Saturday, March 17, 2012
Friday, March 16, 2012
Over the years I have posted a closeup photos of an Eastern Bluebird family on which many commented favorably. Bluebirds are not easy to photograph and I want you to know that I don't have Bluebirds landing on my shoulder to eat from my hand. In fact I am usually about 100 yards away when I shoot those photos remotely with a trigger switch and a pair of binoculars.
I simply set up a tripod about 10 feet from the box and walk back up a hill to the car. I had watched the birds for hours and learned that they always landed on top of the box to scout for trouble before they fed their young in the box. So, I watched through binoculars to see the birds and I rigged a remotel fire switch to the top of my binoculars so I could still feel like I was taking the pictures in between sipping cups of coffee and listening to the radio. The remote switch allowed me to focus and fire. That's all.