Sunday, October 5, 2008

Carolina Wren

I was in my backyard last Summer photographing my Mom's garden when I heard some carolina wrens nearby. I looked around to see if I could find and photograph them. They were nearby, and one juvenile had climbed atop a fencepost and was calling out. To keep from scaring it, I got down on my belly and started moving slowly forward. Every so often I would take a picture. I continued until it flew away.
Because I was on the ground, I had a stable surface for my camera. That allowed me to get a sharp image. Another advantage of laying on my stomach was that I appeared smaller, and therefore less frightening to the bird.
ISO 250, f/4.5, 1/160th of a second
Nikon D-80 with 180mm macro lens.

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