The rain has been falling incessantly here in northern Virginia during the last half of July. As a matter of fact, a new record for rainfall in the month of July has been established. When the rain is coming down constantly and local flooding conditions develop it is not exactly a good time for photography! Last weekend during a brief lull in the rain I decided to take some photos of the birds who were visiting the birdfeeder in my yard. Normally I am not a photographer who spends a time photographing nature and wildlife. However, I just wanted to photograph something, so my backyard became my studio.

 Calling Me

I placed my camera on a tripod approximately 5 feet from the birdfeeder and connected my wireless remote trigger. Now, all I had to do was wait for a bird to land. Naturally I waited and waited and birds. Apparently, the birds did not like the food I put in the feeder! So, I went inside and got myself a snack and as I was looking out the window I saw several birds landing on the feeder and chasing each other off! I went back outside and sat on my deck in close enough proximity to fire the shutter remotely. Thankfully, over the next 30 minutes or so I had several birds land on the feeder that led to some pretty good shots, however, you can be the judge of that.

 On the Lookout

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Posted by The Gray Bull

Novice photographer using Canon gear. I tend to like photographs of urban scenes. My other interests include casual blogging and travel.

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