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Bird on a Perch continued…

Bird on a Perch continued…

After my initially success on day 1 of setting up the perch, day 2 also was successful.

Since then though, I have changed the perch, to be more like a tree branch instead of the piece of laurel bush and my results have been a bit more hit and miss. I have managed to get a photo of a Robin but the composition wasn’t as good, so maybe now they are scared of it.

Anyway, I’m sticking with it as the perch looks good and hopefully soon get some good results.

Bird on a Perch

Bird on a Perch

I wanted to try and do some bird photography in the garden again, but wanted to try and get better background, and similar shots to some I’d seen on the web.

This meant creating a custom bird perch, but firstly getting the birds entised to that spot.

So I headed off to the garden centre to buy a basic tray bird table. Once I had this, I needed to find a branch, not too difficult and a way to stand it, tricky!

I found an off-cut of a laruel bush and a table umbrella stand, perfect!

So, food on the table, the stand and branch next to it, check the setup and background, now wait! And wait… a couple of hours later, I was asked if anything had landed on it, nope, but then, yes, a Blue Tit!

I got 5 shots, this was number 3!


 

Its a good start, it was looking into the picture, back to the branch, but considering it was the only bird to land on it, that I saw and photographed, I was pleased!

You can watch my progress here! Garden Bird Gallery