | Reply

    • Me too. I didnt realize how many are around here. Counted 6 in the bush yesterday.

      Comment by rdbelden | December 14, 2010 | Reply

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