Small but perfectly formed

by Helen Hooker August. 08, 2011 3999 views

I spent a couple of hours at the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust in Arundel today giving my new lens a good workout. I spent a long time in the woodland hide photographing the tits and other small birds there. They have lots of feeders in this area to attract the birds and plenty of natural perches too so it??s relatively easy to capture natural looking portraits. Light levels were pretty low in the shade so I had to crank up my ISO quite a lot but the extra reach of my lens was very helpful for capturing such tiny creatures. There were lots of young, slightly scruffy looking, blue tits around but I was most pleased to finally capture a nuthatch on camera. I??ve often seen them at Arundel but they??re rather skittish and have always flown away before I??ve managed to focus in the past ?? today I manage to catch two different poses before the bird escaped!

“Are you looking at me?”

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Andrea 6 years, 1 month ago

So sweet!

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Tomie Poodle 6 years, 1 month ago

wow! superb!!!!

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Pete 6 years, 1 month ago

lovely bird set

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Brenda Nelson 6 years, 1 month ago

Bright and beautiful little birds! I love the way he posed for you in #7!

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Sherij 6 years, 1 month ago

Little birdies are a blast to capture! #4 looks like a Black Capped Chickadee and a #7 Rose Breasted Pygmy Nut Hatch? What is the Yellow Bird #6 looks like some kind of finch with a beak like that? #3?? Well done!!

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Lynda 6 years, 1 month ago

great set

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Josy 6 years, 1 month ago

Very simply and delicately beautiful !

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Ann Garratty 6 years, 1 month ago

That little bluetit in No 1 is adorable, and you were so lucky to be able to photograph the nuthatch, in my experience they are never still and impossible to capture on film...

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Felecia 6 years, 1 month ago

Just beautiful Helen!

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Marsha 6 years, 1 month ago

Oh....what lovely captures of these little birds, Helen! I just LOVE the first one....so cute!!!

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Moira 6 years, 1 month ago

Lovely set

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Anita 6 years, 1 month ago

Wonderful shots!

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Alicja 6 years, 1 month ago

[i]Great, wonderful shots!! I like it very much [/i]

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