this little fellow never lets me down

Discussion in 'Nature' started by gio, Feb 21, 2013.

  1. gio

    gio TalkEmount Veteran

    Sep 12, 2012
    Manchester, uk
    I attract birds to the birdpole,the minute I set up my tripod and camera they are gone and don't return until I've gone, I then go up to the back of the garden and set up the kit, fire from a wireless trigger , and this little guy always obliges

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  2. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Incredible detail in these.
  3. Nubster

    Nubster TalkEmount Veteran

    Jan 5, 2013
    West Virginia, USA
    Cool shot. Is it my monitor (I'm at work right now) or is the white balance a little off? Everything looks yellowish.
  4. Frank Teurlings

    Frank Teurlings TalkEmount Regular

    Dec 10, 2012
    Beautiful with great detail. Perhaps a little overexposed.
  5. RalllyFan

    RalllyFan TalkEmount Regular

    Dec 2, 2012
    Cool shots! I know how you feel, though. My driveway is the super highway of wildlife (coyotes, foxes, a variety of hawks, fisher cats, deer and a collection of owls), and they all seem to know when I have my camera handy. I did get finally get an owl a few weeks ago. But squirrels, they are hams and never shy away from the camera :) 
  6. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Great incredible detail
  7. claude

    claude TalkEmount Top Veteran

    Jan 13, 2013
    Ottawa Canada
    That 3rd one has some great detail. Nice work.
  8. jarvan

    jarvan TalkEmount Regular

    Jan 27, 2013
    Nice shots of a hungry model :) 
  9. kevistopheles

    kevistopheles TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jun 18, 2012
    Did he sign a release? :biggrin:
  10. gio

    gio TalkEmount Veteran

    Sep 12, 2012
    Manchester, uk

    And paid him peanuts
  11. teefin1

    teefin1 TalkEmount Top Veteran

    Sep 7, 2012
    Wow, amazing shots! :) 
  12. Grisu_HDH

    Grisu_HDH TalkEmount Veteran

    Dec 16, 2012
    Southern Germany
    Amazing details...
    Wish the squirrels let you come that close here... but NO chance... :) 
  13. gio

    gio TalkEmount Veteran

    Sep 12, 2012
    Manchester, uk

    so do I,

    I was 80 yards away, camera was set up on a tripod about 3 foot away from the birdbox, manually prefocused on the rear of peanuts pile ,(I usually put a little model soldier where I think it will be posing, focus on that ,then remove it) manual exposure, radio controlled and operated from an upstairs bedroom window, I also used fill flash on #2, set at -1.7 you can just see the slight sheen on the squirrels head and the flash highlight in it's eye, I find that -1.7 or thereabouts is just enough to give a non flash feeling.
  14. ChangshaNotes

    ChangshaNotes Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Aug 15, 2012
    Poison works or shooting them with a rifle first.

    Then you can get right up close to the little tree rats.
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