Posted by Laure Wilson Neish on August 22, 2014 at 11:39 am
I took this photo with my latest impromptu don’t-leave-the house photo setup. The most important element of the setup is the row of native berry shrub trees we planted several years ago in the backyard. The tops of the chokecherries are now at eye level with my kitchen window about 12 feet away and on the other side of an outdoor deck. I open the kitchen window and have put a padded step stool on top of our coffee pot on the kitchen shelf. My camera/big lens sit on top of that (with me holding it). I pull the shade half way down and the birds don’t usually see me, but I have a clear shot of them if they get within range. We have had flocks of Evening Grosbeaks, Cedar Waxwings, and Eastern Kingbirds along with other stray or migrant visitors to our chokecherry such as Western Tanager, Yellow Warbler, Gray Catbird, numerous hummingbirds and this Warbling Vireo.
Canon 7D + Canon 300mm f/2.8 + 1.4 telex.
Penticton, BC Canada