Posted by: Phil | June 12, 2011

The cardinal in the trees.


I rarely take pictures of birds as my focus is really flowers and insects. Once in a while, when the situation is right, I will attempt to take pictures of birds. I especially like herons and cardinals. But my lens is only a 150mm macro, a fixed lens and as such, the bird must be close enough that I can enlarge the picture to achieve a satisfying result. In this case, the cardinal was flying from branch to branch, but not quickly. He would often wait for some time before moving on. I took a series of pictures, all hand-held using a high iso speed and hoped for the best, and the best picture is this one below.

Canon XTI, Sigma macro150mm, iso800, f/5.6, 1/800sec.

 

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