Blue Tit

Blue Tit

Blue Tit

BLUE TIT (Parus caer uleus) on nest box

I waited patiently to get some decent shots of a couple of Blue Tits showing some interest in a nest box erected on a wall near my bedroom window. Like all bird photography it is a case of - keep trying until a successful image is produced! I probably took dozens of exposures of these birds that were never still for very long. They constantly visited the box, went inside it to look around, and occasionally stood still for a few seconds. My camera was set up on a tripod behind my open bedroom window, and so it was just a case of selecting the fastest shutter speed I could to freeze the movement of these very animated birds, whilst retaining a reasonable depth of field.

Sony A700, 70-300mm Sony Zeiss lens, x 1.5 converter, 1/120sec at f5.6, tripod, ISO 200, remote release. My garden, Norfolk, UK
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Date:
21/03/12
Location:
My garden, Norfolk
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